Closure of Sterlite Copper turns India into a net importer of refined copper

The closure of Vedanta Ltd’s Tuticorin copper smelter in May 2018 has turned India into a net importer of refined copper, according to newly released government data. While India was a net exporter of refined copper to the extent of 3.34 lakh tonnes in the year ended March 2018 (prior to the shut down); the […]

ArcelorMittal is Infosys’ new client

Outsourced services provider Infosys today bagged a major client in the form of ArcelorMittal, the world’s leading steel and mining company. ArcelorMittal is a Luxembourgish multinational steel manufacturing corporation headquartered in Luxembourg City. It was formed in 2006 from the takeover and merger of Arcelor by Indian-owned Mittal Steel and is the world’s largest steel […]

IoT: Vodafone Idea wants to become techco, not just telco

Vi Business, the enterprise arm of Vodafone Idea Ltd. (VIL), said it has taken a crucial step towards turning itself into a techco from being a telco for its enterprise customers. It has become only telecom company in India to offer a secure end-to-end IoT solution offering that comprises connectivity, hardware, network, application, analytics, security […]

HAL points to 6% FY sales growth, double-digit PAT growth despite COVID

HAL or Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, a government-owned aircraft maker, reported a 6% growth in its revenue for the current year despite a one-month shut-down related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Bangalore-based company reported provisional revenue of Rs 22,700 crores for the year ending today, up from Rs 21,438 crores for the year ended March 2020. […]

Arvind Q3 indicates COVID-19 recovery not complete

Third-quarter results from textiles and garments maker Arvind Ltd indicated that the economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic has been far from uniform across all sectors of industry. While certain segments, such as two-wheelers and electrical equipment, have bounced back or even exceeded their pre-COVID levels, there are still others like textiles, retail and hospitality […]

Dixon Tech to start exports, focus on smartphones, washing machines, LED lights

India-based Dixon Technologies, one of the world’s largest contract electronics manufacturers, said it is in the final stages of operationalizing a deal with Chinese electronics maker Lenovo that will enable it to start export smartphones in coming months. This will mark the quickest move to exports for any category for Dixon Electronics. At present, the […]

In a change, Havells beats Polycab in Q3 performance

After several quarters, Polycab India Ltd reported a set of financial results that were decidedly less rosy than those of its primary rival Havells India Ltd. Two days after Havells reported a 39% year-on-year jump in revenue to Rs 3,175 cr, Polycab said its third-quarter revenue rose 12% on year to Rs 2,799 cr. While […]

Havells reports best quarter ever as sales rocket

Electrical goods maker Havells India Ltd reported its best ever quarter after pent up demand lifted the company’s sales and profits to unprecedented levels in October-December 2020. The company’s third-quarter revenue jumped nearly 40% year-on-year, breaking the Rs 3,000 cr mark for the first time in its history. Similarly, pretax profits zoomed 101% to Rs […]

BEML gets mega truck order from MoD

BEML Ltd, formerly Bharat Earth Movers, said it received an order worth Rs 758 cr to supply ‘high mobility’ vehicles to the ministry of defence, Government of India. The vehicles would take the shape of armoured fighting vehicles, and trucks for moving troops, ammunition and stores to far-flung, difficult terrains in operational areas, the equipment […]

Tata Motors to increase CV prices from January

Following automakers like Honda, Mahindra & Mahindra, Bajaj Auto, Maruti Suzuki, Kia Motors, MG Motor and Renaut, Tata Motors too has announced a decision to increase vehicle prices from next month. However, unlike most others, Tata Motors will increase prices for commercial vehicles only, while leaving passenger vehicles alone for now. Around half of the […]

HFCL starts making FTTH cable at Hyderabad plant

Thanks to the rapid roll-out of fiber broadband services by partner Reliance Jio, telecom player HFCL Ltd has started producing residential broadband-oriented fiber cables at a new facility in Hyderabad. HFCL’s new optical fiber plant in Hyderabad came online in January this year, and on Wednesday, the plant started making smaller size optical cable that […]

Hindalco to build 3rd aluminium extrusions plant at Silvassa

Hindalco Industries Limited, the Aditya Birla Group metals flagship, said it intends to set up a 34,000-tonne aluminium extrusion plant at Silvassa, the capital of Dadra & Nagar Haveli, at a cost of Rs 730 cr. The new plant will service the fast-growing market for extruded aluminium products in the western and southern regions, particularly […]

Mahindra to launch 37 new light-weight tractors with Mitsubishi

Mahindra & Mahindra, one of India’s largest automobile and tractor makers, announced the production plans for a new series of advanced tractors being made with the help of its joint venture with the Mitsubishi Group of Japan. While the collaboration was announced earlier, it today unveiled further details about the production roadmap, as well as […]

V-Mart starts inventory purchases after six months

V-Mart, India’s largest chain of smaller-sized fashion stores, said it has started purchasing fresh stock from its suppliers after nearly six months of freeze on garment procurement. The company was hit hard when a nationwide lockdown was imposed by the central government in late March to control the spread of COVID-19, particularly as it had […]

Apple-supplier Wistron starts expanding India plant

Taiwan-based contract manufacturer Wistron Infocomm has started carrying out a significant expansion of its existing facility in Kolar near Bangalore as Apple Inc continues to source more assembled-in-India iPhones. The information was revealed in a regulatory filing related to an order win by air conditioning equipment provider Blue Star today. “Wistron is a Taiwan based […]

Titan Co’s jewelry business almost back level in Q2

Titan Company, India’s largest jewelry retailer and a part of the Tata Group, said second quarter revenue from its mainstay jewelry division was almost at the same level as what was seen in the same quarter last year, while its eyewear and watches division continued to suffer from the impact of the pandemic. The jewelry […]

Cochin Shipyard to partner global shipbuilding giant Fincantieri

Cochin Shipyard Limited, India’s largest shipbuilder, has signed a partnership agreement with Fincantieri, one of the world’s largest shipbuilders. Besides ship-building, the two will co-operate in the areas of ship design, repair, marine equipment manufacturing and training & skill development, the Kochi-based company said today. Italy-based Fincantieri has over 230 years of history and more […]

Domestic textile market to remain subdued in 2020 – Arvind Ltd

Arvind Ltd, one of India’s biggest textile and garment manufactures, said its business revenue was down about 37% in August compared to the previous year due to the impact of the Coronavirus lockdown and it expects domestic market to remain subdued till early 2021. Revenue in August was at Rs 414 cr in August, compared […]