Bajaj Electricals buys Nirlep cookware for Rs 42.50 cr

Bajaj Electricals, which makes household and kitchen appliances, said it has agreed to buy non-stick cookware maker Nirlep for Rs 42.50 cr. The cookware maker had annual turnover of Rs 47 cr as of last financial year, the company said. “The proposed acquisition will provide a portfolio of products which complements with the offerings of […]

USFDA completes inspection at Zydus’ Ahmedabad plant

Pharmaceuticals maker Zydus Cadila said the USFDA has completed an inspection of its injectables manufacturing plant at Ahmedabad with zero observations. No observations is good news for pharma manufacturers as it indicates that the inspectors found everything to order. The inspection of the plant, located at an SEZ in the city, was conducted between May […]

Parag Milk Foods Q4 sales up 20%, margin improves

Parag Milk Foods, the maker of Gowardhan butter and cheese, reported pretax profits that more than doubled on year, benefiting from the higher leverage afforded by sales that went up by 21% on year. On a sequential basis, however, the company’s performance in Jan-Mar quarter was largely comparable to that of Oct-Dec. Operating profit (EBITDA) […]

Arvind Ltd has strong Q4, despite margin softness in textiles

Arvind Limited, one of the largest integrated textile and branded apparel players, reported an improved set of results for the Jan-Mar quarter, boosted by strong revenue growth. Pretax profit rose by Rs 32 cr (29%) on year to 142 cr. This was also 57% higher compared to the preceding quarter. Higher tax expenses (Rs 26 […]

Prakash Industries Q4 PAT up 350% at Rs 152 cr as steel prices rise

Steel and pipe manufacturer Prakash Industries reported a 45% jump in fourth-quarter sales and a 140% improvement in its operating profi, largely due to a steady improvement in steel prices. The company had sales of Rs 910 Crores and EBIDTA of Rs 210 Crores for the March quarter. With this, the full year sales is […]

UltraTech Cement commissions new plant in Madhya Pradesh

Cement maker UltraTech said it has commissioned a greenfield clinker capacity of 2.5 million tons per year at Manawar in Madhya Pradesh. Clinker is raw cement made by heating ground limestone and clay at a temperature of about 1400 °C – 1500 °C. Cement is made by grinding the clinker and adding gypsum to control […]

JSW-AION accepts terms for purchase of Monnet Ispat

JSW Steel Limited said it, along with its consortium partner and private equity player AION Investments Private II Ltd, has accept the terms and conditions for the acquisition of the assets of bankrupt steelmaker Monnet Ispat and Energy Limited. The duo were declared the successful, and only, bidders two days ago. The bids were placed […]

Mahindra Defence, BEL ink MoU for long-term partnership

Mahindra Defence Systems said it has entered into a long-term partnership with Government of India-controlled defence electronics manufacturer Bharat Electronics Ltd “to jointly address emerging opportunities in the domestic market”. The two will address opportunities created by policy initiatives of the Government of India, like ‘Make in India’ and the ‘Export Promotion Policy’ of the […]

Punj Lloyd, Adani tie up with Rave Gears USA to manufacture helicopter parts

Punj Lloyd, Rave Gears (USA) and Adani Group said they will set up a joint venture to manufacture helicopter parts. The collaboration will use the manufacturing base in India for exports to global OEMs, both in the military and civil aerospace domain, Adani Defence & Aerospace said. The JV will design, manufacture and assemble high […]

Vedanta denied permission to restart smelter operations at Thoothukudi

Vedanta, one of the world’s largest metal producers, said its application for renewal of consent for operating its smelter plant in Thoothukudi in Tamil Nadu has been rejected. The company had shut down the copper smelting plant on March 27 “as part of a regular maintenance program,” it said. “..the Company had applied for renewal […]

Royal Enfield to set up new production unit near Chennai at Rs 800 cr

Royal Enfield, which makes the iconic ‘Bullet’ retro motorbikes in India, said it will invest Rs 800 cr this financial year to create the second phase of its factory at its Vallam Vadagal site near Chennai. The company, whose products cost upwards of Rs 1.15 lakh, has seen sales of its motorbikes rise rapidly in […]

Tata Steel declared successful bidder for Bhushan Steel

Tata Steel said it has been declared as the successful resolution applicant by the Committee of Creditors of Bhushan Steel Limited, laying the ground for one of the biggest acquisitions in India’s iron and steel sector. Tata Steel said it has has accepted the Letter of Intent for Bhushan Steel under the Corporate Insolvency Resolution […]

L&T Technology Services wins ‘multi-million dollar’ order from German plastic maker

Engineering services provider L&T Technology Services said it won a multi-million dollar project from Covestro, a Germany-based manufacturer of advanced polymer materials, to transform the company’s operations. The contract covers two major areas. First, L&T Technology Services will help Covestro migrate data as part of its larger digitalization program for its engineering, operations and maintenance […]

Arvind Ltd ties up with Adient to manufacture auto-seat fabrics

Textile and garments maker Arvind Ltd said it set up a joint venture with global auto-seat specialist Adient to manufacture automotive seat fabrics in India. Adient Arvind Automotive Fabrics will be based in Ahmedabad, India, and will supply materials both to Indian and foreign customers of Adient. “The joint venture will benefit from synergies between […]

Rafale deal makes no mention of Reliance Defence: Sitharaman

Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman said India’s deal to acquire 36 Rafale jets was inked with the government of France, and that the deal does not require the French supplier to partner with Anil Ambani-led Reliance Defence. Sitharaman was answering a question raised by Congress MP Sanjay Singh about whether Dassault Aviation entered into a joint […]

Tata Power offers ‘Gorilla’ BLDC fans at 50% discount in tie-up with IIT start-up

Tata Power, which supplies power to much of Mumbai, is offering a 50% subsidy to its customers who want to buy a BLDC or ultra-low power fan. Instead of Rs 3,500 per unit, customers will be able to get four units of the fan at Rs 1,750 each, making the remote-controlled ‘smart fans’ cheaper than […]

India’s garment industry suffocates under GST bottlenecks

Apparel Export Promotion Council of India has sounded alarm on the continued decline in apparel production in India and said India won’t be able to meet the garment export target of $20 bln this year. “If the capital blockage continues and the cost competitiveness of the industry is not restored, the slippage in exports will […]

Singapore’s Wilmar takes control of Shree Renuka Sugars

Singapore-based agricultural commodity player Wilmar International has taken a controlling stake in Shree Renuka Sugars, one of India’s largest sugar companies that was saddled with high levels of debt. As of December 30, both the Indian promoter and Wilmar had a stake of just above 27% with about 257 mln shares each. On Friday, the […]