Indian companies shut factories, issue profit warnings

A large number of manufacturing companies in India have informed that they are shutting down their plants in accordance to the government’s action plan to combat Coronavirus COVID 19, with some warning that this will impact earnings. “The domestic industry is being impacted in unprecedented ways with increasing levels of uncertainty,” said Polycab Industries, one […]

Ratnamani Metals and Tubes receives order worth Rs 255 crore from oil and gas sector

Steel tubes and pipes manufacturing firm Ratnamani Metals and Tubes Ltd said it received a Rs 255 crore order from the oil and gas sector for the supply of coated carbon steel pipes. Carbon steel, also called mild steel, are used in oil and gas pipeline, plumbing and water supply systems. The order will be […]

Omkar Speciality wins patent for Saccharin making process

Mumbai-based chemicals firm, Omkar Speciality Chemicals, said it received a process patent from the Government of India for its process to manufacture artificial sweetener sodium saccharin. Under a process patent, exclusivity is granted for a particular manufacturing process, and not for the product itself. Others can produce the same product through a different process, modifying […]

Subros Ltd acquires assets in AC maker Zamil

Subros Ltd, a leading manufacturer of thermal products for automotive applications in India, said it has executed a ‘definitive agreement’ worth Rs 11.15 cr for the purchase of certain assets of air conditioner maker Zamil Air Conditioners Private Ltd. Established in 1985 as a joint venture with Suri family of India, Denso Corporation & Suzuki […]

Tejas Networks agrees to mentor Kerala students, start-ups

India-based telecom equipment maker Tejas Networks said it has signed an agreement to set up a ‘center of excellence’ in Kerala to mentor students and start-ups in the state. The center will focus on training, skills development and mentoring of college students, young entrepreneurs and high-potential electronics startups in the state. “Senior technologists from Tejas […]

Nalco says facing a ‘coal crisis’ due to govt’s supply prioritization

Government of India’s NALCO, or National Aluminium Company, said its primary Aluminium smelter plant at Angul in Orissa is facing a ‘crisis’ due to the the shortage of coal to produce power. Smelting of alumina into aluminium is one of the most power-hungry processes in industrial production. To supply power to the unit, NALCO had […]

KPR Mill to enter branded retail business

KPR Mill Limited, which makes yarn, garments and sugar, said it has decided to enter into what it called ‘branded retail business’. “We wish to inform you that KPR plans to enter into branded retail business,” the company said in a regulatory filing. “(We have) initiated building up the retail business team,” it said. However, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Prakash Industries to spin off plastics business, enter packaging business

Prakash Industries said it will spin off its plastics business and enter the ‘flexible plastic packaging’ segment, a move that would see it competing with the likes of Uflex. The company said the new business will focus on high performance barrier films and laminates for use in packaging food, beverages, oil, personal care and pharmaceutical […]

Manufacturing sentiment steady in Q3; Auto, Cap Goods, Metals bullish

FICCI’s latest quarterly survey on Manufacturing indicates a pause in the steady improvement seen in optimism on quarterly production levels. The percentage of respondents expecting production in the current quarter (Oct-Dec) to be higher than last quarter fell to 47% from 50% three months ago. It is among the lowest scores in the last two-and-a-half […]

TT to set up mega garment plant in UP to move from textiles to garments

TT Ltd said it has decided to set up a mega garment plant in place of Spinning Machinery at Gajroula in Uttar Pradesh. The move is part of its attempt to diversify from textile making to making garments. “TT is exiting from spinning and entering the garmenting and fabric business on a massive scale,” the […]

Havells to expand ‘Standard’ brand beyond switches, targets 1,000 cr sales

Havells India said it has launched water heaters, switches and MCBs under its Standard Electricals brand, which has been known for its switchgear for close to five decades in India. The company said that it expects to expand sales under Standard to Rs 1000 crore in the next 3 to 4 years from about 400 […]

GST complaints coming mainly from tax-evaders – Adi Godrej

Adi Godrej, chairman of one of India’s largest manufacturing and real estate groups, said most of the complaints about the new Goods and Services Tax is coming from businesses that have been built on a model of tax evasion. “The complaints about the GST are mainly coming from people who used to evade taxes in […]

Reliance Naval says not worried about IFC’s insolvency petition

Reliance Naval and Engineering, the defence production arm of the Anil Ambani group, said it was not worried about the petition filed by bankruptcy petition filed by IFC. It said the international organization does not have its loan secured against the assets of the company. Unsecured creditors come lower in priority compared to secured creditors, […]

Siemens Q2 sales hit by GST, profitability improves, orders up 10%

Electrical goods maker Siemens Ltd reported an improvement in its profit margins, but underlying sales growth decelerated to 1.8% due to GST-related impact. The company usually posts 8%-15% growth in revenue. Net profit also showed a decline as last year, the company had exceptional income related to the sale of a unit. Revenue, on a […]

Tata Power, Israeli partner get sonar contract from Indian Navy

Tata Power said its Strategic Engineering Division, along with partner DSIT Solutions Ltd, received a contract to supply Portable Diver Detection Sonar (PDDS) to the Indian Navy. The deal is one of the the largest in the world for such systems, it said. The detection systems will largely be manufactured in India at the Tata […]

Adani, Saab tie-up; to pitch Gripen jets to India

Defence and security company Saab, maker of Gripen jets, has tied up with India’s Adani Group for aerospace and defence production in India. “The intended collaboration would encompass design, development and production of Gripen for India and other high-tech products of national importance for India and also the creation of joint ventures in India in […]

India to announce new industrial policy in October

The Indian government is likely to announce a new industrial policy in October, the ministry of commerce and industry said, and sought feedback from the public. Commerce and industry minister Nirmala Seetharaman will hold a final round of consultations with stakeholders soon, it added. “Sitharaman will hold consultations with stakeholders, including industry captains, think tanks […]

GST to boost Indian electronics manufacturing – Assocham-NEC study

The goods and services tax will give a big boost to domestic electronic manufacturering as costs will be significantly brought down, said a study by ASSOCHAM-NEC. “The local manufacturers will be able to pass on the tax benefit to consumers in the form of price reduction,” said the report titled, ‘Electricals & Electronics Manufacturing in […]