German automotive parts supplier Hella GmbH has opened a second electronics plant in India, in response to growing demand for electronic components in the country.
Based in Mehsana, Gujarat, the new facility comprises a building area of around 5,000 square metres and will employ up to 200 at full capacity.
The new site will initially focus on sensor solutions for accelerator pedal sensors and will gradually be expanded with further electronic products, Hella said in a statement 27 Feb.
Hell invested a “lower-double-digit million-euro figure” in the plant, which will be supplying to local customers in India, a company spokesman told PNE in an email.
"India is one of the largest and most promising automotive markets in the world," said Hella CEO Dr. Rolf Breidenbach.
The Indian market, said Breidenbach, plays an important strategic role for Hella.
Hell expects key market trends such as electrification and digitalisation to increase significantly in India, which it as described as “one of the world's fastest growing regions”.
“By providing specific product solutions for the Indian market and expanding our capacity, we will now be able to meet demand even better," said Naveen Gautam, member of the electronics management board and responsible for Hella's electronics business in India.
Hella currently employs over 1,500 people at five locations in India, including Chennai, Coimbatore, Dhankot, Gurgaon and Pune.