Pune: MCCIA has received in principle approval from Government of India for setting up a brown field electronic cluster. This Cluster will enhance the testing, designing, prototyping capabilities of existing manufacturing facilities especially for small and medium enterprises as they will have access to state of the art equipments installed by this cluster. After creation of Auto Cluster, MCCIA is taking up this important project which will give boost to the entire electronic industry in Pune region. The scope of Brownfield cluster under Electronic Manufacturing cluster (EMC) Scheme includes providing financial assistance for development/ upgradation of common infrastructure and facilities to enhance the competitiveness of existing units in an area notified as a Brownfield EMC. Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture (MCCIA), has formed a Special Purpose Vehicle with objective of promoting the development of EMC by setting up a Common Facility Centre (CFC) in Pune.
Mr. Satish Magar, President MCCIA said, “This CFC will help the electronics industries in Pune and surrounding areas in terms of latest technology, cost competitiveness, faster turnaround time etc. enabling Pune region to become a default destination for electronics design led manufacturing”. He added, “This will help in developing an entrepreneurial ecosystem, drive innovation and boost the economic growth by increasing employment opportunities and tax revenues”.
Mr. Anant Sardeshmukh, Director General MCCIA said, “The SPV “MCCIA Electronic Cluster Foundation” (MECF) has been formed and registered with the Registrar of Companies as a Section 8 (Not for Profit) company under Indian Companies Act. This SPV ‘MECF’ will have its own team headed by a CEO for implementing the project and independently manage the CFC through a Board of Governors”. He added that, “MECF’ proposes to set up a Common Facility Centre (CFC) in Pimpri Industrial Area of Pune, Maharashtra”.
The Common Facility Center will have state of the art facilities such as International accreditation, expertise & certification and equipment as follows:
(a) Designing Centre
(b) SMT Line
(c) EMC / EMI and Environment Lab
(d) Test and Measurement Lab
(e) Rapid Prototyping and Tool Room
Mr. Vikram Salunkhe, Vice President MCCIA said, “The SPV has invited other electronic manufacturing companies to be its members. The SPV proposes a financial model wherein the services of the Common Facility Center will be available to the members at a low cost on pay per use model. The non members can also avail these facilities.
The total estimated project cost is around Rs 70.88 crores including pre-operative expenses. Government of India will contribute Rs. 50 Crores, the rest of the money will have to be raised through Industry Member’s contribution.
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