Sunday 17th of December 2017

Kerala heralds to be Electronic Manufacturing Hub

Category: National Published: Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Thiruvananthapuram: Government intends to transform Kerala into a manufacturing hub with a special focus on electronic hardware manufacturing. Hardware parks, funding for EMCs, ESDM Policy and formation of a Hardware Mission were announced in the last budget.

The Hardware Mission conducted a study to identify the key players in the ESDM ecosystem in the state, create an inventory of assets in electronics manufacturing and core competencies that can be developed. And the mission submitted its EDSM policy report, the Kerala Hardware Ecosystem Way forward.

The report indicates a potential for Kerala to leverage its strengths in human resources, startup ecosystem, high consumption and a proactive policy to establish a manufacturing hub in electronics and related hardware. The state is betting heavily on Electric mobility and this gives a huge opportunity for attracting manufacturing to the state.

There has been extensive consultations in the area of EVs, IT hardware and components with Industrial bodies, OEMs and experts from Japan and Taiwan, and the indications are encouraging. The possibility of exploiting the existing strengths to enable a power electronics cluster in the state is also being explored.

An MoU with Intel and UST for exploring the potential for establishing the PC and Server manufacturing in the state is on the anvil, once the feasibility is established a joint venture with government and private players will be established.

These initiatives will also help Keltron to regain its position as a key player in electronics manufacturing.