Taking yet another step to sustain and strengthen its leadership in the ICT arena – HCL Infosystems Ltd., nation’s premier information enabling and Integration Company, today launched its manufacturing facility in India at Rudrapur, Uttranchal. Spread over 10 acres of land area in the progressive SIDCUL Industrial Estate at Pantnagar in Rudrapur, this facility would enhance the overall capacity of HCL the largest PC manufacturer of India to 2 million PCs per annum.
Beginning with production of desktops computers and LCD monitors,the plant has the capability to manufacture an entire spectrum of ICT products – including notebooks, servers as well as thin clients.
The new HCL manufacturing base, which was completed in just eight months after commissioning, has already received its ISO 14001 ,ISO 9001:2000 certifications – ensuring that all HCL products manufactured here, comply with global quality standards.
Not only will the said facility boost the overall ICT manufacturing capacities in the country, it will also act as a strong catalyst for the development of regional economy. While HCL has already recruited more than 200 local employees, it plans to recruit around 500 people in various capabilities as it commissions to its full capacity.
Inaugurating the facility, Pt. N.D.Tiwari, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttaranchal said “As the Indian IT industry is growing at a rapid pace and is working extensively to bridge the digital divide, we in Uttaranchal would like to welcome the nations’ most renowned indigenous ICT innovator – HCL, to the state. We are sure that this new facility of HCL will further enable them to take computing and ICT, right till the most remote corner of the country and will also prominently display the state of Uttaranchal on the Indian IT map. We are happy to welcome them and would like to extend our cooperation and support, by providing a comprehensive blend of progressive industrial policies and infrastructure.”
Talking on advanced capabilities and projected future plans, Mr. Ajai Chowdhry – Chairman & CEO, HCL Infosystems Ltd., said, ” This facility will complement our existing manufacturing base at Pondicherry – taking our overall annual capacity to two million PCs per annum. With multiproduct manufacturing capabilities, HCL will be amongst the nation’s largest vertically integrated ICT manufacturing facilities. Besides enabling us to manufacture a wide spectrum of ICT products, this facility will also allow us to offer more enhanced value to our customers through better logistics efficiency, lower time to market as well as de-risk our complete manufacturing portfolio – with strong facility base in both southern & northern India. Moreover it makes us future-ready to take on expected strong growth potential, being expected in Indian PC market.”
The new HCL facility has installed several state-of-the-art processes as well as advanced testing techniques. These ensure that the various products coming out from HCL assembly line are uniquely equipped to face any challenging & extreme operating situations, which are often witnessed in Indian hinterlands. Some of these initiatives include:
- Components -These are especially sourced and tested for their tolerance towards temperature, humidity & heat.
- Special wireless LAN-based Reliability tests – which tests each component of the PC both individually as well as in an integrated manner for a continuous period of 4 hours
- Extreme Temperature tests – Specifically created environmental chambers which tests PCs for effective operations within a temperature range of 0o centigrade to 40o centigrade and at humidity range of 95%.
- Drop tests – Tests in which computers are dropped from a height of around 5 feet to test their handling reliability.
- Several other tests, which include ESD test, Earth Leakage test and others.
Further still, HCL also demonstrated the unique ‘Build-to-order’ (BTO) capabilities of the manufacturing plant pioneered by it thirty years ago – which enables HCL to manufacture & design ICT products with specific configurations – customized to suit the needs of particular customers, in a matter of just few hours! Bringing it alive during the plant tour, HCL exhibited – how some specific orders, received by the plant were shipped within 24 hrs.
The plant is networked & online with HCL branch and head offices. State of the art IT systems in MRP, ERP, Online configurators enables this latest unit of HCL to leverage the power of IT in delivering optimum efficiency.
The Uttaranchal facility will cater to the additional volumes of HCL servicing the northern markets.
About HCL Infosystems
HCL Infosystems, with annual revenues of US$ 2.6 billion, is India’s premier information enabling and system integration company. HCL offers products and infrastructure solutions in the fields of computing, communication, networking, office automation, broadcasting and imaging. It has partnerships with leading global players like Intel, AMD, Toshiba, Bull, Ericsson, Cisco, Microsoft, Nokia, Apple, Casio, Computer Associates, Symantec and Konica Minolta among others.
HCL has a direct sales, channel sales and retail sales network pan India. HCL has a support of 360+ customer service centers and four ISO 9001 certified state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities. HCL Infosystems has pan India presence across metros and non-metros. With a mission to provide world-class information technology solutions and services to enable its customers to serve their customers better, HCL Infosystems is forever setting new standards of IT in the country. For more information please visit us at www.hclinfosystems.in
About HCL Enterprise
HCL Enterprise is a leading global technology and IT enterprise with annual revenues of US $3.7 billion (Rs. 16,789 crores). The HCL Enterprise comprises two companies listed in India – HCL Technologies & HCL Infosystems. The 3-decade-old enterprise, founded in 1976, is India’s original IT garage start-up. Its range of offerings span Product Engineering, Technology and Application Services, BPO, Infrastructure Services, IT Hardware, Systems Integration, and distribution of ICT products. The HCL team comprises 40,999 professionals of diverse nationalities, who operate from 16 countries including 360 points of presence in India. HCL has global partnerships with several leading Fortune 1000 firms, including leading IT and Technology firms. For more information please visit us at www.hcl.in