The manufacturing facility specializes in subsystems for medical and aerospace products, networking racks, specialized custom designed sheet metal enclosures, ticketing & self service kiosks.
Astra will supply products manufactured in the Ambattur facility to HCL for its internal requirements and cater to HCL’s customers as well.
This partnership will enable HCL and Astra to focus on their respective core competencies. The Goa (Verna) based Astra is engaged in the business of manufacturing precision assemblies for the Medical & Engineering industries. The partnership will benefit with Astra’s experience in the industry, of over 20 years.
“Through this partnership with Astra, our customers will get the best of both HCL’s strengths in Design and service and Astra’s manufacturing prowess”, said Harsh Chitale, CEO and whole time director, HCL Infosystems.
Satish Shinde, managing director of Astra Global Private Limited said, “We look forward to our association with HCL where we will bring our manufacturing capabilities to leverage HCL’s product design and customer specific solutions design. We intend to have a pan-India presence through this venture”.
Earlier this month, HCL Infosystems launched the latest range of its ‘Me’ brand of tablet personal computers (PCs) priced between Rs 5,999 and Rs 11,999.
Last year HCL announced its plan to expand its presence in West Asia and Africa, especially for products like tablet computers over the next one year.
Presently the home-grown computer manufacturer company is present in South Africa. Expansion plans include 12 countries including Nigeria, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Egypt. In West Asia, it is keen to spread its wings to Kuwait, Jordan, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. Currently it has operations only in Dubai.