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Setco Automotive signs MoU with Government of Gujarat at VGGIS 09 Print E-mail
Written by Ganesh   
Tuesday, 20 January 2009
Anounces investment plans of Rs. 250 crore in Gujarat

Ahmedabad: Setco Automotive, a premium automotive clutch manufacturer in India has announced its investment plans of Rs. 250 crore in Gujarat. The announcement was made on the sidelines of the ongoing 4th Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors Summit 2009 at Ahmedabad. The long-term investment strategy was signed at the MoU signing ceremony between Setco & Govt. Of Gujarat.  

With a Rs.250 crore investment plan over the period of next two to three years Setco is expected to create 1200 jobs in the state, directly employing 450 and indirectly employing 750 people.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Harish Sheth, CMD, Setco Automotive Ltd. said, “The investment is necessary for our growth on a global platform. Under the strong leadership of Shri Honorable Chief Minister Narendrabhai Modi and his government, Setco has confidence in the quick and efficient implementation of these projects."  

Setco proposes to put up a new SEZ Unit with an investment of Rs. 75 crore for its growing global market. This will generate employment for 600 people, 200 directly and 400 indirectly.

Over and above this, Setco proposes to invest around Rs. 50 crore at its Kalol Plant (near Baroda) for modernization and expansion in the course of the next 2 years, which also has employment generation potential for 100 people, 50 directly and 50 indirectly. This is towards creating a world-class automotive engineering company.

Setco’s new Joint Venture with FTE of Germany will have its plants located at Kalol, very close to its main plant at Kalol, Panchmahals District. For this new Joint Venture, total investment is estimated at Rs. 100 crore and this project is expected to generate a total employment for 500 people, 200 directly and 300 indirectly, over the next 3 years.
Setco, incorporated in May 1982, is a diversified engineering products company, listed on the BSE Sensex. Setco is the largest manufacturer of Premium Quality Lipe clutches for heavy and medium commercial vehicles in India. The company employs more than 700 people globally. It is a Tier I supplier of clutches to all major Indian commercial vehicle manufacturers with a customer base inclusive of prominent names such as Tata Motors, Ashok Leyland and Eicher Motors, among others. Setco has strategic global footprint with 4 manufacturing facilities globally, 2 in India, and 1 each in UK and USA, with its corporate base in Mumbai, India. Setco’s R&D base is also in the UK. Setco additionally manufacture 3 other parts, Precision Components, Pressings, Hydraulics, and is a OEM supplier to other major OEMs globally as well.

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