Lumax group sets aside ₹250 cr for capex

Leading auto ancillary participant Lumax Group is investing 250 crore in capital expenditure this fiscal to arrange an electronics plant at Bawal in Haryana and increase capability on the Sanand plant in Gujarat. The Gurguram-based 2,900-crore Lumax-DK Jain Group manufactures and provides auto parts at its 33 vegetation.

The group has two publicly traded companies–Lumax Industries, which manufactures auto lighting options; and Lumax Auto Technologies that’s into gear shifters, telematics, antennas, air-intake methods, plastic modules, two-wheeler chassis and lighting, and seat buildings amongst others.

While in auto lighting it controls over 50 per cent of the market, it dominates the gear-shifters market with over 65 per cent of the market. “We have allocated 250 crore capex this fiscal, some of which is carry-forward from last fiscal because of the lockdowns,” group chief government Vineet Sahni informed PTI.

The capex is primarily for a 100-crore greenfield electronics plant in Bawal in Haryana and 80-100 crore might be invested to develop capability to five lakh items from 3 lakh items now on the Sanand plant in Gujarat, Sahni mentioned, including the work on this brownfield project had in truth began final November. The Sanand facility, commissioned in 2017, manufactures automated electrical lights together with human sensor switches and bulbs for vehicles. The preliminary capability was to cater to three lakh automobile sets each year with the augmented capability it’s going to 5 lakh automobile sets, he mentioned, including the plant is near the prevailing facility.

On the proposed electronics plant, Sahni mentioned it’s going to come up at Bawal at an funding of 100 crore and is for captive consumption solely. On the general business atmosphere amidst the second wave of the pandemic, Sahni mentioned the brand new year had began off nicely with order ranges reaching over 90 per cent within the first half of April however since then most auto OEMs have superior their annual upkeep shutdowns to late April-early May to align with the lockdowns.

So it must be seen how lengthy the lockdowns will final to take a name on the Q1 efficiency. Yet he famous that absentism has elevated to 30 per cent amongst migrant labourers on the plant although no reverse migration has been reported but. This had the capability utilisation taking place 12 per cent for April, Sahni mentioned. The group employs 7,000, employees, of who 4,000 are on contract and the remaining 3,000 are everlasting workers.

Lumax serves all main OEMs–from two-wheeler to four-wheeler to industrial autos to farm tools. It additionally provides to defence institutions and emergency providers. Some of its worldwide shoppers embody Renault, Nissan, Audi, Truck-Lite, CNH, and John Deere amongst others. Both the businesses are but to declare their March quarter earnings.

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