Aruba Networks to start manufacturing in India

The Hewlett Packard-owned technology developer has been running research and development (R&D) centres in India for five years with an annual R&D budget of US$60 million

September 17, 2018

The firm offers a number of wired and wireless products and related services that are targeted towards mobility and cloud based clients

Aruba’s investment plans come amid rising utilisation of technologies such as AI, IoT and cloud computing under the ‘Digital India’ initiative

Aruba is looking to make the best of the opportunities offered by India’s vast technology market, which posted sales of US$41 billion in FY 2018

Aruba aims to start expand its Indian manufacturing to cater to export markets. This is in line with both ‘Make in India’ and ‘Make for the World’

Aruba Networks, an USA-based developer of networking solutions, is looking to set up manufacturing operations in India, according to media reports on September 17 citing company executives. The firm, owned by IT major Hewlett Packard Enterprise, offers a number of wired and wireless products and related services that are targeted towards mobility and cloud based clients. Aruba’s plans are currently in initial stages, details of which, including the location of the plant and related investment, will be decided on the basis of incentives offered, Aruba’s co-founder and Keerti Melkote told the Economic Times.

 

Aruba’s investment plans comes amid rising utilisation of technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), Internet of Things (IoT), robotics, blockchain and cloud computing in India under the ‘Digital India’ initiative. These innovations are being incorporated by public and private enterprises across the nation in order to improve efficiency as well as reduce costs. This has been happening over the past two-three years, and Aruba is looking to make the best of the opportunities offered by India’s vast and growing technology market, which reported sales of around US$41 billion in fiscal 2018.

 

Aruba has been running research and development (R&D) centres in India for five years with an annual R&D budget of US$60 million. The company’s Bengaluru and Chennai centres employ around 1,100 people. The firm, which currently manufactures its products primarily out of China, said that the Indian plant will cater exclusively to the Indian market for the first 18 months of operations. Aruba aims to start expand its Indian manufacturing to cater to export markets. Aruba’s plans are in line with both ‘Make in India’ and ‘Make for the World’. Meanwhile, the company is eyeing double-digit growth in India.