India’s Aurobindo Pharma to Expand New Jersey Facility

At its current New Jersey facility,  the company makes non-penicillin and non-cephalosporin products. The bulk of its U.S. supply comes from India, where it has six plants. It gets more than half its total revenue from selling drugs for HIV/AIDS, asthma, and schizophrenia, among others, to the U.S.

India’s drug industry is worth about $15 billion and it supplies roughly 30 percent of the medicines sold in the U.S. reports Business Line.

June 11, 2017   No Comments

Porsche Unit Partners with India’s Invilogic Software

Germany headquartered MHP, in which Porsche holds an 81.8% stake, entered into its first global partnership with Hyderabad, India-based design automation startup Invilogic Software and its German arm, ENIT Invilogic GmbH.

The partnership will help integrate design automation technology to automate product development with a seamless integration into Computer Aided Design, Product Lifecycle Management and Enterprise IT tools, reports the Times of India.

Michael Kirchgassner, head of R&D transformation at MHP said, “We believe Invilogic’s design automation capabilities, both in India and Germany, will complement our growth and customer consulting strategy across markets and industries.”

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Siddharth Durairajan, CEO, Invilogic Software,  said that the company had invested $1.5 million on product development programs in India in the last 36 months, and will continue to invest in growing its software services research and development capabilities in Hyderabad, Bangalore, Pune and Germany. Currently, the company has a portfolio of 38 products and aims to add 10 more in the next 2 years.

June 5, 2017   No Comments

“Co-Working” Catches on in India

Co-working, a concept where individuals or startups share a common workplace environment, is slowly catching on across prime property markets in India. Across the country, co-working space of 0.73 million sq ft was tenanted last year.

“Though still nascent, this category could prove to be a disrupter as bigger co-working players such as WeWork enter India and more such facilities pop up across cities,” said Ramesh Nair, CEO of JLL India.

With 9,600 seats available at co-working facilities across the country, Mumbai records the highest absorption nationally, followed by Delhi-NCR, Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai, Pune and Hyderabad, reports the Economic Times.

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Sumit Lakhani, CMO at Awfis Space Solutions said, “Companies can make savings of up to 20-30% by working in a co-working space.” The firm’s clientele includes small and medium-sized enterprises, start-ups, freelance professionals, consultants, and corporations.

May 30, 2017   No Comments

Warehousing Sector Surges in India

In anticipation of the national Goods and Services Tax roll-out in July, warehousing facilities will increase by 18 percent to 132.5 million sq ft, and this sector is likely to see investments of about $700 million, according to industry experts

Delhi-NCR had the maximum warehousing stock in 2016 at 29.3 million sq ft, followed by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, Bangalore, Pune, Chennai  Kolkata, Hyderabad, and Ahmedabad.

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Ramesh Nair, CEO, JLL India, told BusinessLine that in 2016, the Grade A and B warehousing stock touched 111.9 million sq ft from 96.8 million sq ft in 2015, and that the GST roll out will “up-grade warehousing infrastructure.”

According to Nair, Pune and Chennai lead the way in Grade A and B warehouse rentals due to their proximity to manufacturing hubs, and local market dynamics.

 

May 30, 2017   No Comments

Global Finance Firms to Add Office Space in India

Even as they downsize their retail operations worldwide, Barclays Plc, Credit Suisse Group AG, Standard Chartered Plc and Citigroup Inc., are among global financial firms looking to add office space in India.

Barclay Technologies Center India Ltd, an offshore unit of the London-based financial services firm, is planning to add 100,000 sq. ft in Pune, 90 miles east of Mumbai, where it currently operates. At Panchshil Realty Ltd’s IT parks in Pune, approximately 35% of the total space is occupied by the captive technology businesses of Deutsche Bank AG, MasterCard Inc. and Credit Suisse, while Swiss bank UBS leased around 400,000 sq. ft at K Raheja Corp.’s IT park at Navi Mumbai.

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“Captive banking, financial services and insurance clients, which were outsourcing earlier, prefer to do the work themselves, given the cost optimization. Instead of paying third-party operators, it’s better to have your own offshore unit,” said Gautam Saraf, managing director (Mumbai region), of global property consultant Cushman and Wakefield.

Mike Holland, chief executive officer of Embassy Office Parks, Bangalore said, “The BFSI industry is a strong demand driver, especially in Pune and Bangalore. We are also doing transactions in Chennai and Hyderabad in that segment.”

March 22, 2017   No Comments