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Japanese industrial park to be set up near Pune

Pune | Updated on November 30, 2013 Published on November 30, 2013

The Japan External Trade Organization (Jetro), an official promotion body for trade and investment, and the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) have signed a memorandum of understanding to set up an exclusive industrial park for Japanese companies in the Pune region.

The park will come up on 1,200 acres at the Supa Parner industrial estate in Ahmednagar, around 75 km from Pune.

Around 27 companies have evinced interest in establishing a base here, and a special cell will be established to process and expedite the applications, an MIDC official said. Land acquisition for the project is underway and is expected to take six months.

Pune, being  home to  large  automobile OEMs, is  a potential  area  for  auto  components  sourcing with  huge  consumer market, Takehiko  Furukawa, Director-General, Jetro-Mumbai, said.

“Japanese companies  are  noticing  huge  business opportunities  in Pune,  and the flourishing automobile  industry  in this region provides a major investment opportunity for Japanese auto component manufacturers in the proposed industrial zone,” he added.

To date, India is home to 962 Japanese companies across 1,804 locations, including 76 in Pune. Jetro’s first industrial park in India is at Neemrana in Rajasthan where 30-odd Japanese companies have invested over Rs 2,500 crore.

Published on November 30, 2013
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