Sterlite to Expand Manufacturing Capacity

by CXOtoday Staff    Jun 26, 2009

Optical fiber cable manufacturer - Sterlite Technologies, has announced plans to expand its manufacturing capacity from the exiting 6 million km p.a.

The company will release a capex of Rs. 250 crore for this. It hopes to break into the top three among global optical fiber manufacturers.  

Sterlite’s current facility of 6 million-km is already under expansion to 12 million-km, which would get established in the current fiscal. The enhanced capacity of 20 Million-Km that would be functional by 2011, would require a capex outlay of Rs. 250 Crores (US$ 52 Million).

The expanded facility would be capable of manufacturing the company’s existing range of optical fiber products, as well as have the intrinsic capability to manufacture new products that would cater to high bandwidth applications required by global markets. The expansion would be done by through a combination of brown-field expansion at its existing facility in Aurangabad, and a green-field setup at a location that would soon be finalized.