Sourcing in India

Overview by
Type of Production
The main sectors are heavy and light engineering, steel, automotive, cement, biotechnology, drugs and pharmaceuticals, food processing, mines & minerals, textiles and fertilizers. Automotive is one of the largest industrial sectors in the country. Food processing sector is another high potential area.
Manufacturers Associations of the Main Industries
Society of Indian Automobile Manufactures (SIAM)
Indian Drug Manufacturers Association (IDMA)
Manufacturers Association of Information Technology (MAIT)
The Clothing Manufacturers' Association Of India (CMAI)
Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers' Association (IMTMA)
All India Electric Motor Manufacturers Association (AIEMMA)
The Fertilizer Association of India (FAI)

Type of Manufacturers

Original Equipment Manufacturers
A large number of OEMs have established themselves in the country: in sectors like automobile, electronics, and engineering equipment because of the availability of low-cost but skilled manpower in the country.
Original Design Manufacturers
There are very few ODMs. There are very good R&D professionals available in India which could be an asset for multinational companies setting up their design centers in the country.
Subcontracting is well established in sectors like automobile ancillaries, textile & garment, and mechanical engineering.
Useful Resources
Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)

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