Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company has announced plans to initiate manufacturing of wireless product portfolio in India.
Over the last five years, Aruba has invested close to $300 million in India towards product development at its facilities in Bengaluru and Chennai. Going forward, the company plans to increase investment in technology manufacturing capabilities.
The products manufactured in India, will initially be targeted for the local market, but will eventually be exported to other countries, thereby making India an export hub for the company.
“We are committed to fostering the development of the country and its people, through expanding manufacturing in the region. It is a matter of great pride for me personally to lead Aruba and to play a foundational role in its success. Data and connectivity are catalysts for growth in India, and Aruba is excited to play an important role in the growth story. We are already investing about $60M annually in R&D and this will grow,” said Keerti Melkote, Co-founder and President of Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company.
Santanu Ghose, Director – India, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company said, “Ubiquitous data connectivity will play a big role in this growth story, and Aruba, with its strong intellectual property and mobile-first philosophy, is ideally poised to facilitate this growth. The manufacturing capability in India will give us added advantages to rapidly innovate networking solutions that will also deliver benefits and new experiences for other parts of the world as well.”
India is set to be one of the largest consumers of Wi-Fi outdoor solutions in the foreseeable future. By manufacturing wireless products in India, Aruba will be able to design and customize these for the unique market requirements and also offer troubleshooting services with ease.