Electronic Industries Association of India (ELCINA) has established itself as an interactive forum for electronics and IT manufacturers. Electronic Industries Association of India actively interacts with the government and advises it on policy and business environment issues. It networks with technical institutions and business support organisations in India and abroad to enable business expansion and information dissemination on technical developments.
Mr Manik Kumar, Associate Director, ELCINA, Taiwan, has been associated with the organisation for the last 3 years. ELCINA is 50 years old organization that focuses originally on the promotion of manufacturing components – the building blocks of the industry. With greater liberalisation, ELCINA’s focus has shifted to professional and value-added services to the Electronics Community.
ELCINA was established in 1967 as the first industry association supporting electronics hardware when India’s Electronics industry was still in its infancy. ELCINA, recently renamed as Electronic Industries Association of India, has widened its horizons, and broadened its activities to include the development of entire Electronics and IT Hardware.
According to Mr Manik Kumar, says, “The main aim of the organisation to increase the flow of investments and services to Taiwan companies and also aims to link the Taiwan companies with Indian companies. We the employees act as an agent to help the people to invest in India as India is a relatively big country. ELCINA focuses on promoting manufacture of electronic Components, industrial/ professional electronics, defence/strategic electronics, electronic Manufacturing Service.”
The organisation also aims to be a valuable resource for the dissemination of knowledge, well-researched information, enhancing skills, and competitiveness. To take initiatives for meaningful collaboration and effective communication with various stakeholders of the industry & with policymakers.
He adds, “To keep the stakeholders abreast of the latest trends, we publish and circulate the fortnightly industry newsletters, brochures and marketing research magazines. If anyone is interested, they can get in touch with me or Mr Raju or Mr Goyal from India team. Membership is simple; one needs to log on to the website and pay the fees.”
ELCINA enables creation of a supportive eco-system, best practices to encourage environmentally friendly materials and processes and to protect & promote the common interests of the members and the industry at large.
According to Mr Kumar, “In India, people are young, the labour costs are relatively low, so India is a suitable destination for Taiwan companies to set up manufacturing and then export to countries like UK, US, Australia, etc. So, in a way, the organisations or manufacturers in India can look for investors from Taiwan, as an alternative to China.”
In order to position India as a global hub for Electronics System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) and push further the vision of the National Policy on Electronics (NPE) 2019, three schemes namely the Production Linked Incentive Scheme (PLI), Scheme for Promotion of Manufacturing of Electronic Components and Semiconductors (SPECS) and Modified Electronics Manufacturing Clusters Scheme (EMC 2.0) have been notified.
Talking about the benefits to manufacturers, Mr Kumar says, “We want to support Taiwan companies which can invest in India. We also plan to take Taiwanese delegations to India who interested invest in India. Organizations can approach me and get more information.”
Electronic Industries Association of India persistently works to facilitate changes that would strengthen India’s electronics and IT manufacturing base to make it a leader on the world electronics map.