India to Import Taiwan’s Production Technology
LUDHIANA, India – “How to upgrade the quality of bicycles made in India,” was the main topic discussed during a meeting with India government officials and representatives of the national bicycle industry recently. One of the options discussed was the possibility to import production technology.
India’s minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Giriraj Singh attended the city of Ludhiana to meet among them Subash Lakra of SK Bikes, Harmohinder Singh Pahwa of Nova Bicycle Industry, Rajiv Jain secretary Fico and BS Dhiman, President Avon Cycles.
Manufacturing high-end cycles in India
To grow the export of bicycles India’s industry is looking for opportunities to take the quality of the products to a higher level. During the meeting with the minister it was suggested that the import of bicycle production technology from Taiwan and China should be transferred and made available to local industries in order to manufacture high-end cycles in India.
Common Facility Centre
The department of Industrial Policy and Promotion has been given the responsibility to upgrade Ludhiana’s bicycle research and development centre and to bring it to international standards. It was also discussed that a new ‘common facility centre’ would be founded in order to develop aluminium alloy frames and forks, derailleurs, grip shifts etcetera.