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Old 24th October 2009, 12:57   #1
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Exclamation Chennai: Is it the Detroit of South Asia?

We all have come to notice that an increasing number of automobiles and automobile accessories manufacturers are establishing their factory headquarters at Chennai. Did you know that more than 60% of India's Automobile exports are from Chennai alone? 30% of the Auto Industry and 35% of the parts manufacturing Industry are from Chennai alone. The Sriperumbudur Special Economy Zone is the center for all of Chennai's Auto Majors. Oragadam SEZ is also an upcoming Economic Zone for Auto Giants. These are the existing and Upcoming Auto giants establishing their factories in Chennai Metropolis:

1) Hyundai Motors India (Sriperumbudur SEZ)
2) Ford India Limited (Maraimalai Nagar)
3) Bavarian Motor Works (BMW) (Paranur)
4) Mitsubishi/ Hindustan Motors (Alandur)
5) Ashok Leyland (Ennore)
6) Komatsu Limited (Second Largest Mining Company in the World) (Oragadam SEZ)
7) Caterpillar (World's Largest Mining and Construction Auto Company) (Melnallathur)
8) TI Cycles India (Sriperumbudur SEZ)
9) Royal Enfield (Thirovittriyur)
10) TAFE Tractors (Nungambakkam)
11) Daimler Trucks
12) Caparo (Sriperumbudur SEZ)
13) Intergral Coach Factory (For Railway Coaches across India and for Exports) (Perambur)
14) Heavy Vehicles Factory (India's main battle tanks- Arjun MBT are manufactured here) (Avadi)

Upcoming:

13) Madras Rubber Factory (MRF) (Gummidipoondi)
14) Michelin
15) Renault-Nissan India (Oragadam SEZ)

Apart from this Electronic Giants such as the ones given below have established themselves mainly in the Sriperumbudur SEZ in order to supply electronics parts to the Auto industry, as well as supply mobile phones and bluetooth car kits, theft systems and other car accessories:

1) Nokia
2) Dell
3) Foxconn
4) Motorola
5) Samsung
6) Flextronics

Chennai is all said to become the leader in Automobile Technology in South Asia in addition to already being so. It has earned the nickname 'Detroit of South Asia' for its easily availability of raw materials and its industry friendly policies. It is also one of the most industrial belts similar to the Industrial belts in Delhi, Mumbai, and Bengaluru.

Everybody can add their views and thoughts. If any other auto companies are establishing themselves, you can add them also.

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I am not sure I agree. In terms of factors like

1) No. of people employed in automobile industry
2) No. of automobiles produced
3) Revenue generation through automobile industry

is chennai ahead of other cities in india? Two of the top 3 automakers Maruti and TATA have not set up shop in chennai. So, it does not make sense at all.

Pardon me for venturing into OT .
Moreover you could have called it detroit of India. What is south asia by the way? IMO it is another term to insinuate people with geography. I would rather stick with the age old term known as indian subcontinent.

And Detroit is also in deep trouble, with two bankruptcies.
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I am not sure I agree. In terms of factors like

1) No. of people employed in automobile industry
2) No. of automobiles produced
3) Revenue generation through automobile industry

is chennai ahead of other cities in india? Two of the top 3 automakers Maruti and TATA have not set up shop in chennai. So, it does not make sense at all.

Pardon me for venturing into OT .
Moreover you could have called it detroit of India. What is south asia by the way? IMO it is another term to insinuate people with geography. I would rather stick with the age old term known as indian subcontinent.

And Detroit is also in deep trouble, with two bankruptcies.
+1. Detroit of South Asia is quiet too much IMHO

There's going to be a dedicated facility for Automobile Export in the Ennore Port (North Chennai or north of Chennai) as in this report,

Car exports via Ennore Port from August 2010: Vasan - AOL India News

Watch out for chennai once the following go on full steam
* Ford's Figo
* Renault-Nissan's Small Car
* Car Export Facility @ Ennore

along with Hyundai this could well be a Small Car manufacturing and export hub.

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Some in NCR is having :-

Maruti Suzuki India Ltd.
Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt Ltd.
Honda Siel Cars India Ltd.
India Yamaha Motor Pvt Ltd
Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt Ltd
Hero Honda Motors Ltd
ICML Pvt Ltd
ASK Automotive (Italy) Gurgaon (brake shoes)
Abishek Autos (Japan) Delhi (components)
Air Liquid India (France) Delhi (exhaust systems)
Aksh Optifibre Limited (Manesar)
Allied Nippon (Japan) Delhi (brakes)
Alpha Toyo (Japan) Faridabad (handle bars, switches)
Amtek (UK, Japan) Delhi , Manesar (connecting rods)
Ample Auto, Gurgaon
Ampress Sheet Metal (South Korea) Delhi (components)
Anand Motors Products (USA) Delhi and Gurgaon (components)
Anika Norma Automobiles (Estonia) Delhi (seat belt)
Anand Nishikawa (Japan) Delhi, Gurgaon Udyog Vihar Phase 1 (rubber parts)
Anand Gates India (USA) Delhi (coolant)
Anu Autos Industries (France, South Korea) Gurgaon (locking systems)
Asahi India (Japan) Delhi (safety glass)
Aisin Seiki (Japan) Delhi (hinges, locks)
Apollo Tyres Gurgaon
Arvin Industries) Gurgaon (filter)
Automotive Wiring Systems (Germany, Leonische Drahtwirke AG) Delhi (components)
Automotive Acoustic Insulat (Germany, HP Chemie Peizer) Delhi (trim parts)
Auto Tension (Germany, Stumpp und Schuele) Delhi (springs)
Axo-Scintex Delhi (horns)
Bajaj Peizer (Germany, Chemie Peizer) Noida (insulation)
Benad Amtex (Japan) Delhi (fly wheel)
Bharat Seats (Japan) Haryana (seats)
Boramtek Delhi (components)
Bosch Chassis Manesar
Bosch (Germany) Gurgaon (pumps)
BTR Wadco Automotives (Japan) Delhi (sealing systems)
Bharat Steel Tubes (USA) Delhi (wheel rims)
Brakwel Automotive Components (Japan) Noida (clutches)
Britax Motherson (UK) Noida (rear mirrors)
BRT Motherson (UK) Noida (moulded components)
Brytax Auto Industries (Taiwan) Delhi (lights)
Caparo Maruti (UK) Gurgaon (sheet metal)
Claas Tracktors Faridabad
Climax Overseas Manesar
Clutch Auto (Italy, Automotive Products Italia spa) Delhi (clutches)
Consolidate Radiators (Canada/USA) Delhi (radiators)
Continental, Gurgaon
D.I. Filter Systems (USA, Donaldson Company) Gurgaon (air filters)
Deadong Gurgaon (cables)
Delphi Automotives (USA) Gurgaon (steering systems, wiring harness)
Denso Haryana (Italy, Japan) Delhi (injections)
Denso India (Japan) Delhi (starter motors)
Deepak Industries (UK) Faridabad (steering gears)
Donaldson Company Gurgaon (air filters)
Eagle Picture) Faridabad (rubber hose)
Echlin India (USA) Haryana (brakes)
Eicher Faridabad
Escorts Mahle (Germany) Delhi (pistons)
Escorts Herion (Germany) Delhi (hydraulic cylinders)
Execy Cheekay (Japan) Noida (clutch disk)
FCC Rico (Japan) Gurgaon (clutch assembly)
Ferodo (UK) Gurgaon (brakes)
Fiem Sung San (South Korea) Delhi (lights)
Fine Mobile Parts (Japan, Mitsubishi) Delhi (disk brake pads)
Flash Transval (France) Delhi (spark plugs)
Gateway Rail Freight Pvt. Ltd.
Gabriel India Ltd. Gurgaon
GKN Invel Transmissions (Germany) Delhi (front axle assembly)
GT Exhaust India (UK) Delhi (exhaust systems)
Gegarg Gears Delhi (gears)
Gitanjali Enterprises (USA, Khanna Cars) Delhi (washing system)
Goetz (Germany) Delhi (piston rings)
Goodyear (Faridabad)
Graziano Transmissions (Italy) Delhi (transmissions)
Grobain Delhi (automotive glass)
Gupta Machine Tools (South Korea, Li-Tech corp.) Faridabad (halogene lamps)
Henkel Teroson (Germany) Gurgaon (anti-freezing coolant)
Harig Crankshafts (Germany, Wilhelmus) Delhi (crankshafts)
Highway Cycles Industries (Japan, Honda) Gurgaon (piston for engines)
Hilton Roulunds (Denmark) Haryana (automotive belts)
Haryana Sheet Glass LTD (UK, Pilikington) Haryana (automotive glass)
Haryana DD Autos (Germany) Haryana (shafts)
Haryana Deepey Autos (UK, Woodhead) Gurgaon (shock absorbers)
Hongo Phawa (Japan) Noida (components)
Hi-Tech Gears (Japan, USA, Gegarg Gears) Delhi (gears)
Hella (Germany) Faridabad (lamps)
Horizon Industrial Products (Germany, E.A. Storz) Delhi (sheet metal parts)
Imperial Auto Industries (USA, Gates Rubber, UK, Eagle Picture) Faridabad (rubber hose)
IST (Switzerland, Ronda) Delhi (precision parts)
Ikeil Metals (South Korea) Delhi (aluminium diecastings)
Jagan Litech Lamps (South Korea) Delhi (halogene lamps)
Jaina Casts (Germany, Motometers) Faridabad (dash board instruments)
Jay Bharat Maruti (Japan) Gurgaon (pipes)
JBM Sung Hoo (South Korea) Delhi (components)
JBM Group Gurgaon
JMA Industries (Germany, Hella) Faridabad (lamps)
Jay-Yusin (Japan) Gurgaon (door latch)
Jay Industries (South Korea, Boramtek) Delhi (components)
Johnson Matthey (UK) Gurgaon (catalysts)
Johnson Matthey Manesar
JNS Instruments (Japan) Gurgaon (instruments)
Kiekert Germany Faridabad (locking system)
Korin India (South Korea) Delhi (rear axle assembly)
Krishna Maruti (Japan) Gurgaon (seats)
Krishna Toyo (Japan) Gurgaon (rear mirrors)
Lakhani Rubber Works (Germany, Phoenix, Munderner Gummiwerke) Faridabad (fuel hoses)
Leonische Drahtwirke AG Delhi (components)
Life Spark Plugs (UK, smith industries) Delhi (spark plugs)
Li-Tech corp. Faridabad (halogene lamps)
Lumax Industries (France, Germany, Automotive Lighting Reutlingen, Valeo) Delhi (lighting)
Lumax GSHP (USA) Gurgaon (transmission)
Laser Lamp (South Korea, Il Lee corp.) Delhi/Haryana (halogene lamps)
Machino Polymers (Montell int.) Gurgaon (compound cables)
Machino TSK Nippon Cables (Japan) Gurgaon (cables)
Machino Basell (Netherlands) Gurgaon (polypropylene)
Maharashtra Glass and Agro (France, Grobain) Delhi (automotive glass)
Madhusudan Nippon (Japan, Korea, Deadong) Gurgaon (cables)
Makino Auto Industries (Japan) Delhi (clutch plates)
Mag Wheel (UK, Two Gates Wheels) Delhi (alloy wheels)
Mahle Delhi (transmission shafts)
Mando Delhi (steering systems)
Manu Auto, Manesar
Mark Auto Industries (Italy, Germany, FBN Italy, Roth Abgastechnologie) Gurgaon (exhaust systems)
Matsuda Delhi (forged components)
Matthey Finance (Netherlands) Delhi (catalyc converters)
Metro Tyers Gurgaon
Mik Funiama (Japan, iic) Faridabad (ignition systems)
Minda Industries (Italy, Seima Italiana spa, France, Axo-Scintex) Delhi (horns)
Minda Huf (Italy, autotechnica) Delhi (security systems)
Minda Huf (Germany) Noida (locks, ignition switch)
Mindarika (Japan) Gurgaon (switches)
Mitsubishi Delhi (disk brake pads)
Mitsubishi Electric Automotive (Japan) Delhi (electric control units)
M and M Auto Industries Gurgaon (springs)
Montell int. Gurgaon (compound cables)
Morirku (Japan) Delhi (plastic components)
Munjal Showa (Japan) Gurgaon (shock absorbers)
Mothersons Sumi (Japan) Delhi (wiring harness)
Mothersons Elastomers (Germany, Woco) Noida (moulded compounds)
Mothersons Pudenz (Germany) Noida (fuses)
Motometers Faridabad (dash board instruments)
Mulitvac India (Germany, Benecke-Kaliko) Delhi (roof headliners)
MWP Migma (Germany, Mahle) Delhi (transmission shafts)
Nagata (Japan) Gurgaon (tools, dies)
Napino Auto and Electronics Manesar
Nelson Industries (USA) Delhi (engine parts)
Nikko Auto (Japan) Gurgaon (horns)
Nipa International Ltd. (lights)
Nippon Paint Gurgaon (paint)
Nisshin Steel (Faridabad)
Onassis Auto Ltd. (accessoirs)
Padmini (Electronics)
Panalfa Investment (Japan, hadsys) Delhi (air con)
Pearl Minerals (USA, lear seating) Delhi (seats)
Peizer Delhi (trim parts)
Pfeda Synthetics (Germany) Noida (arm rests, dash boards)
Phoenix, Munderner Gummiwerke Faridabad (fuel hoses)
Pilikington (UK) Gurgaon
Pranav Vikas (mauritius, sanden international) Delhi (heat exchange)
Purolator (USA, Arvin Industries) Gurgaon (filter)
Quiton Hazell Gurgaon (rods, joints, steering assembly)
Rane Clutch (Germany, UK lamellen) Delhi (components)
Rasandik Engineering (Japan, Yachiyo) Gurgaon (fuel tanks)
Rajesh Udyog (UK, Burman and Sons) Delhi (steering gear assembly)
Reinz Talbros (Germany, Reinz, Frenzelit) Delhi (locking system)
Rico Deawoo (Japan, South Korea) Noida (pumps)
Roloform Manesar
Roth Abgastechnologie Gurgaon (exhaust systems)
Sandhar Locking Devices (Japan, honda) Delhi (locking systems)
Sandhar Gurgaon
Sauer Danfoss, Gurgaon
Scania (busses)
Seima Italiana Spa, Delhi (horns)
Sharda Motors (South Korea, Sejong) Delhi (exhaust systems)
Shivani Locks (Kiekert Germany) Faridabad (locking system)
Siemens Intron Gurgaon
Sirmour Sudburg Auto (Germany, sudburg) Delhi (shock absorbers)
Simpson Industries (USA) Delhi (gears, precision parts)
Sona Cold Forging (Japan, Matsuda) Delhi (forged components)
Sono Koyo (Japan) Gurgaon (steering)
Sona Okegawa (Japan) Gurgaon (gears)
Sona Somic Lemforder (Japan/Germany) Gurgaon (ball point)
Spark Plugs India (USA, champion spark plugs) Delhi (spark plugs)
Spicer Heavy Axle Holding (USA) Delhi (truck axles)
SMK Steering (South Korea, Mando) Delhi (steering systems)
Steel Strips Wheels (Japan, ring techs) Delhi (wheel rims)
Steyr Faridabad
Stumpp und Schuele, Delhi
Subros (Japan, Denso) Delhi (ac systems)
Sunbeam Auto (Japan, Honda) Gurgaon (pistons)
Sun Steering Wheels (Japan, TS Tech) Gurgaon (steering wheels)
Sun Petri (Germany) Gurgaon (steering wheels)
Sunvisors (Germany, Happich) Delhi (components)
Talbros (UK, Quiton Hazell) Gurgaon (rods, joints, steering assembly)
TS Tech Sun (Japan) Noida (door trims)
Two Gates Wheels) Delhi (alloy wheels)
Wilhelmus Delhi (crankshafts)
Woodhead Gurgaon (shock absorbers)
WSCP Manesar



But I hope and pray that it(Or in fact any other city of region in India) does not turn into another Detroit.
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Some in NCR is having :-

Maruti Suzuki India Ltd.
Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt Ltd.
Honda Siel Cars India Ltd.
India Yamaha Motor Pvt Ltd
Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt Ltd
Hero Honda Motors Ltd
ICML Pvt Ltd

But I hope and pray that it(Or in fact any other city of region in India) does not turn into another Detroit.
Apart from this list, rest are just spare parts manufacturer/supplier for these huge manufacturers and its always setup around the factories.

You might find a lot more longer list if you start making the same list of spare part supplier/manufacter for these big boys of Chennai!

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Apart from this list, rest are just spare parts manufacturer/supplier for these huge manufacturers and its always setup around the factories.

You might find a lot more longer list if you start making the same list of spare part supplier/manufacter for these big boys of Chennai!


Remind me where did I say that NCR is the detroit or having most companies etc etc... I added that list because i found it and i thought it may be of interest to other members.

And my hunch is that Pune area is having highest concentration of automobile manufacturer not just by number of companies but also by their turnover and sales. And if this was some competition, then no matter which area or city is doing better I will always win as I am Indian before anything.

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Remind me where did I say that NCR is the detroit or having most companies etc etc... I added that list because i found it and i thought it may be of interest to other members.

And my hunch is that Pune area is having highest concentration of automobile manufacturer not just by number of companies but also by their turnover and sales. And if this was some competition, then no matter which area or city is doing better I will always win as I am Indian before anything.
Dont take it offensively mate! I simply pointed out on why you had a long list there compared to what the thread starter has mentioned!

Do a google on 'Detroit of South asia', you will find lot of stuff to read about Chennai!
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Dont take it offensively mate! I simply pointed out on why you had a long list there compared to what the thread starter has mentioned!

Do a google on 'Detroit of South asia', you will find lot of stuff to read about Chennai!
Buddy why should i take offense when our country is doing great ? In fact we did overtake China in automotive vehicle sales. (and Chennai played a great role in that, which out the story your truly posted on TeamBHP a while back).

And I have a strong feeling that Chennai is doing much better than Detroit . (How about google: detroit fail - Google Search)
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Can see huge factories of Ashok Leyland in Hosur and Hosur II. Wondering where the TATA truck factories are?

While driving on NH4 the Sriperumbudur SEZ area really made me thinking on the same line.
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+1. Detroit of South Asia is quiet too much IMHO

There's going to be a dedicated facility for Automobile Export in the Ennore Port (North Chennai or north of Chennai) as in this report,

Car exports via Ennore Port from August 2010: Vasan - AOL India News

Watch out for chennai once the following go on full steam
* Ford's Figo
* Renault-Nissan's Small Car
* Car Export Facility @ Ennore

along with Hyundai this could well be a Small Car manufacturing and export hub.
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I am not sure I agree. In terms of factors like

1) No. of people employed in automobile industry
2) No. of automobiles produced
3) Revenue generation through automobile industry

is chennai ahead of other cities in india? Two of the top 3 automakers Maruti and TATA have not set up shop in chennai. So, it does not make sense at all.

Pardon me for venturing into OT .
Moreover you could have called it detroit of India. What is south asia by the way? IMO it is another term to insinuate people with geography. I would rather stick with the age old term known as indian subcontinent.

And Detroit is also in deep trouble, with two bankruptcies.
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You might find a lot more longer list if you start making the same list of spare part supplier/manufacter for these big boys of Chennai!
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anmol2k4,

Thats a MIND BLOWING LIST ! Chennai is wrongly named as whatever it is now !
I quite agree with Anachronix- if it really boils down to penning down all the spare part suppliers, manufacturers, dealers, retailers.... my list would have been longer- but I simply don't see why they are necessary. My list merely points out about the factories that Auto majors around the world have set up in Chennai- and we are talking about fully fledged manufacturing plants. Why, you could just be owning the second largest car manufacturer's (in India) i10, i20 etc... or having the Delhi Metro built with Caterpiller bulldozers or ride a TVS bike, or travel in a train made in the ICF, travel in an AC bus made by Daimler, or have a clean city with garbage trucks made at Daimler, or be defended by an enemy country with the Arjun MBT battle Tank - all I am saying is that Chennai has all the major hubs in all fields including war machines, construction equipment, cars, bikes, buses all relating to the Automobile industry.

I am sorry but NCR is a combination of Gurgaon, New Delhi, Ghaziabad and Faridabad and does not count for a single city (hence the term National Capital REGION), whereas Chennai, Sriperumbudur, Oragadam and all the others mentioned above are all part of the Chennai Metropolian Area alone. Hence 30% of the Auto Industry and 35% of the parts Industry is located ONLY in Chennai- whereas, even if you take Pune-Mumbai region, it is only that both the REGION's put together are a source of only 27% of India's Auto Industry (Where Tata is located gshanky) and Maruti Udyog has its plant in Manesar (so gshanky you can ask a question why Mumbai and Manesar don't have the other two major auto giants in their regions- hence that question remains invalid).

And just to clear ALL your doubts on what South Asia means- it is the region that includes the Indian Subcontinent and its neighbouring countries- Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangaladesh, Bhutan. Please brush up you geography before scoffing at facts. And yes, Chennai is the Detroit of South Asia, notwithstanding the fact that the Michigan Detroit is in trouble right now (actually it has already been bailed out).

You all agree that however much Detroit is in trouble, it retains its old vigour of being the worlds most industrialised belts in car manufacturing and Chennai singularly does the job in South Asia- which is a big feat.

I am merely pointing to you all a fact and you all can help by expanding the same not criticising. Please Google Search if you had more doubts.

Mr. Nandan I hope your doubts are cleared, and thanks Anachronix.

Aditya,
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IMO terming Chennai as the auto hub is little subjective but I would agree that it is a major player in automobiles

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Upcoming:

13) Madras Rubber Factory (MRF) (Gummidipoondi)
14) Michelin
15) Renault-Nissan India (Oragadam SEZ)
Few more possible upcoming factories in Chennai-
Bridgestone
J-K Tyres
Bharat Forge

Source- TN autoville: Michelin MoU in formalisation stage- Automobiles-Auto-News By Industry-News-The Economic Times

And one more plant I would have preferred seeing in the list- Now defunct Standard Motors that was in Vandalur
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Dont take it offensively mate! I simply pointed out on why you had a long list there compared to what the thread starter has mentioned!

Do a google on 'Detroit of South asia', you will find lot of stuff to read about Chennai!
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I quite agree with Anachronix- if it really boils down to penning down all the spare part suppliers, manufacturers, dealers, retailers.... my list would have been longer- but I simply don't see why they are necessary. My list merely points out about the factories that Auto majors around the world have set up in Chennai- and we are talking about fully fledged manufacturing plants. Why, you could just be owning the second largest car manufacturer's (in India) i10, i20 etc... or having the Delhi Metro built with Caterpiller bulldozers or ride a TVS bike, or travel in a train made in the ICF, travel in an AC bus made by Daimler, or have a clean city with garbage trucks made at Daimler, or be defended by an enemy country with the Arjun MBT battle Tank - all I am saying is that Chennai has all the major hubs in all fields including war machines, construction equipment, cars, bikes, buses all relating to the Automobile industry.

I am sorry but NCR is a combination of Gurgaon, New Delhi, Ghaziabad and Faridabad and does not count for a single city (hence the term National Capital REGION), whereas Chennai, Sriperumbudur, Oragadam and all the others mentioned above are all part of the Chennai Metropolian Area alone. Hence 30% of the Auto Industry and 35% of the parts Industry is located ONLY in Chennai- whereas, even if you take Pune-Mumbai region, it is only that both the REGION's put together are a source of only 27% of India's Auto Industry (Where Tata is located gshanky) and Maruti Udyog has its plant in Manesar (so gshanky you can ask a question why Mumbai and Manesar don't have the other two major auto giants in their regions- hence that question remains invalid).

And just to clear ALL your doubts on what South Asia means- it is the region that includes the Indian Subcontinent and its neighbouring countries- Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangaladesh, Bhutan. Please brush up you geography before scoffing at facts. And yes, Chennai is the Detroit of South Asia, notwithstanding the fact that the Michigan Detroit is in trouble right now (actually it has already been bailed out).

You all agree that however much Detroit is in trouble, it retains its old vigour of being the worlds most industrialised belts in car manufacturing and Chennai singularly does the job in South Asia- which is a big feat.

I am merely pointing to you all a fact and you all can help by expanding the same not criticising. Please Google Search if you had more doubts.

Mr. Nandan I hope your doubts are cleared, and thanks Anachronix.

Aditya,
Detroit of South Asia
Whatever makes you happy buddy, _if_ Chennai is the biggest auto hub in India then I am happy for Chennai. Though this discussion was stupid to begin with but I have to admit that I have sensed little regional chauvinism in this discussion which makes me a little sad.

I will end this discussion here. I never claimed that NCR was the biggest hub but did make that claim for Pune(And no I am not from Maharashtra).
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Trying to prove something about any city doesn't serve any purpose to this community. Though I'm from Chennai, I do not want this thread to continue in the way it's going now. After all, everbody here are Indians and let's be proud of the fact that the country as a whole is seeing a major revolution in automobile industry, let's not divide and boast.

I'm not here to hurt anyone's sentiments, just want to make everyone feel that we are Indians and not divided by inter state borders.

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And just to clear ALL your doubts on what South Asia means- it is the region that includes the Indian Subcontinent and its neighbouring countries- Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangaladesh, Bhutan. Please brush up you geography before scoffing at facts. And yes, Chennai is the Detroit of South Asia, notwithstanding the fact that the Michigan Detroit is in trouble right now (actually it has already been bailed out).

I am merely pointing to you all a fact and you all can help by expanding the same not criticising. Please Google Search if you had more doubts.

Mr. Nandan I hope your doubts are cleared, and thanks Anachronix.

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Apart from this Electronic Giants such as the ones given below have established themselves mainly in the Sriperumbudur SEZ in order to supply electronics parts to the Auto industry, as well as supply mobile phones and bluetooth car kits, theft systems and other car accessories:

1) Nokia
2) Dell
3) Foxconn
4) Motorola
5) Samsung
6) Flextronics

Chennai is all said to become the leader in Automobile Technology in South Asia in addition to already being so. It has earned the nickname 'Detroit of South Asia' for its easily availability of raw materials and its industry friendly policies. It is also one of the most industrial belts similar to the Industrial belts in Delhi, Mumbai, and Bengaluru.

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Dude Chill!! This tone was uncalled for.

I agree that Chennai and it's surrounding has got a good number of Auto Plants and quite a few are in the making. But as on date other than Hyundai there's no big volume player at all.

Like I said earlier, in a few years definetly yes with the Figo and Nissan's small car. This "Detroit of South Asia" is a marketing gimmick of some political party I guess. Don't get carried away by it pls. After all we know what the Indian sub-continent is and what South Asia is.

Supply mobile phones? What does that have to do with Detroit?

P.S: HM-Mitsu factory is in Thiruvallur (Out of Chennai) and not in Alandur (In Chennai). Nevermind it doesn't matter with the kind of volumes they generate.

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It is referred to as the Detroit of South Asia by quite a few sources (I just googled to check!) and no doubt, it is a huge and even perhaps the biggest, player in the region when it comes to automobiles. But that said, let's leave it there and forget trying to compare which other Indian city deserves that title, etc. etc. That would be plain silly.
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