Sandeep Joshi

‘UNIDO-SPX India’ is a data base of over 700 small and medium auto component manufacturers

It will help automobile majors to source auto components and accessories from them

NEW DELHI: The United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) has created a “sub-contracting and partnership exchange” (SPX) -- UNIDO-SPX India -- a data base of over 700 auto component manufacturers spread across the prime auto hubs of Delhi, Pune and Chennai to help automobile majors source auto components and accessories from Indian component manufacturers, most of whom are in the small and medium sectors.

UNIDO, which is the only worldwide organisation dealing exclusively with industry from a development perspective, showcased its SPX programme at the just-ended Auto Expo in Delhi. “SPX is an integral part of UNIDO’s ongoing consolidated programme for development of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in India being implemented in auto component clusters across the country,” says National SPX Coordinator Riccardo Mesiano. At the Auto Expo, UNIDO-SPX India also created a series of connections for Indian auto component manufacturers and auto companies in the target countries whose delegations were attending the mega-show.

“We received positive feedback at the Expo, especially from the business visitors. We also gave exclusive presentations at the French Pavilion,” says Mr. Mesiano.

UNIDO-SPX India is a technical information and match-making centre for industrial sub-contracting, supply chain management and partnerships between buyers and suppliers.