Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR)-2017

Sahasra Electronics has distributed SEWING MACHINE under Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR)-2017 on 15th  March 2017.

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The New Times Rwanda newspaper published that Sahasra Electronics Pvt. Ltd. is famous for energy-efficient lights (LED) products in (Rwanda) Africa.

MPs in drive to promote Made-in-Rwanda products

Rwanda needs to promote consumption of locally manufactured products as the key to youth job creation and addressing the country’s trade imbalance, lawmakers said.

Members of the Senatorial Standing Committee on Economic Development and Finance said Made-in-Rwanda products should be supported so as to be competitive enough to help accelerate the country’s economic development.

The senators made the remarks Friday as they began a three-week tour to evaluate industrial zones in the City of Kigali and in several selected districts in the countryside.

They started by visiting the Kigali Special Economic Zone in Gasabo District.

Other districts to be visited include Musanze, Rubavu, Rusizi, Muhanga, Huye and Nyagatare, Nyabihu and Bugesera.

Senator Celestin Sebuhoro, the Committee Vice-Chairperson, said the tour is intended to assess the status of industrial zones in the City of Kigali and in the countryside.

In Kigali, senators visited manufacturing companies including strawtec Ltd, which manufactures construction materials (panels) from wheat stems (straws); PharmaLab, which produces medical equipment, and Sahasra Electronics (Rwanda) PVT. Ltd, which produces energy-efficient lights (LED); as well as C&H Garment, which manufactures clothes.

Sebuhoro commended the progress at the Kigali Special Zone, including the tarmac roads network that eased access to the facilities in the area, street lights, electricity and water infrastructure.

He noted that the Government established the special economic zone in a bid to have an appropriate area for industries.

Giving Made-in-Rwanda products a priority

The legislators called on Rwandans and public entities to prioritise Made-in-Rwanda products.

Senator Bizimana said that Rwandan products enjoy preferential treatment under revised procurement law.

Even where an imported product costs 15 per cent cheaper than a Made-in-Rwanda product, the latter will be considered, he said.

PharmaLab’s Commercial Director, Cyriaque Rugwizangoga, said the company invested $5 million (over Rwf3.5 billion) in 2015 for the first phase of its medical production project.

It is currently producing 25 million blood tubes and five million urine and stool containers.

“The country’s demand for blood tubes is estimated at ten million while that of urine and stool containers is about 3 million,” he noted, adding that the East African region’s demand for blood tubes is about 60 million.

In June, the company said it will be selling its products to Rwanda Biomedical Centre. Before, Rwanda was importing similar products.

One hundred blood tubes are sold at between Rwf4,500 to 5,500 depending on the type; while one urine or stool container costs Rwf80, according to information from PharmaLab.

Cécile Nkomeje, PharmaLab Managing Director, said they will start to produce syringes, and probes (blunt-ended surgical instrument used for exploring a wound or part of the body) of various types in the second phase of the project.

Meanwhile, Sahasra Electronics (Rwanda) PVT. Ltd produces about 60,000 lamps per month which include bulbs for indoor use and streetlights for outdoor use. Its investment was $3.5 million.

For energy saving, the lamps are over 50 to 80 per cent energy-efficient than fluorescent lights, said Suresh Negi, the company’s operations general manager.

“Our products help to reduce energy consumption and by so doing, energy is saved,” he said.

He, however, said substandard products on the market kill their business.

Senator Chrysologue Karangwa asked the manufacturers to produce affordable and quality products which are competitive on the market.

However, manufacturers raised a number of challenges, including loan interest rates which are still high [at about 18 per cent].

The senators’ exercise will end on March 28 after which they will present their findings and recommendations to the senatorial plenary, according to Senator Sebuhoro.

The Domestic Market Recapture Strategy, developed in 2015 by the Ministry of Trade and Industry, identified areas that would save some $450 million per year in the medium term (representing 17.8 per cent of Rwanda’s import bill), if all measures to promote local production were effectively implemented.

The proposed areas include construction materials, textile and garments, pharmaceuticals, soaps and detergents, reagents, packaging materials, wooden furniture and insecticides as we as agro-processing

The contribution of industrial sector to the country’s Gross Domestic Product is currently 14 per cent, against the Vision 2020 target of 20 per cent, according to the ministry.

 

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In the presence of Indian Vice President in Rwanda,Rwanda Development Board told that Sahasra Electronics Pvt. Ltd. is a key investors in our country.

Rwanda, India sign three bilateral agreements as Indian Vice President visits the country

20.02.2017

Kigali, 20 February 2017 – Indian Vice President Shri Hamid Ansari is on a three-day visit to Rwanda from 19-21 February 2017.

On the second day of his visit, the Vice President – who is accompanied by the State Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, lawmakers and officials from the Indian Ministry of Foreign Affairs – met with President Paul Kagame. The two leaders discussed ways to strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries.

“Your presence here strengthens our relationship. I look forward to what we will do together,” President Kagame told Vice President Hamid Ansari.

Speaking about the visit, the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Claude Nikobisanzwe said that the two leaders recommitted to enhancing the existing bilateral ties.

“Vice President Shri Hamid Ansari commended President Kagame for Rwanda’s remarkable turnaround in the last two decades, and congratulated him upon leading the country towards sustainable development,” PS Nikobisanzwe said.

The Indian Vice President also witnessed the signing of three agreements between Rwanda-India:

  • A Memorandum of Understanding on the establishment of an Entrepreneurship Development Centre
  • An agreement on the exemption of visa requirements for diplomatic and service passports holders
  • A bilateral air service agreement

Prior to meeting President Kagame, Vice President Hamid Ansari who arrived in Rwanda on Sunday paid respect to the victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi at the Kigali Memorial Centre, Gisozi.

On the first day of his visit, the Indian Vice President held a meeting with the Indian Community in Rwanda. On the last day of his visit, he will hold an interaction with students at the University of Rwanda.

Rwanda and India established diplomatic relations in 1999. A non-resident High Commissioners who resides in Kampala, Uganda represents India to Rwanda. However, following President Kagame’s visit to Gujarat in January 2017, India expressed its interests in opening a resident mission in Kigali to further strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries.

During the same summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India announced the donation of US$ 2 Million worth of medicine to Rwanda, a cash grant of US$ 1 Million towards the purchase of medical equipment from India as well as a concessional line of credit to fund Huye – Kibeho Road project estimated at US$ 81 Million.

Over the last six years, the Rwanda Development Board has registered a total of 66 investment projects from India valued at US$ 317.5 Million. Key investments include Airtel, Acacia property developers (Zinc hotel), and Mahatma Ghandhi University. Other investments include: Gisovu Tea Company, Imana Steel, Sahasra Electronics Pvt Ltd.

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Best Electronics Manufacturing Company Award b y IESA – Technovation 2016

Sahasra Electronics recieved Best Electronics Manufacturing Company Award by IESA – Technovation 2016

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Sahasra Electronics is a certified green partner of Sony

Sahasra Electronics is a certified green partner of Sony for manufacturing USB Pendrive from December 2016

 

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1st Prize in PHD CHAMBER Award for-Outstanding Achiever for Exports in MSME

Sahasra Electronics won 1st Prize in PHD CHAMBER Award for-Outstanding Achiever for Exports in MSME (2015-16)

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Inaugration of new Automatic Manufacturing Line for SSD Manufacturing

Sahasra has inaugrated new Automatic Manufacturing Line for SSD Manufacturing on 30th Sep 2016

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Sahasra Electronics: In Silicon India Magazine

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The excitement in the electronics market in India touched sky recently when the Indian government announced ‘Make in India’ initiative. It seems that the world has jumped into the bandwagon to mint benefit across various sectors surrounding the electronic industry. Be it product or services, companies are planning to set their foot firmly in the market. But while most of them still have their plans on paper, Sahasra Electronics, through its array of services focused both on international and domestic market, has its right to claim to the throne.

Founded in 2000, the company began its journey serving the U.S. market with a clear focus on providing electronic assembling services for low to medium volumes. This helped the company catch eyes from around the world and eventually, Sahasra added PCB (Printed Circuit Board) manufacturing as one of its units. Today, the transformed company is largely about electronic products and services.

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When Ministry of IT and Communications in their survey found that the market for electronic goods and services would increase from a current level of $100 billion to $400 billion by 2020, Sahasra diverted its attention towards Indian market with the whole purpose to enable India to stand tall in the electronic market not as a consumer but as a manufacturer. “The demand of electronic products would increase very rapidly, and unless we start manufacturing electronic products, particularly hardware, there will be a major trade imbalance due to electronic imports. There is clearly a huge potential for electronic manufacturing in the country which will enable the electronic manufacturers to compete globally,” says Amrit Manwani, Chairman & Managing Director, Sahasra Electronics. Today, Sahasra is strongly positioned as a provider of electronic products and services ranging from basic component level (PCB) to electronic manufacturing services (assembling PCB for various industries including automotive, defense electronics, telecommunications, consumer electronics and industrial electronics) and tapping in the big time opportunity to offer services to Indian market to eliminate any further jaw dropping economic imbalance.

The world is going green and hence the demand for LED lights is at peak. Sahasra not only provides electronic assembling in the lighting industry, but have also supplied to few very large LED players. In addition, the company has also set up a manufacturing unit in east Africa to cater the growing LED demand in African continent. “We strongly believe in quality rather than quantity. Thus with a clear objective in mind, we have focused on taking a variety of internationally approved certifications like ISO/TS 16949, ISO 14000, ISO 18000 and others,” asserts Amrit. Witnessing the huge demand for its services, the Noida-based company has opened up offices in U.S., Europe, India and Africa.

The company inculcates its core values within its 400 people to further strengthen its bottom line to be able to reinvest in newer technologies and manufacture complex newer technology products. This will surely lead the way for Sahasra to become the Germany of the East. The company also envisions further expanding its market in Africa for the LED lights and offer niche products to the telecom sector in India. On the defense side, Sahasra is working towards providing products which will help the sector to procure from the Indian manufacturers and reduce its heavy dependency on foreign countries.

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ANSI ESD S20.20-2007 Certification Award

Sahasra awarded ANSI ESD S20.20-2007 Certification in March 2014 by UL DQS Inc

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ISO 18001:2007 Certification

Sahasra awarded ISO 18001:2007 Certification in October 2014 by TUV

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