HPE’s Aruba plans products manufacturing in India

Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, announced plans to initiate manufacturing of its products in India.
Aruba for enterprise CIOsAruba, a supplier of wired and wireless networking solutions, said the move will strengthen the company’s existing R&D capabilities.

HPE-owned Aruba is the second largest supplier in the global WLAN market. Cisco is the dominant player in the WLAN space. Cisco has 43.6 percent share followed by HPE-Aruba with 15.1 percent, ARRIS/Ruckus with 6.7 percent, Ubiquiti with 5.7 percent and Huawei with 5.1 percent share in Q2 2018, according to IDC.

Aruba has invested $300 million in India over the last 5 years for product development at its facilities in Bengaluru and Chennai. The company plans to increase investment in technology manufacturing capabilities.

“We are investing about $60 million annually in R&D and this will grow,” said Keerti Melkote, president of Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company.

Aruba will try to address local needs with the networking products being manufactured in India. Aruba will also start exporting from its India manufacturing unit.

“The manufacturing capability in India will give us added advantages to rapidly innovate networking solutions that will also deliver benefits and new experiences for other parts of the world as well,” said Santanu Ghose, director – India, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company.

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