Mohali–Panchkula–Chandigarh (MPC) light engineering cluster


The Mohali-Panchkula-Chandigarh (MPC) cluster is a prominent light engineering cluster in the country. The MPC cluster has around 6000 MSMEs, of which around 2,600 are light engineering industries engaged in machining, manufacture of sheet metal components including ancillary products for railways and tractor industries, fastener manufacturing, and steel fabrication. Among these units, about 1500 units are vendors that mainly cater to the demands of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) like Mahindra & Mahindra), Swaraj Mazda, Swaraj Combines, HMT, Sonalika, Eicher Tractors, automobile and agricultural component manufacturers, and the Rail Coach Factory (Kapurthala) of Indian Railways.

Products manufactured

Tractor/auto parts and railway components including axles, gears, transmission components, and parts of housings, engines, chassis, steering assemblies and brake assemblies

Number of MSMEs


Energy consumption


Main fuels

Electricity, high speed diesel (HSD)

Production & turnover

Rs 2,000 crores

Total energy consumption (toe) >16031

Leading industry association(s)

Cluster profile

Source: Data for 2009-10 collected by TERI under the SIDBI MSMEFDP project

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