ZF Lenksysteme recently inaugurated its first fully-owned manufacturing facility for steering systems in India. Spread over the area of 10,000 sqm, the manufacturing plant at Pune has initial production capacity of 70,000 commercial vehicles steering systems and approximately 400,000 passenger car steerings.
Mr. Michael Hankel, Chief Executive Officer, ZF Lenksysteme, said,” This is an important step for ZF Lenksysteme to expand its operations in India. We chose Pune as it gives us an opportunity to be present right at the centre of India’s auto, it is home to world’s second largest two-wheeler manufacturer, the world’s largest forging company & many other leading auto manufacturers such as Tata Motors, Daimler Chrysler, General Motors, Force Motors etc. Pune is also home to two very prominent automotive research labs, namely Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) & Central Institute of Road Transport (CIRT).”
ZF Lenksysteme already supplies to some of the big names in the country like Tata Motors, Volvo-Eicher Commercial vehicles, Ashok Leyland, Volvo India, Diamler India Commercial Vehicles Limited and Force Motors among others.
Mr. Ronaldo Alves, Chief Executive Officer, ZF Lenksysteme India Pvt. Ltd. said, “We have already established our presence in the Indian Automobile industry through our world-class products and constant endeavour for innovation. This facility will help us strengthen our product portfolio in India. Our primary target is to achieve 80% localization in the next years.”
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