MANN+HUMMEL, one of the global leaders in air and fluid filters and filtration systems for engines, are planning to set up a new automotive components production plant at Bawal near New Delhi.
The new manfufacturing facility will be located very close to major OEMs in north India. The new plant will produce filter systems for the air and fluid management of the engine, mainly for passenger cars. Goods will be delivered “just in time”. The new Bawal production siterepresents an important step within MANN+HUMMEL’s expansion strategy in Asia.
MANN+HUMMEL India’s customers in the Northern part of India are currently serviced from the plant in Tumkur near Bangalore. Setting up the plant in Bawal would speed up delivery times and reduce transport costs. The new plant increases flexibility and improves response time, an important aspect in a dynamic market environment like India.
MANN+HUMMEL, with its Head Office in Germany, is a development partner and original equipment supplier to the international automotive and engineering industries. The new plant in Bawal will produce the company’s core products, which includes plastic air intake manifolds, air cleaner systems, cylinder head covers and crank case ventilation systems, washer reservoir systems etc.
The major focus of the plant would be on components for the passenger cars and motorcycle segments, as well as the commercial vehicle and three-wheeler sectors.
Mr. Axel Grossmann, Managing Director of MANN+HUMMEL INDIA says “It is our goal to be first choice for our Indian customers and top supplier in our segments in Asia. The Indian economy is booming and the investments by local and foreign companies like MANN+HUMMEL will drive the country to a bright future, by 2018, we will increase our Asian sales share to 25 per cent, and India is one of our Asian key markets to reach this goal.