The global automotive supplier Motherson Sumi Systems Ltd. (MSSL) through its subsidiary Samvardhana Motherson Automotive Systems Group BV (SMRPBV) has received a significant set of orders for the supply of a range of exterior and interior systems for several future Mercedes-Benz vehicle generations. MSSL estimates these orders to generate sales revenues of approximately Rs 15400 crores (Euro 2.2 billion approx.) over its lifetime and expected to commence from calendar year 2018.
To support Daimler’s expansion activities, MSSL will invest in 2 new plants, one each in the USA and Hungary which will enable SMRP BV to be closer to Daimler’s vehicle assembly plants, along with capacity expansion in existing plants in Germany as well as new machines, tools and product development efforts.
Samvardhana Motherson Group received the Daimler Supplier Award 2014 award in the category ‘Partnership’ in February 2015.
All of the mentioned activities are concerning operations of SMRPBV‘s division SMP (Samvardhana Motherson Peguform), which was acquired in 2011. SMP is a technology and market leader for bumpers, door panels and cockpits with strong footprint in Europe, Mexico, Brasil and China. It is a major supplier to car manufacturers in Europe, especially the German car makers. SMP’s new plant in Hungary will be located close to Daimler’s operations in Kecskemet. With the establishment of the new plant in the region around Tuscaloosa, close to Daimler’s assembly plant, SMP enters an important strategic growth market – USA which had been a ‘white spot’ for SMP so far.
Mr. Vivek Chaand Sehgal, Chairman (MSSL) said “While we can’t give any specific details about these orders, But we can state that the preparatory work for the establishment of the two new plants has already begun. We are eager to start producing products matching Motherson’s global quality in these two plants.”