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2017-11-27 | Pune
Ground breaking ceremony held for new manufacturing facility at INA Bearings, Creating new R&D infrastructure to enhance engineering capability
Pune/Mumbai, November 27, 2017: Leading global industrial and automotive supplier - Schaeffler, today reiterated its focus on India as a key manufacturing hub by announcing the expansion of its operations at INA Bearings in Talegaon, Pune. The expansion will include a new manufacturing facility and a new R&D facility within the existing premises. The Ground breaking ceremony for the new manufacturing expansion was held in Pune in the presence of Schaeffler AG’s global automotive leadership team.
The new production facility will manufacture engine and transmission components, serving the domestic and exports markets. The R&D facility will focus on enhancing product development and engineering capabilities driving innovation for customers.
Schaeffler India’s INA Bearings Pvt Limited is among the leading suppliers of engine, transmission and chassis components including needle roller bearings and has generated a growth of 15% in CY16. The Pune plant, currently running at full capacity, employs 700 people and with the new facility it is expected to generate additional employment in the future.
Speaking at the occasion, Mr Dharmesh Arora, CEO, Schaeffler India stated, “We see exceptional opportunities as the economy strengthens in the near to mid-term and mobility environment continues to evolve for technology suppliers like Schaeffler. This new facility will help us add capacity and enhance our product portfolio to serve our customer needs of future. This investment is part of our larger strategic growth plan for India rolled out earlier called ‘Mobility for Tomorrow’.”
Schaeffler is in the process of merging its two unlisted entities, INA Bearings India Pvt Limited and Luk India Pvt Limited, with the listed entity Schaeffler India Limited. The combined entity would make Schaeffler India a leading automotive and industrial supplier, offering a full range of solutions in engine, transmission and chassis components for automotive applications and a wide range of ball and roller bearings, housings and services across all industrial applications.
About INA Bearings India Private Limited (INA India)
INA India was incorporated on September 23, 1997 as a private limited company and is engaged in the business of rolling bearings for automotive and industrial applications, precision parts for automotive engine, transmission and chassis systems. As a supplier of innovative products, INA India provides solutions like valve train systems, belt and chain drive systems, transmission synchronizer systems etc. that help improve fuel efficiency, reduce emissions and make powertrains more efficient. With a very wide customer base ranging from industrial to automotive customers, including two wheelers, INA India is synonym with efficiency and powertrain technology. It operates a manufacturing plant including a development center from Talegaon, close to Pune.