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Williams Controls to open wholly owned manufacturing facility in Pune, India Print E-mail
Written by Vijay   
Thursday, 18 March 2010
Pune: Williams Controls, a designer and manufacturer of Electronic Throttle Control Systems for the heavy truck, bus and off-road markets, will open a wholly owned manufacturing facility in Pune, India. The plant will manufacture electronic pedals for Williams' growing base of customers in India's truck, bus, off-road and automotive markets.

The new 16,000 square foot plant will produce a number of different electronic floor pedals and suspended pedals, in addition to the company's new Light Commercial Vehicle pedals designed for light trucks and automotive markets.

Production is scheduled to begin in December of this year, following the plant's build-out and customer validation testing. The Indian manufacturing site is expected to employ over 40 people at full capacity.

Recently, the company won significant contracts to build electronic pedals for India's leading vehicle manufacturers.

"India is a very important growth market for Williams Controls," said Patrick W. Cavanagh, Williams Controls President and Chief Executive Officer. Williams Controls began doing business in India in 2006, in conjunction with the country's move toward more stringent emission standards for heavy trucks.

"Our new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility will employ the latest Lean Six Sigma techniques to help us better serve our Indian customers and give us the capacity needed to expand with customer demand," he added.

Williams Controls also operates global manufacturing plants in Suzhou, China, and Portland, Oregon. The company is headquartered in Portland, Oregon, and employs more than 200 people worldwide at locations in North America, Europe, and Asia.

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