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NTN Corp setting up Plant near Chennai for CVJs and 3rd-Gen Hub Bearings Print E-mail
Written by Krishna Kumar   
Friday, 04 March 2011
Chennai: NTN Corporation (NTN), Japan has begun construction of it's new plant in Chennai for the sales and production of constant velocity joints (CVJs) and 3rd generation hub bearings. This is the company's 2nd production base in India. NTN already produces CVJs at its Bawal Plant in northern India.

NTN NEI Manufacturing India Pvt. Ltd. (NNMI) Chennai Plant is expected to begin production in April 2012. The plant will be used to increase production of CVJs and start production of new 3rd generation hub bearings for automotive manufacturers located in the southern region of India.

The NNMI Chennai Plant is located at the Mahindra World City industrial area, Chengelpet Taluk, Kancheepuram near Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The site area is approximately 41,000 sq.m. and the total floor area will be approximately 11,000 sq.m.

To signal the start of construction, a ground-breaking ceremony was held on February 16. The Japanese Consul-general of Chennai, Mr. Minagawa welcomed the construction of the NTN plant following the tight supply of parts amidst the rapid growth of the automotive market in India.

CVJ production at the new plant will raise NTN's market share of vehicles built in India by Japanese automakers as well as increase orders for CVJs from Indian, European, U.S. and Asian automakers.

The company's Bawal Plant in northern India has more than 220 employees. It was established in September 2005 and started production in July 2007.
Constant velocity joints(CVJs) are key automotive components that transfer the rotational force of the engine to the wheels at a constant speed. With the advance of vehicles that are lighter, higher-powered and have more complex drive systems, the vehicle's NVH (noise, vibration, harshness) is an obvious problem. Because customers demand a comfortable and quiet ride, cars outfitted with CVJs that reduce NVH are greatly increasing.

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