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ZF India crosses production of 1000 transmissions at its Chakan plant Print E-mail
Written by Vivek   
Thursday, 10 November 2011
Pune: ZF India Private Limited has crossed the production of 1000 transmissions at its transmission plant in Chakan. The company's facility in Pune supplies Axles and Transmissions to the growing Off Road Market. ZF India is till date the only production unit in India to assemble fully power shiftable Backhoe Transmissions.

"India specific products through Indian production is our key strategy for this voracious market growth," said Mr. Keller, Director Sales IC Business Division. The crossing of the 1000th transmission has happened in a short span of 11 months.

ZF India Private Limited was founded in early 2007 and has two plants in operation since 2010, one representing Off Road business (Industrial Business Division) and another handling the On Road (Truck Business Division) products.

Having started its localisation activities in the Off Road plant in Pune, the division is gearing up to increase its product portfolio for Local production. In 2010 local assembly of ZF backhoe rear axles was started, in 2011 the company expanded its portfolio to include its full powershiftable Backhoe Transmission.

"We are continually expanding our product portfolio and the Indian operations would already begin local assembly of ZF Wheel Loader Axle line by the year end," said Mr Strebl, Vice President of ZF India’s Off Road division.

Construction & Earthmoving drive line business, a part of the Industrial Driveline division is one of the key focus areas of ZF Group for the Indian market.

"The Indian Government’s commitment to increasing infrastructure spending, to the level of 1 trillion US dollars in the next five year plan (2012_2017), will further catalyse the already growing market size. ZF is set to address the growing market demands through design to market applications with a horizon for local production," the company said in a statement.

"An engineering team based out of India in close collaboration with the German R & D base will support the development of the design to market applications. The team will play a pivotal role in identifying the market requirements and aiding in the development of a suitable product portfolio," said Piyush Munot, Director and Head of ZF India.

Having its feet set strongly in the market, the organisation is on full throttle to increase its presence in the Indian market. Currently there are ZF owned service centres in Pune, Raipur, Bangalore and a dealer location in Delhi. The motive is to quicken response time to field requirements and ensure availability of genuine ZF parts.

Its customers include OEM brands like Telcon, Ashok Leyland John Deere. The company is a participant at Excon India 2011, to be held from 23 to 27 November in Bangalore.

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