RTSSL inaugurates new line for manufacturing Steering Gear Valves
Written by Krishna Kumar   
Tuesday, 15 November 2011
Chennai: Rane TRW Steering Systems Ltd (RTSSL), a 50:50 JV between Rane Group, and TRW Inc. USA, inaugurated its new expanded line for manufacturing Valves for passenger car segment. The expanded plant spread over 10000Sq.ft at Viralimalai, near Trichy, features a new green block, ECO friendly air conditioned assembly and epoxy coated flooring.

This new line will produce 10000 valves per month for passenger car segment. RTSSL adopted Lean Manufacturing Practice (LPS) effectively to set up this new line. The line was officially inaugurated by Prof. Yasutoshi Washoi, Deming Award winner and Guru of TQM in the presence of Mr. G. Parthipan, President, Rane TRW Steering Systems Ltd.

"We have constantly strived for improvements and this new expanded line established for manufacturing Steering gear valves using Lean Production System , incorporating process laden manufacturing approach is a significant indicator of our endeavor to constantly innovate and transform according to the needs of our customers," said G. Parthipan, President, RTSSL.

Established in 1987 today RTSSL is the market leader in hydraulic power steering space in India with an annual turnover of around Rs 500 crores for the year 2010-2011. RTSSL caters to wide spectrum of OEMs such as Tata Motors (Passenger Cars and Heavy Commercial vehicles), Ashok Leyland, Daimler India Commercial Vehicles, Volvo-Eicher, Asia Motor Works, Mahindra & Mahindra, Renault India, Ford Motors, Hyundai Motors, Fiat India, etc.

The company has brought in high pressure steering gear technology (THP Series gears) from TRW Inc to meet the growing needs of emerging commercial vehicle market in India.

In the year 2011, RTSSL joined the elite group of 21 companies world over as the 22nd company to have won JQM which is the most prestigious and the highest award in Total Quality Management (TQM). RTSSL is also the first company to have won this award since the year 2007 and only the 3rd company from India to have won this award.

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