Continental expands manufacturing and validation capabilities in India

One of the biggest automotive suppliers in the world, Continental has announced the growth of its manufacturing and confirmation competency in the country. Continental, through its Powertrain sector establishes the latest experiment & confirmation lab for Fuel Supply Systems at its Bangalore facility, whereas 2 product lines for Fuel Rail Assembly and in-tank Fuel Pumps are being installed at the Pune center. The lab and the two new product lines are proposed to accomplish Continental’s projected objective of attaining the uppermost grade of localization throughout the cost sequence and also to suit the amplified demand from consumers.

The novel setup supplemented to the Pune facility will have the capability of turning out 1 million extra numbers of Fuel Rail Injectors and Fuel Pumps of diverse variety. The check & confirmation lab for Fuel Supply Systems guarantees confined test infrastructure and competency. With the worldwide homogeneous test & confirmation procedure at Continental, the outcome at the Indian hub can be collectively related with additional international regions, therefore the OEMs will take advantage from Continental’s global proficiency.

According to Joerg Laatsch, Head of Business Unit Engines Systems India “The localization of the Fuel Rail Assembly is a further milestone in coming closer to complete localized Gasoline Engine Management systems and support our strategy to serve our customers directly here in India”.

Continental expands manufacturing and validation capabilities in IndiaDr. Markus Distelhoff, Executive Vice President, Business Unit, Fuel Supply at Continental AG added, “We are witnessing a huge traction for our Powertrain systems and technologies in India and we have been working on the Indianisation of these solutions tailor made for Indian OEMs over the past few years. The current investments will definitely help us in meeting the increased customer demand and also to leverage our global expertise in the Powertrain domain for Indian OEMs”.

According to Claude d’Gama Rose, Managing Director of Continental India, “We have yet again proved our commitment to the India market. We have had series of investments and corporate announcements in 2011 including the acquisition of Modi Tyres, buying back remaining shares at a JV with Rico Auto, the entry of Benecke-Kaliko (a part of the ContiTech division) into the Indian market, Phase III expansion of our Technical Center India, etc. With the backing of these investments, we are quite confident of reaching the projected growth in India”.

Continental is depending on its domestic tactics and considers it is the solution to the expansion and triumph in the emerging economies. With a certain grade of domestic use of the value-added chain, Continental is able to offer state-of-the-art technology with international standard modified for the Indian needs and significantly at a reasonable price. Continental teams up its technological skills and universal experience with the knowledge of its Indian engineers and experts. In early 2011, Continental proclaimed its plan to twofold its growth in the country and finished noteworthy investments throughout its units and trade centers to prompt expansion.

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