AxleTech Inaugurates First Production Site In India
By pdamon23 March 2016
AxleTech International, the Troy, Mich., headquartered manufacturer of off-highway and specialty vehicle drivetrain systems and components for commercial vehicle and defense applications, has officially inaugurated its new manufacturing facility in Pune, India. Under the name AxleTech India Private Limited, the plant represents the company’s first production site in India.
The new manufacturing facility will support engineering and assembly of off-highway and specialty axles for original equipment manufacturers in India. “We are optimistic about the growth potential in India, where we have long-established relationships with blue chip customers,” said Mathieu Fidel, vice president of Global Operations at AxleTech International. “Establishing a manufacturing footprint is key in expanding our global reach and enables us to provide our customers with quality products while leveraging our local procurement initiatives. We are also committed to grow our product portfolio to better serve the Indian market.”
The new manufacturing facility currently employs 25 people and is scalable to support the expanding market opportunities in India, the company said.