Stanadyne Opening First ME Plant, Signs Supply Deal
By pdamon13 July 2016
Stanadyne, a fuel injection system developer based in Windsor, Conn., announced the opening of its first Middle East facility and a supply deal with Millat Tractors Ltd.
Stanadyne said a long-term partnership was finalized whereby the new plant, based in Sharjah, will produce diesel fuel pumps for Millat Tractors, an agriculture tractor manufacturer based in Lahore, Pakistan.
“Stanadyne is serving a worldwide niche by customizing fuel systems for our customers’ needs,” said David Galuska, chief executive officer of Stanadyne.
In addition to Sharjah, Standadyne has manufacturing plants in China, India, Italy and the U.S.
“With rigorous emissions standards coming into effect around the globe, our goal is to establish a nearby presence to better serve our customers and support the fuel system transition necessary for lower emission engines,” Galuska said. “We’re working to establish partnerships that will allow us to apply our best-of-breed technology and enable customers to expand their share in domestic markets and increase exports.”
The Stanadyne-Millat agreement calls for an initial volume of 30,000 mechanical rotary pumps per year. The pumps will be assembled at the Sharjah facility and deliveries from the facility will begin in August. This model pump, used worldwide in 50 to 85 hp diesel engines, has never been available in the region at this scale until now, Stanadyne said.
“Having a flexible manufacturer local to our region, allows us build tractors faster, more reliably and keep costs down,” said Sikandar M. Khan, chairman of Millat Tractors, which sells nearly 30,000 tractors annually. “The competitive advantage Stanadyne can provide through their fuel system technology as well as the emissions benefit will help our company grow in local markets and increase our export business.”
Stanadyne said it is the first fuel injection system company to establish large-scale manufacturing in the region. The new plant is located in the Sharjah Airport International Free Zone and occupies 600 m2 with capacity to assemble 3000 diesel rotary pumps a month. Stanadyne will add 60 employees, including machinists, assembly technicians, administration and management.