Tenneco Automotive India plans to spend about US$20m to expand in the lucrative Indian market in three to five years, its local chief said.

Tenneco is in talks with Daimler’s India unit, a joint venture between Ashok Leyland and Nissan, and Tata Motors to supply emission control parts, managing director Abhijit Mukherjee told Reuters.

Mukherjee said the Indian government’s focus on adopting of stringent emission rules will help the company in the long run.

The company’s India revenue grew three-fold in as many years, Mukherjee said, but declined to say how much the country contributes to the total revenue of the company.