Trelleborg has expanded its Indian manufacturing facility to meet increasing demand for its extensive range of anti-vibration products.
The expansion of the facility, which is located in Noida near Delhi, has resulted in a 50% increase in manufacturing space, the installation of a high-tech metal cleaning line and 20 rubber injection presses.
Paul Race, operations director, Trelleborg Automotive AVS Asia, says: “We have operated in India since 1996 and have a wide knowledge of the regional automotive industry, as such, we recognised the market’s exponential growth. With more than 2.5mn new vehicles expected to be on India’s roads within the next 12 months, this growth is set to continue.”The investment in our Noida site will bring major benefits to our customers. The new presses give greater capacity with quicker cycle times. In addition, the high specification cleaning line can be used for both aluminium and steel providing increased flexibility and efficiency.”
The expansion will also see the company introduce production cells for the manufacture of hydromounts at the Noida facility.
The Noida facility is the latest in a series of expansions for Trelleborg Automotive which have seen it recently open a manufacturing facility in Zavolzhye, Russia and establish a R&D facility in Shanghai, China, which is due to open at the end of 2011.