Key Safety Systems (KSS), says it has decided to “stake a major investment” in a site at IMT Manesar near New Delhi to establish a global R&D Technical Centre.

The Centre will be equipped to perform engineering design and analysis through CAE and advanced test methods, including an HYGE sled

The new India Technical Centre will serve to develop products from: design, prototyping, to testing and manufacturing of safety restraint systems (SRS).  The construction project has started and is scheduled to be completed this year.

“The new Technical Centre will strengthen the government initiative ‘Make in India’ with focus on technology development by growing India’s automobile Industry,” said president India operations, Mahendra Rajawat.

“This Technical Centre will add to KSS’ ability to exceed customer expectations in the rapidly evolving India market.”

Key Safety Systems works in the system integration and performance of safety-critical components to the automotive and non-automotive markets serving the active safety, passive safety and speciality product sectors.

KSS technology is featured in more than 300 vehicle models produced by 60 customers worldwide.

The company started business in the US, serving Detroit automakers in 1916 and is headquartered in Sterling Heights, Michigan, with a global network of 32 sales, engineering and manufacturing facilities.

The company has five main technical centres located in the Americas, Europe and Asia.