Fujitsu Ten Minda India Pvt. Ltd , a Uno
Minda Group and Fujitsu Ten Ltd. joint venture company, has officially
inaugurated an audio facility in Bawal. The facility was inaugurated by H
Nakagawa (outgoing MD, Toyota Kirloskar Motor Ltd.) and. K. Ayukawa (MD, Maruti
Suzuki India Ltd.). The ceremony marked the presence of senior officials from leading
OEMs such as MSIL, TKML, HCIL, M&M, Fiat, etc.
The facility includes a captive tool room,
moulding shop, press shop, SMT Assembly line etc to manufacture CD Tuners, display
audios & navigation system. To match the rigorous requirement of automobile
manufacturers, facilities in the plant also include various testing, inspection
& endurance equipment. A surface mount technology line for mounting
components on the PCB and two assembly lines have already started Phase 1 of
Production and Audio Systems are on the roll-out for Maruti already.
T. Shigematsu, President, Fujitsu Ten,
added “The strong product & process technology of Fujitsu Ten combined with
equally strong manufacturing & marketing skills of UNO Minda Group will
help the JV to be the best of its kind in the industry.”
This integrated manufacturing plant of
Audio System would alter the largely fragmented and CBU import market in the
country. Today, most of the cars have Audio system installed as an OEM/OES or
aftermarket fitment. The new company would tap into the OEM/OES audio market by
providing high technology & locally manufactured, cost effective product to
the different car manufacturers in the industry.
“Although the automobile market is going through
difficult times but investment in this new plant is in the right direction
towards localisation and industrialisation” said Nakagawa. Ayukawa stressed on
the cost- competitiveness and the benefits that would accrue from this local
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