India, part of the Euros 19.3 billion Valeo group of France, has inaugurated a
wiper motor manufacturing facility at Vallam, Chennai. The plant will
manufacture rear wiper motors catering to OEMs and the aftermarket segment in
Valeo Group has automotive business divisions spanning Comfort & Driving
Assistance Systems, Powertrain systems, Thermal systems, Visibility Systems,
Valeo Service and Heavy Commercial Vehicles (electrical and driving
assistance). The wiper business is part of the Visibility Systems division. The Valeo Group is now a world-leading global
automotive supplier operating in 33 countries and partnering with automakers
facility in Chennai with 1,200 square meters built-up area and 1,530 square
meters of total area currently has the capacity to manufacture 500,000 units
annually, with an option to increase to 750,000 units.
first manual hybrid manufacturing line for Valeo across the globe, this plant
is equipped with a traceability system, with a QR Code laser marking capability
for Process and Product traceability. In addition, the entire manufacturing
line will be monitored with cameras for 100% process and product control.
Belani, Group President and Managing Director, Valeo India, said, “Setting up
of another manufacturing facility in India reaffirms Valeo’s commitment to the
Indian automotive industry. Valeo’s wipers systems are already a leading
product in the Indian aftermarket. Through this manufacturing facility, we aim
to capture a significant market share, by bringing the complete range to cater
to the needs of the OEMs in our country.”
new wiper motor manufacturing facility currently produces left hand motor to
cater specifically to the OEM needs and has the capability to produce short and
medium version of wiper motors.
wiper solutions are well known globally for its cutting-edge technologies for
cleaning windshields, rear windows and optical sensors to offer excellent
visibility. Specifically Valeo’s lightweight wiper systems help in reducing CO2
emissions, in addition to providing increased comfort and safety.
Source: Valeo India