Modern Automotives Ltd. has become the first Indian company to achieve approval for deliveries of differential pinion shaft to BMW AG Munich. The order comprises 2.5 million units to be delivered by 2034.
Pinion shaft provides a permanent gear reduction between the engine and the driving road-wheels. In vehicles, differential is the main part which transmits the movement coming from the engine to the wheels. On a smooth road, the movement comes to both wheels evenly. This part requires stringent chemistry for steel, micro microns controls in machining and grinding processes that has been successfully developed with in-house competency of Modern Automotives.
In order to meet the exacting standard for the pinion shaft, Modern Automotives developed a special patented coating process under collaborative efforts with HEF France. This process helps improve the physical and metallurgical properties of materials, parts and components leading to reduction or total elimination of any type of surface problems like wear, corrosion, friction, scuffing, seizure, etc. These time-tested solutions enhance the life of the components & parts by 3 to 4 times than conventionally manufactured parts.
For advanced automobiles, this coating process is critical in developing auto parts. With strategic co-development agreement with HEF Modern Automotives is well positioned to provide critical and sensitive parts to global auto majors. Advanced automobile companies from across Europe and Asian nations like Germany and Japan find Modern Automotives as a dependable source for critical parts.
“For an automotive brand like BMW which sets the industry leading benchmark in mobility, developing pinion shaft matching its precise quality standard is a feather in the cap of our company and a milestone for the Make in India campaign. This order is a reflection of the stringent world class quality that Modern Automotives offers. This also showcases the country’s global standing in the auto components market. It is a proud moment for all of us to have got this order” said Aditya Goyal, Managing Director, Modern Automotives.
This total project revenue value is Rs 150 cr. and would give a huge push to the company’s ambition of being part of the global supply chain of prestigious OEM's. With such an export order coming from a mobility trend setter BMW, Modern Automotives is now aiming at increase in its export order book to 25 per cent by 2025 against 5 per cent at present. In its product portfolio Modern Automotives is among the fastest growing company working with global auto giants.
Modern Automotives Ltd. was established in the year 2005 with a vision of empowering mobility by providing world-class parts and systems to two wheeler and car OEM’s. In this regard, company put complete in-house facilities from steel testing to forging, heat treatment, and then fully finishing. MAL was selected as Tier-1 and direct online supplier partner by Honda in 2010, since then we have gone from strength to strength and added customers like Yamaha, Hero, Musashi, TVS, BMW and Honda Cars etc.
The company runs its complete in-house forge shop in District Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab . This forge shop has capabilities for steel and aluminium hot and cold forgings. It is at this forge shop that all the testing, die engineering, die making, forging, heat treatment, and finishing are carried out. From here, the material is transported to various locations ie., Bangalore, Manesar, and Gujarat, where the downstream processing, finishing and sub assemblies are done with sophisticated CNC, VMC machines and automatic paint shops.