Valeo, the global automotive technology provider, has set-up a second line in Sanand, Gujarat, to manufacture Ultrasonic Sensors in India. This state-of-the-art assembly line was inaugurated by Marc Vrecko, President, Comfort and Driving Assistance Business Group, Valeo in the presence of Jayakumar G, Group President & Managing Director, Valeo India.
The production at Sanand location, Ahmedabad, started in November 2021. With this additional line, the total production capacity will increase from three million to seven million units annually.
This modern plant is equipped with a semi-automatic lean manufacturing line, which is installed in a dust free production environment The plant is equipped with advanced manufacturing capabilities such as a traceability system based on QR Code laser marking capability for 100% of the products. The facility is also equipped with a separate “Reinforce Product Audit” Laboratory that houses X-ray, thermal testing and electrical function testing to ensure reliability and high quality of the product.
Commenting on the new facility, Jayakumar G, Group President & Managing Director, Valeo India, said, “We installed this new sensor line for rear park assist to increase capacity and meet our customer’s growing demand for ultrasonic sensors in India. This is another milestone towards providing safer mobility solutions to our customers. We plan to increase our investments to localize more products, and provide best solutions in driving assistance systems for India and export markets.”
Marc Vrecko, President – Valeo Comfort and Driving Assistance said, “Valeo, world leader in driving and parking assistance systems, with 1 out of 4 new cars equipped with one of our ADAS technologies, offers the broadest range of sensors in the automotive industry, making driving and parking both enjoyable and safe. With this new assembly line, we are looking forward to meeting the increasing demand of the Indian market and to keep on offering affordable solutions for safer mobility.”
Valeo’s AIS (Automotive Industry Standards) regulation compliant Park Assist technology for both passenger and commercial vehicles offers a scalable system architecture with solutions ranging from basic entry to advanced automated park assist functions to cater to the different needs of the OEMs.
The system can be further extended to allow for automated parking in parallel and perpendicular spaces, automated braking, basic blind spot detection and passive and active flank protection.
Valeo’s customers benefit from the company’s strong R&D presence in India to cater to their unique needs and Valeo’s talented team of engineers, who are readily available to support product customization and localisation, turnkey project development and seamless system integration requirements.
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