Jamna Auto Industries Limited
(JAI), India's leading automotive suspension maker for commercial vehicles, has
entered into an agreement with Tinsley Bridge Limited (TBL), U.K. for the
exclusive transfer of TBL's Extralite Spring and Special Steel Technologies to
In another major development,
the company envisages a capital expenditure to the tune of Rs.600 crore in next
3 to 4 years. It would double its existing parabolic capacity, enhance its
capacities for lift axles and air suspension and add two new products i.e. stabilizer bars and u-bolts. The said
expansion is be funded through internal accruals of the company. Jamna has nine
manufacturing plants across India located near major CV hubs and announced
setting up of two new plants at Indore (Madhya Pradesh) and Adityapur (Near
Jamshedpur) enhancing its reach to OEMs and After Market India.
JAI has been pioneer in
bringing latest technology products to Indian CV sector and was the first one
to introduce parabolic springs in India. The above tie-up would further add to
its design capabilities, ahead of its competitors.
Announcing the technology
transfer, Pradeep Singh Jauhar, MD & CEO, Jamna Auto, said, “Technology is
going to be the key differentiator and will allow us to maintain our leadership
position in the market. These state-of-the-art technology products would bring
in significant improvement in our customer's products”.
The expected introduction of
BS VI comes with a challenge for the manufacturers to compensate the increased
engine weight. This Extralite Spring and Special Steel Technologies will
provide access to lighter and stronger springs that will bring down the weight
of the vehicle, thereby increasing the load carrying capacity of the vehicle.
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