Jamna Auto Industries Limited (JAI) has joined hands with Tinsley Bridge Limited (TBL), U.K. to gain access of the latter’s extralite spring and steel technologies to enhance its design capabilities. JAI has been a pioneer in bringing latest technology products to Indian CV sector and was the first one to introduce parabolic springs in India.
The move is claimed to address the expected introduction of BS VI comes as it 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, claims the company. This is partnership is a part of a capital expenditure of Rs. 600 crores that the company has envisaged over the next four years. The capex is planned be funded through internals accruals of the company and expected to double JAI’s existing parabolic springs capacity, enhance its capacities for lift axles and air suspension and add two new products i.e. stabiliser bars and u-bolts.
Announcing the technology transfer, Mr 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”. JAI currently has nine manufacturing plants across India located near major CV hubs and has announced setting up of two new plants at Indore, Madhya Pradesh and Adityapur, near Jamshedpur.