Schaeffler India today announced the expansion of its operations at INA Bearings in Talegaon, Pune, with an investment outlay of Rs 200 crore. The expansion will include a new manufacturing facility and a new R&D facility within the existing premises.
The new production facility will manufacture engine and transmission components, serving the domestic and exports markets. The R&D facility will focus on enhancing product development and engineering capabilities driving innovation for customers. The Pune plant is currently running at full capacity and employs 700 people and with the new facility it is expected to generate additional employment in the future.
Speaking at the occasion, Dharmesh Arora, CEO, Schaeffler India, stated, “We see exceptional opportunities as the economy strengthens in the near to mid-term and mobility environment continues to evolve for technology suppliers like Schaeffler. This new facility will help us add capacity and enhance our product portfolio to serve our customer needs of future. This investment is part of our larger strategic growth plan for India rolled out earlier called ‘Mobility for Tomorrow’.”
Schaeffler is in the process of merging its two unlisted entities, INA Bearings India Pvt Limited and Luk India Pvt Limited, with the listed entity Schaeffler India Limited. The combined entity offer a full range of solutions in engine, transmission and chassis components for automotive applications and a wide range of ball and roller bearings, housings and services across all industrial applications.