ZF has opened a new state of the art assembly line for off-highway products at its Coimbatore, India plant. It is built to accommodate, assembling of axles for backhoe loader, wheel loader, dump trucks and compactor applications.
While attending the event, Vipin Sondhi, MD & CEO of JCB India said “JCB India has had a long and valuable relationship with ZF. It has been an equal partner in our commitment to manufacturing world-class products in India for our customers worldwide. With this new assembly line, we are certain that ZF will set the bar even higher for quality and reliability of their products”
Tilo Huber, Head of Construction equipment business from Passau, Germany said, “This new state-of-the-art facility will help us to address increasing demand. The Indian market is increasingly important for ZF Group and particularly for our off-highway business. Our activities are appreciated by local OEMs and support our competitiveness for global customers.”
The new assembly line will address the expected market demand and add capacity for local customers as well as for export markets. The investments are aligned with the goal to bring best-in-class technology to help customers to offer products with enhanced performance and reliability. Based on market conditions ZF plans to triple the initial capacity of the new line within the next three years.
Suresh KV, Head of Region India, ZF said, “Private and public investment in building and infrastructure are key for India’s economic growth. With this assembly line, we support the localization of vehicle production for off-highway applications. Bringing key technology to the Indian market underlines the growing importance of our home market. The inauguration of this assembly line in Coimbatore is the next logical step to further increase our vertical integration and thereby our customer service.”