Magneti Marelli from Fiat Spa sets up plant in India for the production of exhaust systems

Magneti Marelli has set up a new plant in Maruti Suzuki Supplier Park, Manesar, Gurgaon for the production of automobile exhaust systems. The new plant…

Magneti Marelli has set up a new plant in Maruti Suzuki Supplier Park, Manesar, Gurgaon for the production of automobile exhaust systems. The new plant is constructed by SKH Magneti Marelli Exhaust Systems Pvt. Ltd., along with Magneti Marelli and SKH Metals Limited. The deal was signed in 2008 and the plant is finally complete.

It has a production capacity of 400,000 Cold End components and 150,000 Hot End systems per annum. The plant is spread over an 8000 sq. Mtrs. area and employs a total of 100 workers. The new plant in Manesar along with their production facility in Pune caters to needs of customers to the north and west of the country.

It projects Magneti Marelli as a leading company in the Indian auto sector especially where exhaust systems and reduction of auto emissions are concerned. Magneti Marelli a part of Fiat Spa, has been present in India since 2007 and have over 8 production plants in areas of powertrain, lighting, exhaust systems, suspensions, shock absorbers, electronic systems, infotainment and navigation.

India auto news release: Magneti Marelli: a new plant inaugurated in India for the production of exhaust systems

Today, Magneti Marelli inaugurated a new industrial plant in India dedicated to the production of automobile exhaust systems.

The new production site, built by SKH Magneti Marelli Exhaust Systems Pvt Ltd, a joint venture between Magneti Marelli and SKH Metals Limited (part of the Krishna Group) signed in 2008, is located at the Maruti Suzuki Supplier Park in Manesar, nearby Gurgaon and just a few kilometres away from New Delhi.

The Indian plant covers a total surface of 8,000 square meters, 4,500 of which are covered and dedicated to the production areas for the manufacturing of Hot End components (catalytic converters) and Cold End components (mufflers). At full stretch, the plant will have a production capacity of 400,000 Cold End components and 150,000 Hot End systems a year, and will employ about 100 workers. The production is intended for motor vehicles produced by Suzuki Maruti India Limited or by other companies belonging to the Suzuki Motor Corporation.

The new plant replaces an existing nearby structure dating back to 2009, and meets expansion and modernization requirements, allowing the product portfolio to be expanded to include cold end systems and ensuring more room for production activities.

For Magneti Marelli, the new plant in Manesar and the other production facility in Pune – which supplies Indian customers located in India’s northern and western region – represent an important and strategic presence on the Indian market in the specific sector of exhaust systems, especially in view of the issues pertaining to the reduction of emissions and of future regulatory scenarios.

With the inauguration of this new plant in the New Delhi area, Magneti Marelli further strengthens its presence in India. Since 2007, Magneti Marelli has in fact duplicated the entire industrial footprint in this country, with eight production plants in the following areas: powertrain, lighting, exhaust systems, suspensions, shock absorbers, electronic systems, infotainment and navigation.

“Magneti Marelli in India is by now a consolidated and growing presence that contributes to the evolution of the automotive sector on a lively market with a positive outlook in the medium and long-term – stated Eugenio Razelli, CEO of Magneti Marelli. In the specific area of exhaust systems, we have built a footprint that ensures us a strategic positioning on the market, in a critical technological area in view of the new scenarios tied to the reduction of polluting emissions, as well as the presence in two geographic areas which are crucial for the automotive sector in India”.

Magneti Marelli designs and produces advanced systems and components for the automotive industry. With its 83 production units, 12 R&D centres and 26 application centres in 18 countries, over 34,000 employees and a turnover of 5.9 billion Euros in 2011, the group supplies all leading carmakers in Europe, North and South America and the Far East.. Its business areas include: Electronic Systems, Lighting; Powertrain, Suspension Systems and Shock Absorbers, Exhaust Systems, Aftermarket Parts & Services, Plastic Components and Modules, Motorsport. Magneti Marelli is part of Fiat Spa.