Oerlikon Drive Systems ISO certifications renewed and 3rd plant in India
Oerlikon Drive Systems, leading providers of gear, drive and shifting solutions offer products widely used in operating machinery and equipment for agriculture, construction, energy, mining and transportation. The company recently achieved the EAEAR and India In Quality certifications with Oerlikon Graziano EAEAR Headquarters and all its Italian plants receiving renewal of ISO 9001 and ISO TS16949 certifications.
The 150 year old company with headquarters in New Delhi has two plants in India at greater Noida and Belgaum in Karnataka. Extensive plans are afoot to invest INR 400 crores in a phased manner in a new manufacturing unit at Sanand, Gujarat over the next five years, and create jobs for 500 people.
Drive Systems Segment to build third plant in India
Start of production planned for beginning of 2015
Pfäffikon SZ, Switzerland / Rivoli, Italy / Delhi, India – September 18, 2013 – Oerlikon’s Drive Systems Segment is building a third Indian plant in Sanand in the state of Gujarat, a hub for the automotive industry. The Segment, which markets products under the Oerlikon Graziano and Oerlikon Fairfield brands, laid the foundation stone a few days ago. “This marks an important
milestone for the Group’s further development in India and is a clear signal that we continue to execute the Group’s growth strategy in which regional expansion plays an important role”, said Oerlikon Group CEO Jürg Fedier.
Oerlikon’s Drive Systems Segment has been present in India since 1999, and as of the beginning of this year the Segment CEO has been based in Delhi. The Segment operates an Oerlikon Graziano production site in Greater Noida and an Oerlikon Fairfield site in Belgaum. At present 60 % of the Segment’s Indian revenues are from domestic market sales and 40 % are from export sales in the
agricultural, construction equipment, commercial/utility vehicle and industrial applications markets. India is of increasing importance to the Drive Systems segment as both a market and manufacturing base. “Although the Indian economy has slowed down in relative terms, absolute growth is encouraging and we are confident that this market holds tremendous potential for our business”, said Heriberto Diarte, CEO of the Drive Systems Segment. He added: “Our Indian operations will likely account for some 20 % of our
Segment turnover and employ half of our total workforce once this third plant is fully operational.”
Sanand is an established hub for automotive companies and is replete with specialized prototyping and assembly engineering talent. The new plant will allow Drive Systems to deliver high-tech products and solutions at competitive cost by leveraging local talent for local markets in an area where most current and prospective customers are based.
The new Gujarat plant will produce transmission synchronizers, for which India is already recognized as an international competence center, and assemblies for full and final transmissions for high-end trucks, off-road applications and passenger cars. The new plant will be spread across some 30 acres and create almost 500 new jobs. The facility will also showcase Oerlikon’s commitment to environmental sustainability with high energy efficiency and efficient waste water management.
Oerlikon Drive Systems Quality certificates renewal
Oerlikon Drive Systems is pleased to announce the success achieved in the two regions EMEAR and India in Quality certifications
Oerlikon Graziano EMEAR Headquarters and all the Italian plants obtained the renewal of certifications ISO 9001 and ISO TS16949.
Oerlikon Fairfield Belgaum plant has been recommended for continuation of EHS certified status against ISO 14001-2004 and OHSAS 18001-2007 international standards, after successful completion of the first surveillance audit conducted by TUV from 21st August 13 to 23rd August 13.
The benefits arising from the implementation of this management system are recognized: greater market competitiveness and advantages within the organization. The underlying philosophy of the management system is the constant improvement: a company that decides to get certified, has as main objective to create products that match up with the standards required by the market in the direction of protecting the environment and health and safety of employees and ensures compliance with legislative requirements.
The Company would like to thank all the teams for participating in the quality management system implementation and contributing towards these important achievements.
That’s why we are happy to announce this other step forward to become a “Best in Class” Company.