WABCO owns and operates four world-class manufacturing sites located in India. Its second facility will produce cutting technologies and innovative products to supply commercial vehicle manufacturers in Germany, Japan, Poland, and the US, besides other markets across the globe.
The new 2,272-square meter plant will employ 160 people, including 30 engineers. Jaques Esculier, Chairman and CEO of WABCO and Leon Liu, President (Asia), WABCO jointly inaugurated the second plant near Chennai. The inauguration marked another milestone in the successful expansion of its global manufacturing network.
'The second plant is also an outstanding example of lean manufacturing, which further differentiates WABCO’s excellence in execution,' Esculier said. 'This new world-class plant in India further enables us to seize market opportunities in Asia and globally as we continue to leverage the well anchored, leading market position of WABCO India', he added.
While speaking on the occasion, Lui said: "Our continuous investment in local capabilities demonstrates our deepening commitment to meet the diverse and dynamic needs of customers in India, while continually delivering products and services at world-class standards of quality. What is more, our opening of second unit at Mahindra World City goes to show how we continue to connect more closely and flexibly with our patrons, further differntiating WABCO as a partner of choice for major commercial vehicle manufacturers"
P Kaniappan, Whole-time Director, WABCO India said: "Our second factory at Mahindra World City reflects WABCO's commitment to provide advanced technologies and innovative products for customers globally. Our decision to set up the second unit in Chennai is based on our view of the city as a premier industrial zone, which offers well integrated infrastructure, excellent transport connectivity and proximity to a highly qualified and skilled workforce". For a full report, visit http://automotivehorizon.sulekha.com/