ZF Friedrichshafen AG opens new plant in Pune
ZF Friedrichshafen, one of the biggest transmission companies worldwide, recently opened its outlet in Pune (Chakan), India. The company has invested a huge amount of 21 million Euros (~150-200 Crores INR). The company has its long-standing presence in the country since the last 3 decades, and has worked closely with many passenger and commercial vehicle manufacturers to develop high performance transmissions and chassis components. It had made its entry into Pune in 2010, and that re-enforced its commitment to the Indian automobile market.
The area is spread over 85,000 square meters (20 acres), and has enough space to house new age equipment/infrastructure, which will aid the company in developing new technology. The new plant will concentrate on developing passenger car clutch systems, which will expand its current portfolio. It will also be the headquarters for the after-market sales and service as well as the engineering and administration divisions of ZF India Pvt Ltd.
The event was held on the 100th year anniversary of the company and was attended by all the senior management of the company. Wilhelm Rehm who is the Board Member of ZF and Global Head of material management, Rudi von Meister who happens to be ZF’s President of Asia-Pacific and Piyush Munot, India Managing Director were amongst the few present. The company has 8 plants all over the country which are located at Pune, Pantnagar, Gurgaon, Chennai, Coimbatore and Madurai.