Troy, Michigan – AxleTech International held a grand opening ceremony for the inauguration of its new manufacturing facility in Pune, India, on March 23. Under the name AxleTech India Private Limited, the plant represents the company’s first production site in India.
The new manufacturing facility will support engineering and assembly of off-highway and specialty axles for original equipment manufacturers (OEM) in India. “We are optimistic about the growth potential in India, where we have longestablished relationships with blue chip customers,” said Mathieu Fidel, Vice President of Global Operations at AxleTech International.
The company currently employs 25 individuals in India and is motivated to expand its presence in the country. “Establishing a manufacturing footprint is key in expanding our global reach and enables us to provide our customers with quality products while leveraging our local procurement initiatives. We are also committed to grow our product portfolio to better serve the Indian market,” added Mathieu Fidel.
AxleTech’s new manufacturing facility became operational in January and is scalable to support the expanding market opportunities in India.
AxleTech International, based in Troy, Michigan, is a supplier of off-highway and specialty vehicle drivetrain systems and components to original equipment manufacturers and the aftermarket for commercial and defense customers around the world. AxleTech has nine vocational markets: agricultural, aircraft ground support, construction, forestry, material handling, defense, mining, specialty truck, and transit. AxleTech has manufacturing, distribution, and engineering facilities in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Chicago, Illinois, Saint-Étienne, France, Osasco, Brazil, and Pune, India.