ZF Friedrichshafen AG, which specialises in drive-line, chassis technology, active and passive safety technology, is looking to strengthen its base in India through localisation. The automotive supplier however, has found localisation challenging in the past. Suresh KV, President, ZF India expressed, “With the inauguration of two manufacturing plants, we intend to strengthen ZF’s presence in India. Riding on the ‘Make in India’ wave, we are streamlining our efforts towards the localisation of our products. In the coming years, we hope to make India a sourcing hub for ZF’s global portfolio.” With a focus on expanding its market of off-highway products, ZF is looking to cater to market segments such as the pick and carry crane, and the self-loading concrete mixers amongst other segments. As such, adoption of the relevant manufacturing technology, meeting the requisite quality standards and production of volumes within the scope of low cost solutions are concerned, ZF is looking to overcome these challenges.

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