Continental has broken ground on its Greenfield plant development in Talegaon, Pune, India. The new site, which will develop low emission technologies as part of Continental’s Powertrain business, will receive US$30m investment until 2020.
Production start is scheduled for early 2020 for various drivetrain products including engine management systems, sensors and actuators, as well as fuel and exhaust management components, for passenger cars, two-wheelers and commercial vehicles. Continental Powertrain offers efficiency solutions for the IC engine, exhaust aftertreatment as well as vehicle electrification.
During the groundbreaking ceremony, Klaus Hau, executive VP powertrain components business unit, Continental Powertrain, said, “India plays a central role in our global growth strategy. Due to the increasing stringent emission legislation in the automotive market, including two-wheeler market, we are expecting a growing demand of low emission technologies.”
Continental has invested approximately US$295m in India during the 10-year period from 2008 for its various businesses. With this investment the company aims to help key automotive customers in India transition to BS VI emission standards.