Magneti Marelli has opened a new factory in India to produce robotized manual transmissions.
The 7,500m² plant near New Delhi will be run by the Italian company’s joint venture with Suzuki and will have a capacity of 280,000 kits per year.
The AMT units from the company are intended to be low-cost and simple, combining a simple manual transmission with an electro-hydraulic add-on device managed by an ECU.
The company says that the strong demand for the transmissions in the Indian market – the Alto and Celerio models from Maruti and the Tata Nano are fitted with the gearbox – has driven the construction of the new plant.
The new factory is Magneti Marelli’s seventh in India, covering the production of components from powertrain and electronics to suspension.
November 10, 2015