Oerlikon displaying drive system technologies to Indian marketplace at Excon 2013

To further enhance its presence in India, Oerlikon will display its various driveline technologies at Excon 2013.

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Oerlikon Drive Systems, with its two brands Oerlikon Graziano and Oerlikon Fairfield, is attending Excon 2013, in Bangalore (India), from November 20 to 24 in Hall 3 LL Stand 712/713. Oerlikon Segment Drive Systems India is today a strong asset to expand the business, addressing the customer requirements in contribution to European and American Operations. Gears and transmission components for high quality applications make the company a full gear solution provider to all top players in India, in Construction Equipment, Agricultural Tractors and Commercial Vehicles. Among the technologies on display will be the latest axles for wheeled loaders, Torque Hub, Shifting Solutions and components, for all types of demanding construction machinery applications.

Oerlikon’s Drive Systems Segment has been present in India since 1999. The segment operates two production sites in Greater Noida and in Belgaum. At present 60 % of the segment’s Indian revenues are from domestic market sales and 40% are from export sales in the agricultural, construction equipment, commercial/utility vehicle and industrial applications markets. India is of increasing importance to the Drive Systems segment as both a market and manufacturing base.

Oerlikon’s Drive Systems Segment laid the foundation stone of its third Indian plant in India a few months ago. The new plant is in Sanand in the state of Gujarat, a hub for the automotive industry. Indian operations will likely account for some 20 % of the Segment turnover once this third plant will be fully operational. This will allow Drive Systems to deliver high-tech products and solutions at competitive cost by leveraging local talent for local markets in an area where most current and prospective customers are based.

The new Gujarat plant will be specialized from transmission synchronizers, for which India is already recognized as an international competence center, to assemblies for full and final transmissions for high-end trucks, off-road applications and passenger cars. The facility will also showcase Oerlikon’s commitment to environmental sustainability with high energy efficiency and efficient waste water management.

Between the two brands, Oerlikon Fairfield and Oerlikon Graziano, the product range exhibited at Excon 2013 includes Axles for wheeled loaders, Torque Hub and Shifting Solutions. The axles with wet disk brakes (WDB) and featured with patented pump oil circulation integrated into the differential, with high efficient cooling of the brake disk, can be combined to provide support for wheeled loaders with machine operating weight from 11 to 24 tons. Torque Hub are final drive units that deliver the torque output and long service life required for agricultural, industrial and off-highway mobile equipment applications. The company will also display examples of its gear sets (gears, shafts, crown wheel and pinions, planetary gears and its Shifting Solutions (synchronizers and powershift units).