The new plant will produce lighting, HMI systems and electronics for leading automotive manufacturers in the Indian market.
Located in the town of Chakan (Pune), the company says this new facility will employ 200 highly skilled employees within two years and comprises 3,200 sq. m of manufacturing and assembly area and adjoining offices.
Antolin notes that this is its first factory in India specialising in lighting, HMI systems and electronics, and it will produce systems and components for customers in the Indian market; specifically, Tata, Suzuki, Toyota, Mahindra and Skoda-VW.
To support its growing technology solutions business in India the company will also set up a specific team for the Lighting, HMI and Electronics Business Unit for this market.
The projects of the new factory include all the ambient lighting for the new Mahindra electric vehicle platform, as well as a central touch control panel project for Tata’s Safari and Harrier models.
“With the new plant in Chakan and the specialised lighting, HMI and electronic solutions team, we will be closer to our customers, adapting to their technical requirements while also seeking ways to collaborate in innovation and technological development. We are expanding in a country that offers enormous growth opportunities for Antolin in coming years in terms of both sales and of creating a large technology and engineering hub for the region”, said Ernesto Antolin, Chairman of Antolin.
Antolin already has been operating in India for 20 years, with five plants in the Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Haryana and Gujarat regions supplying automotive interior components to the country’s vehicle manufacturers. Specifically, projects for the businesses of doors, lighting and headliner systems for Skoda-VW, Mahindra and Tata Motors.
In 2022 the company opened a new Global Design and Business Services office also in Pune, to support vehicle manufacturers with a full service from product design and simulation to logistics.
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