Minda Corporation forms 50:50 JV with HCMF for Automotive Sunroof Solutions and Closure Systems

This partnership aims to provide cutting edge technology backed by state-of-the-art manufacturing of Sunroof and Closure Technology Products for passenger cars by localisation in India.

L to R - Mr Charles His, Sales President, Southeast and South Asian Area, HCMF, Mr Ashok Minda, Chairman & GCEO, Spark Minda, Mr Roger Hsi, Chairman, HCMF, Mr Aakash Minda, ED, Spark Minda

Minda Corporation Limited, the flagship company of Spark Minda, a leading automotive components supplier to OEMs and tier-1 customers signed “Joint Venture (JV) Agreement” with HSIN Chong Machinery Works Co. Ltd. (HCMF) from Taiwan, manufacturer of Automotive Sunroof and Closure systems.

This partnership is a 50:50 Joint venture between Minda Corporation and HCMF, aims to provide cutting edge technology backed by state-of-the-art manufacturing of Sunroof and Closure Technology Products for passenger cars by localisation in India.

Announcing the collaboration, Mr. Ashok Minda, Chairman & Group CEO – Minda Corporation said, “We are delighted to announce the signing of a Joint Venture Agreement with HCMF, a partnership that will pave the way for smart mobility solutions. This collaboration underscores our commitment to Atmanirbhar Bharat, as we strive to deliver comprehensive system solutions encompassing product design, development, and manufacturing for passenger vehicles. Furthermore, Spark Minda is committed to expanding our four-wheeler segment offerings by enhancing kit value, ensuring greater benefits for our customers. Our continuous endeavour is to introduce advanced technology products that will drive the next phase of our growth.

With evolving consumer preferences and premiumisation, the market for sunroof in India is expected to grow significantly. HCMF is a global technology leader of automotive Sunroof and Closure systems and this collaboration will offer advanced products and technologies in the vehicle access space, particularly for passenger cars increasing the Content per vehicle.

Commenting on the JV, Mr. Roger Hsi, Chairman, HCMF added, “HCMF is dedicated to provide world-class solutions for the automotive customers globally. We are excited to collaborate with Spark Minda to expand our footprint in India’s burgeoning Indian vehicle market to develop and manufacture innovative integrated Automotive Sunroof and Closure systems for next generation vehicles. HCMF is confident that this partnership will effectively channelise the complementary strengths of both organizations and establish a strong presence in the rapidly expanding market for Sunroof and Closure systems market in India.”

HCMF, headquartered in Taiwan, was founded in 1961 by Mr. Hsi Chieh to provide cost competitive innovative products globally to its customers. The company is engaged in various products groups like Roof System, Comfort Closure System, Door and Closure Mechanical System, Seat System and Mechanical & Mechatronic System. The company operates via its 29 Sales, technical and manufacturing facilities spread globally.