Lumax Cornaglia Auto Technologies Private Limited (“LCAT”), a subsidiary / joint venture Company between Lumax Auto Technologies Limited and Cornaglia s.p.a., Italy, has expanded its operations by opening a new manufacturing facility at Chakan in Pune. LCAT is engaged in the business of providing emission products i.e. Air Filters, Fuel Tanks, etc. for both two-wheelers and four-wheelers.
The new facility is spread across a total area of 2.5L sq. ft. and a dedicated 7,000 sq. ft. in-house R&D laboratory and is a one-stop solution for complete vehicle-level emission products requirement of any auto OEM, in India and beyond. An initial investment of over INR 30 crore has been made.
With a workforce of over 200 employees, including 30 highly skilled and experienced engineers, this facility will serve the emission products requirements of the Indian Auto industry.
The facility is equipped with modern precision European machines for best-in-class high-quality production for a diverse product range of Air Filtration System, Snorkels, Various Blow Moulded products like AdBlue Tanks (Urea Tanks), Degassing Tanks (Expansion or Coolant Tank) etc. This plant for the first time will manufacture Plastic Fuel Tanks for commercial vehicles. A unique and niche technology of 3D Blow Moulding products like Hoses & Ducts will also be manufactured here. All the products are in compliance with the new regulations laid by the Government of India and of CAFÉ and RDE norms.
LCAT has also entered the roto-moulding segment for manufacturing plastic fuel tanks, fenders, roofs, and mudguards along with design and development facilities.
LCAT earlier had its manufacturing facility at Chakan with a smaller area of 32K sq. ft. and in view of the increased business opportunities, the management decided to relocate the said facility to the above new and bigger facility.
The brownfield construction is eco-friendly thanks to solar panels, covering the roof, with a capacity of 990KV and water recycling. Besides sales, product management, research and development, laboratory, machining, and assembly, the brand-new site houses a large warehouse that is intended to serve JIT to our valued customers.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Anmol Jain, Managing Director, Lumax Auto Technologies said, “LCAT has been active in the Indian auto sector since 2007 and it is gratifying to see a world-class facility being built in India to locally manufacture its emission and moulded product range. This investment represents the Group’s long-term commitment to its customers, employees, and business associates in the country.”
With this new facility, LCAT will enhance its current production capacity by almost 40%, in a phase-wise expansion.
Also speaking on the occasion, Mr Deepak Jain, Director, Lumax Auto Technologies said, “Our partnership with Cornaglia Group enters its 16th year and together we have been offering the world’s best technologies to the evolving Indian auto market. Strengthening our R&D base further, we intend to better support our customers.”
“Our relationship with Lumax is like a marathon, strong and steady. We have witnessed growth and stability in the past years. The OEMs have shown encouraging interest in our product category and we are looking for healthy traction in the years to come. This is a win-win partnership.” quoted Mr. Pier Mario Cornaglia, Chief Executive Officer, Cornaglia Group, Italy.
“This new facility, perhaps, is the only Indian company establishment to have Plastic Moulding Technologies Inhouse all under one roof – Injection, 2D Blow, 3D Blow & Rotational Moulding. We have become a One Stop Solution for complete vehicle level emission product requirements of any auto OEM”, added Mr Vikas Marwah, Chief Executive Officer, Lumax Auto Technologies.
The company’s major customers include Tata Motors, Skoda Volkswagen India, Toyota India & Indonesia, Mahindra, Stellantis, MG Motors, SEAT, Skoda Czech, and VW Poland.