Drive Systems expands in India
Oerlikon aims to become the trusted partner for OEMs in India: In September, the groundbreaking ceremony for the third manufacturing plant took place in the automobile hub of Sanand in the state of Gujarat.
Segment Drive Systems commenced work on its third manufacturing plant in India with a groundbreaking ceremony on September 14, 2013 on the site which is located in the automobile hub of Sanand in the state of Gujarat. Drive Systems has been present in India since 1999, with production sites of both its brands Oerlikon Graziano and Oerlikon Fairfield at Greater Noida and Belgaum respectively. Earlier this year, New Delhi was chosen as the home location for the global CEO of Segment Drive Systems. With the region acquiring increasing significance for Oerlikon, both as a market and a manufacturing base, this new investment will further boost the company’s ambition to be a trusted partner for OEMs in emerging markets as it already is in the developed markets.
Segment Drive Systems公司于2013年9月14日在印度古吉拉特邦萨南德汽车枢纽现场举行了奠基仪式，开始了其在印度第三家制造工厂的工作。自1999年以来，Drive Systems公司一直在印度开展业务，其品牌Oerlikon Graziano和Oerlikon Fairfield的生产基地分别位于大诺伊达（Greater Noida）和贝尔高姆（Belgaum）。今年初，新德里被选为Segment Drive Systems公司全球首席执行官的总部所在地。随着该地区作为市场和制造基地对欧瑞康的重要性日益提高，这项新投资将像其已经在发达市场中做到的那样进一步促进该公司成为新兴市场中值得信赖的OEM合作伙伴。
Foundation stone laid
The ground-breaking ceremony involved offering prayers to the almighty for successful completion of the project and was led by Mr Heriberto Diarte, CEO of Segment Drive Systems, in the presence of Mr. Khurshed Thanawalla, Country Representative, Oerlikon Group, India, and senior management team of Drive Systems India.
奠基仪式包括向全能者祈祷该项目顺利完工。仪式由Segment Drive Systems公司首席执行官赫里贝托·迪亚特（Heriberto Diarte）先生主持，印度欧瑞康集团国家代表库什德·塔纳瓦拉（Khurshed Thanawalla）先生和Drive Systems公司印度高管团队均到场出席。
Tree plantation and CSR activity was carried out thereafter followed by a Press Conference. While addressing the media Diarte said, “This marks an important milestone for the further development of Drive Systems in India. With the new capacities we will not only continue our growth in India but upgrade our capabilities to more high-tech driven products.”
Being socially responsible
The new plant will be spread across more than 30 acres, create almost 1000 new jobs, and will be a showcase for Oerlikon’s commitment to environmental sustainability. The plant will be a truly sustainable site; more than a third of the site will be green and we will have an energy efficient building, resulting in 30% reduction in energy requirements, plus zero discharge of water and 100% rain water harvesting and waste water management. The goal is to attain the coveted “IGBC gold certification” status in all aspects of sustainability and be a trendsetter amongst our peers in the India region.
Building on our strengths
Sanand is an established hub for automobile companies and is a key area for good engineers specializing in assembling products and prototyping. The new plant will enable Drive Systems to make high-tech products and solutions at competitive costs by leveraging India’s strength as best cost labor market and with numerous of our existing and potential customers being in Gujarat it will give Oerlikon an added advantage of being close to them. While the Oerlikon Graziano plant in Noida is more specialized in manufacturing high-performance gears and synchronizers, and the Oerlikon Fairfield in Belgaum assemnles drive units for industrial applications, at the Gujarat plant the range of products will be 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.
萨南德不仅是著名的汽车公司枢纽，同时还是优秀产品组装和原型制作工程师们聚集的重要区域。新工厂将利用印度作为最佳成本劳动力市场的优势，使Drive Systems公司能够以具有竞争力的成本生产高科技产品和提供解决方案。由于我们在古吉拉特邦拥有众多现有和潜在客户，这将使欧瑞康拥有靠近他们的额外优势。位于诺伊达（Noida）的Oerlikon Graziano工厂更专注于制造高性能齿轮和同步器；位于贝尔高姆的Oerlikon Fairfield工厂则为工业应用装配驱动单元；而古吉拉特邦工厂生产系列变速箱同步器。鉴于此，印度已经被公认为具有为高端卡车、越野车和乘用车装配完整和终极变速箱总成的国际胜任力中心。