Pune, October 17, 2017
Cooper Corporation,one of India’s leading engine manufacturers, entered into a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE), which is an undertaking of the Ministry of Defence, for joint development and manufacturing of small and medium diesel engines for marine applications.
The MoU was signed by Sarvjit Singh Dogra, Director, Finance, GRSE and Farrokh N Cooper, Chairman and MD, Cooper Corporation in the city today. Other dignitaries present on the occasion were Dilip Kumar Jagattar Singh DGM (I/C-DEP), Cdr Gaurav Pande, Regional Officer-Mumbai and VD Sivakumar, Corporate Head - Marketing & Sales, Cooper Corporation.
This collaboration aims at setting up a fully indigenous product line of marine diesel engines specifically designed and developed for the Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard, a home-grown alternative to multinational brands currently available in the market. Cooper Corporation will helm the design & manufacture of these diesel engines for marine DG set application, ranging from 50 KW to 500 KW. GRSE will integrate the DG set at their diesel engine plant (DEP) at Ranchi and subsequently sell it to their prospective customers – Indian Navy, Indian Coast Guard, shipbuilders in India and abroad.
“We are glad to partner with GRSE and will provide our best-in-class marine diesel engines armed with superior design and manufacturing quality to offer efficient and path-breaking power supply solutions for the Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard. This effort is in line with promoting the government’s ‘Make-in-India’ initiative,” said Farrokh Cooper.
“This MoU will facilitate mutual sharing of best practices and expertise, making it a fine example of engineering, technology and product innovation collaboration between GRSE and Cooper Corporation,” Sarvjit Singh Dongra.
Over the years, Cooper Corporation has consistently invested in the latest state-of-the-art technology across 75 acres of land at 11 plants in Satara and has set up its own research and development unit.