Continuing on its growth path in India, German technology company Continental has opened two new lines for Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Electronic Stability Control (ESC) assembly at its Gurgaon plant. This capacity increase will address the market requirements stemming from Government of India legislations for ABS entry in April 2019 for passenger cars and 2-wheelers. This takes the company another step closer to its “Vision Zero” – a future with zero accidents.
Continental has been steadily investing in India to localise ABS/ESC. In 2016, Continental set up a line for ABS assembly, in addition to ESC systems, in Gurgaon, followed in 2018 by a new line in its Bangalore plant, for production and assembly of Electronic Control Units (ECU) for 2-Wheeler and passenger car ABS and ESC.
“The good news about the India market is the increase in consumer awareness about vehicle safety, the seriousness with which the Government is approaching this topic, and the commitment of manufacturers. As a technology company, we will fully support this positive movement, and will continue to make investments where necessary,” explained Prashanth Doreswamy, Head of Continental India.