Chennai, April 29, 2019: Valeo has inaugurated a Wiper motor manufacturing facility at Vallam in Chennai. The plant will manufacture rear wiper motors catering to OEMs and the aftermarket segment in the country. This facility, with 1,200 sq m built-up area and 1,530 sq m of total area, currently has the capacity to manufacture 500,000 units annually, with an option to increase to 750,000 units.
A first manual hybrid manufacturing line for Valeo across the globe, this plant is equipped with a traceability system, with a QR Code laser marking capability for process and product traceability. In addition, the entire manufacturing line will be monitored with cameras for 100 per cent process and product control.
Commenting on this new facility, Ashok Belani, Group President and Managing Director, Valeo India said, “Setting up of another manufacturing facility in India reaffirms Valeo’s commitment to the Indian automotive industry. Valeo’s Wipers Systems are already a leading product in the Indian aftermarket. Through this manufacturing facility, we aim to capture a significant market share, by bringing the complete range to cater to the needs of the OEMs in our country.”
This new wiper motor manufacturing facility currently produces left hand motor to cater specifically to the OEM needs and has the capability to produce short and medium version of wiper motors. Valeo’s Wiper solutions are well known globally for its cutting-edge technologies for cleaning windshields, rear windows and optical sensors to offer excellent visibility. Specifically Valeo’s lightweight wiper systems help in reducing CO2 emissions, in addition to providing increased comfort and safety.