„This is our world“: TMD Friction increases global presence in India
TMD Friction is one of the worldwide leaders in brake friction technology. This global presence is being highlighted at this year’s Automechanika in Frankfurt with the motto “This is our world”. The brake friction expert utilizes this opportunity to announce the start of production of brake pads for the global Independent Aftermarket (IAM) in India, thus providing the necessary production capacity to meet the company’s strategic growth objectives. The production facility near New Delhi has already been audited and approved by several leading car manufacturers and offers sufficient capacity to meet current and future global demand. Products from the Indian facility are made exclusively with original TMD Friction compounds and TMD approved components and follow all quality and approval processes within the global TMD standards. This ensures that all specifications and performance criteria are achieved.
Michael Dunkel, Director Strategic Projects at TMD Friction, is responsible for the integration of the new facility. He explains its strategic importance:
“Our decision to manufacture a part of our products in India emphasizes the global orientation of TMD Friction. A long term optimal location policy is essential for our growth strategy, especially in markets where we are increasing our customer and sales activities. Here we have access to a highly skilled workforce and expert production knowhow, which meet our requirements for quality and safety standards.”
India has established itself as one of the world´s fastest growing economies and has developed into a preferred manufacturing location for the automotive component industry. Growing domestic demand, exports and the high level of foreign investments in growth sectors contribute to a steadily growing GDP. TMD Friction makes use of its chance to develop this important market of the future.