Advik Hi-Tech partners Japan’s Nikki to make CNG regulators in India

The CNG regulator is part of Advik’s approved PLI; collaboration with Japanese major will help indigenise the  manufacturing technology and enhance the product’s affordability for Indian automakers

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L-R: Takashi Wada. President, Nikki Co Ltd with Aditya Bhartia, Managing Director of the Advik Group of Companies.

L-R: Takashi Wada. President, Nikki Co Ltd with Aditya Bhartia, Managing Director of the Advik Group of Companies.

Pune-based Advik Hi-Tech and Nikki Co Ltd of Japan have signed a technology collaboration for manufacture of CNG regulators. This pact is with an aim to bring sustainable innovations in Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) mobility solutions to the Indian market at an affordable cost.

With Nikki’s proven technology and Advik’s manufacturing capabilities, this product will cater to internal combustion engine applications for the India passenger car and commercial vehicle market. Through this latest collaboration, Advik widens its product portfolio in the passenger car and commercial vehicle segments.

The new technology partnership will be responsible for the design, manufacturing, marketing, and sales of compact CNG regulators in India and to global markets. CNG regulators are used in CNG vehicles to depressurise and adjust the pressure of the gaseous fuel filled in the fuel tank. This product has wide applications from cars to commercial vehicles to industrial forklifts and stationary generators.

Nikki of Japan has extensive experience in design and manufacturing of alternate fuel system products for usage in CNG, LPG, LNG vehicles. (Image: Nikki)

The creation of an India-based partnership will enable Advik’s expertise to be leveraged to fully localise production and supply chain and offer ‘Made in India’ products to Indian OEMs at affordable costs.

“Advik and Nikki share a strong technology focus and a commitment to supply innovative technologies at an affordable cost. This new collaboration will further spearhead our activities in India, enabling us to support existing and potential new customers locally, and broadening our access to this new market,” said Takashi Wada, President, Nikki Co. Ltd.

Aditya Bhartia, Managing Director, Advik Group of Companies said: “With Nikki, we have identified a strong partner in India whose technology is widely accepted across several global customers. This partnership is a strategic step in entering and growing the CNG business in India while further strengthening our relationship with several key customers. The technology agreement is in line with the company’s vision to be a key player in the alternate fuel market as the country looks to diversify further away from fossil fuels into cleaner fuels. With Nikki’s world-renowned technology for regulators, and Advik’s strength in manufacturing, both companies aim to capture the burgeoning Indian mobility market for CNG regulators.”

He added, “In line with the Government of India’s mandate for Atmanirbhar Bharat, products out of this technical collaboration would be manufactured in India and boost the Government’s initiative. With Advik being selected for PLI, will enable India to adopt and indigenise leading global technologies. The CNG regulator is part of Advik’s approved PLI and the OEMs in India as well as the country will be benefitted at large. India will be a multi-fuel market and CNG will play a critical role in widespread alternative fuel adoption”

Nikki, which specialises in products related to gaseous engine systems, caters to several customers in Japan, China, Thailand, Korea and USA. It has extensive experience in design and manufacturing of alternate fuel system products for usage in CNG, LPG, LNG vehicles.

Advik Hi-Tech is a world-leading manufacturer of oil pumps, water and vacuum pumps for passenger cars, commercial vehicles, tractors, and two-wheelers. Advik is also a leader in chain tensioners, solenoid valves, CBS drum brake systems, and hydraulic disc brake systems for two-wheelers. With annual sales of around $100 million (Rs 800 crore), the group also offers technologically advanced products for mobility OEMs.

Last year the company acquired the manufacturing facility of Hanon Systems Bengaluru, thereby ensuring its entry into the vacuum pump and water pumps for the passenger car segment in India and Globally.

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