India Pistons partners US-based Shaw Development for DEF solutions JV

by Sumantra B Barooah 10 Feb 2021

There’s a growing trend to localise emission related components and technologies in India, triggered by the implementation of BS VI in the country. To tap new opportunities in this space, India Pistons, part of the Chennai based Amalgamations Group has entered a joint venture (JV) with Florida,USA-based Shaw Development to manufacture DEF (diesel exhaust fluid) solutions for heavy duty vehicle (CV and Off-Road) and diesel engine manufacturers. 

The new entity, scheduled to start operations next month, will be called IPL Shaw Solutions.

India Pistons, a specialist in pistons and allied components for the internal combustion engine, is among the leading Indian manufacturers of auto components, while Shaw Development is a market leader in design and manufacture of fluid management solutions in USA. Through the new JV, the partners plan to offer a bouquet of emission treatment components like DEF reservoirs, sensors, modules, filters, caps, and other fluid management solutions to vehicle manufacturers in India.   

Dr R Mahadevan, Director, IPL says that the availability of the systems will be relevant to global and local OEMs in meeting the regulatory and environmental requirements in the Indian market. 

Shaw Development’s chairman and CEO, Keith Luomala adds that India is the most strategic growth market for Shaw and he is excited to partner with IPL and OE manufacturers to leverage industry-leading technologies to develop highly reliable DEF and fluid management solutions. 

As the Indian automotive industry works to enhance localisation and be more ‘atmanirbhar’ (self-reliant), more such developments are expected in the auto component industry.