Sona Comstar produces its 350 millionth gear, last 100 million in only 3 years
While the 150th millionth gear took 16 years, the next 100 million units took five years; the last 100 million gears have rolled out in just three years reflecting the strong demand for the company’s differential gears.
Sona BLW Precision Forgings (Sona Comstar) has achieved the production milestone of 350 million gears since its inception 24 years ago.
The company began manufacturing precision forged differential gears at its plant in Gurgaon, Haryana, in 1999 and in Pune, Maharashtra, in 2005. Today, from its plants in India, Sona Comstar caters to seven of the world's Top 10 passenger vehicle OEMs, three of the world's Top 10 commercial vehicle OEMs, seven of the world's Top-10 tractor makers, five of the world's Top-15 EV OEMs and four of the top-15 Indian electric two-wheeler OEMs.
The company crossed the production milestone of 150-million gears in 2015 and achieved the 250 million-mark in 2020. The next 100 million gears production milestone was achieved in three years, reflecting the company's strong growth.
As per Ricardo’s estimates, Sona Comstar's global market share of differential gears increased to 7.2% in 2022 from 5.0% in 2020. The company continues to dominate the Indian market for differential gears with a 60‑90% market share across vehicle categories.
V. Vikram Verma, CEO of Sona Comstar's Driveline Business, said: "I congratulate my team on achieving this milestone of 350 million gears production and thank our customers for their continued trust in our products. This is a great milestone in our journey to become one of the world's most respected and valuable auto technology companies. Engineering excellence and innovation are at our company's core, and we always strive to innovate and solve complex engineering problems for our customers worldwide."
Over the years, Sona Comstar has emerged as a global supplier with nine manufacturing and assembly facilities across India, USA, Mexico and China. It is today primarily engaged in designing, manufacturing and supplying highly engineered, mission-critical automotive systems and components to automotive OEMs. The company is also a leading supplier to the fast-growing global EV market. The company has strong R&D, engineering and technological capabilities in precision forging, mechanical and electrical systems, and base and application software development.
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