Valeo opens new wiper motor plant in Chennai

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 29 Apr 2019


Valeo, the global automotive supplier and partner to automakers worldwide, today inaugurated a wiper motor manufacturing facility at Vallam, Chennai. The plant will manufacture rear wiper motors catering to OEMs and the aftermarket segment in India.

The new facility with a built-up area of 1,200 square metres and 1,530 square metres of total area currently has a manufacturing capacity of 500,000 units annually, with an option to increase to 750,000 units.

Said to be Valeo's first manual hybrid manufacturing line in the world, 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 percent process and product control.

Valeo wiper motor

Valeo wiper motor

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 wiper 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 a 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.

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