In line with its strategy to move up the value chain, Jaya Hind entered into critical product line of Aluminium Cylinder Blocks. The critical nature of the part warranted a strong technical support and Jaya Hind decided to join hands with KSAT Ag, Germany.
KSAT Ag is part of multi-billion Euro industrial conglomerate of Pierburg Group. This company specializes in manufacturing of Cylinder Blocks for high end engines for high end car brands like Porsche, AUDI, VW, Jaguar, Daimler to name a few. In addition to this, they also have Cylinder Head manufacturing expertise, with large scale production facilities in China and Europe. Jayahind will be KSAT Ag’s exclusive partners in India for all die casting product range.
As a first step, Jaya Hind has entered into a technical know-how agreement for Cylinder Blocks, Bed Plates and Cylinder Heads. Under this agreement, KSAT Ag will assist Jaya Hind right from design stage, simulation, advanced product quality planning, process development, facility selection and layouts, quality parameters and productivity achievement.
Second step towards larger co-operation would be to enter into a financial Joint Venture. Jayahind has already signed a Letter of Intent with KSAT Ag to form a joint venture in India. Under the JV, KSAT Ag will send their expert managers in the field of production, quality and engineering who will be stationed in India. Their presence will enable Jayahind to have access to latest technology for Cylinder Blocks, Bed Plates and Cylinder Heads.
In addition to this, with KSAT Ag’s front end support in Europe & strong technology base in India, Jayahind is well poised to gain entry into the European auto-component markets and also address global demand of automotive engine and transmission parts.
The original source of Jayahind’s technology source for Cylinder Heads was company called Hydro Aluminium. In technical collaboration with this company, Jayahind built up its facility and started manufacturing cylinder heads for the first time in India. With their technical assistance, Jayahind productionized Sigma range of cylinder heads for Ford India. This company has now been taken over by Nemak of Mexico.
Meissner is a very reputed company in Germany for Gravity Die Casting tools. Jayahind has a business co-operation with this company for sourcing of dies and core boxes for Cylinder Heads.
Jayahind tied-up with this company in 1989 for manufacturing of AC Generators (ACG) for two wheeler industry. Jayahind is currently supplying 40000 ACGs per month to Hero Honda.