PUNE, India — Eaton Corporation has announced that it has signed a business agreement through 2014 with Tata Motors, India’s largest automotive manufacturer. Terms have not been disclosed.
Eaton’s Truck Group will supply heavy-duty synchronized transmissions to Tata Motors for use on its World Truck program in India, as well as global markets. Initial transmission production will take place at Eaton plants in Tczew, Poland, and Wuxi, China, with production moving to its new facility in Pune, India, as volumes increase.
“This is a very important achievement for Eaton in meeting our significant growth goals for India and the Asia-Pacific region in general,” said James E. Sweetnam, president, Eaton’s Truck Group. “Our relationship with Tata is an excellent indicator of our commitment to India’s commercial vehicle market and its long-term prospects for growth.”
“We are very pleased to work with Tata on this important project,” said Pavan Pattada, country manager for Eaton’s Truck Group in India. “Eaton’s breadth of advanced technology and transmission product lines enabled us to tailor a diverse line-up of transmissions to meet customers’ needs in any environment, in any region.”
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