BANGALORE, India — Truck components manufacturer ArvinMeritor officially opened a new technical center which will lead the company’s advanced product development initiatives for its broad portfolio of axles and brakes for commercial and 20 other vehicle applications in Asia Pacific.
The 20,000 sq ft facility will also support the company’s engineering needs in North America, South America and Europe and will have synergies with R&D labs in Troy, U.S.; Cameri, Italy; and Cwmbran, U.K.
"Growth in Asia Pacific, particularly India and China, is a key component of our business strategy," said Tim Bowes, ArvinMeritor’s vice president and managing director for Asia Pacific. "To support the growth we have planned in this region, we identified the need to increase the size of our engineering footprint in India."
The center’s main engineering capabilities include:
Product design and development, including design optimization and value engineering; computer-aided engineering (CAE) including finite element modeling and analysis; benchmarking and testing area that will house dynamometer rigs for axles and brakes, road load data acquisition and hydraulic rigs for vertical fatigue and side skid.
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