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Munjal Kiriu Industries commissions new auto component plant in Gujarat

Bicycle maker eyeing Rs 2,500 cr from business by 2022; JV eyeing 90,000 tpa capacity by March 2018

Sohini Das  |  Ahmedabad 

Pankaj Munjal, Hero Cycles

Eyeing the ventilated disc and drum market for car original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in western India, bicycle maker commissioned the first phase of its 1,500-tonne-per-month (tpm) plant in with Japan's

plans to up its turnover to Rs 2,500 crore, marking an over two-fold increase, by 2022. Currently, the company has a turnover of around Rs 1,000 crore from its business. It manufactures chassis, transmissions, brakes, drums, discs, and knuckles.

Formed in 2007, Munjal Pvt Ltd (MKIPL), which already has a plant at Manesar (Haryana), has a 40 per cent share in the disc drums market in the country. Pankaj Munjal, chairman, Company claimed that they supply around 66 per cent of the total disc-drums requirement for India's leading passenger car maker Maruti Suzuki India Ltd.

"From our Manesar plant, we cater to the requirements of in the northern region; the plant is for present in the West and the Board is also considering a plant in the southern region," informed Munjal.

MKIPL, which makes precision brake parts, has a turnover of Rs 330 crore at the moment.

Hero Motors company has invested Rs 150 crore in this project and will have a total installed capacity of 1,500 tonnes per month. While the machining phase has been completed, the casting phase is expected to be commissioned by March 2018.

By then, would have a net installed capacity of 90,000 tonnes per annum (tpa), combining the two plants in Manesar and The Manesar plant has an installed capacity of 4,200 tpm and supplies brake parts to MSIL, Honda Cars India, Renault, Nissan and Toyota India.

The plant has come up at the 100-acre at

First Published: Wed, September 20 2017. 20:50 IST