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UK's consultancy firm Susaimo in talks with ASL to build Tractor-trailer in India

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Keen on expanding footprint to India, UK-based is in advanced talks with India's for light-weight British designed tractor-trailers, its founder said Sunday.

The company plans to foray into automative tractor-in with initial estimates of 6,000 trailers a year, Susaimo International's and Founder Surya Kumar Singh, who has earlier served on key posts of Europe and British Steel, told

is a registered company in England and Wales, specialising in consultancy in engineering and

It is also engaged in products and process development in and aluminium, as well as global trading.

"We are working on manufacturing of these advanced trailers at through a joint venture (JV) with These trailers will be made as per flat pack model which can be easily transported to long distances and assembled locally in one-hour time. Light body weight will help to consume less fuel," Singh said.

at present manufactures nine lakh trailers a year but lacked several safety features and (ARAI) had raised the issue with the Ministry of Road and Highways to make safety features mandatory, he added.

"The British Designed trailers will be light weight and strong with corrosion resistant body, and for road safety they will be equipped with tail and side lights and mechanical brakes at par with European trailers," Singh said.

These safety features are mandatory in the western countries.

"The project will be a boost to 'Make in India' drive as born in (UP), I am keen to contribute something to my country," Singh said.

He also claims to have patent for corrosion resistant rebars.

Asked about the investment in the venture, Singh, however, said that the investment figures will be finalised after detailed project report.

is a Jamshedpur-based firm engaged in the business of manufacturing of forged products and press shop for that have varied applications and are used in various industries like and Its clients include and Indian Railways, among others.

Apart from trailers, Singh is also eyeing manufacturing of high-end mattresses in association with a Haryana-based firm.

"is in discussion with PlushPedic Mattresses- Mundka, to manufacture Luxury Burgess Mattresses - a British brand since 1927. These sprung Mattresses will have natural fibres fillings for sleeping comfort and no synthetic material like foam will be used. The special natural fibres will be imported from UK," he said.

Both these ventures will generate employment in India, he said, adding that the mattresses will be exported to Middle East, and neighbouring countries.

"I am also exploring to export auto components from India to UK," he said.

Singh said that he is in discussions with to incorporate high-end rail track to provide long life of tracks with added safety features to avoid track failures.

He has also worked with Caparo Group-UK as and Businesses Development

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First Published: Sun, February 10 2019. 12:55 IST