Buoyant Czech Automotive Industry partners with India

According to estimates, the automotive industry contributes 9% to the GDP of the Czech Republic, which is well above the average of the European Union. Czech automotive industry confirmed its major role in the Czech economy through excellent results in 2017 and it was a leading contributor to the fast economic growth. Members of the Czech Automotive Industry Association (AIA) achieved stunning results. They generated 24.4% of the total sales of the Czech manufacturing industry. The exports of AIA members amounted to 21.8 percent of the Czech Republic’s total exports in 2017 ...

By Milan Touš

 MOTORPAL to supply Indian automotive industry

Mechanical fuel injectors from the Czech company MOTORPAL will be fitted into Indian diesel engines used in lorries. Tens of thousands of mechanical fuel-injection units VERMi will be supplied by the Czech company to important lorry and bus manufacturer Ashok Leyland. MOTORPAL is already a long time supplier of fuel-injection systems in India, but the Czech company focused so far on generators or industrial engines.

A brand new Ashok Leyland engine, which was recently homologated, is complying with the most strict emission limits. The MOTORPAL company counted on tough environmental rules in the automotive industry and on time-proven and robust solution which is perfectly suitable for hard conditions in India—demanding climate and road traffic. MOTORPAL’s technological solution allows also for maintenance cost savings. 

Zetor India establishing sourcing and regional marketing base here

Zetor India Private Limited has become the seventh subsidiary of Zetor Tractors based abroad. It covers countries of Asia and Africa. Zetor India Private Limited Company based in Chandigarh in the north of India was set up in July 2014. Recently Zetor succeeded in entering market in Myanmar where a four-year contract with a local partner company was concluded. India was chosen as a hub for activities of Zetor for strategic position in the Asian region and reasonable distance to countries in Africa.

Zetor tractors have been always appreciated in India for their simplicity, easy operation and durability. Between 1961 and 1987, the Zetor company has shipped over 21 thousand tractors to India. Other 60,000 tractors were produced in India. Awareness of the Zetor brand is there and it is very positive.

The new business representation based in India offers extended product portfolio. In addition to the usual model ranges of Major, Proxima, Forterra and Crystal, it also offers the Zetor Global Range of five easy-to-maintain mechanical tractors with engines ranging from 50 to 80 hp. The new machines will be produced in India in cooperation with a local tractor manufacturer.

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