PUNE, India — Eaton Corp. has signed a business agreement with Tata Motors, India’s largest automotive manufacturer, to supply the automaker with heavy duty synchronized transmissions for Tata’s World Truck program in India as well as global markets. Terms of the agreement, which runs through 2014, were not disclosed.
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 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.”