Volvo Penta Sees its First Engines Produced in India come off the Production Line
Volvo Penta engines have been manufactured in India for the first time, at a new dedicated production line at the VE Powertrain (VEPT) plant. The company is ready to serve Indian customers with off-road industrial engines that are made in India.
Following the inauguration of an exclusive Volvo Penta production line at its manufacturing base in Pithampur in the Madhya Pradesh region, customers are now taking delivery of 5- and 8-litre engines being produced in India.
The Volvo Penta engines, with their compact design, develop higher torque at lower rpm, which enhances our machine’s fuel efficiency. The engines are ready for future emissions stage compliance.
The VE Powertrain (VEPT) plant was launched in 2013 by VE Commercial Vehicles, as a joint venture between the Volvo Group and Eicher Motors. A line was created exclusively for
the manufacture of Volvo Penta engines. It’s 5- and 8-liter engines are certified for Bharat Stage III emissions standards. Both ranges can be used for a variety of applications such as construction equipment, agricultural and forestry machinery, crushers and screeners, pumps and cranes.
Volvo Penta provides global aftermarket support, so OEMs can be assured that they can manufacture and trade in both the domestic and export markets.
As a global company, Volvo Penta already has engines and products for the most stringent emissions levels and will be able to introduce technologies for the Indian market whenever new standards are introduced.
Volvo Penta’s global strategy includes increasing production in different locations to be closer to customers in different regions. And the roll-out of production in the Asian country also ties in with Prime Minister Modi’s ‘Make in India’ – an initiative which is aimed at encouraging
national and international companies to manufacture in the country, to utilize local skills and boost employment.