Press Release > Motherson and Marelli inaugurate the first-ever tool room for automotive lighting in India

Motherson and Marelli inaugurate the first-ever tool room for automotive lighting in India

Dais World | 30/06/2023 05:31 PM

Motherson, in collaboration with Marelli, announced the inauguration of Motherson Automotive Lighting Tool Room (MALT), a ground-breaking facility that marks a significant milestone in automotive lighting technology. This is the first-ever tool room in India dedicated to automotive lighting. The plant was inaugurated by Mr. R.C. Bhargava, Chairman of Maruti Suzuki India Ltd., and Mr. Hisashi Takeuchi, Managing Director & CEO of Maruti Suzuki India Ltd., in the august presence of other esteemed guests. The 8700 sq mtr. facility is located in Noida (Delhi NCR region) in close proximity to OEMs and other tooling locations of Motherson. Motherson now has 09 tool rooms across India, Germany, UAE, and Turkey to support its customers.

MALT is a state-of-the-art facility, set up with an initial capex of INR 600 million approx. by Marelli Motherson Automotive Lighting India Private Limited. (MMLI), a 50:50 JV company between Samvardhana Motherson International Limited (SAMIL) and Marelli Europe SPA.

The new facility embodies Motherson’s and Marelli’s vision of being a globally preferred sustainable solutions provider to its customers. By leveraging the strengths of Motherson and Marelli, the new facility aims to meet the long-standing demands of the Indian OEMs for the localisation of advanced automotive lighting solutions. It will serve as a platform for collaboration and innovation, bringing together technical experts from both companies to develop cutting-edge tooling solutions for automotive lighting.

Celebrating the occasion, Mr. Sylvain Dubois, President of Marelli’s Automotive Lighting & Sensing division, said, “We are delighted to celebrate the inauguration of this important site, announced in 2021. The new facility will allow us to build locally and autonomously all the tools needed for our joint venture, representing a great step forward in terms of speed, competitiveness, and flexibility. This is a real competitive advantage on the Indian market and an outstanding milestone in the history of our joint venture, which enables us once again to best support our customers together.

Commenting on the occasion, Mr Vivek Chaand Sehgal, Chairman, Motherson, said, “The inauguration of this tool room for lighting is a moment of great pride for us. We want to express our gratitude to our customers for their encouragement and support to Motherson. This facility is a testament to our commitment to pushing the boundaries of innovation and delivering advanced solutions on demand of our valued customers. We are also grateful to our partner Marelli for their collaboration in this project.”

About Samvardhana Motherson International Limited (SAMIL) [Formerly Motherson Sumi Systems Ltd.]  

Samvardhana Motherson International Limited (SAMIL) is one of the world’s leading specialised automotive component manufacturing companies for OEMs. The company, formerly known as Motherson Sumi Systems Limited, was established in 1986 as a joint venture with Sumitomo Wiring Systems and was listed in 1993 on BSE and NSE in India. The company is focused, dynamic, and progressive, providing customers with innovative and value-added products, services, and solutions. With a diverse global customer base of nearly all leading automobile manufacturers globally, the company supports its customers from more than 300 facilities across 41 countries in five continents. The company has diversified to support customers in non-automotive businesses, including technology and industrial solutions, health & medical, aerospace and logistics. SAMIL is currently the largest auto ancillary in India and is ranked among the top 25 automotive suppliers worldwide.

About Marelli

Marelli is one of the world’s leading global independent suppliers to the automotive sector. With a strong and established track record in innovation and manufacturing excellence, our mission is to transform the future of mobility through working with customers and partners to create a safer, greener, and better-connected world. With around 50,000 employees worldwide, the Marelli footprint includes 170 facilities and R&D centres across Asia, the Americas, Europe, and Africa.

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