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Pricol Established New Factory in Phulgaon District

Pricol has inaugurated its new factory for automotive components in Maharashtra, which is spread across 6.58 acres of land

India: The renowned OEM automotive parts manufacturer and supplier, Pricol, has setup its new factory on the outskirts of Pune, in Phulgaon district. The new plant is spread across 6.58 acres of land area and is expected to generate a revenue of nearly USD29.75 million in coming years.

The newly established manufacturing facility would cater to the demand for automotive components arising from various vehicle segments, i.e. commercial vehicle, two-wheeler, tractors, etc. Moreover, to penetrate into the domestic as well as export markets, the plant has been deployed with the new technology pump in their manufacturing unit. The plant is also expected to assist the telematics businesses and body control modules in coming period.

While India continues to emerge as a global auto hub, one of the cities that has contributed towards this growth is Pune. Pricol’s new Greenfield plant in Pune, will not only cater to the requirement of the growing Indian market, but further strengthen our position by serving as a key manufacturing unit for Pricol’s global operations,” said by Vikram Mohan, MD of Pricol Limited.

As per TechSci Research, Pricol is among other popular players, manufacturing automotive components within the Indian market. By establishing a new production plant for automotive components in Maharashtra, the company would able to penetrate the domestic market in an efficient way. Besides that, the company is estimated to meet the escalating demand for components, mainly generating from the OEM segment of the country in following years.

According to a recent report published by TechSci Research, “India Automotive Components Market By Vehicle Type (PC, LCV, M & HCV, 2W, 3W & OTR), By Demand Category (OEM vs Replacement), By Component Type (Engine Parts, Body & Chassis, Suspension & Brakes, etc.), Competition Forecast and Opportunities, 2011 - 2021”, In 2015, India automotive industry contributed around 7% to the country’s total GDP. As per Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d'Automobiles (OICA), motorization rate (includes passenger cars and commercial vehicles) in India increased from 20 per 1,000 inhabitants in 2013 to 22 per 1,000 inhabitants in 2014. However, automotive components market in the country witnessed a decline over the last couple of years, predominantly on account of currency fluctuations that negatively affected the country’s automotive industry. However, strong economic growth prospects, rising disposable income and expanding automobile fleet are expected to drive demand for automotive components in the country during the forecast period.

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