Volvo, which has been supplying engines for industrial and marine applications to customers in India for more than two decades, is to start production next year of its Penta industrial engines at the 5 and 8 litre size in India. The engines will be made for Indian customers at the VE Powertrain plant in Pithampur, near Indore. A new line will be added at the plant exclusively for the Volvo Penta engines.
"The plant in Pithampur is not only one of the most modern engine production facilities in India but also by any global standard." said Volvo Penta’s senior vp, Global Operations and Quality, Peter Hertinge. "It is highly automated with integrated testing facilities and has quality standards and procedures in place to consistently produce engines that are suitable for customer requirements and fulfill the latest and most stringent emissions regulations."
“We see a great opportunity in infrastructure development in the country," said Jonas Nilsson, head of Volvo Penta in India. "As the demand from customers is increasing constantly, there is pressure on contractors to complete the projects within the specified time with the cost levels they have calculated. The ability to supply engines quickly is a key capability for Volvo Penta." Volvo Penta’s range of 5 and 8-litre engines is certified for Indian Bharat (CEV) Stage III emissions standards which are equivalent to EU stage IIIA/Tier 3 and are already in the field, supplying power in a variety of applications including construction, material handling, raw material exploration and agriculture.