Pune, Sep 12, 2017: Pune based auto major Force Motors announced that it has tied up with Rolls Royce Power Systems for setting up a Joint Venture to produce engines for multiple applications like rail and power generation. A dedicated manufacturing facility meeting the standards and specifications laid down by Rolls Royce will be built by Force Motors at its site in Chakan near Pune. This joint venture will produce complete power generation systems including associated spare parts for Indian as well as global markets.
Rolls Royce Power Systems portfolio includes high speed engines and propulsion systems for ships, power generation, heavy land, rail and defense vehicles. Rolls Royce has customers in more than 150 countries. Its customers include 400 airlines, 160 armed forces, 70 navies and more than 4000 power and nuclear customers.
Force Motors is also the only company in the world that produces engines for two of the leading European premium car makers Mercedes and BMW. This new joint venture with Rolls Royce opens up a complete new business opportunity with great potential for growth.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Prasan Firodia, Managing Director Force Motors said, “It is a matter of great pride and satisfaction that Rolls Royce Power Systems has decided to partner with Force Motors for manufacture of engines for their rail and power generation systems. We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial association”.
Force Motors is a fully vertically integrated automobile company with expertise in design, development and manufacture of the full range of automotive components, aggregates and vehicles. Its flagship products the Traveller and the Trax are market leaders in their respective segments.
ABOUT FORCE MOTORS
Force Motors, was established in 1958 by Shri N. K. Firodia, with the vision to provide affordable commercial transport for the masses by harnessing the best available technology and offering economical, reliable and efficient products.
Force Motors (then known as Bajaj Tempo) started production of HANSEAT 3-wheelers in collaboration with Vidal & Sohn Tempo Werke Germany. The company continued to pioneer the auto industry in India with the iconic brands like the Tempo, the Matador and the Traveller.
Today, Force Motors is a fully vertically integrated automobile company, with expertise in design, development and manufacture of the full spectrum of automotive components, aggregates and vehicles. Its range includes Traveller light commercial vehicles, Trax multi-utility and cross country vehicles, Trump small commercial vehicles, and the Balwan range of Agricultural Tractors. The company continues in the founder’s vision of providing efficient, utilitarian vehicles that empower the individual entrepreneur to meet his and country’s ever changing needs.
In 1997, fully aware of the strength of Force Motors, in terms of engineering infrastructure and capabilities, Daimler asked it to set up a dedicated facility for producing and testing engines for Mercedes passenger cars and SUVs to be made in India. Till date Force Motors has supplied over 60,000 engines. This portfolio has grown to include the front and rear axles of the C, E, S class passenger cars and GL Class SUVs.
In 2015, BMW assigned Force Motors to produce and test the engines for all cars and SUVs to be made in India. A state of the art factory has been built to the exacting standards of BMW by Force Motors in Chennai close to the BMW car factory. This plant has a capacity to manufacture and test 20,000 engines per year.
In 2016 a new state-of-the-art plant has been commissioned at Chakan near the Mercedes Benz car manufacturing facility that is dedicated solely to the production of engines and Axles for all Cars and SUVs made in India. This facility has a capacity of manufacturing and testing 20,000 engines per annum.