MHI to make gear machines in India

Kyodo

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. said Wednesday it will start producing gear-cutting machines in India in October to tap into growing demand in the country’s auto and motorcycle sectors.

The company has set the production target for the facility, planned for Bangalore, at about 40 units in the initial year and plans to expand it to 100 units per year within two or three years.

The plant, to be established with an investment of roughly ¥500 million, will initially import small gear-making machines from Japan. Gear-cutting systems are needed in the production of motorcycles.