- The R + D + I of Gavá’s company will help the Dutch car corporation to increase its turnover in India by 42% until 2020
- Since the agreement with the Catalan company, CBI has provided brakes to two of the four main manufacturers in India
- India produces 20 million motorcycles per year, 25 times more than Europe
Delhi. February 21st.- Two years after the first technology transfer agreement, J.Juan and Chassis Brake International (CBI) have reaffirmed their commitment in India with a new deal, signed by the Catalan company to provide its technology of CBS (Combined Brake System) to the Dutch car corporation. The arrangement has been signed by María Angeles Juan – Vice President of J.Juan Group – and MP Raajha – Vice President and Director (sales and engineering) of CBI India – on last Tuesday 6th in Delhi (India).
This covenant is part of the growth line that CBI has planned in India, where in 2020 it expects to invoice 10 billion rupees, after setting 2017 billing figure at 7,000 million. “We plan to enter CBS for OEM production during the second quarter of 2018, all with the support of J.Juan, our technical partner. And we will also introduce it in the aftermarket” MP Raajha has recently told to the prestigious Indian magazine AutoCar Professional.
Today, Indian regulations require the assembly of CBS in two-wheeler vehicles up to 125cc. As of April 1st 2018, the incorporation of this system in the new models will be mandatory, while for existing ones, the standard will not come into force until April 1st of 2019.
India annually produces more than 20 million motorcycles and CBI estimates that J.Juan’s technology can help it to grow economically by 42% in the next three years. CBI is the second largest supplier of car brakes, in India. Among its regular customers, it has Maruti, Suzuki, Renault Nissan, Mahindra, Toyota Kirloskar Motor, Piaggio Vehicles and Tata Motors.
In motorcycle field, they have practically just started their activity, thanks to the technological collaboration with J.Juan. However, the Vice President of CBI declared: “We already have three large OEM customers in the two-wheeler vehicles field, of which two are among the four largest manufacturers in India“. And he also added: “We are focused on the national market, with many own projects and others invested by J.Juan“.
For the Gavá’s company, the agreement with CBI represents its fifth center of production, this one in a country with greater growth of the world motorcycles’ production. India produces 25 times more motorcycles than Europe per year. J.Juan can maintain its expectation of doubling its turnover by 2020, partly thanks to the agreement with Chassis Brake International. The growth of the Catalan company is also due to its expansion in 10,000 m2 of productive area in Spain during 2018, to its ability to generate business in China and to the new factory to be opened in Mexico in 2019.
Technologically, J.Juan is still the second European manufacturer of motorcycle brakes and the world leader in hydraulic mesh hoses.