Danfoss unit starts hydrostatic production line in India


Eaton Fluid Power Ltd., a member of the Danfoss Group, has commissioned an entirely new hydrostatic production line at its plant in Pimpri, Pune, to meet demand from the local farming sector, the company said. “Danfoss is the first company to have manufacturing capabilities for hydrostatic transmission solutions in India,” the company said in a statement. “Danfoss has a long and proud history in India and the addition of our sites in Pimpri and Magarpatta will expand our presence and further opportunities in India, a market which given its size will see significant growth potential from Danfoss over the coming years,” said Eric Alstom, President of Danfoss Power Solutions. “Our strategic investments in digitalization are showing great results and the new hydrostatic production line is proof of that. We believe our customers will receive unrivaled service and expertise from us and will be well positioned to meet the increasing demand in the Indian market,” he said. The recent global acquisition of Eaton’s hydraulics business has strengthened the Danfoss Power Solutions offering, which now includes the broadest range of mobile and industrial hydraulic products and fluid handling solutions on the market, the company said. “This merger has made Danfoss a global leader in mobile and industrial hydraulics for the construction, agricultural and other off-highway vehicle markets,” he added. The addition of this new line of hydrostatics will help improve the energy efficiency and sustainability quotient of applications in which these solutions are deployed, it said. Prasanna Kumar, who leads Eaton’s Fluid Power business in India, said: “In line with the Government’s vision of ‘Make in India’, around 95% of all products manufactured at our facility use Indian-made materials and components will. The Company intends to invest in expanding its product offering in India and remains committed to its mission to ensure at least 75% localization for sourcing and manufacturing of future product lines.”

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