New Delhi: Vedanta Limited, Indian producer of metals and oil and gas, has recently launched aluminium cylinder head alloy, a critical raw material for manufacturing cylinder heads and other automotive components. This is the company’s latest value-added offering in its aluminium product line, which caters to various raw material requirements of the automotive industry, the company said in a release.
According to the company, the cylinder head alloy leverages material design to help automakers increase efficiency of internal combustion engines for improved performance on emission control, in line with BS-VI and CAFE (Corporate Average Fuel Efficiency/Economy) norms. Currently, this alloy is being imported.
Vedanta has invested in creating this cylinder head alloy capacity of 10,000 tonnes using world class technologies of Befesa (Spain) and Properzi (Italy). This initiative is in alignment with the government’s thrust on self-reliance to cater to the domestic requirement of automotive companies and original equipment manufacturers to rely on indigenously procured material, the company said. Localisation of the domestic raw material supply chain will surely help the Indian automotive industry.
“As India’s leading producer of a vast array of globally acclaimed metals and value-added products, Vedanta aims to partner with various industry sectors, especially automotive and auto ancillary industry, across their entire value chain, from large players to MSMEs, for the nation’s growth,” Ajay Kapur, CEO, aluminium & power, and managing director–commercial, Vedanta Limited, said.
According to Ruchika Jha, CEO, HZL Silver Business, and chief marketing officer, Vedanta Limited, Vedanta is a natural partner for the automotive industry, well- resourced to create long-term value for automotive component manufacturers.
“With state-of-the-art infrastructure, engineering prowess, global technology partnerships and R&D capability to develop product solutions perfectly tailored for downstream industries, Vedanta is keen to partner with the Indian automotive and auto-ancillary players and together with them, build the future of mobility,” she added.