Dense traffic and high speed characterises everyday life on roads. This puts increasing demands on the field of vehicle engineering for higher vehicular safety and comfort.And the steering system plays a major part in fulfilling this requirement.
ZF Steering Gear (India) Ltd (ZFINDIA) was incorporated in the year 1980 as a joint venture zf friedrichshafen ag.
ZF Steering Gear (India) Ltd (ZFINDIA) a Pioneer in Manufacturing and Supply of Ball and Nut Integral Hydraulic Power & Worm and Roller Mechanical Steering System in India and having joint venture with M/s. ZF Lenksysteme GmbH. The plant is located at village Vadu Budruk, Taluka- Shirur, 28 Km away from Pune on Pune - Ahmednagar Highway, in the western part of India. Pune is a major automotive hub with OEM like Force Motors ,General Motors, Mercedes Benz, Mahindra Trucks & Bus Ltd, TATA Motors, etc.
Present installed capacity is 2,00,000 units of Worm and Roller Mechanical Steering Gears and 2,50,000 units of Ball and Nut Integral Hydraulic Power Steering Gears and 60,000 units of Mechanical Rack & Pinion Steering Gears per annum.
We have the state of the art technology in Design & Manufacturing various types of Power Steering Systems and Mechanical Steering Systems based on customer’s need.
We are continously in the process of widening our product base to meet the increasing demands of automotive market and are keen to diversify in appropriate product lines.
We have an established business management system with certification for QMS vide ISO: TS: 16949:2002 and ISO: 14001. We have created service and spare parts network of around 60 dealers uniformly spread all over India ,Nepal, Middle East , South Africa and Bangladesh to address to all our customer’s needs.
The company has an established structure for carrying out various facets of manufacturing functions as per business process defined by ISO: TS: 16949:2002.We had adopted to lean manufacturing systems and have an employee strength of around 1000 personnel.
The company’s Product Range:
Heat Treatment Equipment and facilities :
We have state of art heat treatment facility comprising,
Heat treatment processes carried out include :-
The Products Manufactured by us are duly designed and developed as per our customers requirement. The products are manufactured with at most care for cleanliness, smooth function in operation, easily accessible fitment and long life cycle.
We have a zero defect (with Pokayoke Concept) assembly line for assembly of Steering systems for HCV, LCV, MUV/SUV, Passenger Cars, Tractors etc.
We have a self sufficient in house Tool Room for supporting and maintaining various services like tool Re-sharpening, Grinding etc; required for conducting the manufacturing activity continuously. We have all necessary material handling devices to ensure safe and smooth transportation of material within the plant.
1.Lean cellular manufacturing.
2.Adaptation of principles of 5S. (link 5S to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/5S_(methodology))
3.Continuous Improvements - Kaizen. (Link Kaizen to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaizen)
4.Kanban, First In, First Out (F.I.F.O.).
5.TQM and TPM.
The processes are monitored, controlled and qualified as per the set parameters and all production and quality assurance activities are managed by team of qualified and experienced engineers and workmen under the leadership of the chief metallurgist. The steering system of an Automobile falls under category of Safety critical part and essentially very special steels and other materials of unique compositions are selected and used after proper heat treatment operations. Hence, we have created the necessary infrastructure for heat treating up to 300T/Month, including a modern metallurgical laboratory and special process techniques that are required to achieve the desired Metallurgical performance standards.
All key equipment have been provided with complete power back up to ensure the uninterrupted process which is essential for excellent metallurgical properties.
Quality Control Equipment in Standards Room :
In House design facilities for:
The main features of our products are easy operation, compact, trouble free steer ability, easy adjustments, positive road feel.
Our valuable customers are:
Power Steering Gear :
Mechanical Steering Gear :