Miba enters into a Joint Venture with an Indian Sintered Components Manufacturer

  • Miba Sinter Group expands its global network with a manufacturing facility in India.
  • The Joint Venture between Miba and Maxtech Sintered Product Pvt. Ltd. will provide Indian and International Car Manufacturers and Suppliers with high-tech sintered components.
  • Miba’s advanced powder metal technology and expertise is now available in India.

Miba, a strategic development partner of the international engine and automotive industry based in Laakirchen, Upper Austria, is taking a minority share in the Sintered Components Manufacturer, Maxtech Sintered Product Pvt. Ltd. (MSPPL) in Pune, India effective February 1, 2011.

Maxtech Sintered Product Pvt. Ltd. Located in Pune, India employs 80 people and produces sintered components for automotive engines and transmissions as well as stainless steel components for exhaust applications.

“The cooperation in India expands our global network and provides our customers with Miba’s technology and best possible support through local product development and production. With this investment, we want to foster our strength in innovation and competitiveness of our customers,” says Harald Neubert, CEO of the Miba Sinter Group.

Miba will transfer its latest powder metal technology to Maxtech Sintered Product and will localize production of components currently imported to India from Europe. The first technology transfer and localization projects are already underway.

Miba will provide global sales and engineering support for MPSSL’s stainless steel products, which are used in high-performance exhaust systems.

Growth Market India

India is a fast growing automotive market. More than 3 million new cars were sold in India last year; most of them produced locally. The market is forecasted for double-digit growth in the coming years.

Miba enters this growth market with a local production site close to its largest global customers, who are already producing engines and transmissions in India, or plan to do so shortly. Customers of MSPPL will benefit from Miba technology made available locally.

With manufacturing sites in Austria, Slovakia, China, USA, Brazil and India, Miba Sinter Group is a global development partner to the automotive industry, and is the technology leader in Powder Metal applications. Sintered components from Miba are high-precision, high-strength components produced using the most advanced process technology. They are used in passenger car engines, transmissions, steering and exhaust systems.

“Together with the technology leader Miba, we are able to provide our customers with even more competitive solutions in powder metal,” says Jignesh Raval, Managing Director of MSPPL.