Pune, India (PressExposure) February 28, 2012 -- Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation has joined India's third largest manufacturer of heavy commercial vehicles Asia Motor Works (AMW) at Desert Storm 2012 to celebrate the successful business association between the two companies since 2008. AMW's participation in Desert Storm 2012 has made it the first truck maker in India to participate in the iconic rally. AMW is entering the rally with four specially modified trucks in the 'Ndure' category of the event, which flagged off from New Delhi on February 20, 2012, and ended in Ahmedabad on 25th February, 2012.
Eaton partnership with AMW at Desert Storm 2012 is aimed at highlighting the 6-speed and 9-speed gear-boxes it supplies to India's fastest growing truck brand's wide range of product programs including Tippers, Transit Mixers and Cargos.
With nearly 15,000 AMW vehicles on road with Eaton's gear-boxes, since 2008, Eaton has emerged as a significant contributor to AMW's innovative engineering and customer orientation efforts. Currently, more than 80% of AMW vehicles produced are fitted with Eaton gear boxes.
"AMW's partnership with Eaton has been a winning one. Our success is built on the shared vision to address specific end-market requirements in India. Eaton's strong capability in delivering and engineering application specific products has played a key role in powering this collaboration." commented Anirudh Bhuwalka, Managing Director & CEO, AMW.
Recently, at Auto Expo 2012, AMW launched a range of world class, next generation trucks. AMW's major product programs displayed at the expo included the 4928 Tractor New Generation and 3723 Truck which come with Eaton's 9-speed Twin Countershaft gear-box. AMW also displayed the Magnus Bus that comes with Eaton's 6-speed Retarder Compatible gear-box.
"Eaton's partnership with AMW for its indigenous product programs is a reiteration of Eaton's strong commitment to the market in India. Eaton is excited to be a part of AMW's emergence as the preferred choice in the mining, construction and infrastructure segments." said Krishnakumar Srinivasan, managing director - India, Vehicle Group, Eaton Corporation.
Eaton, for over a hundred years, has been a leader in providing global truck OEMs with highly engineered products that help to increase fuel economy as well as improve a vehicle's overall efficiency, performance and control. Eaton is now strongly positioned to address the customer needs in the Indian market as well. Eaton has a fully equipped plant at Ranjangaon in Pune manufacturing gear-boxes for domestic and international markets. Eaton is expanding its presence in India through its wide distribution and service networks across the country. The company has an integrated Test Lab providing strong capability to conduct hardware tests to validate current and future designs for both global and regional products. The Indian operations are further strengthened by a team of dedicated engineers providing new product design services, system design services and existing product engineering support as part of the India Engineering Center in Pune.
Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with more than 100 years of experience providing energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power. With 2011 sales of $16.0 billion, Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components and systems for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has approximately 73,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit [http://www.eaton.com].