Var­roc makes com­po­nents lighter to im­prove ve­hi­cle ef­fi­ciency

Auto components India - - COVER STORY - Text : Prashant Tal­reja

Var­roc is one of the lead­ing sup­pli­ers of auto com­po­nents to two-wheeler mak­ers along­side pas­sen­ger car seg­ment. It is for­ay­ing into the com­mer­cial ve­hi­cle seg­ment as well. It has been work­ing to make ve­hi­cle parts lighter to im­prove the over­all ef­fi­ciency. Var­roc re­duces weight by shift­ing to other ma­te­ri­als and by process im­pro­vi­sa­tion.

“The prob­lem with ma­te­rial change is that OEMs do not want us to change the ma­te­rial with­out any solid tests and re­ports as it could af­fect their qual­ity. As the cost of chang­ing ma­te­rial is ex­pen­sive, the com­po­nents also be­come ex­pen­sive. OEMs do not want that un­less there is sig­nif­i­cant value ad­di­tion,” Ravi Damodaran, Pres­i­dent, Strategy and Tech­nol­ogy, Var­roc Group, said. Also, the ma­te­rial change is done for non-per­form­ing parts or not so cru­cial parts like levers and oth­ers but not for the trans­mis­sion sys­tem and en­gine as they have to with­stand heat and high pres­sure.

How­ever, Var­roc has been ex­per­i­ment­ing at its level with

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