By MT Bureau| Feb 10, 2021

Vedanta Launches New Aluminium Cylinder Head Alloy at ACMA 2021

India’s foremost producer of metals and oil and gas Vedanta Limited has launched its newest product, the Aluminium Cylinder Head Alloy, a critical raw material for manufacturing cylinder heads and other automotive components. The company has invested in creating the alloy at 10,000 tonnes using world-class technology of Befesa (Spain) and Properzi (Italy).

Vedanta is the first Indian company to manufacture the alloy that was wholly imported into the country. The product caters to various requirements of the auto industry. It helps automakers increase internal combustion engines’ efficiency for improved emission control performance, in line with BSVI and CAFE (Corporate Average Fuel Efficiency/Economy) norms.

The product was unveiled at the 2nd Automotive Raw Material Localization Conclave and Exhibition, hosted by Automotive Components Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA).

Vedanta also showcased its diverse portfolio of high-quality products in aluminium, Zinc, Lead Ingot and Alloy, Silver Bars, Copper Rods, and Steel Wire Rods at the event. The company has also created a centre of excellence for R&D and innovation to cater to the industry’s emerging needs.

Speaking at the launch of the product, Ajay Kapur, CEO – Aluminium and Power, and Managing Director – Commercial said, “For India to become a USD 5 trillion economy by 2025 and an economic powerhouse, the entire manufacturing sector has a crucial role to play. India’s auto component sector is among the fastest-growing but lags in contribution to manufacturing turnover. 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.” (MT)

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