|Technology - the Competitive
philosophy has always been market leadership through technology. Strategic
alliances with world leaders, over the years, have resulted in safety critical
Rane products, matching international standards, reaching Indian markets,
well ahead of their time.
Rane's international partners
TRW - USA, Europe and UK
Nisshinbo - Japan
NSK - Japan
JKC - Japan
LuK - Germany
The continuous emphasis on absorption/adoption
of technology has resulted in several Indian firsts for the group in terms
of product features. The quote a few:
Contour hardened ball studs
- several fold fatigue
Sintered internals of Steering
cost effective manufacturing
Weld tipped Engine Valves -
enhanced wear / temperature performance.
Rotary type control valve for
Power steering - compact
and direct acting
Ground gear teeth on Rack piston
- superior performance of steering gear.
With their sights set on the
moving target of Customer Delight, Rane companies are constantly reviewing
their manufacturing systems, moving towards cellular manufacturing, JIT
deliveries and elimination of non-value added activities in all their operations.
A testimony to Rane'sability
to impart their absorbed technology is the strategic alliance with Kar
Mobiles Limited. Rane has provided technology
and management expertise. KML today manufactures automotive valves as also
large diesel valves for locomotive engines and defence applications.
Form Tech (India) Pvt. Ltd., another strategic
association in India, the group has successfully harnessed cold forging
For better access to the widespread
Indian After-market, JMA Rane Marketing Ltd.
has been created. This has significantly widened the reach of the group.