Japanese firm Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) will set up a plant in Mysore
to manufacture small diesel engines, in joint venture with Bangalore''s VST Tillers
Tractors Ltd, with whom the Japanese company has had a joint venture since 1965.
the statement, the current annual demand for diesel engines (below 50 hp) in India
is over five lakh units. The JV will introduce a range of lightweight, compact
and high RPM engines.
joint venture would manufacture, sell and service diesel engines with displacements
in the range of 640cc to 1,760cc, under license from MHI. These advanced technology
engines would be sold in India and neighbouring countries under Mitsubishi''s brand
A T Nahender,
director of the MHI-VST diesel engines joint venture said in a statement, the
plant would have a capacity to manufacture 30,000 units by next May, in
the first phase of the project, which is estimated to cost Rs41.5 crore.
company says MHI and VST would provide its customers with a offer to buy-back,
which would place the venture on a strong footing.