Established in 1984, JTEKT India Limited (formerly known as Sona Koyo Steering Systems Limited) is a subsidiary of JTEKT Corporation Japan and operates as part of JTEKT Group India. It is leading automotive components manufacturer. The globally recognised manufacturer of steering systems and automotive components, JTEKT India, caters to most vehicle manufacturers nationally as well as internationally. Some of the major original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) namely Maruti Suzuki, Toyota, Tata Motors, Mahindra & Mahindra, General Motors, Fiat India, Isuzu Motors, Renault India, Honda and Nissan procure ancillary equipment from JTEKT India.
The company also exports its products to the USA, Europe, and Japan independently as well as through overseas partners. Over the last three decades, the Company has successfully strengthened its presence in two core product technologies – steering systems and driveline components. Spread geographically to seven manufacturing units across India, JTEKT India has five Plants in Haryana (the automotive hub of India), one in Gujarat, and one in Tamil Nadu.
Business area of the company
The company is engaged in the business of manufacturing / production, supply and sale of steering systems, axles and other auto ancillaries to almost all Indian passenger car and utility vehicle manufacturers.
The product portfolio of the company includes High-performance Rack and Pinion Manual Steering Gear, Hydraulic Power Steering System, Recirculating Ball Screw Assembly, Column type Electric Power Steering, Tilt & telescopic steering column, intermediate shaft, Advanced Column & telescopic intermediate shaft, Electric Power-Assist Module (EPAM), Rear Axle Assembly and other Driveline products.
Maruti Suzuki awarded the company with Production System Excellence Award & Human Resource Excellence Award.
The company was also awarded with 2nd prize in Kaizen competition for Mahindra Supplier group.
General Motors awarded the company with the ‘Best Practices Recognition Award’ during the year.
Awarded Tier-2 Upgradation Award from Maruti Suzuki. The company is participating in MACE (Maruti Centre for Excellence) program for Tier-2 (supplier) upgradation.
The Institute of Economic Studies (IES), one of India’s premiere research institutes, conferred ‘Excellence Award’ to the company for its prominent position in Auto Component Industry.
The company’s Dharuhera Plant-2 is the NCR’s first certified green building as acknowledged by Indian Green Building Council.
The company’s continuing emphasis on research and development was recognized by ACMA’s ‘Award for Excellence in Technology - Large Category’.
Recognized as Best Vendor Support and Best Delivery by Toyota Kirloskar Motor for its outstanding performance during FY14.
The company has been recognised by its customer Toyota Kirloskar Motor with four awards. It received awards in the categories: (a) For achieving zero defect supplies (b) Best Gemba Improvement Activity (c) Achieving targets in the category of Quality and (d) Achieving targets in the category of Delivery.
Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance (JIPM) has recognised the company with an award for TPM excellence, ‘Category A’.
Received Global Safety Excellence Award from JTEKT Corporation, Japan among all JTEKT companies across the globe.
Received Zero PPM Award from Toyota Kirloskar Motor Limited.
Received the ‘Comprehensive Excellence Award’ from Maruti Suzuki.
Garnered the ‘Best Vendor System Audit Award’ from Maruti Suzuki.
1985: Technical Collaboration Agreement with Koyo Seiko Co., Japan, for manufacturing
1987: Commencement of Production - Manual Steering Gear - Manual Steering Column
1994: ISO-9002 Certificate by TUV-CERT, Germany
1996: Production of Hydraulic Power Steering Gear
1998: Established plant in Chennai
2003: Established Export Oriented Unit (EOU) in Chennai
2003: 'Deming Award' by JUSE, Japan
2004: Acquired 21% stake in Fuji Autotech France
2006: Started production of column-type Electric Power Steering
2007: Established plant at Dharuhera, Haryana
2007: JTEKT-Sona Automotive India Ltd. (JSAI)
2007: Sona-Fuji Kiko India Ltd (SFAI)
2008: TPM Excellence Award
2010: US Patent for Torque Sensor for EPAM
2010: Arjan Stampings Ltd. renamed as Sona Stampings Ltd.
2010: US Patent for Electric Power Assist Motor (EPAM)
2011: Production starts at SKSSL Sanand, Gujarat plant
2015-16: Accomplished smooth start of production of C-EPS for Mahindra’s KUV1OO
2016-17: JTEKT, Japan, has now become its principal shareholder. This new development will help further consolidate its position in the Indian market by strengthening its technological know-how and innovation capabilities
2016-17: Sona Koyo and its subsidiaries have now become members of the JTEKT Group
2017-18: Accomplished smooth ‘Start of Production’ (launch) of Jacket Column Assembly for TMKL YAARIS
2017-18: Achieved 100% OTIF delivery for its star customer JSAI
2017-18: The Board of Directors of the Company have, vide resolution dated 9th February, 2018 have approved Scheme of Amalgamation of involving JTEKT SONA Automotive India Limited (Amalgamating Company) and JTEKT India Limited (Amalgamated Company) and their respective shareholders and creditors.
2018-19: JTEKT Corporation’s strong global branding and a strategic merger with a group company in India in FY2019 to achieve business synergies and operational efficiencies.
2019-20: The company closed FY2020 with the completion of Phase-1 of Technical Centre involving setting up of a state of art component testing facility