Gurunath Kulkarni, VP India Operations, Weichai India
We are upgrading and aligning products and services to meet the evolving customer needs and provide better options for the on- and off-highway market.
Weichai is the world’s largest diesel engine manufacturer and a leading global player in diesel and gas engines. True to our brand promise, ‘Engineering your Power’ we supply products with the latest technology, high quality, and reliability.
We are committed to keeping our promise of “Made in India” and “Made for India”, long-term and sustainable partnership and providing technology advantage to our original equipment manufacturers and customers. Weichai India has an ultra-modern, smart manufacturing set-up in Pune in Hinjewadi Phase II. We offer indigenously built diesel and gas engines with a wide range of capacities catering to a wide range of applications across the segment. Every product is quality tested as per the industry standards, validated, and fully meets the latest emission norms.
We are geared up to provide technology advantage to the OEMs as we see a shift in fuel preferences from diesel to gas and eventually to electric and fuel cells.
Weichai engines are full authority electronic engines delivering superior performance with a wide range of products from 40 to 800 hp.
Our engines are designed to suit extreme duty cycles. The ratings are fine-tuned to suit the end applications. We have a dedicated application center in India and offer an efficient machine integration development process. The design of the cooling system is optimized as per the end application requirement.
Weichai engines are widely known for their best power to weight ratio, offering flexibility to mount after treatments thus making integration seamless for OEMs and also ensuring a compact layout. The engines’ ECUs are capable for integrating telematics for seamless communication for remote monitoring. Ultimately, the lower Total Cost of Ownership will be the final derivative of all the features we offer.
Weichai has a dedicated focus on R&D and wants to be ahead in developing newer technology products to safeguard its first-mover advantage in the market.
The Weichai Group has 10 R&D centers across Europe, the USA, China and SE Asia. The Group has invested significantly in hybrid technology, fuel cells and renewable energy space ensuring a cleaner, greener technology that leads to carbon footprint reduction. We are watching the technology adoption curve by customers in India and will bring it here at the right time.
We will continue to invest and stay relevant for India’s infrastructure and healthcare initiatives in the next two decades. Being present in almost all market segments will help us to tide over business cyclicality and make our further investments more certain and sustainable.
We have the unique advantage of offering complete drive train and hydraulics in construction and mining segments.
Weichai is a multi-field and multi-industry international group that owns powertrain, commercial vehicles, agricultural machinery, construction machinery, intelligent logistics, marine mobility, and other business segments. The subsidiaries of Weichai Group are spread all over Europe, North America, Asia, and other regions, and its products are exported to more than 110 countries and regions.