BANGALORE, India – The technology company Continental achieved another milestone of producing one million Electronic Control Units (ECU) for passenger car Antilock Brake System (ABS) and Electronic Stability Control (ESC), at its Bangalore plant.
Continental plans to ramp up its production capabilities in the next few years with a capacity of over two million units a year. This accomplishment further affirms the company’s global commitment towards vehicle safety, delivering technologies that aide Vision Zero: Zero Fatalities, Zero Injuries, Zero Crashes.
With demand stimulated by India’s recent safety legislation, Continental is on the fast track to support the OEMs with safety products such as ABS, ESC and speed sensors for both passenger cars and 2-Wheelers. Continental began localizing ABS and ESC system in 2016, with product assembly at its Gurgaon plant, where they have completed more than two million units. The production for ECUs at its Bangalore plant was set up in January 2018.
Speaking on the occasion Krishan Kohli, Head of Vehicle Dynamics business unit, Continental Automotive India, said, “Our commitment to road safety reflects in our achievements of the recent past. With our complete localization value chain which includes R&D, sales and manufacturing, technologies become better suited and affordable for the market, for all segments of vehicles. Road safety is everyone’s right and Continental is committed to Vision Zero.
“We have continued with our strategy on localization. In the last few years, we have been substantially increasing our production capacity at various plants in India, to meet the growing demand for vehicle safety technologies. This makes us an ideal partner for OEMs to deliver vehicle safety technologies in a quick turnaround”.
Adding his views, Phanindra Karody, Plant Head, Bangalore, said, “We have been consistent in our production and delivery of ABS and ESC units to OEMs in India and other markets. In India, there is a surge in adoption of the safety technologies because of the recent safety legislation and growing consumer awareness. With our wide portfolio of safety technologies and standardized production process, we are supporting OEMs with quality products, thus, contributing to road safety value chain”.