Hosur is located in a vibrant, busy industrial area with a network of established engineering companies around 40 kilometres from the southern city of Bangalore. The nearest port is Chennai, a few hours away to the east providing quick access to the Asia-Pacific area.
It is a significant hub for our business, excellent in terms of production and distribution, and a real asset as we provide a manufacturing base closer to our customers within easy access to a hugely exciting developing market.
The Hosur facility was developed to build medium-sized engines for the Asia Pacific market. Approximately 220 people are employed currently making the 3 and 4 cylinder Perkins® 1100 Series engines and has a capacity of up to 16,000 units a year. Since January 2018, the facility also manufacture the popular 2000 Series for the India market. The 6 cylinder, electronic, direct injection engines meet India’s CPCBII emissions standards at a prime rating and are also suitable for standby applications. The facility will have the capacity to manufacture 3,000 units a year.
Engines are produced using the Caterpillar Production System (CPS) established in all Perkins manufacturing operations, ensuring the same efficient processes and stringent quality controls are implemented at every global facility. Production processes feature state-of-the-art computerised and robotic technology for machining, assembly, test and paint.
Using our world-class global supply base, we are able to provide customers with engines tailored to their specific requirements.