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Tenneco opens chromium plating facility

Our Bureau Bangalore | Updated on August 02, 2013 Published on August 02, 2013

Tenneco, $7.4 billion headquartered in Lake Forest-Illinois in the US, opened its DynaChrome high speed hard chromium plating facility for piston rods at its Hosur plant.

The new facility part of Tenneco India’s vertical integration strategy and will reduce the manufacturing lead time of piston rods – the most critical part of shock absorbers.

Sagar Hemade, Managing Director, Tenneco India, said: “Event celebrates Tenneco’s commitment to quality and innovation in products, processes and services.”

DynaChrome is a fully integrated and closed looped plating system with a high rate of chrome deposition. The process is capable of plating the rod to the required size and it does not require any post chrome grinding operation. This reduces the consumption of chrome and conserves energy.

Tenneco’s piston rod plant in Hosur employs 98 people in the production of piston rods for shock absorbers and struts. The 2.100 square meters facility supplies components for major domestic and international vehicle manufacturers.

The facility opening ceremony was attended by Sudam Maitra, Chief Operating Officer (Supply Chain), Maruti Suzuki, Hari Nair, Chief Operating Officer, Tenneco Inc and T. P. Rajesh, District Collector, Krishnagiri.

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Published on August 02, 2013
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