Jendamark Techcellency’s newly launched adaptive canning facilities in India put it in a unique position to help vehicle manufacturers and Tier 1 suppliers meet the demanding BS-6 emission norms by the deadline of April 1 next year.
As a signatory to the Paris Climate Agreement of 2015, the Indian government has pledged to move directly from Bharat Stage (BS) Four to Six, implementing norms for a cleaner, greener country, which are on par with the stringent Euro Six standards.
For original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), this means that all new vehicles must be fitted with specialised equipment to drastically reduce harmful emissions, such as nitrogen oxide and hydrocarbon gases. Emission regulations set the legal limits on how much of these gases may be emitted by a petrol or diesel vehicle per kilometre travelled.
Outlining the need for change, Jendamark Techcellency CEO Himanshu Jadhav says that India is, at present, one of the most polluted countries in the world.
“Jendamark is the only supplier in India which has its own design and manufacturing facility for making adaptive canning lines which meet the emission norms.
“Our headquarters in South Africa “Our headquarters in South Africa has been providing canning lines to companies across the globe for more than 10 years. We have been able to draw on this vast experience, expertise and fine tuning of the machining to develop unique Indian solutions,” says Jadhav.
“With the help of Jendamark SA, which provided design training, we started making canning lines as per customer requirements in India to meet stringent emission norms.”
In the case of passenger vehicles, expensive high-grade catalytic converters will be used mostly, with the high cost offset by low running costs and less maintenance.
Commercial diesel vehicles, on the other hand, present more of a challenge. Treatment systems in commercial vehicles are a combination of a Diesel Oxidation Catalyst, Diesel Particulate Filter and Selective Catalytic Reduction to break down harmful emissions into less harmful ones.
“Jendamark is also working very closely with Tier 1 suppliers like Faurecia, Sharda Motors and Cummins to ensure that the OEMs are able to meet their objective of making vehicles BS6-compliant from April 1 next year,” says Jadhav.
In India, Ashok Leyland, Tata Motors, Force Motors, and Mahindra & Mahindra provide 90% of commercial vehicles. All these companies will receive catalytic converters or assembled after-treatment systems from Jendamark machines. He says Jendamark shares the expertise and experience gained on adaptive canning lines with the research and development team of Tier 1 suppliers to ensure that the product is developed to suit the product and process requirements.
“With Jendamark’s in-house manufacturing expertise and strict process controls, we are able to deliver all the equipment and machines as per the timelines set by the customers, and work towards the vision of a clean, green India.”