Valeo and Omega Seiki join hands to accelerate two and three wheelers electrification in India
Valeo, the world leader in automotive electrification technology, and Omega Seiki Mobility (OSM), part of Anglian Omega Group, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), through which Valeo will provide the electric powertrains for OSM Vehicle Range.
Valeo will provide its 48V electric powertrain system (reducer, integrated Motor and Inverter) along with the Powertrain Control Unit for Omega Seiki Mobility cargo three-wheelers “Rage+ and Rage+ Frost”. In addition, Valeo’s engineers will provide the technology integration support to help Omega Seiki Mobility to go to the market quickly. Valeo and Omega Seiki Mobility will further collaborate for the upcoming vehicle models to be manufactured by the company in India.
Valeo, pioneer and world leader in 48V affordable systems, launched, in 2020, fully integrated compact 48V electric powertrain system in India to aid affordable electrification for small mobility vehicles – two and three wheelers, that are extensively used for first and last mile connectivity in the country.
Commenting on the partnership, Mr. Jayakumar G, Group President, Valeo India, said, “As a technology company, Valeo develops innovative solutions to reduce CO2 emissions. Omega Seiki will benefit from our deep understanding of not only the electrification technologies, but also the unique needs of integrating electric powertrain in the small mobility format of vehicles. I am positive that Valeo’s advanced technologies, our strong engineering combined with manufacturing expertise in India will help us to strengthen our partnership and succeed together in this rapidly growing segment. I thank Omega Seiki leadership for having decided to pursue this journey along with Valeo for greener mobility solutions”.
While signing MoU with Valeo Mr. Uday Narang, Chairman, Omega Seiki Mobility said “We are thrilled to partner with Valeo. Anglian Omega Group believes in providing solutions. When we began our journey in the Automotive domain our main goal was to reduce emissions and carbon footprint to provide a sustainable future, greener air and responsible mobility solutions for the generations to come. The alliance with Valeo, one of the world leaders in the automotive industry is a perfect match for us. This association will allow us to address the core issue of reducing carbon load in the atmosphere, along with providing a sustainable solution for our product line-up.” “Omega Seiki Mobility is taking a holistic approach to not only provide innovative technology in the vehicles but also deliver high performance vehicles at reasonable running cost via State-of-the-art internal R&D and alliances. Omega Seiki Mobility and Valeo, one such partnership where we share the same ideologies of delivering the world with smart technologies and products for green mobility. We look forward to having a long and fruitful innings with Valeo” further added Mr. Narang.
As a world leader in automotive electrification technology, Valeo offers both low and high voltage solutions and its technologies power all types of vehicles from two – and three -wheel urban vehicles to premium sedans and SUVs. Through the Valeo Siemens eAutomotive joint venture, Valeo is the world number one in high-voltage i.e., greater than 60V systems for electric vehicles. In India, Valeo produces electric powertrain from its manufacturing facility in Pune, Maharashtra.
Omega Seiki Mobility, which has its EV manufacturing plant in Faridabad, launched its first electric three-wheeler in the country in early 2020 and the company aims to become a complete mobility solutions provider in the three-wheeler and two-wheeler market.
“Powertrain is the most important part of an EV. With a global technology leader like Valeo on board, we would be providing our customers with new generation powertrains which are efficient, use latest technologies in motors, electronics & IOT, at the same time are cost effective too. That is the essence of a disruptive technology. We are very excited to be working with Valeo to introduce new range of powertrains in Indian market” says Dr. Deb Mukherji MD of Omega Seiki Mobility.
About Valeo in India
Present since 1997 in India, Valeo has developed a very strong Indian footprint in the last 20 years. Valeo today has eight Production Sites, one global R&D center, five Distribution Platforms and a Front Office to serve clients. Valeo employs 6,000 + people in India, of which nearly 50% are engineers.
About Omega Seiki Private Limited
Omega Seiki Private Limited is a member of the Anglian Omega group of businesses, focusing on manufacturing steel parts for automotive & engineering industries in India & abroad. The group has expanded rapidly in the last 5 years with several projects in automotive, infrastructure and high technology design & development with heavy investment in these areas. The electric vehicles business is under group company-Omega Seiki Pvt. Ltd. The company has designed and developed its three-wheelers indigenously at its in-house R&D facility. The vehicles under RAGE+ brand are deployed by several major ecommerce and logistics companies in India.