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Karnataka, India: In order to increase output of valve seats by 30 percent in India, Japanese manufacturer Nippon Piston Ring will invest one billion yen (US$8.9 million) as manufacturers start to ramp up car and motorcycle production in the country.

Nippon Piston Ring To Boost Valve Seat Production In India

Karnataka, India: In order to increase output of valve seats by 30 percent in India, Japanese manufacturer Nippon Piston Ring will invest one billion yen (US$8.9 million) as manufacturers start to ramp up car and motorcycle production in the country. The company said that it aims to boost sales by 5 percent to US$491 million this year, of which around 60 percent will come from overseas.

The company has built a factory in the southwestern Indian state of Karnataka, according to the Nikkei Asian Review. At 8,000 sq m, the facility can reportedly produce around 3 million valve seats per month.

Formed from a hardened metal alloy, the valve seat is an important component in regulating the airflow and exhaust of the engine. Valve seats are manufactured to have tight seals and durability in order to withstand the valve hitting the part at high temperatures.

India’s car production rose six percent to 4.13 million vehicles in the fiscal year 2015. Meanwhile, India’s motorcycle production was 18.83 million in the fiscal year 2015, which was much higher than Japan’s 500,000 units.

Subsequently, Japanese manufacturers are expanding in the country. Earlier this year, Honda launched a motorcycle factory, while Suzuki began operating a new plant in the southwestern state of Gujarat.

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