• VISION

  • “To be the leader in the domestic steering business & establish global presence”

  • HIGHLIGHTS

  • Inception in 1960

  • Market Leader in India

  • 4 Manufacturing Locations

  • Worldwide Exports

  • Technical Partnerships

  • Deming Prize in 2007

  • Access to best Technology

  • Deming Grand Prize
    (Formerly JQM) IN 2012

  • PROFILE

    • Manufacturer of steering & suspension systems for every segment of automobile industry, viz Passenger cars, Multi utility vehicles, Light commercial vehicles, Heavy commercial vehicles and Farm tractors

    • Inception of manufacturing facilities in the year 1960

    • Branched into Hydraulic products (HSU and Cylinder) for Farm Tractors and Commercial Vehicle segment

    • Best in class manufacturing facilities

    • Holds major market share in India both in Manual steering gear systems & suspension systems
  • DESIGN

    • Core design philosophy of “getting it right the first time”

    • Contemporary computer aided engineering and design applications

    • Finite element analysis for all critical parts

    • Vehicle steering system analysis to simulate real life conditions

  • TECHNOLOGY

    • The journey to continuously enhance product life and reliability has seen various initiatives in deploying appropriate product and process technologies. The focus areas are

      • Reducing friction
      • Sealing
      • Light weighting
      • Reducing need for service

    • Ball joints for a wide application catering

      • Greased-for-life maintenance free design
      • Controlled torque for optimum application
      • Controlled torque for optimum application

    • Manual and Mechanical Steering systems with

      • Low friction features for controlled torque output
      • Specially manufactured components for enhanced product life
      • High environment resilience through the use of specialized seals and coatings

  • R & D CAPABILITIES

    • Comprehensive design facilities to simulate varied environmental scenarios

    • State-of-the-art test facility to validate product feature parameters, functional parameters, endurance and environmental integrity

  • MANUFACTURING

    • The production plants at Chennai, Mysuru, Puducherry each address a specific industry segment. Independent manufacturing cells produce specialised high end components.

    • VARANAVASI (CHENNAI) PLANT
      • Light Commercial vehicle, Heavy Commercial vehicle and Utility vehicles segments

    • MYSURU PLANT
      • Tractor and Commercial vehicle segments, and Hydraulic products

    • PUDUCHERRY PLANT
      • Passenger car segments

    • RUDRAPUR PLANT
      • Caters specifically to the customers in the North of India

    • Modern machine shop includes

    • Fully automated and computer controlled Vertical & Horizontal machining centres
    • Online SPC in Machining lines for critical characteristics
    • High pressure washing machines to eliminate contamination, Leak free parts with in-house impregnation plant
    • Lean Manufacturing with single piece flow and packing at the end of line

  • QUALITY

    • IS0/TS 16949:2002 certificationsfor each of its manufacturing locations
    • IS0 14001 certified plants
    • OHSAS 18001 certified
    • Deming Prize winner in the year 2007
    • Deming Grand Prize winner (formerly JQM) in the year 2012
    • Broaden services to finishing, painting, integrating, assembling and delivering solutions
    • Enhance High Pressure Diecasting, Machining/sub-assemblies

  • PRODUCTS

  • TESTING & VALIDATION

    • The testing capabilities at RML reflect the company’s commitment to deliver products that bring with them a lifetime of safe, reliable performance
    • Independent testing facilities for each product division
    • Simulating of demanding and adverse conditions
    • Complete design validation tests

    • Tests for Steering Gears

    • Input torque test
    • Steering gears endurance test
    • Impact test
    • Rack and pinion endurance test


    • Tests for Steering Linkage & Suspension Linkages

    • Input torque test
    • Linkage buckling test
    • Ball joint performance (axial & radial end lift) test
    • Ball joint fatigue test
    • Dust seal muddy water test
    • Environmental Integrity test
    • High pressure car wash test

    • Test for Hydraulics

    • ‘End of line’ performance testing
    • Endurance testing

    • A real time feedback for total control makes it possible to maintain high precision levels for various components.