With over 50 years of history and rich experience behind it, Brakes India Private Limited is part of TVS – Santhanam group is getting future ready for the opportunities ahead. Brakes India was established in 1962 and has grown to become the largest brake system supplier in India today.

Headquartered in Chennai, Brakes India Private Limited has three main divisions; Brake division, Foundry division and Polymer division. Brakes India Private Limited is the largest component manufacturing company within the TVS – Santhanam group. The comprehensive product portfolio includes calipers, actuation, drum brakes, valves, hose ABS and brake fluid for passenger vehicles, S-cam, Hydraulic drum brakes, Disk brakes and Electro Magnetic Retarders for commercial vehicles and Dry and Wet multiple plate disk brakes for agricultural tractors. The foundry division manufactures permanent mould ferrous castings, Grey iron and SG iron castings using the Disamatic process. As a system supplier catering to the light vehicle, commercial vehicle and the off highway segment, Brakes India Private Limited, with over 7000 dedicated employees supplying systems and components to global OEM’s such as Suzuki, Toyota, Honda, VW, Ford, Nissan Volvo, Daimler, MAN and Indian OEM;s such as TATA and Mahindra, is all set to make it’s mark as a world class player in a very competitive market.

Supporting this large infrastructure is Brakes India Private Limited’s world class foundry producing over 75,000 tons of iron castings in India and additionally another 36,000 tons in Oman created to support the expanding export requirement. Being at the forefront of casting technology, our foundry endeavors to achieve customer satisfaction by Business Excellence through technological leadership. Equipped with a Permanent Mould facility, four Disamatic lines, Kunkel Wagner line and an in-house Pattern and Die Shop with CAD / CAM / CAE, the foundry specializes in the manufacture of Ductile Iron castings in the Sand Foundries. Exports thrust areas being Germany, France, U.K. Sweden, Japan, South Africa and U.S.A. The product mix focuses on safety critical parts such as Brake Calipers, Master Cylinders, Wheel Cylinders, Steering Knuckles, Toque Plates, Turbo Charger components, Power Train components and Compressor parts.

Apart from being certified to TS 16949, ISO 14001, OSHAS 18001 and EN 16001 standards, the foundry is the first ever in the world to receive the prestigious Deming Application Prize as well as the TPM Excellence Award – First Category in the same year 2003. In addition, they have won the Award for Excellence in Consistent TPM commitment – First category in the year 2006 and Special Award for TPM Achievement in the year 2007. Committed to the safeguard of the environment, the foundry is a zero discharge industry of pollutants, water and solid waste and 25% of the energy consumed is green power from Wind Turbines. In recognition of our efforts, our foundry has received numerous awards such as Best Foundry; Green Foundry; National Awards for Energy conservation; Leadership and Excellence Award in Safety, Health and Environment.

The hallmark of Brakes India Private Limited’s success has been built on three basic foundations; Technology Leadership, Operational Excellence and Superior Service.