Brakes India Private Limited was established in 1962 as a joint venture between the TVS Group and Lucas Industries Limited (100% subsidiary of ZF-TRW). ZF-TRW Automotive is a major global manufacturer of automotive components with worldwide operations and manufacturing facilities employing 60,000 people in 26 countries.
In 1981, Brakes India Private Limited established a Foundry Division at Sholinghur, 120 Kilometers from Chennai, to manufacture grey iron castings from the Permanent Mould process which now has a capacity of 12,000 MTPA. Subsequently between 1992 and 2006 BIF installed four Disamatic High Pressure moulding lines and a Kunkel Wagner High Pressure Moulding line with a total capacity to produce 72,000 MTPA of ductile iron castings.
BIF has a magnetic vision which is a synthesis of visions of all the stakeholders – the customers, the employees, the stockholders, the vendors and the society at large. BIF is proud of its role as a responsible Corporate Citizen especially of the innovative and sustainable Environmental Management System and contribution to the upliftment of Sholinghur village in the areas of Education, Health and Infrastructure.
In 2007, The Dunes Oman was established in partnership between Brakes India Private Limited Limited and Sundaram Finance Limited at Salalah, Sultanate of Oman. The Dunes Oman started its operations in 2008 with a capacity of 18,000 MTPA and expanded its capacity to 36,000 MTPA in May 2011 and has two Disamatic high pressure moulding lines. This is a 100% Export Oriented Unit producing Safety critical parts for the Automotive Industry.
BIF and Dunes Oman are major exporter of automotive castings with ability to supply critical and fully finished parts to discerning customers.