Vedanta launches aluminium cylinder head alloy
Vedanta Limited, producer of metals and oil and gas, announced the formal launch of its new product, the aluminium cylinder head alloy, a raw material for manufacturing cylinder heads and other automotive components. This is the company’s latest value-added offering in its aluminium product line, which caters to various raw material requirements of the automotive industry.
According to the company, the cylinder head alloy leverages material design to help automakers increase efficiency of internal combustion engines for improved performance on emission control, in line with BS-VI and CAFE (Corporate Average Fuel Efficiency/Economy) norms. Currently, this alloy is entirely being imported into India from other countries.
The product was unveiled today for the domestic industry at the 2nd Automotive Raw Material Localisation Conclave and Exhibition, hosted by Automotive Components Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA). Vedanta has invested in creating this cylinder head alloy capacity of 10,000 tonne using world class technologies of Befesa (Spain) and Properzi (Italy).
Vedanta Limited, a subsidiary of Vedanta Resources Limited, is an oil and gas and metals company with operations in oil and gas, zinc, lead, silver, copper, iron ore, steel, and aluminium and power across India, South Africa, Namibia, and Australia.
Image: Vedanta says it aims to partner with various industry sectors, especially automotive and auto ancillary industry “for the nation’s growth”.