Bosch To Make Two-Wheeler Anti-Lock Braking System At Chakan

Pune: German auto components major Bosch on Tuesday said it is planning to start manufacturing an anti-lock braking system (ABS) for two-wheelers at its Chakan plant near here from next fiscal year.

“We are planning to start the manufacture of ABS for bikes here at our Chakan plant in Pune from April next year to meet the huge demand for such systems in the country in future,” Bosch executive vice president-manufacturing and quality Andreas Wolf told reporters here.

The group, which has 250 plants across 60 countries, has such a manufacturing facility at Tochige in Japan.

The government has made it mandatory for all new motorcycles with displacement of 125 cc or more to be equipped with ABS from April 2018 and for all existing and new bikes from April 2019.

As per the company’s plan, the Chakan plant is likely to manufacture 7-8 lakh ABS for two-wheelers per annum, he said.