York Transport Equipment (India), a TRF subsidiary, Launches Trailer Axles
Launching York’s trailer axles from York India, Jamshedpur. Seen from left to right are, Mr Hemant Kharkar, COO (2nd ), Mr RC Nandarjog, ED (3rd), and Mr Sudhir Deoras, MD, TRF Ltd and Chairman YORK Group(5th in front row) along with other senior officers.

April 2, 2009

York Transport Equipment (India) Pvt Ltd (YTEI), a subsidiary of TRF Ltd, launched its first axle from its manufacturing facility located in TRF’s premises in Jamshedpur, India. In view of fast growing demand for trailers and the need to be close to the rapidly growing customer base in India, York Group, a subsidiary of TRF Ltd, since October 2007, has set up York Transport Equipment (India) Pvt Ltd (YTEI). York Transport Equipment (Pte) Ltd., Singapore, is a leading manufacturer of trailer axles, mechanical and air suspensions and other trailer accessories in Asia Pacific, Australia-New Zealand, Middle East and Africa regions. York has three manufacturing units at Singapore, Melbourne, Australia and QingDao, China.

The York Group has a wide range of products, which includes:

  • Axles (5” round, 6” square) from 12 to 17.5 ton
  • Disc Brake axles, Self Steer Axles and ABS ready axles
  • Mechanical leaf spring suspension (both under slung and over slung) from 12 to 17.5 tonnes
  • Mechanical Bogie suspension from 20 to 40 tonnes capacity
  • Walking beams suspension from 24 to 40 tonnes capacity
  • Air suspension from 9 to 12 tonnes capacity.
York’s most popular axle in India is 5021 axle, which is a 6” square axle with 14mm wall thickness.  These axles are specifically designed for trailer application and can carry 12 tonnes at speed of 105 kmph. York products meet European ECE quality standards, certified by RWTUV (German) and have compliance approvals with the Australian Design Rules.  YTEI plans to soon start manufacturing other variants of these axles viz., 5021 with wider track of 1950mm, 5021 with Antilock Braking System (ABS) ready. Another popular axle 2021, a 5” round axle widely used in air suspension applications would also be produced very soon.

York’s products have been sold to trailer builders in India since the last over five years. Tata Motors is a major user of York axles and other products in the trailers that they sell along with their prime movers.

Speaking on the occasion of the launch, Mr Sudhir Deoras, Managing Director, TRF Ltd and Chairman, York Group, said that York Transport Equipment (India), would build capacity to produce over 100,000 axles in the future.

(Rajen Sahay)
Head, Corporate Communications
TRF Limited

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