Eaton Corporation has signed a business agreement through 2014 with Tata Motors, India's largest automotive manufacturer. Terms were not disclosed.
Eaton's Truck Group will supply heavy-duty synchronized transmissions to Tata for use on its World Truck program in India as well as global markets. Initial transmission production will take place at Eaton plants in Tczew, Poland, and Wuxi, China, with production moving to its new facility in Pune, India, as volumes increase.
Through subsidiaries and associate companies, Tata has operations in the United Kingdom, South Korea, Thailand, and Spain. It is also the world's fourth-largest truck manufacturer and the second-largest bus manufacturer. Tata cars, buses, and trucks are being marketed in several countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and South America.