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Automotive Axles Limited (AAL) a joint venture of Kalyani Group and Arvin Meritor Inc., USA (formerly the automotive division of Rockwell International Corporation) was established in 1981, AAL has developed an impressive domestic OEM clientele that includes Ashok Leyland, Telco, Vehicle Factory, Jabalpur,Mahindra & Mahindra, Volvo and Bharat Earth Movers.
The infrastructure at AAL spans highly specialized manufacturing processes involving Friction Welding, CO2 Welding, CNC Machining, Flexible Machine Centres and a range of specially built machines for production of Axles and Brakes. The facilities also comprises Gleason Gear Manufacturing Equipment backed by a modern Heat Treatment Shop including Continuous Carburising and Sealed Quench Furnaces. Wide range of Rear Drive Axles catering to commercial vehicles ranging from 6 Tons to 35 Tons GCW, S-Cam Actuated Quick Change Air Brakes for commercial vehicles, and Trailer Axles for 10 Tons to 13 Tons GVW.
The company’s manufacturing facilities are located at Mysore, the company is currently the largest independent manufacturer of Rear Drive Axle Assemblies in the country. Over the years, AAL has developed an impressive domestic OEM clientele that includes Ashok Leyland, Telco, Vehicle Factory, Jabalpur,Mahindra & Mahindra, Volvo and Bharat Earth Movers. AAL exports axle parts to USA, and Italy.
The company brought in Rockwell’s state-of-the-art manufactureing technology to India way ahead of its time expecting it would be able to penetrate a market segment in which CV manufacturers were making their own axles. Due to unforeseen delays caused due to various factors, it took it several years to achieve this objective. The company had therefore to be content with the business of contract manufacturing in which it could barely recover variable costs resulting in the accumulation of significant losses with interest and depreciation burden contributing to the erosion of over 50% of the company's net worth which led to its reference to BIFR in 1989.
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