Makino Automotive based out of Haridwar, announced today that it has entered into a technical partnership with RK Takasago, one of the world leaders in motorcycle chains and OEM supplier to Honda, Kawasaki, Yamaha, Suzuki, KTM, Triumph, to name a few. As part of the collaboration, Makino Automotive will leverage on RK Takasago’s expertise in technology to provide the best-in-class quality, performance and service to the 2-wheeler automotive aftermarket segment in India.
Makino RK will offer standard and heavy-duty chains with increased strength and durability as per OEM specifications. All these chains will be pre-stressed and pre-stretched for superior performance and to minimize elongation during the life of the chain. Apart from this, the company will also provide excellent quality and cost performance for light duty motorcycle application.
Commenting on the development, Mr. Lee Thian Chai, Managing Director, RK South Asia said, “I am extremely delighted that we have been able to explore the Indian market with this collaboration. The country has a tremendous scope for growth in the 2-wheeler automobile segment as it is the second largest manufacturer. Makino Automotive has a strong foothold in the Indian market coupled with an exceptional competency to provide qualitative aftermarket automotive solutions. With this association, we are confident of offering value to our clients, thereby contributing to the growth of the segment in India.”
The 2-wheeler automobile market is set to witness a boom from 19.9 million in FY17 to close to 34 million by FY20E. With this partnership, Makino RK looks at achieving 10% of this sizeable 2-wheeler motorcycle aftermarket in the next three years