Minda Industries Limited - Acoustics Division

About Us

Established in 2004, Minda Industries Limited - Acoustics Division is the leading manufacturer of automotive horns in India. With a 47% marketshare, the company is the most preferred supplier of horns to Indian OEMs.

The division was established with a view to leverage capabilities and technologies of Minda Industries Ltd. It is aiming aggressively at the export market, with plans of exports contributing upto 30% of its turnover by 2014-15.

The division recently acquired Clarton Horn S.A.U., Spain from PMAn Domestic AG. The buyout of Clarton Horn, which manufactures trumpet, disc and electronic horns and supplies to leading OEMs in Europe including BMW, Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz, PSA-Peugeot and Renault, catapults the UNO MINDA Group to the No 2 position among horn manufacturers worldwide, after FIAMM S.p.A of Italy. It also strengthens the Group’s position in the four-wheeler segment.

This acquisition gives us access to European OEMs and technology while the Group is driving for growth in the US, China and Mexico. This acquisition will help draw out a global strategy towards offering a more comprehensive range of products to customers with both the La Carolina plant in Spain and Manesar plant being complementary in nature.

The acoustics division continually creates new capacities and scales up operations to meet the market needs. With plants in Manesar and Pantnagar and 600 plus employees, it is a supplier to all OEMs in 2 Wheelers, 4 Wheelers, Off-road and Commercial Vehicles segment like Bajaj Auto Ltd., Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India, Royal Enfield Motorcycles, India Yamaha Motor, Suzuki Motorcycle India, TVS Motor Company, Maruti Suzuki India, Renault India, Tata Motors, General Motors, Mahindra & Mahindra, Ashok Leyland, Ford India, Hyundai Motors, Fiat India Automobiles, Swaraj, Escorts Group, Sonalika Group etc.

Exports to Mazda, BMW, Renault, Ford, Piaggio, Torica, GM - Global, Hino Motors, Piaggio and Kawasaki make up 29% of its sales revenue.

For more information on Clarton Horns please log onto http://www.clartonhorn.com