Kosei Minda Aluminum Company Limited

About Us

UNO MINDA, NK Minda Group established a 40:60 Joint venture with Kosei Aluminum in December 2010. This JV will manufacture Alloy Wheels and Precision Aluminum Die Casting Parts for major OEMs. Kosei Aluminum Co., Ltd. is a leading manufacturer of Alloy Wheels in Japan with head office in Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture.

The new JV named Kosei Minda Aluminum Co. Ltd. is being established in Chennai. It will engage in the development, manufacturing and sales of aluminum alloy wheels and precision aluminum die casting parts for major OE car manufacturers and aftermarket. The Start of Production (SOP) is set to be in the second quarter of 2012 with an annual volume of 300,000 pieces will increase to 600,000 pieces annually by 2014.

This JV will create a very strong local production base to offer market-leading, technology intensive Alloy wheels and Aluminum Die Casting Parts to India and global OEMs. The most important aspect of the JV is the availability of top-notch Japanese technology in aluminum casting, which KOSEI will infuse in this joint venture.

Kosei's core of production system is its strong technological innovation, research & development and production engineering.

The company is planning to offer wheel sizes in following phases;

  • Phase 1 (2012 – 2013) - 13" to 17 "
  • Phase 2 (2014 onward) - 13" to 17"

KOSEI has a strong base supply from its overseas companies in Philippines and Thailand. KOSEI Japan has a combined annual production capacity of 3 million wheels. With rapid growth in Indian market, this Joint Venture is a strategic neccessity.

Kosei Minda has plans to get ISO/TS 16949 certification on 2013-14.