Cooper Corporation Pvt. Ltd, one of India’s leading engine manufacturers and Ricardo underscored their long-standing collaboration by announcing their intention to jointly develop a new line of cutting edge Cooper engines. As a result of this planned development, Cooper Corporation will expand its range of engines from 3.5 KVA to 1000 KVA. The entire range will be available in both Diesel and CNG versions.
The successful longstanding association between Cooper and Ricardo has made Cooper products years ahead of competition in-terms of innovative technologies, total cost of ownership and durability of products. Working together with Ricardo, Cooper is the only company in India who has made 52 variants of engines in six years including diesel and gas. The new Cooper engines will power applications for diverse sectors including automotive, gensets, marine, defence, construction equipment and agriculture.
Speaking about the association, Mr. Farrokh N. Cooper, Chairman and Managing Director, Cooper Corporation Pvt. Ltd said, “It’s a very proud moment for us and a big achievement for a company which has graduated from cast iron engine components to contemporary engines. With this association with Ricardo UK, we will be covering almost 75% of the range of products available in the market putting us in the same league as the biggest players in the industry in a relatively short period of time.”
Ricardo UK, one of the leading independent technology and strategic consulting provider to the world’s transportation and clean energy industries has designed this world class engine family (2, 4 and 6 cylinder engines) for Cooper Corporation Pvt. Ltd. Cooper engines are a great example of technology transfer and collaborative R&D between UK and India. Ricardo will be responsible for the overall design of the engine and Cooper will develop all components for the engine, assemble and also conduct the required engine tests.
“Ricardo is proud to be partnering Cooper in the development of its class-leading family of engines that deliver high quality, clean and fuel efficient power to Cooper’s customers in India and around the world,” commented Mr. Martin Fausset, Managing Director, Ricardo UK. “The collaboration between Ricardo and Cooper has been an extremely successful in enabling Cooper to fulfil its ambitious plans for product development. Ricardo is pleased to have been able to work with Cooper in what has been – and remains – a fine example of engineering, technology and product innovation collaboration between the UK and India.”
Over the years, Cooper Corporation has consistently invested in the latest state-of-the-art technology across 75 acres of land at 9 plants in Satara with the help of experienced consultants from all over the world. The company has set-up its own R&D unit to explore the possibilities of developing new products. Cooper Corporation’s commitment to quality, service and product innovation has consistently kept pace with the changing market needs worldwide. The company’s rapid strides in the global market bear testimony to this fact. Cooper’s products have been accepted internationally in countries ranging from Central America, Africa, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Ukraine, UAE, Vietnam and Afghanistan. Today Cooper supplies auto spare parts and engine components to all leading manufacturers in India and across the world from Japan to Europe and the USA.
Talking about the company’s growth and future plans Mr. Cooper added, “Despite the overall recessionary trends in the country, Cooper Corporation has witnessed consistent and aggressive growth for the past five years across sectors because of our reputation for technology, after market support and commitment to quality and service. Going forward we intend to expand all our capacities in the cast iron foundry, aluminum foundry, engine lines etc and double our current turnover of Rs. 700 crore in the next five years .”
“At Cooper we always emphasize on farsighted vision to understand future requirements and invest aptly in technology up-gradation well in advance. In fact we were the first company to push for CPCB II emission norms as we were future ready. Unlike others in the market who needed to invest to ensure compliance, we were able to straightaway go to market with our products. As a company, we believe in progressive, global technologies that ensure business success for us and all our partners.” Mr. Cooper concluded.