With more and more OEM vehicle manufacturers looking towards the motorsport industry to leverage its flexibility, efficiency and rapid turn-around times, an option to put Hewland Transmission Designs into Mass Production was required. To meet this requirement, Hero Motors and Hewland have formed a joint venture to provide a high volume, high quality powertrain solution for OEMs.
The joint venture utilises Hewland’s advanced transmission design capability and flexible UK manufacturing alongside Hero Motors high quality, cost leading, mass manufacturing capabilities, allowing customers to be supported from initial concept design, right through to high volume supply.
Hewland is world renowned for their performance transmissions which are used throughout the top levels of motorsport. Hewland also increasingly supports numerous pre-production development programs for a host of OEMs. The new venture will be able to take prototypes into competitive mass production.
Hero-Hewland’s customers benefit from race-bred advanced transmission design, prototype and low volume manufacture, test and support, together with a cost effective high quality mass manufacture option. This strong partnership will provide powertrain solutions for automotive and commercial vehicle OEMs, along with an ever-growing electric vehicle customer base where Hewland is recognised as a leading designer and manufacturer.