ZF Rane Automotive India Private Limited


Steering Gear Division

“To be a Leader in Domestic Hydraulic Power Steering Business, Enhance Global Presence and Diversify for growth with Technology”

Occupant Safety Division

“To be a preferred supplier of Occupant Restraint Systems, with a commitment to Safety”


JV with ZF Group

IATF 16949 : 2016 & ISO 14001 & ISO/IEC 27001:2013

5 Manufacturing Locations

Deming Prize in 2005 & Japan Quality Medal (JQM) IN 2011 FOR (SGD)

Two Divisions

Steering Gear Division (SGD)

Occupant Safety Division (OSD)


Incepted in 1987 to manufacture Steering Systems
Independent and comprehensive units to design, test and manufacture complete rang of power steering solutions and seat belt systems
Occupant safety Division serves Passenger Car, Utility Vehicle & Commercial Vehicle segments
Seat Belt manufacturing facility added in 1997
Established dominant share of business in both Commercial Vehicle steering and Passenger Car steering industry
Both divisions have joint venture partnership with ZF Group 
Preferred OE partner to Indian OE majors in Passenger Car, Multi Utility Vehicle, Light Commercial Vehicle, Medium and Heavy Commercial Vehicle categories


The steering division uses the latest technological design applications to arrive at the perfect steering solutions for its customers :

AutoCAD, Pro-E Wildfire – 3D modeling & drawing, Pro-Mechanica / Cosmos – F.E.Analysis, CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics), AMESim for system behavior study employed for product ideation and development
Effective use of CAD applications employed at design centre of seat belt
R&D CAPABILITY Drafting, Application Engg, Packaging Study, Modeling, Simulation / Analysis Software’s : Catia V4/V5, Solid works, AutoCAD, COSMOS



Product Technologies for

  • Optimum Power to Weight Ratio
  • Energy Efficient Products
  • Responsive Steering
  • Lower NVH Products


Wide range of product technologies, Passive safety system to enhance occupant safety in the event of vehicle crash and improve NCAP rating Seat Belts

  • Pre-tensioner Energy absorber
  • Hanging/Shelf mounted Retractors – for easy product packaging and to meet European regulations for the rear centre seat Belt
  • Seat mounted retractors – for easy access
  • With self-aligning sensors (Gimbal)
  • Sensor canceller for foldable seats
  • Automatic locking retractor (KISI) – compatible for Child and Adult occupant
  • Seat Belt reminder on buckle – to alert occupant to fasten the seat belt
  • Pre-tensioner capable Buckles
  • Seat Belt Height adjuster to improve comfort for varying occupant sizes

Inflatable Restraint Systems to minimize injury

  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air bag



  • Design and Development Capability for complete system of Hydraulic Power assisted steering, that includes Steering gear assembly, Hydraulic pump and Reservoir etc.
  • Well established with relevant Design and Simulation Software for design of Power Steering products.
  • Well established Testing facility to validate Products as per Global standards including Noise Test Specifications.


  • Application, Engineering & Development of safety systems using advanced CAD and simulation tools
  • System Integration
  • Equipped with Test lab to carry out testing as per National (IS/AIS), International (ECE/EEC/GS/VSCC..) and Customer specifications and COP testing


3 manufacturing Locations in Tiruchirapally, Chennai & Rudrapur for Hydraulic Power Steering Systems.

2 manufacturing Locations in Chennai & Tiruchirapally for Occupant safety products.

Steering Gear Division

Tiruchirapally Plant

Fully integrated gear

Chennai plant

Pump and Power Rack & Pinion division

Rudrapur plant

Steering Gears and Pumps

Occupant Safety Division

Chennai plant

Occupant Safety Products

Tiruchirapally Plant

Occupant Safety Products



Winner of Deming Prize in the year 2005
Winner of Japan Quality Medal (JQM) in the year 2011
IATF 16949 : 2016 and ISO 14000 standards company
IS0 14001 certified plants
OHSAS 18001 certified


TS16949 and ISO 14001 certified & FORD Q1 Award
Deming Prize


Sales for the year 2020-21 were at 992 crores


Hydraulic Power Rack & Pinion Steering Gear Assembly

  Type: End take off Rack & Pinion Gear Application: Passenger Cars, Utility Vehicles,

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Power Steering Gear Assembly

  Type: Re-circulating Ball Type Worm & Roller Type High Torque Pressure Gear (THP series)

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Power Steering Pump Assembly

  Type: Advance Vane Pump Variable Displacement Pump (VDP) Dual Displacement Pump (DDP)

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Power Steering Fluid- Power Cruise


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Separate testing and validation facilities for power steering gears and seat belt manufacturing

Testing facilities for steering gear division:

Servo Hydraulic test bed
Impact test rigs
Endurance test rigs
Environmental test set-ups for water immersion & high temperature

Instrumentation for

Noise measurement
Steering effort measurement on vehicles

Testing facilities for occupant safety division:

Extraction and Retraction Force Testing Machine
Retractor Durability Tester
Hot chamber
Cold Chamber
Universal Testing Machine
Salt Spray chamber
ELR functional tester

Testing facilities – Seat Belts


Extraction / Retraction
Cycle Test Rig
Abrasion Tester
Buckle Cycle Tester


“G” Lock Tester
Tilt Lock Checker
Adjustment Force Tester


Dust Chamber
Salt Spray Cabinet


Pendulum Test Rig
Tensile Tester

Testing Facilities – Air Bags (IRS)


Key Contact Person

Name : K Rajendran
Function : Marketing
Email : k.rajendran@ranegroup.com

ZF Rane Automotive India Pvt Ltd – Steering Gear Division

45, TTK Road, Alwarpet,
Chennai – 600 018, India.
Phone : +91-44-24994390.

Key Contact Person

Name : S Ramesh
Function : Marketing
Email : ts.ramesh@ranegroup.com

ZF Rane Automotive India Pvt Ltd – Occupant Safety Division

48th KM, NH 45, GST Road,
Singaperumal Koil – 603 204, India.
Phone : +91-44-47407818.

ZF Rane Automotive India Pvt Ltd

Regd. Office: “Maithri”, 132, Cathedral Road, Chennai 600 086
CIN: U35999TN1987PTC014600.
Ph. No. 044 – 2811 2472.
Email : investorservices@ranegroup.com