Wabtec Opens New Manufacturing Campus in Rohtak, Haryana


Wabtec Opens New Manufacturing Campus in Rohtak, Haryana
US manufacturer Wabtec has officially inaugurated its new manufacturing campus in Rohtak, Haryana, on May 20. Built at a cost of Rs 1.5 billion ($18 million), the facility will produce components and subsystems for rolling stock, including metro cars, wagons, and locomotives for Indian Railways (IR).
The 10,000 square meter plant's initial production will focus on the passenger market, manufacturing axle-mounted disc brake systems, distributor valves, brake calipers and actuators, and friction materials. Wabtec plans to extend its production to serve the mining and industrial sectors as well as the rail industry.
The new facility underscores Wabtec’s commitment to the Indian market and supports the government’s Make in India initiative aimed at encouraging domestic production. Rohtak joins Wabtec’s existing Transit business plant in Hosur, which produces brake systems, couplers, pantographs, relays, air-conditioning systems, and passenger doors. Wabtec’s engineering presence in Hosur and Bengaluru further provides global engineering and service support.
“India is an important growth market for Wabtec, especially for the transit business,” said Pascal Schweitzer, president of Wabtec’s Transit business. “The new site will further improve Wabtec's ability to deliver enhanced value through our diverse product offerings for both Indian and global customers”.
Sujatha Narayan, senior vice-president and India regional leader at Wabtec, announced plans for additional investment and growth. “We intend to grow this site with plans to invest an additional Rs 800 million over the next few years”, she said. “We currently employ 300 people and as the business grows, we do intend to add another 200 employees with a keen focus on diversity hires”.
Wabtec is one of the largest rail equipment manufacturers in India, currently employing 3,000 people. The Rohtak plant reinforces Wabtec’s position in the Indian market and its contribution to the global supply chain for rolling stock components and subsystems.