Sundaram Clayton Limited
Sundaram-Clayton Limited was established in 1962 in collaboration with Clayton Dewandre Holdings Plc. (WABCO Automotive) pioneering the manufacture of air brake systems in India. SCL enjoys a major share of the Indian OEM market as well as the domestic aftermarket, which it caters to through a strong and well spread-out distribution network SCL-Brakes division is the first company in India and fourth company outside Japan to win the Deming award for achieving distinctive performance improvements through TQM. In 2002, SCL-Brakes division was awarded Japan Quality Medal. It is the first company in India and second outside Japan to win this prestigious award for continual application of TQM for priority issues to achieve business results.
The company's Die Casting Division, from being a captive supplier to the Brakes Division, is developing into a full service supplier of aluminium components to a host of Indian and multi-national companies.