JV announcement: Amber Group’s subsidiary AT Railway Sub Systems Private Limited inks JV With South Korea’s Yujin Machinery Ltd. (“Yujin”)

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8 April 2024: AT Railway, has entered into a joint venture with South Korea’s Yujin Machinery Ltd to design, manufacture and develop Driving Gears, Couplers and Pantographs for rolling stock, including high-speed and metro trains, regional rapid transit systems, Vande Bharat trains, wagons, trams, and other Indian Railway products, wherein AT railway will have a majority stake in the joint venture.

A key element of this joint venture is that it will pave the way for acquiring the necessary technical know-how for the manufacturing of driving gears, couplers, and pantographs in India. This is in line with Amber Group’s consistent strategy of increasing the wallet share per coach. Sidwal, a 100% holding company of AT Railway, is one of the leading companies in the manufacturing of HVAC, Pantry, Doors and Gangways for Rolling Stock. With the addition of driving gears, couplers and pantographs, the Amber Group will further enhance its wallet share in each coach, which is in line with our group’s strategy.

This is a significant development not just for Sidwal and the Amber Group but for the entire Indian Rolling Stock infrastructure space. In a field currently dominated by MNCs, today’s development will help advance the ‘Make in India’ and ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ economic philosophy espoused by the Government of India in this crucial railway infrastructure space and will bolster domestic design and manufacturing capacity.

Speaking on this latest joint venture, a spokesperson from Amber Enterprises India Ltd., said, “We are thrilled to join forces with Yujin through this joint venture, combining our strengths to become a leading manufacturer of critical rolling stock components like driving gears, couplers, and pantographs for India’s rapidly expanding railway ecosystem. This strategic partnership aligns perfectly with our vision of contributing to the Atmanirbhar Bharat and Make in India initiatives. With substantial investments planned and access to cutting-edge technology from our Korean partners, we are well positioned to capture a significant share of the lucrative railway rolling stock market while fostering an ecosystem for indigenous manufacturing, job creation, and skill development.”

A key policy priority of the Government is to upgrade railway infrastructure, evidenced by the fact that the recent interim budget allocated a record Rs 2.55 lakh crore to the Indian Railways for fiscal 2024-25, a 5.8% increase over the previous year underlining the emphasis of the Government on the Railway Industry. Considering this backdrop, the addressable market for the railway sub-system in India is estimated to be around NR 75,000 – 80,000 crores over the next 5-6 years.