VDL Pinnacle Engineering India is a joint venture between the VDL Groep of Netherlands & Pinnacle Industries of India.

The VDL Groep, founded in 1953 & headquartered in the Netherlands, has 100+ companies under their umbrella, in 20+ countries.

Pinnacle Industries, founded in 1996 & headquartered in Pune, is a diversified group of companies in seating & interiors, speciality vehicles, irrigation, retail store solutions & financial services.

VDL Pinnacle Engineering commenced its operations in India in early 2016 in Pune, Maharashtra. Starting out as a design and engineering house, the VDL Groep wanted to develop a team which was capable of supporting global offices and projects, for design of production automation systems, Body-In-White tooling lines and product design for bus & coach.

The Beginning

VDL Pinnacle Engineering India is a joint venture between the VDL Groep of Netherlands & Pinnacle Industries of India.

VDL Pinnacle Engineering commenced its operations in India in early 2016 in Pune, Maharashtra. Until December 2018, VDL Pinnacle was mainly providing process support, simulation, 3D designing & 2D detailing for Body-In-White lines for various VDL companies globally. Project management, site management & QA support for international projects was also provided in this duration

In January 2019, VDL Pinnacle moved to a 20,000 sq. ft. facility in an industrial area in Pune, in order to step-up it’s operations & supply complete turnkey automotive lines to Indian automotive OEM’s & Tier-1 manufacturers.

Philosophy

The corporate philosophy of VDL Pinnacle is to offer the best solutions to our customers, thus creating long-terms business relationships. VDL Pinnacle has built a reputation among it’s customers of living up to contractual agreements & delivering high quality reliable systems.

Our intent is to grow organically along with our customers & be preferred partners for all their automation requirements.

VDL Pinnacle Innovative Systems

Our policy focuses on innovating & implementing fresh ideas while designing systems. Our customer-centric approach enables us to be creative & at the same time be cognizant of customer requirements. Seeking continuous improvement is an integrated part of our entrepreneurship which can be seen throughout the project life-cycle.

Decreasing our impact on the environment is also one of the guiding principle of our business operations.

Our Values

  • Integrity: Our leading principles in all our actions and operations are honesty, fairness, safety & respect
  • Customer Satisfaction: We continually challenge ourselves to exceed our customers’ expectations
  • Mentality: We have a “can do” mentality. We always deliver what we promise
  • Thinking Ahead: We are pro-active and easy to work with. We offer expert knowledge and practical solutions
  • Entrepreneurship: We strive for opportunities and utilise the vast knowledge and “foot print” of VDL Groep
  • Strength Through Co-operation: We communicate in a respectful & open manner. We appreciate different opinions as they always lead to better solutions

Our Vision

  • To be the preferred supplier for turn-key production systems and special products to the Automotive Industry by 2025.

Our Mission

  • Development, production and integration of competitive and innovative products
  • Preservation and growth of employees
  • Proud to be a part of the “Make In India” campaign

 

TIMELINE

2020

  • Delivered second export order for Mainline skids for a commercial vehicle project to be installed in Belgium
  • Delivered Body-In-White (BIW) welded sub-assemblies for a premium SUV & notch-back model, the end customer being the world’s largest automotive group, based out of Pune, India
  • Delivered Car Cross Beam (CCB) welded sub-assemblies for a premium SUV & notch-back model, the end customer being the world’s largest automotive group, based out of Pune, India

2019

  • Delivered a proto tool manufacturing fixture for welding of a chassis frame to the world’s largest automotive Tier-1 manufacturer
  • Delivered multiple turnkey projects for bus body welding fixtures for a premier global automotive manufacturer & India’s largest bus manufacturer
  • Delivered a turnkey spot welding & MIG welding line for Front Floor, Rear Floor & Long Rail assemblies for a premium hatch-back model
  • Delivered Rear Wall & Main Line tools for introduction of a new commercial vehicle model in an existing line for a premier global automotive manufacturer based in South India
  • Delivered our first ever export shipment to our headquarter in the Netherlands for manufacturing of standard parts which included base plates, robot mounting plates, grouting assemblies, robot brackets, tool changer adapters & dummy tool changers

2018

  • Provided project management services to VDL Steelweld, United States of America
  • Delivered design & engineering services for a robotic hemming cell, including supply of hemming head along with robot programming & QA services to a Tier-1 manufacturing supplier for a commercial vehicle
  • Received first turn-key project order for design, manufacturing, installation & commissioning for bus body fixtures for the Indian market

2017

  • Delivered 3D designs, robot simulation & 2D detailing for BIW assembly lines to VDL Steelweld in the Netherlands & USA
  • Provided site management & QA services to VDL Steelweld, Netherlands
  • Started Product Engineering for VDL Bus & Coach – Product Design and FEA

2016

  • Start of design & engineering office in April, at Pune, Maharashtra, India
  • Delivered simulation, 3D designs & 2D detailing for BIW projects to VDL Steelweld in the Netherlands & United Kingdom

 

 

OUR TEAM

Jayant Phatak, CEO
27 years experience in the auto industry with 23 years in core BIW technology
Rahul Misal, Head - Operations
23 years core experience in BIW tooling manufacturing, assembly and operations
Yatish Karoo, Head - Controls & Automation
17 years experience in BIW tooling automation
Pushkaraj Naik, Head - Design
15 years core experience in BIW tooling and system design
Ganesh Virape, Head - Bus & Coach Engineering
17 years experience in Product design and engineering
Dushyant Habbu, Head - Sales & Projects
15 years experience in robotics, sales and project management