Federal-Mogul Powertrain opened a cylinder liner foundry, significantly expanding its Naberezhnye Chelny plant in Russia, a joint venture with KAMAZ in operation since 2009.
The state-of-the-art foundry adds in-house manufacturing capability of cylinder liner castings to the existing facilities, enabling fully integrated liner production. It complements Federal-Mogul Powertrain’s local Power Cylinder Unit (PCU) manufacture, providing a complete package of heavy-duty pistons, rings, liners and pins for JV partner KAMAZ, the leading manufacturer of trucks in Russia.
“Our long-standing successful partnership with Federal-Mogul is taking on a new dimension. The new foundry will enable us to expand the range of PCU components manufactured in Naberezhnye Chelny and to add new technical capabilities to our joint venture,” said Sergey Kogogin, General Director of KAMAZ PTC. “Up-to-date innovative approaches that underlie the joint projects of KAMAZ and Federal-Mogul are especially in demand for KAMAZ’s new line-up of vehicles powered with high-performance reliable engines which we are currently working on.”