Sona Group

Company Profile



38/6, NH-8, Delhi-Jaipur Road, Gurgaon, Haryana 122002, India

Business Overview

-The Group consists of several automotive component manufacturers, the majority of which are located in India. The Group includes India's largest steering systems manufacturer.

-The group has over 16 plants across India, 3 in Germany and 1 in the USA.

-The following are the automotive-related companies that are a part of the Group:

Company name Main Products Overview
Sona BLW Precision Forgings Limited -Precision forged gears
-Differential Case Assemblies -Synchroniser rings

-Formed in 1995 and began production in Nov. 1996.
-Changed the company name from Sona Okegawa Precision Forging Limited (SOPFL).

-In March 2017, the Sona Group announced its acquisition of Mitsubishi Materials' entire stake in Sona BLW Precision Forgings Limited

Sona BLW Prazisionsschmiede GmbH -Precision forged gears
-Axle components
-Sona Okegawa (currently SOPFL) acquired ThyssenKrupp Prazisionsschmiede GmbH from ThyssenKrupp Technologies AG in January 2008.
Mahindra Sona Limited (MSL) -Drivetrain parts
-Steering parts
-Axle parts
-Formed in collaboration with Dana of USA.
-The Group bought equity in MSL and took control of MSL in 1994.
-MSL is now a leading manufacturer of propeller shafts in India.


Sona BLW Precision Forgings Limited

-Inter-axle differential assemblies
-Caps for differential carrier
-Monoblock-speed gears
-Synchromesh components
-Compact drive head modules
-Integrated bevel teeth and splines
-Differential case assemblies
-Face gears
-Heavy-duty couplings

Sona BLW Prazisionsschmiede GmbH

-Bevel gears

  • Bevel gear sets
  • Differential bevel gears
  • Transmission bevel gears

-Speed gears

  • Coupling cones
  • Shift and coupling components

-Synchronizing elements

  • Synchronizing rings
  • Synchronizing cones

-Coupling shafts and Steering pinions
-Forged transmission and axle parts

  • Stub axles
  • Wheel hubs
  • Flanges
  • Gear blanks

-Cam lobes
-Chassis and transmission parts

  • Precision forged disk brake components
  • Special spur gears and bevel toothing

-Forged heavy-duty vehicle parts

  • Gear rockers for driver cabin bearings
  • Catch / coupled jaws
  • Steering knuckles for trucks, Front axles and Trailer axles
  • Axle ends and Brake anchor plates
  • Connecting rods for large engines
  • Spring brackets and Wheel hubs
  • Covers for differential housing
  • Hubs for shaft brake disks

-Engine parts

  • Pistons for large engines
  • Piston lower sections
  • Monotherm pistons

Mahindra Sona Limited

-Propeller shafts
-Clutch driven plates
-Clutch cover assemblies
-Axle shafts
-Steering universal joints
-Universal joint kits
-Steering spindles
-Sleeve assemblies
-Transmission yokes
-Steering columns
-Flexible couplings
-Leaf springs
-Diaphragm clutch assemblies
-Yoke shafts
-Drive shaft assemblies
-Ball spline units
-Coupling yoke
-Axle shaft yoke
-Male yoke shaft
-Serrated flange yoke


Jan. 1985 Technical Agreement with Koyo Seiko (presently JTEKT) of Japan for Manual Steering Gear and Column.
Feb. 1986 Sona Steering enters a JV agreement with Maruti Udyog Ltd. (presently Maruti Suzuki)
Oct. 1987 Sona Steering Systems Ltd. commences production.
May 1988 Sona Steering Systems Ltd. lists through the issuance of an IPO.
Jul. 1992 Koyo Seiko (presently JTEKT) acquires a 8% stake in Sona Steering Ltd.
Aug. 1994 Sona Steering certified as an approved vendor to Koyo Seiko (presently JTEKT)
Sep. 1994 Incorporation of Mahindra Sona Ltd.
Mar. 1995 Mahindra Sona acquired the MSL Division of M&M.
Jul. 1995 Technical collaboration with Koyo Seiko for Power Steering Gear.
Dec. 1995 Joint Venture company formed with Mitsubishi Materials - Sona Okegawa. Sona Somic Lemforder Components commences production.
May 1997 Koyo Seiko (presently JTEKT) increased its stake to 20.5%.
Nov. 1997 Sona Cold Forgings commenced production.
Oct. 1998 Sona Steering changed its name to Sona Koyo Steering Systems Ltd.
Nov. 1998 Sona Okegawa commenced production of bevel gears for domestic market and exports.
Sep. 2004 Sona Koyo inaugurated 100% EOU in Chennai.
Nov. 2004 Acquired 21% stake in Fuji Autotech France S.A.S.
Jan. 2006 Sona Group started SIXT mobility business as a master franchisee for India.
Jul. 2006 Merger of Sona Somic Lemforder and Sona Cold Forging Ltd.
Nov. 2007 Formation of 4 joint ventures:
1. JTEKT - Sona Automotive India Ltd.
2. Fuji Kiko - Sona Fuji Kiko Automotive Ltd.
3. American Axle - AAM Sona Axle Pvt. Ltd.
4. Arjan Auto - Arjan Stampings Ltd.
Jan. 2008 Acquired ThyssenKrupp Prazisionsschmiede GmbH from ThyssenKrupp Technologies AG.
2011 Sold AAM Sona Axle Private Limited to American Axle & Manufacturing.

Sold stake in Sona Somic Lemforder Components Limited to ZF Friedrichshafen AG.

Sona Koyo Steering Systems Ltd. acquired the remaining 30.08% stake of Sona Stampings Limited (SSL) from Arjan Auto Private Limited, making SSL a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company.

2013 Sona Koyo Steering Systems Ltd. divested its entire holding of joint venture Fuji Autotech Europe S.A.S. to its joint venture partner, Fuji Kiko Europe S.A.S. for EUR 7.75 million.
Feb. 2017 Sona Group sells its entire stake in Sona Koyo Steering Systems Limited to JTEKT Corporation
Mar. 2017 Sona Group acquires Mitsubishi Materials' entire stake in Sona BLW Precision Forgings Limited
April 2018 Name changed from Sona Koyo Steering Systems Limited to JTEKT India Limited

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