-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 Koyo Steering Systems Limited
(Flagship company of the Group)
|-Steering parts||-JV with JTEKT Corporation (formerly Koyo Seiko Co., Ltd.) of Japan.
-The largest manufacturer of steering systems in India.
-It has a technical partnership with JTEKT Corparation in Japan, and Fuji Autotech AB in Sweden.
|Sona BLW Precision Forgings Limited||-Precision forged gears, Differential Case Assemblies , Synchroniser rings||-JV between Sona Holding and Mitsubishi Materials Corporation, Japan.
-Formed in 1995 and began production in Nov. 1996.
-Changed the company name from Sona Okegawa Precision Forging Limited (SOPFL).
|Sona BLW Prazisionsschmiede GmbH||-Precision forged gears
|-Sona Okegawa (currently SOPFL) acquired ThyssenKrupp Prazisionsschmiede GmbH from ThyssenKrupp Technologies AG in January 2008.|
|Mahindra Sona Limited (MSL)||-Drivetrain 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 Koyo Steering Systems Limited
-Rack & pinion steering systems
-Recirculation ball screw steering gears
-Tilt steering columns
-Intermediate shafts for Column-type Electric Power Steering (CEPS)
-Telescopic shafts for steering column
-Telescopic I-shafts for CEPS
-Hydraulic power steering gears
-Steering gears for CEPS systems
-Electronically Controlled Power Steering systems (EPS)
-Steering columns for HCVs
-Telescopic I-shafts for HCVs
-Electric Power Assist Modules (EPAM)
-Intermediate shaft with vibration dampener for UV
-Front & rear axle shafts
-Rear axle assemblies
-Clutch disc assemblies
-Suspension arms and links
Sona BLW Precision Forgings Limited
-Inter-axle differential assemblies
-Caps for differential carrier
-Compact drive head modules
-Integrated bevel teeth and splines
-Differential case assemblies
Sona BLW Prazisionsschmiede GmbH
- Bevel gear sets
- Differential bevel gears
- Transmission bevel gears
- Coupling cones
- Shift and coupling components
- Synchronizing rings
- Synchronizing cones
-Coupling shafts and Steering pinions
-Forged transmission and axle parts
- Stub axles
- Wheel hubs
- Gear blanks
-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
- Pistons for large engines
- Piston lower sections
- Monotherm pistons
Mahindra Sona Limited
-Clutch driven plates
-Clutch cover assemblies
-Steering universal joints
-Universal joint kits
-Diaphragm clutch assemblies
-Drive shaft assemblies
-Ball spline units
|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 an IPO.|
|Jul. 1992||Koyo Seiko (presently JTEKT) acquires 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 stake to 20.5%.|
|Nov. 1997||Sona Cold Forgings commenced production.|
|Oct. 1998||Sona Steering changed 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 with
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 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 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.|