Napino Auto & Electronics recently announced its partnership with Kerdea Technologies Inc. The licensing partnership between Napino and Kerdea will see the transfer of technology to Napino. The oxygen sensor will cater to the needs of the Indian automobile industry in BS VI regime and the upcoming OBD2 norms.
Kerdea's technology helps in reducing emission levels and increases fuel efficiency, offering a significant cost advantage. It allows detection and control of engine misfire. Its sensors have higher reliability with a full 360-degree mounting flexibility, which will result in considerable reduction in size of catalytic convertor and related cost-saving.
The O2 sensors will complement the electronic fuel injection solution, which is core to Napino’s vison of offering sustainable mobility solution, as this will increase the overall fuel efficiency of engine.
Expressing his views on the partnership, Vaibhav Raheja, Joint MD, Napino, commented, "This licensing partnership will further augment our capabilities in the sensors for automotive application. Kerdea’s technology coupled with manufacturing capabilities of Napino group will provide OEMs with technologically robust products while being cost effective. With the rollout of OBD-2 norms by 2022-23, O2 sensors will see robust demand with increased application across vehicle segments.”
Further,Naveen Kumar, Group CEO, Napino, added, "We at Napino recognise the need to build sustainable mobility solutions. Our partnership with Kerdea is geared to build a revenue stream, which is both scalable and profitable. We are confident that O2 sensor from Kerdea, which deploys path-breaking resistive technology, will meet customer requirement. This product will lead to significant improvement in fuel efficiency."
Adding his views, Dr Doug Carnes, CEO, Kerdea Technologies, stated, "Kerdea is honoured to be associated with Napino. Their commitment to manufacturing excellence and customer service complements Kerdea’s technological platform and the future it brings to the Indian and worldwide automotive industry. Working in tandem and partnership, Napino and Kerdea will be providing OEMs with an O2 technological revolution that benefits manufacturers and customers. We look forward to a long and successful relationship with them."