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Career Worldwide - India

Career in India

KSPG Automotive India is looking for you!

Become part of a dynamic environment and help us develop the mobility of tomorrow. As an important supplier to the automotive industry in India, we deliver products and technologies to increase efficiency, reduce emissions and promote e-mobility together with our partners.

Do you want to take the next step in your career? Join us.

Who we are

Rheinmetall Group

As an integrated technology group, Rheinmetall AG, publicly listed and based in Germany (Düsseldorf), is an intrinsically strong, internationally successful corporation with dynamic growth. Rheinmetall employs over 30,000 people worldwide. They generate annual sales of over €7 billion at 120 locations on every continent.

Rheinmetall in India

Rheinmetall Automotive develops, produces and markets components and systems for the automotive industry in more than 40 units worldwide. Its Kolbenschmidt and Pierburg brands give Rheinmetall Automotive more than 100 years of automotive expertise, while its Motorservice brand represents a strong name for automotive spare parts.

KSPG Automotive India is currently represented on the Indian market with more than 1,000 employees. In addition to the Pierburg location in Takwe and a sales office in Pune, KSPG Automotive India has a plain bearing production facility in Supa and machining facility in Takwe. The Group also holds a 20-percent stake in Shriram Pistons and Rings Co. Ltd., Delhi and cooperates through providing technical collaboration with Jaya Hind Industries Ltd., Pune in the aluminum castings sector.

Join us. Let us work together to devise solutions that turn change into opportunity.

Experiences from living in India

My Story

First I would like to introduce myself: My name is Bogdan Ursache, I am Romanian and lived in India for 4 years with my wife and two boys who are 6 and 11 years old. As Head of Operations, my main tasks can be summarized as follows:

  • BS6 (emission standards) programs launch and manufacturing in India,
  • mini-factory concept implementation,
  • supervision of industrial/processing engineering and plant maintenance,
  • as Head of operations manage entire Value Stream from Material and Production Planning with Logistics team to achieving Customer Satisfaction with Quality team.

End of 2016, we decided to take a challenge for all four of us and come to India and it was an incredible journey in our family life. My wife learned yoga and discovered that she loves to draw and paint along with her love for flowers and nature. My boys have learned English and have reached to a proficiency level of Native.

Culture

It is incredible the kind of diversity this country has to share with its totally diverse culture and explosion of taste, smell and colours. I can say that every year we have enjoyed Holi (festival of colours) where you can become a child once again and then Diwali (festival of light) when you feel that you’re in a wonderland!!!

During my 4 years in India I have met some great people personalities. The culture of India is so much different from that of Europe that it took me some time to understand that a YES doesn’t really mean that things are understood... but then I made the team to practice saying NO also. I would say that here there is an unbelievable strong belief that any obstacles can be broken. I have seen and felt an immense family value in the company and within all Indian friends I have made here.

Working in India

As far as my experience with working in India goes, many people are either afraid or do not trust India when it comes to being associated with manufacturing and have a perception that it is impossible to achieve Benchmark manufacturing at automotive level - which I believe is a wrong perception. Actually with correct focus on lean manufacturing and Bill of process using appropriate technique of Poka Yoke (term from Japanese language which stands for a concept of constant quality improvement by avoiding (yoke) unintentional errors (poka)), we flawlessly managed to meet customer expectations on quality, volumes and cost. A strong organisation has to be based on strong values and values such as diversity, equality, empowerment, innovation and processes thriving for continuous improvement and entrepreneurship. These form the basis on which the principles of our company are built on.

Once again, my biggest project was to work with Pierburg India Management to hire and develop a self-sustainable Operations team, which today we have achieved successfully. Besides, we have also launched 26 new BS6 projects in the market despite unbelievably stressful timeline. Of course this was possible with team work and structured approach.

India has a way to make a mark in your book of life; it has done in mine. It was an incredible time for me and my family.

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