U.S based Fallbrook and Indian auto component manufacturer Napino Auto & Electronics Ltd. (Napino) has announced a global partnership through a licensing and development agreement. The parnership will allow Napino to develop, manufacture, and sell NuVinci Optimized™ transmissions used in two- or three-wheel vehicles such as mopeds, scooters, and motorcycles powered by electric motors or internal combustion engines. Fallbrook currently has the global license and copyright the NuVinci technology in various fields of use to major transportation firms including Allison Transmission, Continental, Dana Incorporated, and TEAM Industries. While the motorcycle and scooter markets can benefit greatly from the implementation of NuVinci technology, Fallbrook had previously held off on licensing the fields of use until it found the right partner with the vision, resources and relationships to facilitate a rapid rollout of the technology in these markets.
“Napino is known for its dedication to supplying high quality parts to its OEM customers as well as identifying, developing, and deploying advanced automotive technology that will enable its customers to gain competitive advantage. NuVinci technology definitely fits that description,” said Vaibhav Raheja, director of Napino. Naveen Kumar, Senior Vice President of Napino added, “NuVinci technology will enable us to provide a value-added drivetrain solution that will improve vehicle efficiency, durability and performance across our licensed fields. Considering the government’s strong push for electrification of vehicles in India, this technology shall also enhance the performance of the electric powertrain.”
“We are delighted to have a new partnership with such a capable and successful company with global reach,” said Sharon A. O’Leary, Fallbrook’s president and chief operating officer. “The agreement with Napino is a natural extension of the other markets for NuVinci Optimized™ transmissions that our licensing community is addressing, including passenger cars and trucks, automotive accessory drives, utility vehicles, eBikes, and bicycles. It demonstrates the broad applicability of NuVinci technology and its rapidly increasing adoption in a variety of industries.”