ARO joins forces with JEC to accelerate in India


Jean-Yves David, President France (seated left) with Joe Ruggiero, President JEC. 
Back row left to right: Philippe Barray, Sales Director ARO France; Garry Siskos, CFO JEC; 
Nicolas Picq, Area Manager. ARO India; Martin Smith, JEC International development.
ARO Welding Technologies France, a world leader in resistance welding systems, has announced a strategic partnership with JEC Distributors (JEC), a service provider to the automotive industry and suppliers of the Copperhead range of welding products as ARO’s exclusive distribution partner for India effective from April 10, 2018.
Headquartered in Southern Ontario, Canada, JEC is an established distributor of welding products in other territories including Germany, China and India, supplying major OEM manufacturers and Tier suppliers. JEC’s Indian operation is principally located in Chakan, near Pune with facilities in Chennai, Delhi and Ahmedabad. JEC will be responsible for the distribution and servicing of all ARO equipment to the automotive and other manufacturing sectors in India.
Jean-Yves David, President of ARO, said, “India is a country with a strongly growing automotive manufacturing footprint. In order to comply with upcoming CO2 and crash regulations, car manufacturers are going to increasingly rely on advanced materials such as high strength steel, hot formed steel, and eventually aluminum. And that is precisely where ARO delivers superior and efficient welding solutions. JEC has a solid experience in resistance welding and quickly appeared as the best partner to support our customers across India. We already know JEC from a successful partnership in North America, and their approach of the Indian market is consistent with our customer’s needs.”
Nicolas Picq, Area Manager. ARO India commented, “We are delighted JEC is representing ARO in India. ARO products are at the forefront of resistance welding and setting standards worldwide. We are excited about the emerging opportunities in the Indian market and look forward to a long and successful relationship.