Earlier this year saw the birth of a start-up that leveraged the joint strengths of three giants – Tenneco, Federal-Mogul and Öhlins Racing. DRiVTM Incorporated, which is headquartered in the greater Chicago area, will be one of the largest global multi-line, multi-brand aftermarket suppliers and one of the largest global original equipment (OE) ride performance and braking suppliers to aftermarket, light-vehicle, and commercial-vehicle customers. The $6+ billion company has a massive global footprint, including 64 manufacturing facilities worldwide, as well as 29 engineering and technical facilities all over the world.
DRiVTM has a stable of well-respected and enduring aftermarket brands and long-time partnerships with the world’s leading original equipment manufacturers. These include Monroe®, Champion®, Ferodo®, Öhlins®, Moog®, Wagner®, Thrush®, Axios® and several others. One of DRiVTM Incorporated’s crown jewels is Goetze®.
Goetze, being a market leader in engine components, offers world-class pistons, piston rings, block kits, engine oil, engine valves and cylinder liners, covering a wide range of applications including two/three-wheelers, cars, tractors, light and heavy commercial vehicles, stationary engines and high-output locomotive diesel engines.
Established in 1887 by Friedrich Wilhelm Goetze in Burscheid (Germany), Goetze® is one of the longest-established names in the automotive industry, delivering technically advanced components that significantly lower oil consumption and reduce emissions by minimising friction and prolonging engine life.
With modern production facilities at Bengaluru, Patiala and Bhiwadi, Goetze provides leading-edge technologies and competitive solutions for original equipment manufacturers and the automotive aftermarket in India.
Pistons: Goetze offers the widest range of pistons, serving everything from a two-stroke moped to a 3,100HP locomotive engines. Crafted with latest technology and superior alloys, Goetze pistons are built to withstand high thermal load and offer exceptional corrosion- and wear-resistance for a long engine life.
Our technological expertise matched with innovative thinking has made Goetze pistons the choice for discerning customers.
Piston rings: Our world-class piston-ring technology offers unsurpassed durability and highly efficient dynamic sealing properties, which help our customers achieve even better fuel efficiency, low emissions and long overhaul intervals. By combining process know-how with a long background in ring materials and high-performance coatings for many automotive applications, Goetze has the clear advantage.
In addition to a large choice of ring materials, Goetze offers an extensive range of high-performance coatings such as chromium, CKS, plasma coatings, physical vapor deposition (PVD) and Goetze diamond coating (GDC).
Block kits: Robust manufacturing processes, along with a deep understanding of customer requirements, helps us in being first to aftermarket. Goetze now offers a wide range of world-class block- and cylinder-liner kits for the two/three-wheeler and car segments.
These kits feature special lightweight aluminium castings for more durability and a super-finished bore for lesser lube oil consumption and superior performance.
Goetze block kits are offered in multiple configurations with a head gasket, as well as a
Cylinder liners: Goetze’s cylinder liners are manufactured with special alloy cast-iron with selective elements to provide superior bonding, reduced distortion and improved oil economy. Liners are finely ground and bore-machined to the last micron for improved efficiency and lower emissions. The wide range of Goetze liners are offered in multiple grades for cars, commercial vehicles and tractor applications.
Engine oil and grease: Coming from the house of engine experts, engine oil is the latest addition in Goetze portfolio. Available in all leading grades and pack sizes, Goetze engine oil is based on 100 % virgin base oil and equipped with selective additives for engine protection throughout the year.
Goetze engine oil resists thickening by providing enhanced oxidation control and meets stringent OE specifications while enhancing fuel economy.
Engine valves: Goetze offers a range of tufftrided and chrome-plated engine valves which possess great tensile strength and fatigue resistance. Goetze engine valves are manufactured from bi-metallic materials to withstand severe running conditions and offer peak performance every single time.
These valves also deliver superior heat dissipation and wear resistance. To increase surface hardening of the stem, each engine valve undergoes liquid nitriding and hard chrome-plating process.