CK Birla owned NEI acquires Kinex Bearings in Europe

National Engineering Industries Ltd (NEI), part of the USD 2.4 billion diversified CK Birla Group, announced the acquisition of Kinex Bearings through its wholly owned European subsidiary. Kinex Bearings is an inter...

ZF expands e-mobility division with new buildings, locations

ZF Friedrichshafen AG has expanded its E-Mobility division with new buildings and locations. The technology company opened a new building for administration, R&D, and sales at the divisional headquarters in Schweinf...

Shell launches e-fluids to optimise electric vehicle performance

Shell has launched a new range of fluids specifically designed to work in battery electric vehicles (EVs).These E-Transmission Fluids, E-Thermal Fluids and E-Greases will make battery EVs perform better and be more ...

Valeo sets up state-of-the-art R&D Test Lab Facility in Chennai

Valeo, the French automotive technology supplier has set-up a state-of-the-art R&D Test Lab facility with an investment of INR 250 Million. The 15,000 square feet facility at Navalur, Chennai will further strengthen...

Bosch Two-Wheeler & Powersports Business Unit to benefit from India growth story

After the successful introduction of ABS and motorcycle stability control (MSC) technologies, Bosch has introduced its first advanced rider assistance systems for motorcycles, comprising adaptive cruise control, for...

Continental India clocks 1 million instrument clusters in 2018

Technology company Continental has clocked production and sales of one million instrument clusters in India in 2018, the highest annual milestone for the product achieved by their Central Electronics Plant in Bangal...

Bosch India strengthens its smart solutions portfolio beyond mobility

Bosch, a leading supplier of technology and services, is boosting its beyond mobility business with smart solutions based on growing infrastructure and consumer demand.

Continental Gurgaon celebrates 1 million units of Electronic Brake Systems

Business for safety technologies is growing rapidly in India for technology company Continental. The company announced the completion of 1 million units of Electronic Brake Systems (EBS) from its Gurgaon plant. Cont...

Maxxis Sanand Plant rolls out first batch of tyres for HMSI

Maxxis India, a sub-company of Maxxis Group, has rolled out its first two-wheeler tyres consignment from the recently set-up Sanand, Gujarat facility to Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI). The company has been ...

IAC opens new Manesar Plant ; Consolidates 2 operations into one

International Automotive Components (IAC), a leading global supplier of automotive components and lightweight vehicle solutions, has inaugurated its new state-of-the-art plant in Manesar. This milestone was marked b...

Kia Motors India begins search for Indian auto component suppliers

The senior management of Kia Motors India interacted and engaged with over 200 automobile suppliers from across the country as a part of their search for component supply partners. Kia Motors had organised an event ...

Makino Automotive, RK Takasago launch hi-performance motorcycle chain

Makino Automotive and RK Takasago launched a new motorcycle chain that promises high endurance, safety, durability and performance to the 2-wheeler automobiles in India. The announcement comes closely after the two ...

Precision Camshafts acquires 51% stake in Emoss Mobile Systems B.V.

Precision Camshafts Ltd (PCL) has acquired 51% stake in Dutch electric driveline maker Emoss Mobile Systems B.V through its wholly owned Dutch subsidiary, PCL (International) Holding B.V. This is the third strategic...

Synergies to set up largest alloy plant in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh

Synergies Castings Limited, India’s leading aluminium alloy wheel manufacturer announced the signing of an MoU with the Government of Andhra to establish a major greenfield aluminium casting and specialty alloy whee...

Axalta Inaugurates new coating manufacturing facility in Gujarat

Axalta, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, has inaugurated its new coating manufacturing plant at Savli, Vadodara in Gujarat, India. The opening ceremony was presided by Axalta Chairman and CEO...

Brembo bets big on India’s two-wheeler market

The year 2018 is a very important one for the growth of Brembo operations in India, where the company works exclusively for the two-wheeled market, driven by the recent introduction of new safety regulations that re...

Motherson acquires Reydel Automotive Group for USD 201 million

Motherson Sumi Systems Limited (MSSL), the flagship company of the Samvardhana Motherson Group (SMG), through its step down subsidiary Samvardhana Motherson Automotive Systems Group B.V. (SMRP BV), has announced th...

Maxion Wheels to set up passenger car aluminium wheel plant in Pune

Maxion Wheels, the world’s largest wheel manufacturer, held a ground breaking ceremony (Bhoomi Poojan) for constructing a 25,000 square meters plant in Khed City, Pune in the State of Maharashtra in western India. ...

Advik Group showcases BS-VI compliant range of auto components

Advik Hi-Tech, a leading global automotive component manufacturer is showcasing its latest range of products at the ongoing Auto Expo for Components from February 8 to 11, 2018 at Pragati Maidan n New Delhi. Advik ...

TVS tyres showcases select range at Auto Expo 2018

TVS Tyres, one of India’s largest manufacturers and exporters of two & three wheeler tyres and off-highway tyres is showcasing their range of products at Auto Expo 2018. The company is displaying its diverse prod...

VDA represents official participation of German suppliers at Auto Expo 2018

“Indian passenger car market is on a path of growth”, said Klaus Bräunig, Managing Director, German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) addressing a Press Conference along with the German Ambassador Dr. Mar...

Amara Raja commissions 17 million capacity battery plant in AP

Strengthening its presence as the leading battery manufacturer, Amara Raja Batteries Ltd (ARBL) commissioned its two-wheeler battery plant at the Amara Raja Growth Corridor in Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh. The plant was...

German Mirror Lubricants & Greases launches premium range of lubricants

German Mirror Lubricants & Greases, a leading global manufacturer of premium quality lubricants and greases have launched ‘Mirr Oils’ - range of lubricants catering to needs of automotive, marine and industrial appl...

Advik Group bags Rs 350 crore order from Magna International

Advik Hi-Tech, a leading global automotive component manufacturer announced that it has won 6 orders for supply of Transmission Oil Pumps from Magna Powertrain, the largest independent supplier of 4WD/AWD systems gl...

Pricol, Zorg Industries sign JV for manufacture, supply of Parking Assistance Systems

Pricol Limited, a leading manufacturer of automotive components and solutions provider for the global automotive market, has announced an exclusive Joint-venture agreement with Zorg Industries (Hong Kong) Limited to...

Continental, Osram JV for intelligent lighting solutions in automotive sector

Technology companies Continental and Osram have announced their intention to establish a joint venture. The idea is to combine innovative lighting technology with electronics and software to develop, manufacture and...

Brakes India, ZF launch Electric Park Brake technology in India

Brakes India with JV partner ZF HAS announced the successful production of the first Electric Park Brake (EPB) system with a global OEM, marking the first launch of its kind for the Indian market.

Bridgestone to invest Rs 1940 crore for plant expansion in India

Tyre major Bridgestone India Pvt. Ltd., a group company of Bridgestone Corporation has announced its expansion with an investment of US $ 304.3 million (Rs 1940.17 crore approx.)for both the Pune (Chakan) and Indore...

Sona BLW expands its Hungary manufacturing facility

Sona BLW Precision Forgings Limited (SBPFL), part of the USD 500-million Sona Group, is augmenting its operations in Hungary. Besides this facility in Hungary, Sona BLW is present across two more locations globally ...

Asahi India Glass to invest Rs.500 cr in Gujarat plant; Will cater to Maruti Suzuki

Asahi India Glass Limited (AIS) is investing in a state-of-the-art ‘Greenfield Automotive Glass Plant’ near Mehsana in Gujarat. The investment is being made to primarily meet the automotive glass requirements of Mar...

JK Tyre launches racetrack tested Blaze two wheeler tyres

JK Tyre & Industries Ltd, a leader in commercial vehicle tyres, has launched Blaze range of two-wheelers tyres. Equipped with built-in hybrid technology, the Blaze tyres have been developed for premium high performa...

Apollo Tyres inaugurates Rs 3246 crore Hungary plant

Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orban formally inaugurated Apollo Tyres’ 6th global tyre manufacturing unit and the second one in Europe. Present, on the occasion were Peter Szijjarto, Hungarian Foreign Affairs & T...

Motherson Sumi Systems acquires Finland’s PKC Group for Euro 571 million

Motherson Sumi Systems Ltd (MSSL) has acquired Finland based global auto component major PKC Group Plc for approximately Euro 571 million (Rs 4026 crore approx.)., a move that will help the Vivek Chaand Sehgal led ...

ACMA Study on Indian Automotive Aftermarket: The Road Ahead

The Indian automotive aftermarket stood at Rs 56,098 crore (USD 8.4 billion) in 2016-17 with a total vehicle parc of 228.7 million across the country. The Indian automotive aftermarket is expected to reach Rs. 75,70...

Yamaha organises Annual Suppliers Conference-2017

India Yamaha Motor Private Limited (IYM) recently organised the Annual Suppliers Conference at Greater Noida (Delhi-NCR). The conference was attended by 500 members representing more than 200 suppliers from across I...

ZF inaugurates first Technology Centre in India

ZF Friedrichshafen AG, a global leader in driveline and chassis technology as well as active and passive safety technology, has inaugurated its first Technology Centre in India in Hyderabad, Telangana.

Sundaram-Clayton plans to invest Rs 750 cr in India, US

Sundaram-Clayton Limited (SCL) is planning to invest Rs 400cr over 3 years to expand its facilities in India. This will increase its capacity from 60,000 MT to 70,000 MT. SCL has 4 manufacturing plants situated in ...

Gestamp Rs 260 crore investment in first hot stamping plant in India

Gestamp, a Spanish multinational company specialised in the design, development and manufacture of metal components for the automotive industry, has launched a new plant specialised in hot stamping in Pune (India). ...

Motherson Sumi to acquire Finnish company PKC Group for Rs 4160 crore

Leading global auto components major Motherson Sumi Systems Ltd (MSSL) controlled by Vivek Chaand Sehgal has announced plans to acquire PKC Group Plc of Finland for around Euros 571 million (approximately Rs 4160 cr...

IAC , Shenda to form JV for acoustic products

International Automotive Components (IAC) and Shanghai Shenda Co. Ltd. (Shenda) have announced the signing of a definitive agreement to form a global joint venture (JV) partnership to supply soft trim and acoustics...

Rockman Industries acquires majority stake in Moldex Composites

Rockman Industries, a Hero Group company has acquired a majority stake in Moldex Composites, a British-Indian venture, thereby making its intention known that it is investing in next-gen carbon composites technology...

TAL inaugurates new generic assembly shop in Nagpur

TAL Manufacturing Solutions Ltd., a fully owned subsidiary of Tata Motors, inaugurated a new generic assembly shop in at their manufacturing facility located in Mihan SEZ, Nagpur. The new facility was inaugurated by...

INDIAN TYRE INDUSTRY: The fatal Chinese bite

The bite of the Chinese dragon is beginning to get fatal for the Rs 50,000 crore Indian tyre industry. On the one hand while Indian tyre majors are facing a severe shortage of raw material like rubber in the countr...

‘Make in India’ loses sheen in auto components industry; Records degrowth in exports

For the first time in five years, “Make in India” lost some of its sheen in the Indian auto components industry as imports increased dramatically and exports recorded a negative growth. Exports recorded (-) 3.7pc gr...

Apollo Vredestein tyres take top spot in 2016 ADAC test

Apollo Vredestein’s high performance summer tyres, the Giugiaro-designed Ultrac Vorti and Sportrac 5, have once again done well in this year’s European tyre tests. The Sportrac 5 took top honours in the 2016 ADAC te...

Subros Manesar facility gutted in massive fire

A major fire on May 29, 2016 (Sunday) gutted almost the entire facility of Subros in Manesar. Subros is a leading player in car air conditioning. The plant been set up in Manesar in vicinity of the Maruti Suzuki Ltd...

Uno Minda acquires global lighting business of Europe based Rinder Group

Automobile components manufacturer Minda Industries Ltd announced an acquisition of the global lighting business of Spain based Rinder Group that manufactures automotive lamps- head lamp, tail lamps and small lamps....

ACMA’s summit focuses on ‘Make Quality & Technology in India’

The Automotive Component Manufacturers Association (ACMA), the apex body representing the Indian auto component Industry organised the New Delhi Automotive Summit 2016 on the theme “Make Quality & Technology in Indi...

ZF TRW to launch electric park brake technology in India

ZF TRW has announced through its joint venture, Brakes India Limited, that it has won the first business award for its Electric Park Brake (EPB) system in India. Launching with a major global vehicle manufacturer, t...

Honda Cars India introduces information platform - Honda Connect

Leading car manufacturer Honda Cars India Ltd has launched Honda Connect, an intelligent and advanced information platform for customers. Honda Connect paves the way for advanced connectivity and enables new form of...

Bridgestone India launches fuel efficient tyres Ecopia

Bridgestone India launched the new Ecopia EP150 and EP850 tyres on October 7, 2015. The company claims that Ecopia tyres are more fuel efficient than conventional tyres, the EP150 provides 7 pc better fuel efficienc...

BHARAT FORGE LTD: Forging a Make in India Global Plan

For the Rs 7,625 crore Kalyani group controlled by Baba Kalyani, ‘Make in India” has been a way of life. For long, this group which has business interests in the fields of automotive, energy, rail, marine, aerospace...

India’s first ‘lifetime engine warranty’ for consumers from Shell

We have heard of slogans like “fill it, shut it, forget it” for petrol driven motorcycles. Now there should be a “Pour it, forget it” slogan too with Shell Lubricants, the global leader in finished lubricants, annou...

Magneti Marelli inaugurates 2 new plants in China

Auto components major Magneti Marelli has inaugurated two production sites in China the field of lighting and electronic systems, in two key regions for the Chinese automotive scenario - Xiaogan and Guangzhou. The ...

Bosch completes acquisition of ZF Lenksysteme

On January 30, 2015, the Bosch Group completed the acquisition of ZF Friedrichshafen AG’s 50 pc share in the joint venture ZF Lenksysteme GmbH (ZFLS). The antitrust authorities have approved the acquisition. This me...

Continental expands technical centre in Bangalore

Continental AG has now expanded its research and development footprint by inaugurating their 13,000 square metre facility in Bangalore. The current head count of engineers now stands at 1000. The total investment at...

Luman Automotive Systems, Hengst of Germany forge JV

Luman Automotive Systems, manufacturers of automotive lighting and electrical components as well as engine induction air filtration systems, has entered into a joint venture agreement with Hengst SE & Co.KG, a leadi...

UNO Minda, Toyoda Gosei establish JV for rubber hoses

UNO Minda, part of the NK Minda Group, an major Indian automotive supplier has entered into a joint venture with Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd. of Japan to manufacture and sell rubber hoses in India. The collaboration was fi...

Continental opens new R&D extension building in Singapore

International automotive supplier and tyre manufacturer Continental has opened a new extension building to expand its R&D capabilities in Singapore. With a total capital investment of S$29.7 million (EUR 18.3 millio...

ACMA report outlines business opportunities in China

The Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA), the apex body of the Auto Component Industry in India has in its recent findings identified specific export opportunities, estimated at USD 20 bill...

Diesel holds sway in India, EU while China prefers gasoline

While worldwide gasoline or petrol engines are the most popular powertrain, in India and the European Union (EU), every second new car is a diesel. According to Bosch, a leading global supplier of technology and ser...

Bosch aims to double Asian business by 2020

Over the past ten years, Bosch has doubled its sales in Asia Pacific. By 2020, it is aiming to double its sales in the region again. This was stated by Dr. Volkmar Denner, Chairman of the Bosch board of management, ...

ACMA organises meet with African countries

ACMA, the apex body of the auto component Industry in India with support of the Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India, organised the first ever reverse buyers-sellers meet with...

Apollo Tyres to invest Rs 3744 cr in Hungary

Apollo Tyres will be setting up a greenfield facility in Eastern Europe in Hungary. According to an Apollo Tyres press release, Hungary was chosen after a consideration of various factors over some of the neighbouri...

Continental’s 8,888,888 Transmission Control Units

In China, the automotive supplier Continental is recording steep production increases for transmission control units (TCU). Launched in Changchun in 1998, TCU production expanded significantly in 2008 with the openi...

Osram opens new LED assembly plant in China

In a further move to strengthen its leading position in the market for light-emitting diodes (LED), Osram officially opened its LED assembly plant in Wuxi, China. The factory has a floor area of about 100,000 square...

Hella is part of project for traffic safety

With the goal of improving traffic safety at dusk and in low-light conditions, the German Federal Ministry of Research and Education (BMBF) will be sponsoring the research project “VoLiFa2020” over the next three ye...

Bharat Forge global subsidiary wins Euro 250m deal

Bharat Forge Limited announced that its German Subsidiary Bharat Forge Aluminumtechnik GmbH & Co KG (BFAT) has won a multiyear contract approximately worth Euro 250 million (Rs 2058.6 crore approx.) from a German OE...

Bosch, IBM create engineering platform

IBM and Robert Bosch GmbH announced a collaborative partnership to create a new, data-driven model to more efficiently and accurately develop intelligent, interconnected automotive products. According to a company s...

Bosch opens new plant in Cluj, Romania

On May 9, 2014, Bosch opened its second automotive technology manufacturing plant in Romania. The international supplier of technology and services’ new location in Cluj will produce electronic components and contro...

Meritor and Brakes India sign expanded Agreement

Meritor, Inc and Brakes India, Ltd. have announced the signing of a Licensing and Technology Assistance Agreement for the manufacture and sale of Meritor ELSA air disc brakes in India. According to a Meritor stateme...

Faurecia opens a tech laboratory in Mexico

One year after opening an R&D center in Santa Fe, Mexico, Faurecia has just cut the ribbon on a new laboratory specialising in the design and development of seat covers and foams. The 20 engineers and technicians as...

Setco Automotive, Lingotes of Spain form JV

Setco Automotive Ltd (Setco) and Lingotes Especiales S.A. (Lingotes) have announced the formation of a 30 million Euros (Rs 250 crore approx.) joint venture over threeyears called Lava Cast Pvt Ltd, focused on devel...

Continental acquires Emitec shares from GKN

Germany based automotive components major Continental has strengthened its systems competencies in the field of drivetrain technologies. The company intends to purchase the outstanding shares in Emitec Gesellschaft ...

Bosch doing some great work in direct injection

After having successfully brought in the common-rail technology for diesel engines, Bosch is doing wonders with the gasoline direct injection technology. According to a press statement, the company has already revol...

Lubrizol to invest Rs 299 cr in India plant

Lubrizol Corporation has announced the groundbreaking for a new TempRite chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) compounding plant in Dahej in India’s Gujarat state. The estimated investment in the new plant is more t...

ZF ends making 6 speed ATs in Germany

ZF Friedrichshafen AG has announced to stop making 6 speed automatic transmissions at the Saarbrücken plant in Germany after producing 70,50,232 units in a span of 13 years. According to a company statement, the l...

Continental radar sensors prodn to begin in US

International automotive supplier Continental will soon launch production of short range radar sensors for advanced driver assistance systems at its plant in Seguin, Texas (United States), according to a press state...

100m Bosch ESP systems make driving safer globally

Bosch has produced 100 million ESP systems since the start of series production in 1995. In the process, the company has made a significant contribution to making driving safer. Especially on slippery roads, but als...

JK Tyre launches 10 new products

In line with its aggressive expansion plans for India, JK Tyre & Industries Ltd. has launched a tota

JK Tyre launches 10 new products

In line with its aggressive expansion plans for India, JK Tyre & Industries Ltd. has launched a tota

Magneti Marelli new lighting plant in Malaysia

A new Magneti Marelli automotive lighting plant for the production of headlamps and rear lights for

BorgWarner opens new production plant In Portugal

BorgWarner is building a new manufacturing facility in the industrial zone of Lanheses, Viana do Cas

ACMA meet on reducing carbon footprint

The Auto Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA) organised its maiden national conferenc

Uno Minda takes over Spain’s Clarton Horn

Uno Minda, N K Minda Group, has acquired 100pc shares of Clarton Horn S.A.U., Spain from PMAn Domest

Varroc Group concludes acquisition of Chinese JV

Varroc Group has announced their acquisition of the Visteon equity interest in its China-based light

SKF signs contracts worth Rs 820 cr with Audi AG

SKF has signed contracts with car maker Audi for delivering components for use on a range of vehicle

URB India to invest Rs 353 crore in Rajasthan unit

URB Group, one of the leading European bearing makers, has announced that

52nd ACMA session on its industry transition held

ACMA, the apex body of the Auto Component Industry in India today hosted its 52nd Annual session

Continental expands capabilities in India

Continental Automotive has announced the expansion of its manufacturing and validation competence in

Maruti signs agreement with Gujarat on land

Maruti Suzuki India Limited has signed State Support Agreement (SSA) with the Government of Gujarat

Delphi to acquire FCI’s motorised vehicles dvsn.

Delphi Automotive has announced that it has entered into exclusive negotiations and has made a bind

Federal-Mogul innovations at Auto Expo

Federal-Mogul Corporation presented a wide range of technologies for energy efficiency, reduced envi

Continental AG to double growth in India

In a recent visit to India, Dr. Elmar Degenhart, Executive Board Chairman, Continental AG, one of

SIAM focus on mobility

The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) organised its Annual Convention 2011 marking a

Motherson Sumi to buy Peguform Group

At the meeting held on 13th July 2011, the board of directors of Motherson Sumi Systems Limited has

Apollo Tyres focuses on Dubai as a hub

Apollo Tyres focuses on Dubai as a hub for its Middle East operations

Dynamatic Technologies acquires new company

Dynamatic Technologies acquires German & Indian ops of Eisenwerke Erla GmbH

GKN Driveline India establishes new unit in Pune

GKN Driveline, the world’s leading manufacturer of automotive driveline components, has announced

Bosch Electrical Drives India’s new unit in TN

Bosch Electrical Drives India Private Ltd., a joint venture with Igarashi Motors India Pvt. Ltd, is




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