Govt announces PLI Auto Scheme; Incentives worth Rs 26058 crore

The Government has approved a Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme for the Indian auto industry and also the drone industry to enhance India’s manufacturing capabilities

Bloodbath in Auto Industry for May 2021, reveals FADA retail data

The retail sales of automobiles plunged for the month of May 2021 with sales falling by as much as (-) 55 per cent on month on month (MoM) basis. The industry witnessed a bloodbath, claimed the Federation of Automob...

Fiscal 2020-21, April 2021 vehicle registrations down (-) 38pc, (-) 28 pc: FADA

For the financial year 2020-21, the total vehicle registrations in the country were down by (-) 30%. This figure is incidentally even below the fiscal 2012-13 level, thus making it the lowest in the last eight years...

ACMA Automechanika show gets virtual with no physical meeting

Marking the launch of ACMA Automechanika's virtual edition, Messe Frankfurt India along with ACMA (Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India) will welcome aftermarket players on its online networking a...

Spark Minda partners with Israel based company for ADAS technology

Minda Corporation Limited, the flagship company of Spark Minda, has announced its partnership with Israel-based Ride Vision, a leading ADAS (rider assistance systems) solutions company, to bring its range of Artific...

Maruti Suzuki, the sole gainer in CV sales in Jan 2021

In the commercial vehicle segment in the country, domestic sales of CVs fell drastically in the month of January 2021, as compared to January 2020. But Maruti Suzuki, the country’s largest car maker, surprisingly wa...

UNION BUDGET 2021-22 & INDIAN AUTO INDUSTRY

The Union Budget 2021-22 presented by Nirmala Sitharaman, Union Minister of Finance may have got a standing ovation from the punters of the Indian stock market, but for the Indian auto industry, the direct benefits ...

FADA registration data reveals 11pc YOY growth in Dec 2020

The Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA) released the monthly vehicle registration data for the month of December 2020. The December registrations for the first time in FY20-21 witnessed positive gro...

Grinntech unveils high-tech batteries for Indian EVs

Grinntech, an investor-backed start-up specialising in Lithium-Ion batteries for EVs and energy storage systems, has unveiled a range of high-tech batteries with unique designs customised to Indian conditions along ...

M&M, Maruti Suzuki, Krishna Maruti, Bharat Seats gear up to make ventilators, masks

Unmindful of the huge losses that the auto industry is incurring because plant shutdowns as a result of the country-wide lockdown in the midst of coronavirus or covid-19 fears, several auto companies and auto compon...

Ducati India appoints Bipul Chandra as new Managing Director

Luxury motorcycle brand Ducati announced a change in its management structure. With Sergi Canovas moving to an international role, Ducati Motor Holding announced Bipul Chandra as the new Managing Director of the I...

Mahindra announces further leadership changes

After the company announced some major board level changes and other high level management changes on December 20, 2019, Mahindra & Mahindra has now announced further leadership changes.

Besides 18-year low, every passenger vehicle player registers negative growth in May 2019

While the month of May 2019 registered an 18-year low in terms of domestic sales for passenger vehicles (PV), the disturbing factor is that each and every of the 17 PV player recorded a negative growth. Such is the ...

Valeo inaugurates a wiper motor manufacturing facility in Chennai

Valeo India, part of the Euros 19.3 billion Valeo group of France, has inaugurated a wiper motor manufacturing facility at Vallam, Chennai. The plant will manufacture rear wiper motors catering to OEMs and the after...

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...

58th ACMA Session: Huge opportunity awaits Indian auto component industry

Tremendous opportunities await the auto component industry in India on the back of the growing vehicle consumption in India on one hand and the introduction of next generation mobility on the other. ACES – Autonomou...

Prakash Vega bus displayed at BusWorld India 2018 - SM Kannappa Automobiles Pvt Ltd displayed the Prakash Vega bus at BusWorld India 2018

SM Kannappa Automobiles Pvt Ltd displayed the Prakash Vega bus at BusWorld India 2018 held from Aug 20 to 31, 2018 in Bengaluru, INdia. Built on  244" WB Ashok Leyland chassis, the bus has a 2X2 45 seats capaci...

Spark Minda unveils its third die casting plant in Pune

Global automotive component manufacturer Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group announced the inauguration of its state of the art die casting manufacturing plant at Chakan, Pune by its flagship company Minda Corporation Li...

Sunjay Kapur controlled Sona Group unveils new logo

A year after disposing of the Sona Group’s entire equity holding of around 25.12 per cent in its then flagship company Sono Koyo Steering Systems for around Rs 419 crore to its Japanese partner JTEKT Corp., the refr...

Kinetic Engineering Limited records a 48% growth in Q2 revenues

Kinetic Engineering Limited, part of the Kinetic Group of Companies headed by Arun Firodia which transformed its business from two-wheelers to auto component systems since 2009, has in a board meeting held on Decemb...

Who’s sold more, who’s sold less? Indian Auto industry figures Sept 2017

Here are some interesting facts about the Indian automotive industry in terms of domestic sales and exports. These figures have been culled out from the production, sales and exports figures for the month of Septemb...

JBM Group denies recovery of Rs 7 crore cash and gold in I-T raids

Immediately after a news agency reported that Income Tax officials had raided the premises of SK Arya controlled US $ 1.2 billion JBM Group (Jai Bharat Maruti) and had recovered around Rs 7 crore cash and three kilo...

Dr. Abhay Firodia appointed President, SIAM

Dr. Abhay Firodia, Chairman, Force Motors has been appointed President of SIAM (Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers) by the apex body's executive committee on September 7, 2017. Dr. Firodia will succeed Vinod...

Auto industry leaders critical of intermittent regulatory uncertainties

Several auto industry leaders blasted the Indian government for intermittent regulatory uncertainties and urged the government to come out with clear and firm policy guidelines.

Rohit Saboo receives Ashoka Award for  quality management

Rohit Saboo receives Ashoka Award for quality management

56th SIAM Annual Convention debates ‘Building the Nation, Responsibly’

Based upon the theme of ‘Building the Nation, Responsibly’, the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) held its 56th Annual Convention. Union Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Anant G Ge...

ACMA 56th Annual session focuses on ‘Winning with Quality and Innovation’

Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA), the apex body of the Auto Component Industry in India, hosted its 56thAnnual Session & National Conference in the Capital with a session that focussed ...

Automotive business thrives in South India: 2016

‘Kabali’, the blockbuster Tamil movie starring south Indian superstar Rajnikanth got off to a roaring start in July 2016 across cinema halls in India. While Rajnikanth is, without doubt, a showstopper and a star to ...

Actia India unveils latest End Of Line diagnostic solution for vehicles

Actia India, a JV between Actia Automotive and DMG Finance & Investments, have recently unveiled their latest End Of Line (EOL) diagnostic solutions, developed for Renault, on their latest Kwid vehicle. This is the ...

Automotive industry grins and bears it, as usual

As has always been happening in the past, the Indian automotive industry has been left with no other choice, but to grin and bear it and pretend everything is hunky- dory. An additional 1 per cent tax will now be co...

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...

Govt mulling creation of new Transport Department, says Gadkari

Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari has stated that the Government has been mulling the option of creating a new department of transport which will be headed by a new Secretary. The new depa...

SPECIAL REPORT ON INDIAN TYRE INDUSTRY: An Un-Tyre-ing Journey

The Rs 50,000 crore Indian tyre industry today has a few reasons to smile and a few reasons to frown. On the one hand, after a lull in the industry while the demand for tyres in 2015-16 is seeing a growth coupled wi...

South India Special Part 1: Tamil Nadu

Five states comprising Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and the newly formed state of Telangana make up South India. Among these, it’s Tamil Nadu that is way ahead when it comes to its contribution to t...

House Full at Auto Expo –The Motor Show 2016

Despite the absence of a few big names like Harley-Davidson, Bajaj, Daimler India Commercial Vehicle (DICV) and Royal Enfield, the entire space at the Auto Expo-The Motor Show 2016 to be held at the India Exposition...

Daimler, Renault-Nissan Alliance to develop 1-ton pickup trucks

The Renault-Nissan Alliance and Daimler AG will expand their five-year strategic cooperation into the pickup truck segment said a press note from Renault. Together, Nissan and Daimler will develop a 1-ton pickup tru...

Harish Sheth - Chairman & Managing Director, Setco Automotive Ltd

In an exclusive interview with P.Tharyan, Editor, Motown India magazine, Harish Sheth, Chairman and Managing Director, Setco Automotive Ltd talks about his commercial vehicles clutch business. He feels that the macr...

Union Budget reactions from the Indian auto industry

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the General Budget for the year 2015-16 in Lok Sabha on February 28, 2015.

Sigma Freudenberg Nok (SFN) 2nd facility opens in Punjab

Sigma Freudenberg NOK (SFN), an Indo-German- Japanese joint venture company has set up its second production facility in Basma, Punjab for manufacturing of critical oil seals and sealing products for domestic and ...

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...

Over 215 research papers to be presented at Pune auto tech meet

Over 215 research papers are expected to be presented at the 14th Symposium on International Automotive Technology (SIAT) to be held at the ARAI campus in Pune in the state of Maharashtra from January 21 to 24, 201...

Govt would invest heavily in road transport system

Sounding extremely optimistic about the Indian automobile industry, Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, stated that the Indian auto industry has the ability to convert the various challenge...

Spark Minda organises ACMA forum

An interactive session with Ashok Minda – Group CEO, Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group was organised for the members of ACMA - Young Business Leaders’ Forum on August 11,2014 at Minda Management Services Limited, Gurga...

Minda Stoneridge Instruments Ltd awarded

Minda Stoneridge Instruments Ltd., Pune received the BAL TPM Excellence Award from its customer Bajaj Auto Ltd. (BAL) on May 13, 2014 at a vendor meet held in Pune. The award was given by Rajiv Bajaj, MD - BAL and P...

Minda Furukawa coil plant inaugurated

The Contact Coil Plant of Minda Furukawa Electric Private Limited (MFE) was inaugurated on April 28, 2014 in Bawal, Haryana by T Hasuike, JMD, Maruti Suzuk India Ltd (MSIL) along with Yoshida, Chairman, FEC. Severa...

Minda Furukawa coil plant inaugurated

The Contact Coil Plant of Minda Furukawa Electric Private Limited (MFE) was inaugurated on April 28, 2014 in Bawal, Haryana by T Hasuike, JMD, Maruti Suzuk India Ltd (MSIL) along with Yoshida, Chairman, FEC. Severa...

Minda Furukawa coil plant inaugurated

The Contact Coil Plant of Minda Furukawa Electric Private Limited (MFE) was inaugurated on April 28, 2014 in Bawal, Haryana by T Hasuike, JMD, Maruti Suzuk India Ltd (MSIL) along with Yoshida, Chairman, FEC. Severa...

Tool down stir at Shriram Pistons Pathredi plant

For several days there has been a an absolute tool down strike at the Shriram Pistons & Rings’ (SPR) Pathredi (Bhiwadi district, Alwar) plant in Rajasthan in North India which is threatening to snowball into a maj...

Shriram Pistons management appeals for normalcy

With the ongoing elections in the country, workers at automotive plants seem to be on a disruption mode. While the Toyotas and the Bajajs are facing severe hardship on this front, it now seems to be the turn of Shri...

Renault, Nissan Alliance convergence plan

The Renault Nissan Alliance is implementing a convergence plan which will result in a minimum Euro 4.3 billion (Rs 36,542 crore approx.) annual synergy goal by 2016. The convergence will happen in four key areas: En...

Dr. Sumantran steps down from VC post in Hinduja

Dr. V Sumantran has stepped down from the Vice Chairman post in Hinduja Automotive Ltd, the holding company of Ashok Leyland effective March 31, 2014. Dr. Sumantran has also stepped down from his position on the Bo...

Ashok Leyland launches PARTNER and MiTR

Ashok Leyland has launched two new offerings in the Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV) segment, the PARTNER truck and the MiTR bus. The two are products of the Nissan-Ashok Leyland joint-venture. PARTNER has a Gross Ve...

Gopal Mahadevan new CFO of Ashok Leyland

Gopal Mahadevan has taken over as the Chief Financial Officer at the Hinduja Group flagship, Ashok L

JCB's 4th manufacturing facility in India

Chief Minister of Rajasthan Ashok Gehlot laid the foundation stone for JCB India’s fourth manufactur

BorgWarner EGR facility opens in Manesar

BorgWarner, a technology leader in highly engineered components and systems for powertrain applicati

Ashok Leyland manufacturing units bag NECA’12

Ashok Leyland manufacturing units bag NECA’12

National Electric Mobility Mission Plan 2020 soon

The National Electric Mobility Mission Plan 2020 is expected to be launched by Prime Minister Manmoh

Ashok Leyland launches placement scheme

Ashok Leyland launches placement scheme

JCB signs land purchase agreement in Jaipur

JCB, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of construction equipment, signed a land purchase agre

Krishna Group inks JV with Landi Renzo S.p.A

Krishna Group, an Indian auto interior manufacturing company, is forming an equity joint venture (JV

N.V.  Balachandar is HR Head, Ashok Leyland

Ashok Leyland has announced the appointment of N. V. Balachandar as the new Executive Director – Hum

Ashok Leyland appoints Sam Burman as its CTO

Ashok Leyland has appointed Sam Burman as its Chief Technology Officer. As CTO, a new position in th

Ashok Leyland showcases customised soutions

Ashok Leyland, the Hinduja Group flagship is showcasing a suite of logistics solutions customised fo

Ford opens record outlets in one day

Ford India has inaugurated 45 new sales and service outlets in 35 locations across the country, an u

Apollo's Chennai unit produces millionth TBR tyre

This week Apollo Tyres’ iconic tyre manufacturing facility in Chennai produced its millionth truck-b

Kamal Nath unveils Ashok Leyland’s Jan Bus

Kamal Nath unveils Ashok Leyland’s Jan Bus Union Minister of Urban Development Kamal Nath unveiled t

Dr. Sumantran is Vice Chairman of Ashok Leyland

Dr. Sumantran becomes Vice Chairman of Ashok Leyland

Anant Talaulicar awarded President's Award 2011 by

Anant Talaulicar, Managing Director of the Cummins has been awarded the President's Award of SIAM

Ashok Leyland–Nissan to sell 55,000 LCVs in 1st yr

Ashok Leyland, the Hinduja Group flagship, has commercially launched in Maharashtra DOST

Ashok Leyland and Nissan roll out Dost

The Hinduja Group flagship, Ashok Leyland and Nissan Motor Company have rolled out Dost

Ashok Leyland to provide U-Trucks to KPCL

Hinduja Group flagship Ashok Leyland and Krishnapatnam Port Company Limited (KPCL) have recently

Nissan produces 100,000th Micra in India

Nissan produces 100,000th Micra in India

PMP Auto Components commences production at Satara

PMP Auto Components commences production at Satara

HMSI inaugurates its 2nd plant in Rajasthan

HMSI inaugurates its 2nd plant in Rajasthan

Tata AutoComp & TRAD ink MoU to set up R&D unit

Toyo Radiators (Tata Toyo), joint Venture between Tata AutoComp Systems Limited, TRAD- Japan

Mahle Filter inaugurates 2nd plant at Parwanoo

Mahle Filter inaugurates 2nd plant at Parwanoo

Power Cruze power steering fluid

RTSSL rolls out ‘Power Cruze’ power steering fluid

Premier rolls out 3 high-tech CNC machines

Premier Ltd. (formerly known as Premier Automobiles Ltd.), showcased three new CNC machines

Ashok Leyland announces key changes

Ashok Leyland announces key changes in senior management

Forms and Gears gets into auto components

Forms and Gears gets into auto components

John Deere to build new factory in India

Deere & Company will increase its capacity to build agricultural tractors in India

Ashok Leyland appoints Nitin Seth as new ED

Ashok Leyland, announced the appointment of Nitin Seth to the position of Executive Director – LCV

Reji Varghese is new President & MD of Delphi

Reji Varghese is new president and managing director, Delphi India.

Ashok Leyland launches U-Truck platform-based CVs

CHENNAI: The Hinduja Group flagship firm, Ashok Leyland Limited, has announced sale of vehicles on t

Dheeraj Hinduja is Chairman of Ashok Leyland

CHENNAI: Dheeraj G Hinduja has been appointed Chairman of the Hinduja Group flagship, Ashok Leylan

ZF inaugurates truck transmission plant in Pune

PUNE: ZF, which has been doing business in India for roughly three decades, has now established an

Ashok Minda Group acquires Aksys, plant Koengen

NEW DELHI: Noida-based auto component major, Ashok Minda Group has announced the completion of acqui

New Holland’s 150,000th tractor in India

NEW DELHI: New Holland Fiat (India) Pvt. Ltd., a majority owned subsidiary of CNH Global (Case New H

Ashok Leyland - Nissan JV on schedule

CHENNAI (TAMIL NADU):The Hinduja Group flagship, Ashok Leyland and Nissan Motor Company have announc

GPS to track vehicles carrying bio-medical waste

MUMBAI: TATA Autocomp Mobility Telematics Limited (TMT), A Tata AutoComp Group Business unit, has re




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