Grupo Antolin opens Global Design and Business Services office in Pune

Spain based Grupo Antolin, a global supplier of technological solutions for car interiors, inaugurated its new state of the art Global Design and Business Services office in Pune.

BorgWarner opens new plant in India

BorgWarner has inaugurated another plant in Thiruvallur District near Chennai, India, which provides extensive manufacturing, assembly and storage space. Having two sites operating in close proximity is expected to ...

TVS SCS to train 2000 rural youth every year to be ‘employment ready’

TVS Supply Chain Solutions (TVS SCS), one of the largest and fastest growing supply chain solutions providers in India, announced the inauguration of its Training Academy at Oragadam, industrial corridor, near Chenn...

Flipkart Group commits to Net Zero carbon emissions by 2040

The Flipkart Group, India’s homegrown internet ecosystem, has committed to setting an ambitious Net Zero target, to decarbonise its own operations by 2030 and the larger value chain by 2040.

Maruti Suzuki campaign to promote use of genuine parts, accessories

Maruti Suzuki announced the #ChooseGenuine campaign, promoting the usage and importance of genuine parts and accessories. The campaign aims at providing Maruti Suzuki car owners with easy accessibility to genuine pa...

Top management change at Isuzu Motors India

Isuzu Motors India has announced some key top level management changes. Wataru Nakano, General Manager, LCV Business Dept., at Isuzu Motors, Japan has taken over from Tsuguo Fukumura, as the President and Managing D...

Auto Expo shows, ACMA Automechanika kick start from 2023 onward

Major automotive shows like the Auto Expo-The Motor Show, Auto Expo- The Components Show and the ACMA Automechanika will now be coming back to life after a couple of years disruption caused by the covid-19 pandemic...

Hero Electric to deliver 1000 e-scooters to Turtle Mobility by end 2022

Hero Electric announced its partnership with Turtle Mobility, a startup offering last-mile delivery connectivity solutions to e-commerce and grocery companies. Hero Electric will deliver 200 scooters by the end of 2...

Log9 RapidX insta charging batteries for Hero Electric EVs in new tie up

Hero Electric, India’s largest electric two-wheeler company, has announced its partnership with Bengaluru-based advanced battery technology start-up Log9 Materials, to offer Log9 Insta Charging battery packs for its...

Lanxess reveals new design for electric vehicle charging inlets

The boom in electric vehicles is causing a sharp rise in demand for plastics destined for charging infrastructure. Lanxess is convinced that this area offers a wealth of opportunities to use its Durethan polyamides ...

Okinawa Autotech aims to clock Rs 465 crore revenue in FY 22

Okinawa Autotech, a leading electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer has announced a range of milestones achieved over the last financial year, as well as the roadmap for the ongoing financial year. The company clocked a...

Indian auto companies shut down, divert oxygen for medical purposes

Indian auto companies like JCB India, MG Motor India, Maruti Suzuki and Hero MotoCorp have either shut down or are shutting down their plants for a few days as a result of the prevailing covid-19 conditions. Some of...

Ather Energy offers first glimpse of 123,000 sq. ft. Hosur EV manufacturing facility

Ather Energy, India’s first intelligent electric vehicle manufacturer, began operations from its mega-factory in Hosur, Tamil Nadu from January 2, 2021. Since then, Ather Energy has begun deliveries in Mumbai, Pune,...

Indian Auto Component Industry de-grows 11.7 per cent in FY 2019-20

The turnover of the Indian automotive component industry has registered a de-growth of (-) 11.7 per cent compared to the previous year at Rs. 3.49 lakh crore (USD 49.2 billion) for the period April 2019 to March 202...

GWM, Maharashtra govt sign MoU; Commits US $ 1 billion investment in India

Great Wall Motor (GWM), a global SUV manufacturer based in China has signed an MOU with the Maharashtra government to set up a state-of-the-art automotive manufacturing facility in Talegaon, committing an investment...

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...

Indian auto industry stares at Rs 48,300 crore loss for 21 days closure of plants

The auto industry will be very adversely impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. The shutting down of plants temporarily by all auto OEMs and component manufacturers across the country will trigger a loss of more t...

Delhi gets new electric vehicle policy; Industry hails move

In order to curb rising pollution, the capital city of New Delhi is serious about getting in more electric vehicles to replace IC engine powered vehicles. Announcing its EV policy, the Delhi government aims to regis...

Anand Mahindra, Dr Goenka part of top M&M management restructuring

Anand Mahindra will take on the role of Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd with effect from April 1, 2020. Dr. Pawan Goenka will be re-designated as Managing Director and CEO of the compa...

Dürr presents first automatic guided vehicles for paint shop of future

Automobile production of the future is moving away from the production line and toward modular workstations. An important feature is flexible automatic guided vehicles or AGVs for short. Dürr presented for the firs...

KSL Cleantech Limited, Huaihai Holding Group JV for electric vehicle business

KSL Cleantech Limited (formerly known as Kirti Solar Limted) has entered into a Joint Venture (JV) with the China’s Huaihai Holding Group, one of the largest companies in the field of electric mini vehicles.

Mahindra Logistics successfully trains 10000 drivers across India

Mahindra Logistics, the largest 3PL solutions providers in the Indian logistics industry, successfully trained 10000 drivers across India as a part of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMVKY). The training, condu...

PlusAI demos Level 4 Autonomous Driving Truck Technology

PlusAI, Inc., a leading global self-driving company focused on enabling large-scale autonomous commercial trucking fleets, showcased its full-stack L4 autonomous truck technology at CES 2019. PlusAI also demonstrate...

Continental robots show their delivery prowess

Technology company exhibited how a driverless vehicle could be used to stage and deploy delivery robots, taking packages all the way to the consumer – even when they’re not able to physically receive them.

Advik Group conducts groundbreaking ceremony for its 9th plant

Advik Hi-Tech, a leading global automotive component manufacturer signaled the expansion of its global production network with the groundbreaking ceremony for its 9th plant and its 3rd in Pune. With this addition, t...

Mahindra Logistics introduces Electric Vehicles for employee commute in Kerala

Mahindra Logistics (MLL), one of India’s largest 3PL solution providers, has introduced Electric Vehicles (EV) to its fleet of employee transportation vehicles in Kerala. The vehicles are eVerito models of Mahindra ...

Mahindra signs MOUs with Maharashtra Govt. for EV manufacture and deployment

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd has signed two Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with the Government of Maharashtra (GoM), to further its next phase of expansion in electric vehicles (EVs) and achieve its vision of becoming...

Safe, clean, affordable, shared and smart mobility mooted

There is an urgent need in India for development of mobility that is safe, clean, affordable, shared and smart. And in order to achieve this, several steps need to be taken by the government and other stakeholders. ...

Vishal Sharma is CEO, Schenker India–India & Indian Sub-continent

Schenker India Pvt. Ltd, part of DB Schenker, the transport and logistics division of the Deutsche Bahn Group, has appointed Vishal Sharma as the New Chief Executive Officer – India and the Indian sub-continent, wit...

Hero MotoCorp launches e-commerce portal to retail Hero genuine parts

Hero MotoCorp Ltd has set a new benchmark in the two-wheeler market by launching an e-commerce portal to retail Hero Genuine Parts and Accessories. The portal, www.hgpmart.com is an exclusive e-commerce platform ded...

Faurecia, Clean Air Asia partner for clean air solutions in Asia

Faurecia, a global leader in areas of automotive seating, interior systems and clean mobility has partnered with Clean Air Asia to explore effective technology solutions to improve air quality and enhance industry a...

Mahindras open new manufacturing facility in America’s Motown-Detroit

After several attempts to set its foot in the US of A, Mahindra & Mahindra has finally announced its presence in North America. Mahindra Automotive North America (MANA) opened a new North American HQ and manufacturi...

Lamborghini plant doubles capacity with Urus in mind

Like the way a family gets ready to welcome a new baby, the Automobili Lamborghini’s ongoing strategic investment programme, aligned with the launch of its new Super SUV the Urus, sees its production site now double...

Govt increases cess on luxury  cars to 25% under new GST regime

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi cleared an ordinance to increase the cess on mid-size, large cars, luxury cars and SUVs from current 15% to 25% under the new GST regime. The cabinet gave it...

SAIC Motor to set up its first car manufacturing facility in India

SAIC Motor Corporation, one of the biggest corporations in the world and the largest automobile giant in China, has announced its plan to enter the Indian automobile market through a fully-owned car manufacturing fa...

Industrial-articulated robot - TAL Brabo launched for Rs.5 lakh onwards

TAL Manufacturing Solutions, a subsidiary of Tata Motors Ltd. has launched India's first industrial-articulated robot - TAL Brabo in the capital for a price range of Rs.5 - 7 lakh. TAL Brabo comes in two variants, w...

Gulf Petrochem appoints R. K. Mehra as Strategic Advisor

Gulf Petrochem Group announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Rakesh Mehra as Strategic Advisor for the group with immediate effect. Prior to being appointed, he held a number of executive positions most...

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...

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 ...

Volvo Cars ties up with APM Terminals Inland Services in Chennai

APM Terminals Inland Services, South Asia has signed an exclusive agreement with Gothenburg, Sweden-based Volvo Cars to provide a dedicated, specialised warehouse facility in Chennai. The customised warehouse will p...

Interview with Deepak Garg, Founder & CEO, Rivigo Pvt. Ltd.

Interview with Deepak Garg, Founder & CEO, Rivigo Pvt. Ltd. wherein he talks about hwy he opted for the logistics industry.

Interview with Sri Krishnan V, Vice President, Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions

Interview with Sri Krishnan V, Vice President, Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions

Continental makes winter tyres from dandelion rubber

Last year Continental had presented the first test tyres in a limited series made from the innovative material that the company is calling Taraxagum, derived from the botanical name for dandelion (taraxacum). Manufa...

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...

New Meyle CV stabiliser repair kit to fit Mercedes-Benz Actros models

Stabiliser assemblies on commercial vehicles are particularly vulnerable to wear owing to the truck's high overall weight. Normal vibration resulting from road imperfections is magnified under the vehicle load, thus...

Bridgestone India, Pune police join hands for road safety

Tyre major Bridgestone India Pvt. Ltd. has joined hands with Pune police to promote road safety awareness in the city. The company presented traffic safety (crash) barricades, reflective jackets and traffic light ba...

Interview with Dharmesh Arora, Dr Robert Felger & Michael Soding of Schaeffler

Interview with Dharmesh Arora , President & CEO, President Automotive, Schaeffler India Dr Robert Felger , Senior VP Product & Marketing, Business Division Automotive Aftermarket, Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarke...

Audi plant uses robots to move cars

Audi cars are safe, smart and technologically advanced. Now their plants too are getting savvy. After the news of a human-robot cooperation at an Audi plant and very recently testing of chairless chairs at an Audi p...

‘New Product Display’ zones at ACMA Automechanika 2015

The 2015 ACMA Automechanika to be held in New Delhi from February 26 to March 1, 2015 will have two ‘New Product Display’ zones. These zones will showcase the latest speciality products, auto components and innovati...

Safexpress on massive expansion across India

Safexpress, India’s largest supply chain & logistics firm, recently set up an ultra-modern warehousing facility at Udaipur. This facility spans over an area of 4500 sq feet and is strategically located on NH 8. The...

Theft proofing vehicles in India: Varroc-Scorpion JV

Varroc, one of India’s leading auto component manufacturers from India, has now officially collaborated with the UK based company Scorpion Automotive Pvt. Ltd., a very well trusted brand in vehicular securities. Bot...

MIFA files for insolvency; Hero Cycles deal off

Mitteldeutsche Fahrradwerke AG (MIFA), a leading bicycle maker based in Germany has not only called off its business deal with India-based Hero Cycles (part of OP Munjal Group) but has also filed for insolvency afte...

Mayank Pareek joins Tata Motors as President

Tata Motors has announced the appointment of Mayank Pareek as President, Passenger Vehicle Business Unit (PVBU). His appointment is effective October 1, 2014. He will take over from Ranjit Yadav who will now head th...

RS Kalsi heads Domestic Marketing & Sales--Maruti

Following the resignation of Mayank Pareek, Senior Executive Officer (Marketing and Sales) from Maruti Suzuki, the company has announced that R S Kalsi will take over as head of Domestic Marketing & Sales. Kalsi is ...

Gadkari’s Road Transport Bill is revolutionary

The proposals in the Road Transport and Safety Bill 2014 are revolutionary in every sense. It has envisaged setting up a Motor Vehicle Regulation & Road Safety Authority of India. The bill has mooted a unified Driv...

Tata Motors partners UK-based Microlise

Indian automobile major Tata Motors has partnered with Microlise, one of Europe’s leading Telematics and Fleet Management solutions providers to bring in the latest global Fleet Telematics solutions to the Indian ma...

Experts debate on innovation and auto growth

Innovation has a positive impact on the growth of the automotive industry. Automotive leaders and experts unanimously agreed that the Indian automotive industry has to embrace and adopt different innovative ways to ...

Safexpress launches Logistics Park at Pithampur.

Safexpress, a leading supply chain and logistics firm, has launched a Logistics Park at Pithampur. The park is spread out over an area of 75,000 sq feet. The Logistics Park is strategically located on NH 3. Safexpre...

Wabco tests AMT at test track in Chennai

Wabco, a leading global supplier of CV technologies, has demonstrated its OptiDrive system, advanced automated manual transmission (AMT) technology for trucks and buses at its test track in Chennai. Wabco’s AMT syst...

Nissan global net profit Rs 23,237 cr for ’13-‘14

For the year ended March 31, 2014, Nissan Motor Co., has earned a net revenue of US $ 104.62 billion (Rs 6,26,694 crore approx.). The net income for the year stood at $3.88 billion (Rs 23,237.6 crore). Announcing th...

SKF range of innovations for oil and gas industry

SKF showcased a range of innovations for Oil & Gas OEMs at Offshore Technology Conference from May 5-8, 2014 in the US. The new products have been customised especially to meet the needs of the oil and gas industry...

Michelin to shut its truck tyre plant in Budapest

As a result of the adverse trends and aggressive competition in the European truck tyre market, which remains volatile and 23pc down on its historic peak in 2007, Michelin has announced its intention to close its tr...

Skoda produces three-millionth 1.2 HTP engine

Skoda Auto has produced the three millionth petrol 1.2 HTP. The three-cylinder engine of the EA 111 series has been running off production lines at Skoda’s main plant in Mladá Boleslav since 2001, and is used in Sko...

Mahindra Logistics receives Rs 200 cr investment

Mahindra Logistics of Mahindra Group has received an investment of Rs 200 crore for a significant minority stake from Kedaara Capital, according to a media release from the company. This is the venture capitalists’ ...

Buchmann is VW India Head, Group After Sales

Berndt Buchmann has been appointed as Director, Group Service of Volkswagen Group Sales India Private Limited with effect from May1, 2014. As the Head of Group After Sales, he will be responsible for Parts Operation...

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...

Interview with Aditya Arora, Chief Operating Officer, Base Corporation Ltd

. Our product is a low involvement grudge product. There is hardly an involvement when it comes to purchase of a battery and the grudge is because you are forced into buying a battery whether you like it or not. ...

Interview with Samar Nath, CEO, DHL Logistics Private Limited

What is more, our strong customer offering in India covers the entire spectrum of end-to-end supply chain solutions, through our four business units, namely: DHL Global Forwarding, DHL Supply Chain, DHL Express and ...

Interview with Reiner A. Allgeier, Managing Director, Schenker India Private Limited

The infrastructure here in India is definitely not on par with developed countries like Europe or United States. The country’s infrastructure needs a further enhancement. However, what I can see a lot was done in th...

Scheck takes delivery of 35 new Kögel Megas

The SCHECK Lagerhaus + Transporte GmbH, an expanding logistics and transport company, is continuousl

Interview with Rama Shankar Pandey, MD, Hella India Lighting (HIL)

It is true that the automotive industry has been cyclical and ideally it is best not to forecast anything (growth) at this moment. So a firm has to be very agile and flexible in order to take on these cyclical effec...

Audi Q3 assembly operations kick off in India

Audi has started production of the Q3 compact-class SUV at its Aurangabad plant, in Maharashtra. Aft

Interview with Viswanath S, Director, TE Connectivity India

TE Connectivity is the world’s largest passive electronic component manufacturer. We manufacture connectors which are used across a variety of applications wherever there is power and signal. We also have relays, se...

Interview with Mudit Gupta, Head-Automotive, North and South OEMs, CHEP India Pvt. Ltd.

From an environment perspective, many of the OEMs are sourcing their components through one-way packaging i.e. by wooden or corrugated boxes. Owing to its one-time use, there is wastage of sorts in the supply chain....

Interview with Gerrit Kuyntjes & Mohit Arora of J.D. Power Asia Pacific

Interview with Gerrit Kuyntjes - Vice President and General Manager, J. D. Power Asia Pacific and Mohit Arora - Executive Director, J.D. Power Asia Pacific

FIAT India opens its stockyard at Ranjangaon

FIAT Group Automobiles India Private Limited (FGAIPL) has inaugurated its first stockyard at Ranjang

Interview with Ashwani Muppasani, VP-Sales, Marketing & After-Sales, General Motors India

What we are offering with the Sail U-VA is value, space, etc. The most encouraging thing is that we don’t have any negativity about this product. Whoever has bought it is very happy, says Ashwani Muppasani

Kapila Perrera is Head, After Sales, Porsche India

Kapila Perrera (53) has been appointed as Head of After Sales at Porsche India. He will report to th

Mercedes to assemble M, GL-Class in India

For the first time, Daimler will start the final assembly of the SUV model series for the new Merced

ACMA hosts seminar on automotive aftermarket

ACMA, the apex body of the auto component industry in India, hosted an international conference on t

Tata Motors delivers 5 MPVs to Jharkhand cops

Tata Motors has delivered 5 Mine Protected Vehicles (MPV) to the Jharkhand Police force, to bolster

Senior management rejig at Robert Bosch GmbH

As proposed by the shareholders, the supervisory board of Robert Bosch GmbH has appointed

Interview with Raj Singh Rathee, Managing Director, Kuka Robotics India

in India, there is no alternative to high quality production. Whatever has to be produced here for overseas markets, we need robots to churn it out. Otherwise we cannot maintain a consistent quality. There are also ...

BMW Group launches IMAP’12 in India

BMW Group has launched International Management Associates Programme (MAP) 2012. As part of the int

JLR commits extra £1 billion to UK suppliers

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is to spend an additional £1 billion with UK suppliers over the next four ye

Gordon Silvey aboard TVS Logistics

TVS Logistics Services Limited, India’s leading 3rd Party Logistics provider, has announced the appo

VW Group India breaks for its first PDC in Gurgaon

Volkswagen Group India carried out the ground breaking ceremony in Gurgaon

AMW displays military vehicles at Defence Expo '12

Asia Motor Works (AMW) unveiled its new range of military vehicles called ‘AMW Defence’ at the 6th I

Tata Motors displays Anti-Terrorist combat vehicle

Tata Motors has showcased a new Micro Bullet-Proof Vehicle (MBPV) at Defexpo India 2012, a highly m

TVS Group acquires Universal Components UK Ltd.

TVS group has announced the acquisition of Universal Components (UC) UK Ltd. – Britain’s leading ind

Anant Goenka takes over as new MD of CEAT

CEAT, an RPG Enterprise, announced the appointment of Anant Goenka as the new Managing Director.

Hironori Kanayama new Honda Siel President & CEO

Honda Motor Company, Japan, has appointed Hironori Kanayama as the new President & CEO of Honda Siel

Ashok Leyland showcases customised soutions

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

Apollo Fleet of the Year Awards

At the recently instituted Apollo Fleet of the Year awards ceremony, Satish Sharma, Chief, India Ope

36pc counterfeit components in aftermarket

As much as Rs. 8,928 crore (around 36pc) worth of components in the Indian automotive aftermarket

Mahindra Navistar announces its pan-India launch

After announcing start of production and subsequently start of sales last year, Mahindra Navistar Au

Caterpillar to invest US$150 mn for engine unit

Caterpillar Inc. , a leading American machine and engine manufacturer, has announced that it will

Mclaren Automotive announces Asia pacific business

Mclaren Automotive announces Asia pacific business plan

Atlas Copco to make compressors at Chakan

Atlas Copco (India) Limited, which celebrated its silver jubilee celebration last year, is setting

Kuehne+Nagel opens auto solution centre in Pune

Globally operating logistics provider, Kuehne + Nagel has opened an automotive solution centre in




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