Apollo Tyres appoints Vikram Garga as Group Head, Marketing

Apollo Tyres has appointed automotive industry veteran Vikram Garga as Group Head, Marketing for the Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa (APMEA) region. Vikram Garga would be spearheading the regional marketing team ...

Renault India achieves 1 lakh exports milestone

Renault India marks the beginning of 2022 on a high note by achieving a new milestone of 1 Lakh exports.

Record-breaking 2021 for Automobili Lamborghini with 8,405 cars delivered

Automobili Lamborghini ended 2021 with a remarkable all-time record: 8,405 cars were delivered worldwide, making it the company’s best year ever on that front. Sales were up by 13% on 2020 due to a targeted and moni...

Royal Enfield Thailand CKD unit commences operations

Royal Enfield announced commencement of operations of its exclusive local assembly unit and CKD facility in Thailand, one of the world’s largest automobile manufacturing hubs. Set up in partnership with GPX, this an...

Toyota Kirloskar Motor, ACMA sign MoU for training programmes

Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM), has announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA).

Stellantis announces key leadership appointments for India & Asia Pacific region

Stellantis India & Asia Pacific has announced key leadership appointments for its operations both within in India and the region. Roland Bouchara, has been appointed to the role of CEO &Managing Director for Stella...

Royal Enfield forays into Japan with first standalone, flagship store in Tokyo

Royal Enfield, manufacturers of mid-size motorcycles (250 cc - 750cc), has announced the launch of its first standalone, flagship Store in Tokyo, commencing its operations in Japan. Located in Suginami-Tokyo, the ne...

Huawei partners with carmakers to cultivate 5G automobile ecosphere

Huawei, the world’s leading information and communications technology (ICT) provider, has established an alliance with 18 automakers to build a 5G-enabled automobile ecosphere to accelerate commercial use of 5G tech...

Hyundai plant in Ulsan to use BASF Elastoflex for production of car seats

Hyundai Motor Company’s (HMC) plant in Ulsan will exclusively use BASF Elastoflex flexible polyurethane (PU) foam systems for the production of its car seats. The highly resilient PU foam is a low volatile organic c...

PSA Groupe organises 2019 India Suppliers Summit in Chennai

Groupe PSA further strengthened its commitment for the Indian market by organising a 2019 India Suppliers Summit in Chennai, soon after the Citroën brand launch in India. The summit witnessed participation of more t...

Nippon Paint X’press car paint concept centre launched

In an industry first initiative, Nippon Paint, Asia’s leading paint manufacturer has announced the launch of Nippon Paint X’press, its unique car painting and car care centre concept in India. The first Nippon Paint...

Kia hands over vehicle fleet for Australian Open 2019; Ties up with Yes Bank in India

Kia Motors Corporation has supplied a fleet of vehicles for the Australian Open 2019, marking the 18th consecutive year of Kia’s role as the major sponsor for the Grand Slam of the Asia-Pacific. The official vehicl...

Motorcycle brand TVS Apache crosses 3 million sales milestone

TVS Motor Company announced that its premium motorcycle brand, TVS Apache has crossed a key sales milestone of 3 million units. Launched in 2005, the TVS Apache series of motorcycles is considered to be the fastest...

Ford rolls out exoskeleton wearable technology globally

Imagine lifting a bag of flour or a watermelon over your head up to 4,600 times a day as part of your job – that is similar to what some Ford employees do every day as they work to build vehicles around the world. R...

Shoeb Farooq will now head Triumph Motorcycles India

Shoeb Farooq, Head Sales & Dealer Development, Triumph Motorcycles India has been promoted to take on role of the Managing Director of the company with immediate effect, after Vimal Sumbly resigned from the company....

Vimal Sumbly, MD, Triumph Motorcycles India resigns

Vimal Sumbly, Managing Director, Triumph Motorcycles India has resigned from the company. Sumbly had been with the company for the last five years since its inception.

Vikram Pawah appointed as CEO of BMW Group in Australia and New Zealand

Vikram Pawah has been appointed as the CEO of BMW Group Australia and New Zealand and has been promoted as the Chairman of BMW Group India.

Slow takeoff for electric cars in India, says Bloomberg study

As dependence on conventional fossil fuels abates considerably all over the world in the coming years, electricity generated by wind, sun and batteries will define the way power is generated. The share of coal will ...

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...

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...

Groundbreaking ceremony for PSA-Avtec Powertrain JV plant

Groupe PSA and Avtec Ltd hosted a ground-breaking ceremony for their plant in Hosur, Tamil Nadu that will focus on manufacturing and supply of powertrains. The ceremony officially marked the inception of PSA-Avtec P...

Asahi India Glass commences commercial production at Taloja Float Glass Plant

In a move aimed at further strengthening the position of Asahi India Glass (AIS) as India’s leading value-added and integrated glass company, AIS is all set to commence production at the company’s Taloja plant.

Osram unveils high performance automotive lighting product range– 'Rallye’

Osram India, a wholly owned subsidiary of Osram GmbH (Germany), one of the world’s leading lighting manufacturer and the world market leader in automotive lighting, has announced the launch of its new range of high ...

ExxonMobil expands grease, synthetic lubricants facilities in Singapore

ExxonMobil has announced that it has completed its expansion project in Jurong in Singapore to increase production of grease and synthetic lubricants, including Mobil 1TM, the company’s flagship synthetic engine oil...

BASF Catalysts doubles production capacity in India

BASF Catalysts India Private Limited has inaugurated its new mobile emissions catalysts manufacturing site. The site includes a new 47,000-square-meter production plant, which replaces an existing BASF plant in Chen...

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...

Abhishek Mahapatra is Head, Communications & CSR, Nissan India

Nissan Motor India Private Ltd. (NMIPL) has announced the appointment of Abhishek Mahapatra as Head of Communications & CSR, effective immediately. Mahapatra will lead all of Nissan’s communications in India, includ...

Apollo Tyres to invest Rs 525 crore in AP; Inaugurates Global R&D centre in TN

Indian tyre major Apollo Tyres signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of Andhra Pradesh to set up a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility. The company is looking at investing approximately Rs 525...

Silvia Saliti is Marketing & PR Manager SEA, Oceania & India, Automobili Lamborghini

Silvia Saliti has been appointed as the Marketing & PR Manager SEA, Oceania and India for Lamborghini with immediate effect. Prior to this, she was the Marketing & Communications Regional Manager, Asia Pacific, Bent...

Bosch to invest  100 million  Euros (Rs 743 crore) in India plant expansion

The Bosch Group is strengthening its presence in the Indian growth market. “In 2016, we are planning to invest more than 100 million euros (Rs 743 crore approx) in our Indian manufacturing and development locations”...

Kedar Apte takes over as Vice President Marketing, Castrol India

Castrol India Limited, one of the leading automotive and industrial lubricant manufacturing and marketing companies in India, has announced the appointment of Kedar Apte as its new Vice President Marketing, effectiv...

Ashish Gaikwad is MD, Honeywell Automation India Limited

Honeywell Automation India Limited announced that Ashish Gaikwad has been appointed as its Managing Director effective October 1, 2016. Gaikwad succeeds Vikas Chadha, who was recently named president, Honeywell Indi...

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles India strengthens core team

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) India has announced senior level additions to its core team with Rahul Pansare joining as the new Head of Marketing and Sushant Balsekar, the new Head of PR & Corporate Communications...

Lanxess makes Honda’s FCV “Clarity Fuel Cell” zero emission vehicle lighter

Lightweight solution from German specialty chemicals company Lanxess has been featured in FCV (fuel cell vehicle) Clarity Fuel Cell, the latest model of hydrogen electric vehicle from Honda Motor Co. The car was rec...

JK Tyre completes acquisition of Kesoram Industries tyre unit

With the acquisition of CIL, JK Tyre will have additional capacity of truck & bus radials, an important and high growth segment, where it is already the market leader. It will also provide JK Tyre entry into the fa...

Sharad Agarwal appointed as Head of Lamborghini India

Sharad Agarwal, previously the Head of Field Forces for Audi India, has now been appointed as the Head of Lamborghini India with immediate effect. As the Head of Lamborghini India, his role is to drive the entire sp...

AUTODESK INC: Right Tools for Auto Industry

Automobiles across the world whether electric, hybrid or the ones run on conventional fossil fuels are manufactured by professionals with great engineering and design skills. These skills have only been getting bett...

Interview with Pawan Shetty, Head Operations, Lamborghini India

Two Wheel Drive has been a very important product even when we had the Gallardo. Around 65pc of the sales of the Gallardo range was 2WD. So without a doubt it is an important offering that we had to give when we bro...

Ford India’s Chennai plant produces one millionth vehicle and engine

Ford India’s Chennai plant has reached a production milestone by rolling out the one millionth vehicle and engine at its Chennai Vehicle Assembly and Engine Plant (CVAEP). The company had started its operations in 1...

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...

German Chancellor Merkel, Modi visit Bosch facilities in Bangalore

On October 6, 2015, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel visited the facilities of Bosch in Bangalore. The visit is part of the chancellor’s three-day state visit to India,...

ZF Hero Chennai plant to assemble chassis modules for BMW

ZF Hero Chassis Systems Pvt. Ltd. the 50:50 JV of ZF India Pvt. Ltd. and Hero Motors Ltd. formally inaugurated a new plant in Oragadam, Kanchipuram district on the outskirts of Chennai city on September 25, 2015. Th...

Vikram Pawah is new MD of Harley-Davidson India

Vikram Pawah has been named Managing Director of Harley-Davidson India effective September 2015. In his new role, Pawah will manage Harley-Davidson India’s leadership team responsible for in-country sales, dealer ne...

JK Tyre acquires Haridwar tyre unit of Kesoram Industries for Rs 2200 crore

JK Tyre & Industries has finally confirmed that it is buying Cavendish Industries Ltd (CIL) tyre unit of Kesoram Industries. In a press release, the company stated that JK Tyre & Industries Limited (JK Tyre) and JK...

Toyota Chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada meets PM Modi

Takeshi Uchiyamada, Chairman of the Board, Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed the growing Indo-Japanese bilateral ties as well as the company's plans to grow wi...

Mahindra, Toyota rank highest in sales satisfaction among mass market brands

Toyota Kirloskar Motor and Mahindra & Mahindra have ranked highest in sales satisfaction among mass market brands in India, according to the J.D. Power Asia Pacific 2015 India Sales Satisfaction Index (SSI) Study re...

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...

Apollo launches high mileage car tyre for India

Apollo Tyres has launched their all new Apollo Amazer 4G Life tyre in India. The tyre has been specially designed for increasing mileage and durability of 100,000kms.

Sandeep Singh of Toyota quits

It has been reliably learnt that Toyota senior official Sandeep Singh has quit the company after seven years of service. He had joined the Japanese company in 2008 and was posted in India till recently as Deputy Man...

Tom von Bonsdorff is new Managing Director of Volvo Auto India

Jari Kohonen, Vice President Asia-Pacific, Volvo Cars Group has announced that Tom von Bonsdorff has taken up the position as Managing Director, Volvo Auto India effective June 1, 2015. Tom von Bonsdorff has been...

Apollo Tyres launches Manchester United Tyre in India

Apollo Tyres in collaboration with Manchester United Football Club from Manchester, UK have launched their limited edition signature Manchester United tyre in India.

Apollo increases its focus on retreading; Opens 3rd ARZ in Mumbai

Spreading its network further for branded retreading outlets, Apollo Tyres has inaugurated its 3rd Apollo Retread Zone (ARZ) in Mumbai, in the western part of India. Rajesh Dahiya, Group Head, Sales-APMEA (Asia Paci...

JK Tyre ranks highest in JD Power 2015 India study

JK Tyre & Industries Ltd, pioneer of radial tyres in India, has again added another feather to its cap. The tyre major has been ranked highest in the JD Power 2015 India Original Equipment Tyre Customer Satisfaction...

Mahindras now have Peugeot Scooters in their fold

Mahindra Two Wheelers Ltd. (MTWL), part of the Mahindra Group, and Peugeot Scooters (PMTC), part of the Euro 54 billion PSA Group based in France announced on January 20, 2015 that they have completed the necessary...

Automobili Lamborghini delivers record 2,530 units in 2014

In the year 2014 Automobili Lamborghini has set a new sales record in its history by delivering 2,530 cars to its customers. Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A noted that his co...

Mercedes-Benz dominates the F1 track and the road

Mercedes-Benz is on a record-setting spree. In 2014 it has dominated both the track (F1) and the road. In India while it sold record cars, worldwide too it sold more cars than ever before in 2014. The company deliv...

Bentley delivers 11020 cars globally, records 9pc growth in 2014

Super luxury car maker Bentley strengthened its position as the world’s most sought after luxury car brand after announcing 2014 as the company’s record breaking year. The company deliver 11,020 cars during the year...

Mercedes-Benz tops in customer satisfaction in India

Now that Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg have done Mercedes-Benz proud (Lewis winning the 2014 F1 title and Mercedes AMG team winning the Constructors title for 2014 in F1), it is time for Indian customers to crown ...

Interview with Scott Fallon, General Manager, Automotive, SABIC’s Innovative Plastics business

SABIC is the Saudi Basic Industries Corporation, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of chemicals, fertilizers, plastics and metals. Ranked among the world’s largest petrochemicals manufacturers, SABIC is a pub...

Interview with Quah Beng Chieh, Head of Marketing, Asia Pacific FARO Singapore

FARO a US company based out of Florida has changed how things are measured around the world, not only in the automotive industry, but almost every aspect of the world from architecture, to ship building, to aerospac...

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, ...

Maruti Suzuki Is the ‘Most Considered Nameplate’

It is obvious that with increasing demand for cars and the increasing number of car models being offered by different car manufacturers in India, more and more people are likely to scrutinise their options before ac...

Toyota, a favourite among new vehicle buyers

New vehicle buyers in India have rated Toyota particularly well across all factors like delivery process, delivery timing, salesperson, sales initiation, dealer facility and paperwork. This was revealed in the J.D. ...

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

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

Dana gaskets for Asia Pacific region

Dana Holding Corporation has begun the production of Victor Reinz multi-layer steel (MLS) cylinder head gaskets, exhaust gaskets, and transmission valve body separator plates at its facility in Wuxi, Jiangsu Provinc...

Dana gaskets for Asia Pacific region

Dana Holding Corporation has begun the production of Victor Reinz multi-layer steel (MLS) cylinder head gaskets, exhaust gaskets, and transmission valve body separator plates at its facility in Wuxi, Jiangsu Provinc...

Eaton for tie up with China’s Great Wall Motors

Power management company Eaton has signed a framework agreement with Great Wall Motors Co. Ltd. (GWM) to create a long-term strategic partnership that drives growth for both companies through greater technical exch...

JLR sales rock with the power of dragon China

Even though the parent company Tata Motors is experiencing falling sales influenced by terrible market conditions in India, its fully owned company Jaguar Land Rover, UK's leading manufacturer of premium luxury vehi...

Krishnakumar Srinivasan heads Eaton Vehicle Group

Power management company Eaton has announced that Krishnakumar Srinivasan has been named president, Vehicle Group, Asia-Pacific. He will be reporting to Ken Davis, president, Vehicle Group. Srinivasan most recently ...

Omron sets up first Automation Centre in India

The 650.5 billion Yen (Rs 38,824 crore approx) Japan-based Omron group with business interests in Industrial automation, electronic components, automotive electronics, social systems and healthcare, has set up its f...

Two-wheeler dealers are optimistic: Sewells report

In a downturn in the automotive industry, the dealer fraternity is the one that gets directly impacted by the gloom. In India, the automobile industry is reeling under severe drop in sales, except for two-wheeler ma...

For VW group, India sales dip 30.4pc in 2014 Q1

Even as China continues to do brilliantly in the Asia Pacific region, India is a slight disappointment for the Volkswagen group in terms of vehicle sales. According to a company statement, the Group continued to rec...

Indian customers retain factory fitted tyre brand

In India factory fitted tyres generate an element of trust and satisfaction among customers. And when the time comes for the vehicle owners to replace their tyres, a majority prefer to repurchase the same brand of t...

Volvo Penta CEO to launch 2 new engines in India

Volvo Penta, a member of the Volvo group and a global leader in the off-road and powergen engine business, has announced the launch of two new CPCB Stage II power generation engines. The engines will be launched in ...

Unique Spyker bond offers B6 Venator as redemption

Dutch supercar maker Spyker N.V may have delayed its plans to enter India but has in the meantime introduced first-of-its-kind investment opportunity to support launch of its Spyker B6 Venator. The company has creat...

New Bosch R&D centre : Plans Rs 1200 cr investment

New Bosch R&D centre inaugurated: Plans Rs 1200 cr investment Bosch, a leading global supplier of technology and services, has inaugurated a Research & Technology Centre in India and announced a planned investment ...

Nigel Harris is new Ford India President

Ford Motor Company announced that Nigel Harris, vice president sales and service, Ford Asia Pacific, has been appointed as president, Ford India effective February 1, 2014. Harris succeeds Joginder Singh who has bee...

Sumit Sawhney new Country CEO, MD, Renault India

Renault SAS, France has announced the appointment of. Sumit Sawhney as Country CEO and Managing Director for Renault Group operations in India. Sumit takes over from Marc Nassif, who moves to a global assignment wit...

JLR delivers best ever full year global sales

Tata Motors owned Jaguar Land Rover, UK's leading manufacturer of premium luxury vehicles has delivered its strongest ever full year global sales performance. This can be directly attributed to the introduction of a...

Jeep brand all-time global sales in 2013

For the second consecutive year, the Jeep brand has set a new all-time global sales record. Sales of 731,565 Jeep vehicles across the globe in 2013 bettered the previous record of 701,626 established in 2012. Jeep ...

Interview with H.P. Nanda, Director - Strategy and Growth Initiatives, DuPont India

Collaboration has always been our DNA and we firmly believe in our science-based solutions to truly make a difference. We make one of the advanced polymers which will be able to replace metals in the automobile to m...

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...

Interview with Subu Nagasubramony, Managing Director, Visteon India Operations

Every year the quality level steps up a notch in every program. For us it is not much of a challenge because being a global player we have already designed to those levels. Even if sometimes an OEM does not ask for ...

Visteon showcases future automotive technology

Visteon Corporation is bringing its vision of mobility for the year 2020 to India. The company is sh

India will be 3rd largest automotive market by '16

On the sidelines of IHS Day 2013 APAC Summit, IHS - the leading source of information, insight and a

Shyam Kambeyanda of Eaton elevated

Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton announced that Shyam Kambeyanda, who served as the company

Marco Paracciani heads Apollo Tyres marketing

Marco Paracciani has been appointed as the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) at Apollo Tyres Ltd. Marco

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

Interview with Nitin Prasad, Managing Director, Shell Lubricants India

Our association with Ferrari is over 60 years old. And there are a number of benefits that we derive out of it. Formula One is all about raw speed, power, engine performance, etc. It is not only the question of heat...

Jeep sells more than 7 lakh units worldwide

Jeep brand, which is yet to enter India, recorded global sales of 701,626 units in 2012, setting a n

Interview with Sugato Sen, Deputy Director General, Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM)

Interview with Sugato Sen, Deputy Director General, Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM)

Maschio Gaspardo sets up new plant in India

Maschio Gaspardo group which specialises in the production of agricultural machinery has announced

Interview with Nalin Kapoor, Sr. GM & Group Head – Marketing, Hyundai Motor India

The market is young now as we see more and more young population buying our cars. In terms of purchase behaviour, the reasons for buying a car have changed. Until a few years back, it was a value-for-money purchase....

Interview with Nalin Kapoor, Sr. General Manager & Group Head – Marketing, Hyundai Motor India

The market is young now as we see more and more young population buying our cars. In terms of purchase behaviour, the reasons for buying a car have changed. Until a few years back, it was a value-for-money purchase....

Interview with Shashi Singh, Managing Director, AVL India

The ‘AVL’ name is synonymous with diesel. We started as a diesel-centric company in the 40s. And we were the first ones to propagate direct injected diesel engines that meet NVH challenges. We have been doing a lot ...

Sanjay Chakravarty, APAC Director Corp Comm, Bosch

Sanjay Chakravarty; Senior General Manager & Head of Corporate Communication – Bosch India has been

Ford India expands engine plant by 36pc

Ford India has announced it has completed the expansion of its engine plant, increasing annual engin

Senior management rejig at Robert Bosch GmbH

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

Nissan India announces senior management changes

Nissan Motor Limited has announced changes to its senior management team in India and in the region




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