Siddharth Shriram is no more; Honda will miss an old ally

Siddharth Shriram, an eminent industrialist based in Delhi and hailing from a prestigious business family died on May 17, 2021 at the age of 76 due to covid related complications. He was admitted to Medanta Hospital...

TVS Motor Company appoints Timothy Prentice as Vice President – Design

TVS Motor Company has appointed Timothy (Tim) Prentice as Vice President – Design at TVS Motor Company. Tim is among the most acclaimed motorcycle designers globally, with significant motorcycle design milestones an...

Jyoti Malhotra appointed as Managing Director Volvo Car India

Volvo Cars India has announced that Jyoti Malhotra has been appointed as Managing Director of the company. Forty nine year old Jyoti Malhotra will be the first Indian to head Volov Cars in India. Jyoti, currently se...

JLR develops  contactless touchscreen to help fight bacteria and viruses

New contactless touchscreen technology developed by Jaguar Land Rover and the University of Cambridge will help keep drivers’ eyes on the road and reduce the spread of bacteria and viruses in a post COVID-19 world.

Automobili Lamborghini produces surgical masks, medical shields

Automobili Lamborghini is converting departments of its super sports car production plant in Sant’Agata Bolognese in order to produce surgical masks and protective plexi glass shields. The masks will be donated to t...

COVID-19 PANDEMIC: Indian auto industry puts best foot forward

In spite of the fact that the Indian auto industry will be incurring a loss of approximately Rs 50,000 crore in turnover for the 21-day plant shutdown as a result of the countrywide lockdown due to the ongoing coron...

Rudratej Singh appointed President & CEO, BMW Group India.

Rudratej Singh has been appointed as the President and Chief Executive Officer of BMW Group India effective 1 August 2019. Rudratej ‘Rudy’ Singh brings more than 25 years of experience and has held multiple leadersh...

Harley-Davidson celebrates 10 year anniversary in India

Harley-Davidson is celebrating 10 years in India. It was 10 years ago that the brand established a subsidiary in India, enabling thousands of Indian riders to fulfil their dreams of personal freedom.

Mahindra BAJA SAEINDIA 2019 successfully concludes its 12th Edition

The Institute of Technology, Nirma University from Ahmedabad was declared the ‘Best eBAJA Team’ and the Government College of Engineering from Pune was declared the ‘Best mBAJA Team’at the end of the 12th edition of...

Impossible Foods’ plant-based meat  burger wins top prizes at CES 2019

This is not a report pertaining to the automobile world, yet it deserves a mention in the columns of Motown India channel. Impossible Foods launched its first major product upgrade CES 2019-- and Impossible Burger 2...

Maruti Suzuki Japan-India Institute for Manufacturing is now ISO 29990:2010 certified

The Japan-India Institute for Manufacturing set up and managed by Maruti Suzuki at Ganpat University, Mehsana in the state of Gujarat has been awarded with ISO 29990:2010 certification by TUV-SUD. The Japan-India In...

 Tata Motors European Technical Centre demonstrates latest mobility technology

A three-year project into the trials of connected and autonomous vehicle technology has drawn to a close, with the Coventry-based, Tata Motors European Technical Centre (TMETC) revealing its commitment to shaping th...

Martin Schwenk to replace Folger as new MD & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India

India’s leading luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz has announced the appointment of Martin Schwenk as the new Managing Director and CEO of its India operations effective from Nov 1, 2018. Martin Schwenk will replace Rol...

Abraham Schot comes in place of Rupert Stadler at Audi AG

The Supervisory Board of Audi AG has decided to transfer the duties of the Board of Management Chairman to Abraham Schot on a temporary basis with immediate effect. As reported earlier, Audi CEO Rupert Stadler was t...

Advanced Rider Assistance Systems for Ducati bikes

When it comes to safety, motorcycle maker Ducati has always been at the forefront. Ducati is the only motorcycle manufacturer world-wide to have a vehicle able to interact with the jacket integrated D|air system, an...

Deepak Jain appointed Chairman & MD, Lumax Industries

Lumax Industries Limited, a leader in end-to-end automotive lighting solutions in India, has announced the appointment of D.K. Jain as Chairman Emeritus and Chief Mentor to the Board, with effect from April 1, 2018...

BMW launches technical skilling initiative SKILL NEXT>>

BMW Group Plant Chennai celebrated its 11th anniversary by inviting legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and students from the College of Engineering of Anna University and launching ‘SKILL NEXT»’, a technical skill...

Dr. Jochen Schröder to lead Schaeffler E-Mobility business division

Dr. Jochen Schröder (46) will assume leadership of Schaeffler Group’s newly-established E-Mobility business division on April 1, 2018. In this function, he will report to Matthias Zink, CEO-Automotive OEM. Dr. Schrö...

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...

Ather Energy gearing up for production of smart e-scooter S340

Bengaluru based Ather Energy has announced that India’s first truly smart, electric scooter, the S340 will begin mass production in the coming months at its new factory in Whitefield Bengaluru. The company kick-star...

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...

Michael Jopp is Head, Sales and Marketing, Mercedes-Benz India

Mercedes-Benz India has announced Michael Jopp as its Vice-President of Sales and Marketing beginning August 1, 2016. The new appointment comes into effect as Boris Fitz, Vice-President, Sales and Network Developmen...

Sunil Kant Munjal to step down as Jt MD of Hero MotoCorp

Sunil Kant Munjal, Joint Managing Director, Hero MotoCorp, and Chairman, Hero Corporate Service has decided to step down from the Board of Directors of Hero MotoCorp, once his tenure as the Joint Managing Director o...

Frank Schloeder appointed as acting President of BMW Group India

Frank Schloeder (41), currently Director Marketing at BMW India has been appointed as acting President of BMW Group India (effective May 1, 2016).

Driverless shuttle hogs limelight at Auto Expo 2016

For those visiting the Auto Expo – The Motor Show at Greater Noida, one vehicle caught their fancy. It was the Novus-Drive, a driverless shuttle manufactured by The Hi-Tech Robotics Systemz Ltd. (THRSL). It is India...

Interview with Simon Alford, Sr. Manager, Automotive Products, Autodesk Ltd, UK

P Tharyan, Editor, Motown India interviews Simon Alford, Sr. Manager, Automotive Products, Autodesk Ltd, UK at the Autodesk University event held recently in Las Vegas, USA

Interview with Diego R Tamburini, Manufacturing Industry Strategist, Industry Strategy & Marketing, Autodesk, Inc, USA

P.Tharyan of Motown India interviews Diego R Tamburini, Manufacturing Industry Strategist, Industry Strategy & Marketing, Autodesk, Inc, USA at the Autodesk event held in Las Vegas recently.

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...

Markus Sternberg is Vice President – Aftersales, GM India

General Motors India has announced the appointment of Markus Sternberg as Vice President, Aftersales, General Motors India, effective January 1, 2016. With his rich experience of working across many countries and or...

Mary Barra is named Chairman of GM Board of Directors

The General Motors Board of Directors has announced it has unanimously elected Mary Barra as its next Chairman, effective immediately. She succeeds Theodore (Tim) Solso, who will continue serving as the Board’s Lead...

Kaher Kazem replaces Arvind Saxena as new President & MD, GM India

Kaher Kazem has been appointed president and managing director of GM India, effective January 1, 2016. He will be based at GM India’s Gurgaon headquarters. Kazem replaces Arvind Saxena in GM India.

Matthias Müller succeeds Winterkorn as CEO of Volkswagen Group

Matthias Müller (62) has been appointed CEO of Volkswagen AG with immediate effect. This was decided by the Supervisory Board at its meeting in Wolfsburg on September 25, 2015). Müller is currently Chairman of Porsc...

Volkswagen sets aside $ 7.2 billion towards rectifying emission glitches

German car major Volkswagen has stated that it is setting aside a provision of some Euro 6.5 billion (approximately US $ 7.2 billion) to cover the necessary service measures pertaining to software glitches resulting...

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...

Shell hosts 4th edition of Global lecture series in IIM Bangalore

After 3 successful years of the Global Lecture Series, Shell Lubricants hosted their 4th edition of the lecture in IIM Banglaore, India. The first 3 lectures were held in Imperial College, London, Tsinghua Univer...

Amrita University launches auto research centre

Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) based Amrita University, a premier institution of higher learning in India, has inaugurated the Amrita Automotive Research & Technology Centre (AARTC), a joint venture between Amrita Universi...

Arvind Mathew is new CEO of Mahindra Reva

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. has announced that Chetan Maini, CEO, Mahindra Reva would be moving to a new and diversified role within the Group. The company has also announced the appointment of Arvind Mathew as the inc...

New Advisory Board for Continental Intelligent Transportation Systems

Continental Intelligent Transportation Systems, LLC, headquartered in Silicon Valley, California, announced that effective January, 2015, Satish Khatu, former IBM General Manager, Global Industrial Sector, Helmut Ma...

European auto industry embracing 48v hybrids

Controlled Power Technologies (CPT), a major sponsor of the recent 48V hybrid vehicle conference in Germany, together with leading car makers and tier 1 suppliers, discussed the need for an internationally agreed 48...

Delphi, Ottomatika offer solutions to automated driving

Delphi Automotive, a leader in advanced driver assistance systems, will partner with Ottomatika, Inc., a company started by Carnegie Mellon University, which provides advanced automated driving software, to jointly ...

SAENIS EffiCycle 2014 event Day2

Day 2 of the SAENIS Efficycle 2014 on October 11, 2014 saw several college teams participating and gearing up for the dynamic events at UIET, Panjab University, Chandigarh. Several teams which were unable to complet...

Ravi Kant retires as Tata Motors’ Vice Chairman.

Veteran automotive industry leader Ravi Kant who was the Non-Executive Vice Chairman of Tata Motors, retired from the Board of the Company on May 31, 2014. As per the company’s retirement policy, he had to retire on...

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...

Purdue University Honours for Venu Srinivasan

Meritor Inc. has introduced two new rear tandem axle ratios to meet the commercial vehicle industry’s demands for increased fuel efficiency. Meritor’s 14X tandem drive axles with a 2.79 ratio will be available for p...

Ford new boss Fields transformed global operations

Mark Fields, the new bossman at Ford Motor Company is an extremely experienced man who has in the past has transformed several of Ford’s operations around the world into much stronger businesses during his 25 years ...

Lamborghini is ‘Employer of Choice’

The Audi Group is more popular than ever as an international employer. The Audi subsidiary Automobili Lamborghini has taken first place in the latest publication of the prestigious “Employer of Choice” rankings, ahe...

Jean-Marc Gales is new CEO of Group Lotus

Proton Holdings Berhad (“Proton”) has announced the appointment of Jean-Marc Gales as the new Chief Executive Officer of Group Lotus plc, effective May 1, 2014. Lotus is a wholly owned subsidiary of Proton and a mem...

Hindustan Univ, VW sign MoU on advanced course

Hindustan University and Volkswagen Group Sales India Private Limited have signed an MoU to offer Advanced Diploma Course in Autotronics in Chennai, India. This unique course will be offered for the first time in I...

Volvo’s own university’s for its employees

This one’s truly motivating---a company establishing its own university for its employees to hone their skills further. Volvo Group University in Ardenal in Gothenburg has opened its doors as the centre of further e...

Ansal University conference on supply chain

Ansal University, Gurgaon, a private university with strong international collaborations dedicated to providing advanced trans-disciplinary education hosted two day-long 2nd Industry-University International Confere...

igus celebrates 30th anniversary of “iglidur”

igus, the world’s leading manufacturer and pioneers of plastic motion technology under the renowned brands the-chain Energy Chains Systems and dry-tech bearings, has announced the commemorative world tour of a retro...

Padma Shri for Mallika Srinivasan of TAFE

The Chairperson of the Chennai-based Tractors and Farm Equipment limited (TAFE) Ms Mallika Srinivasan has been chosen for the Padma Shri award by the Government of India. Mallika is the wife of Venu Srinivasan, who ...

Joe King replaces Michael Perschke at Audi India

Joe King has been appointed as the Head of Audi India, effective September 1, 2013. He takes over fr

Shyam Kambeyanda of Eaton elevated

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

ACMA appoints Surinder Kanwar as President

ACMA, at its 52nd Annual Session, held on 5th September, 2012, announced change of guards in its top

Karl Slym appointed as the new MD of Tata Motors

Tata Motors has appointed Karl Slym as Managing Director.

Honda technology to study traffic congestion

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. has announced the successful development of the world's first1 technology to d

Mahindra Reva signs R&D MoUs with govt of Victoria

Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. (Mahindra Reva) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding

Dan DeChristopher is MD & CEO, BMW Financial

Dan DeChristopher (53) has been appointed as the new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer o

Dan DeChristopher is MD & CEO, BMW Financial

Dan DeChristopher (53) has been appointed as the new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer o

Umashanka,VP, Customer Service Operations, Ford

Ford India has announced the appointment of P.K. Umashankar as vice president, customer service oper

Anant Talaulicar awarded President's Award 2011 by

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

Sudarshan Venu joins Sundaram-Clayton board

Sundaram-Clayton Limited (SCL) has announced the appointment of Sudarshan Venu

Vincent Tan heads Volvo CE Asia S&M

Effective July 15th, Vincent Tan has been appointed to the role of president of Volvo Construction

18 youth selected as Nissan Student Brand Managers

Eighteen youth from across India selected as Nissan Student Brand Managers 2011

Bosch earmarks 50 m euros on higher education

Bosch earmarks 50 million euros on higher education

Rajesh Nellore joins Axeon’s advisory board

Rajesh Nellore joins Axeon’s advisory board

Kou Kimura is new CEO & MD of Renault-Nissan India

Kou Kimura is new CEO & MD of Renault-Nissan India

TMETC partners with WMG to augment its tech base

The UK’s technology base was given a major boost when Tata Motors’ European Technical Centre (TMETC)

Pawan Goenka appointed chairman of Ssangyong Motor

Pawan Goenka appointed chairman of Ssangyong Motor Company

Royal Enfield appoints new CEO

Royal Enfield Motors has appointed Dr. Venki Padmanabhan as its new Chief Executive Officer

Dheeraj Hinduja is Chairman of Ashok Leyland

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




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