Vinod Aggarwal  takes over baton from Nikunj Sanghi at ASDC

Automotive Skills Development Council (ASDC), the first Sector Skill Council of India, has announced the appointment of their new president Vinod Aggarwal during the ASDC Annual Conclave 2021.

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

Mercedes-Benz prepares to go all-electric by 2030

Mercedes-Benz is getting ready to go all electric by the end of the decade, where market conditions allow. Shifting from electric-first to electric-only, the world’s pre-eminent luxury car company is accelerating to...

Sterling Gtake bags Rs 60 crore order for high speed electric 2W application

Sterling Gtake E-mobility Ltd (SGEM), NCR-based motor control units (MCUs) manufacturer for electric vehicles has announced that it has secured an order worth Rs 60 crore for MCUs from a leading 2W EV OEM.

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...

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...

Indian auto industry covid-19 relief: Part 4

Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, Government of India recently requested Rajeev Chaba, President and Managing Director, MG Motor India and Paytm Founder & CEO V...

Donations, service extensions, plant shut downs in auto industry

Plant shutdowns, donations and service extensions are being increasingly witnessed in the Indian auto industry.

Oxygen, medical help pour in from Indian auto companies among shut downs

The Indian auto industry is going all out to help the country in production of oxygen, even as it is grappling with woes at its own end. India Yamaha Motor (IYM) is among the companies that have decided to suspend m...

Auto registrations fall year on year by (-) 28.64pc: FADA

The Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA) has in its Monthly Vehicle Registration Data for March 2021 stated that while March automobile registrations continue to fall by (-)28.64% year on year (YoY )...

FY2020-2025 revenue to remain modest for Indian Components industry, says ICRA

India’s leading rating agency ICRA has estimated that the revenue decline for the Indian auto component industry will be limited to 6-8% in FY2021 supported by the better-than-expected demand pick-up across most seg...

Wadhwani Advantage launches programme dedicated to auto, industrial segments

Indian automotive companies emerging from the COVID-19 crisis can now look forward to sound professional advice to overcome challenges they may be facing on several fronts. The challenges could be related to their i...

Indian Auto Industry starts 2021 with negative January sales

The year 2021 seems to have not begun on a right note for the Indian automobile industry when it comes to domestic sales. After showing a one-time YoY growth in December, 2020, January 2021 registrations once again ...

Union Budget 2021-22: There is a buzz in the Electric Vehicle Space

The Union Budget 2021-22 presented by Nirmala Sitharaman may not have given a single sop to the electric vehicle industry but those in this electric vehicle space are upbeat over the indirect measures in the Union B...

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 ...

Stellantis begins its journey with new Board of Directors AUTO INDUSTRY NEWS

Finally and formally two major car companies of the world, Peugeot S.A. (Groupe PSA) of France and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V (FCA) of Italy, have merged and a new entity has emerged, Stellantis. The word Stellan...

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...

Zero domestic sales for auto majors; Bajaj Auto, Hyundai largest exporters in April 2020

As was expected, the Indian automobile manufacturers recorded zero sales in the domestic market, while a few managed to record a handful of exports during the lockdown period of April 2020 as a result of the ongoing...

ZERO DARK APRIL 2020: Indian Auto Industry staring at Rs 92000 crore loss for 40-day lockdown

If one were to calculate by what SIAM has to say wherein each day of plant closure will trigger a loss of more than Rs 2300 crore in turnover for auto OEMS and component manufacturers, then what we are looking at i...

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...

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...

Rapido bike taxi temporarily suspends services

As the Indian Government announced a 21-day lockdown in order to contain the coronavirus, India’s largest bike share mobility company Rapido has decided to limit its services temporarily under further notice.

Okinawa shuts down manufacturing operations

Okinawa has put all its manufacturing operations on hold until further notice amidst the Covid 19 breakout. The duration of this shut down will depend upon the government policy.

Kia Motors India temporarily suspends operations at Anantpur plant

Kia Motors India has decided to suspend all its operations with immediate effect. With this, company’s manufacturing facility in Anantapur (Andhra Pradesh) and company office premises will stop functioning until fur...

Lohia Auto halts production at Kashipur plant

As the Government announced a lockdown across various districts of the country in a bid to tackle the Coronavirus disease (Covid-19), Lohia Auto, an electric vehicle player, announced its closure of its production a...

SIAM President urges OEMs, component manufacturers to shut plants

Rajan Wadhera, President, Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) has urged both the OEMs as well as auto component companies to shut their plants in the light of the grave situation arising out of the spr...

Renault, Nissan Alliance plant in Chennai suspends production

Renault India and Nissan India have temporarily suspended production at its Alliance manufacturing facility, Renault Nissan Automotive India Private Ltd. (RNAIPL) in Chennai.

Rockman Industries suspends operations in manufacturing units

Rockman Industries, the auto-components arm of Hero Group, has suspended all operations in its 7 facilities till March 31, 2020. Rockman has its manufacturing units in Ludhiana, Haridwar, Bawal, Chennai, Tirupati a...

TVS Motor Company halts manufacturing operations in India and Indonesia

TVS Motor Company has decided to halt all manufacturing operations at its plants in India and Indonesia till further notice in order to tackle the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). The company has decided that all ...

India Yamaha Motor suspends operations at 3 plants in country

India Yamaha Motor (IYM) Pvt. Ltd. has taken the preventive counter-measure against the spreading coronavirus (covid-19) by suspending its manufacturing operations at its Plants in Chennai (Tamil Nadu), Surajpur (Ut...

Benelli India temporarily ceases operations at Hyderabad plant

Benelli, a leading worldwide manufacturer of premium bikes and Adishwar Auto Ride India – Mahavir Group, announced that Benelli India has shut down all operations at its manufacturing and assembly plant based out of...

Hyundai Motor India suspends manufacturing operations

Hyundai Motor India will be suspending its manufacturing operations at the Chennai facility from Monday, March 23, 2020 till further notice to stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) - a global pandemic.

Auto Industry hit by coronavirus fears, as companies worldwide halt production

The global auto industry is in a recession, while the Indian auto industry has been bombarded with woes of its own. And to make matters worse for everybody, the coronavirus fears have now forced several companies to...

FCA suspends production in India in response to COVID-19 crisis

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) together with Fiat India Automobiles Private Limited (FIAPL), FCA’s joint venture manufacturing facility in Ranjangaon, announced that it will work with the Government to temporarily ...

Hero Motocorp halts operations at all manufacturing plants globally, including India

Hero MotoCorp has decided to halt operations at all its global manufacturing facilities – including in India, Colombia and Bangladesh - and the Global Parts Centre (GPC) at Neemrana with immediate effect until March...

Honda 2Wheelers India temporarily shuts down operations

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. announced precautionary measure as it diligently monitors current COVID-19 pandemic situation. The company has temporarily announced shutdown of operations across all its f...

Honda Cars India temporarily suspends production operations in Greater Noida, Tapukara

In view of the escalating COVID-19 situation and to ensure safety and well-being of all its associates, Honda Cars India Ltd. has informed its associates and suppliers that production operations at both its manufact...

Mahindra & Mahindra suspends manufacturing operations

Mahindra and Mahindra Limited announced proactive, preventive and pre-emptive measures at all their offices and manufacturing locations in India, to ensure employee safety and contain the spread of the CoronaVirus (...

Maruti Suzuki halts operations at Haryana facilities

Maruti Suzuki Ltd, the country’s largest car manufacturer has decided to close production at its plants in Haryana following the Government policy that now requires closure of such production facilities across the s...

TKM temporarily halts production in Bidadi plant, Karnataka

Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) has decided to temporarily halt production in its plant in Bidadi, Karnataka till further announcement. The decision was taken keeping in mind the safety and security of the company’s em...

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...

Auto Expo- The Motor Show 2020 begins Feb 7-11, 2020

Auto Expo, the biggest extravaganza and much-awaited event, a true representation of India’s automotive industry, is slated to kick-start the excitement of Auto Expo – The Motor Show2020 from February 7 to 11, 2020 ...

Volkswagen India gets rooftop solar PV power project in India at Chakan facility

Volkswagen India Pvt Ltd (SAVWIPL) has successfully installed its largest rooftop solar PV power project in the auto Industry world-wide and one of India’s largest rooftop installation at its manufacturing facility ...

Bosch vans unveil power of cordless

Bosch Power Tools India, a front runner in the power tools market segment that caters to construction, woodworking and metalworking industry (that includes the auto industry in a big way), is set to amplify its cons...

Aug 2019 sales of passenger vehicles drop -32pc, 2w -22pc, CVs -39pc, 3w -7pc

Passenger vehicles Aug 2019 sales recorded a minus 31.57 pc slump at 196524 units as compared to 287198 units in Aug 2018. This has been revealed in the latest sales and production data released by the Society of In...

Gadkari leaves behind a belligerent tone and assures auto industry

For Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, it’s been a journey from taking on a confrontationist attitude to one of being benign and accommodating. At the 59th Annual Convention of the Society of Indian Automobile Manufactu...

Automobile market has not responded till now to FM’s incentives, says SIAM President

The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) President Rajan Wadhera has said in a press release that the sales report coming out from various companies for the month of August 2019 has been very dismal wit...

Mahindra passenger sales down 32 per cent in Aug 2019

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M Ltd.) in the passenger vehicles segment (which includes UVs, Cars and Vans), sold 13,507 vehicles in August 2019, compared to 19,758 vehicles in August 2018. This is a 31.63pc drop in s...

July 2019 sales of passenger vehicles slump -31pc, 2W -17pc, CVs -26pc, 3W -8pc

For the ninth consecutive month, domestic sales of vehicles in India continued with its free fall as passenger vehicles July 2019 sales recorded a minus 30.98pc slump at 200790 units as compared to 290931 units in J...

Honda Cars India registers 48.67pc drop in domestic sales at 10,250 units in July 2019

Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL) registered monthly domestic sales of 10,250 units in July 2019. The number of export units stood at 334 last month. The company had sold 19,970 units in domestic market in July 2018. Thu...

Auto industry hails GST reduction on electric vehicles

Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) welcomed the government’s decision to reduce the GST rate on electric vehicles from the present 12% to 5%.

Automobile sales and production head south in June 2019

Both production and sales continue to take a hit in the Indian auto industry, as the month of June 2019 too shows no signs of recovery. The downhill drive continues for the industry, according to the latest sales an...

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 ...

Government EV targets need to be practical says auto industry

The Indian auto industry is not too happy with the aggressive road map being laid out by the government in bringing electric vehicles into the country. Both the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) and ...

Downhill drive continues for Indian auto industry in May 2019

Both production and sales have taken a hit in the Indian auto industry for the month of May 2019. The downhill drive continues for the industry, according to the latest sales and production data shared by the Societ...

FCA submits proposal for merger with Groupe Renault

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. has delivered a non-binding letter to the Board of Groupe Renault proposing a combination of their respective businesses as a 50/50 merger. Groupe Renault has confirmed receipt of a pr...

February 2019, a dismal month for Indian PV & 2-Wheeler manufacturers

The month of February 2019 has been a dismal month for automobile manufacturers, both four wheelers and two wheelers. According to the latest sales data released by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SI...

SIAM, CCI, ACMA organise workshop on competition issues in auto industry

Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) in association with the Competition Commission of India (CCI) and Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA), organised a workshop on competition...

MG Motor India invests Rs 150 crore in new corporate office in Gurugram

MG (Morris Garages) Motor India inaugurated its new corporate headquarters in Gurugram. The commercial space for the new India headquarters, acquired by the company at a cost of Rs 150 crore, will also house the com...

Microdot technology, a powerful car theft deterrent

South Africa based Recoveri, manufacturer and exporter of technologically superior micro tag identification and trace solutions for vehicles and other movable domestic and corporate assets worldwide is entering Indi...

Anant Geete assures Indian auto industry of E-mobility Vision support

Ananth G Geete, Minister of Heavy Industry & Public Sector Enterprises assured the Indian auto industry that his ministry would take them along to adopt electric mobility. He told the automotive industry that promot...

BorgWarner high-performance Electric Drive Module for new EVs from Great Wall Motors

BorgWarner is providing its high-performance electric drive module (eDM) for the 2018 C30 electric vehicle (EV) and the brand ORA from China’s leading automaker, Great Wall Motors (GWM). The 2018 C30 is the first EV...

Need to create mobility eco-system in sync with nature: PM

In one of most inspiring speeches on mobility and the need to conserve nature, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the need of the hour is to create a mobility eco-system that is in sync with nature. He said he was co...

Nissan plans worldwide line up for India as part of major strategy

Nissan has decided to bring the best of its worldwide lineup to India and also launch a product offensive in the country as part of its new strategy for India. As part of this Nissan strategy, the company will launc...

SIAM urges government for long term policy roadmap

The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), an industry body representing India’s automobile sector, held its 58th Annual Convention titled “Building the Nation, Responsibly”. During the convention, th...

Kia Motors India inaugurates 5 acre training centre at Anantpur Plant

Kia Motors India (KMI) has inaugurated a 5 acre training facility at its upcoming Anantpur plant. The company also introduced a Basic Technical Course (BTC) in Automobiles for skill development. This unique course i...

Georg Graf - CEO, Freudenberg Regional Corporate Center India Pvt Ltd

This interview with Georg Graf, CEO, Freudenberg Regional Corporate Center India Pvt Ltd was recorded in February 2018 during the Auto Expo 2018. Because of unavoidable 
circumstances, it was upl...

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...

14th Auto Expo 2018 Components show kicks off in New Delhi

The Automobile and Auto Components industry in India is leading the manufacturing sector and is a major part of the Make in India Initiative. This was stated by Anant Gangaram Geete, Minister of Heavy Industries and...

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...

Domestic auto-component industry to grow 9-11% in FY2018

The Rs 2.90 trillion (FY2017) domestic auto component industry is expected to grow by 9-11% during FY2018, driven by robust growth expectation in domestic passenger vehicles (PV)s and two wheelers (2W) segment.

Indian Auto industry figures Oct 2017, a quick glance

A total of 2,162,164 units of vehicles that included passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles, three-wheelers and two-wheelers were sold in the country and 314,397 units exported.

REWIND: Gadkari speech, so full of contradictions

Not many realised that Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari who addressed the auto industry leaders at the 57th SIAM Annual Convention in New Delhi last month left the audience not in splits, but in an absolute st...

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...

Erstwhile partners M&M and Ford explore strategic cooperation

After more than two decades of Mahindra & Mahindra joining hands with Ford to form a joint venture and subsequently ending the JV in 2005, both the automobile companies have come together again to explore a strategi...

Anurag Mehrotra at 2017 57th SIAM Annual Convention - Managing Director, Ford India

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Jnaneswer Sen at the 2017 57th SIAM Annual Convention - Sr. VP Marketing & Sales, Honda Cars India Ltd.

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Sumit Sawhney at 2017 57th SIAM Annual Convention - Country CEO & MD, Renault India Pvt. Ltd.

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Vimal Sumbly at 2017 57th SIAM Annual Convention - Managing Director, Triumph Motorcycles India Pvt. Ltd.

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Deepak Jain at the 2017 57th SIAM Annual Convention  - Managing Director, Lumax Industries Ltd.

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Prasan Firodia at 2017 57th SIAM Annual Convention - Managing Director, Force Motors Ltd.

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Vinod Aggarwal at 2017 57th SIAM Annual Convention - MD & CEO, VE Commercial Vehicles Ltd.

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R.S. Kalsi at 2017 57th SIAM Annual Convention  - Senior Executive Director, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd.

At the 57th SIAM Annual Convention we talk to R S Kalsi, Se...

Rohit Saboo AT 2017 57TH SIAM ANNUAL CONVENTION - President and CEO, NEI

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Gurpratap Boparai at 2017 57th SIAM Annual Convention - CEO, Fiat India Automobiles Pvt. Ltd.

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Gadkari makes the Indian auto industry the whipping boy

Suddenly the Indian auto industry is the whipping boy for the Government. Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari told a stunned gathering of leaders from the Indian auto industry that he would ensure that petrol and...

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.

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...

SC bans BS III vehicles; Industry saddled with 8.2 lakh vehicles

The Supreme Court has banned sale of Bharat Stage III (BS-III) vehicles after March 31, 2017. This ruling will have an adverse effect on the Indian automobile industry which currently has an unsold inventory of near...

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...

Dharmesh Arora is new Managing Director of FAG Bearings India Ltd.

Dharmesh Arora has been appointed as the Managing Director of FAG Bearings India Limited effective March 6, 2017. Arora is currently the President & CEO of the Schaeffler Group in India (parent company of FAG Beari...

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.

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...

Bajaj Auto first to comply with BS IV emission norms

Bajaj Auto has announced that it is ready to comply with EPCA’s direction of neither selling nor registering any pre – BS IV vehicle from April 1, 2017. The company announced that all its two and three-wheelers manu...

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...

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 ...

Kerala ban on diesel cars sends Indian auto industry into tizzy

The latest ruling of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) banning diesel vehicles with engine capacities of 2000cc and above has sent the entire Indian auto industry in a state of shock and disbelief. The NGT bench hea...




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