Kalyani Powertrain to drive growth at Bharat Forge

Kalyani Powertrain Limited (KPTL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Bharat Forge Ltd., is all set to drive the company’s vision for sustainable development, by investing in cutting-edge technologies. KPTL was founded i...

From Willys military Jeep to electric tech, 80 years of Jeep brand

On July 15, 1941, the former Willys-Overland Co. signed a contract with the U.S. War Department to begin production of the first military Jeep vehicle. Eighty years later, the Jeep brand thrives around the world wit...

ZF equity stake in Brakes India acquired by remaining stakeholders

ZF Friedrichshafen AG (ZF) has divested its entire equity stake in Brakes India, a leading supplier of braking systems in the Indian market and a global supplier of ferrous castings. The acquisition of ZF’s equity s...

JBM Group acquires major shareholding in German auto major Linde-Wiemann

The US $ 1.5 billion India based JBM Group with business interest in auto systems and assemblies has acquired major shareholding in Germany based Linde-Wiemann GmbH KG, a leading manufacturer of complex structural ...

BorgWarner all-wheel drive coupling for new Volkswagen Crafter

BorgWarner, a global leader in clean and efficient technology solutions for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles, supplies two versions of its advanced electro-hydraulically actuated all-wheel drive (AWD) coupli...

ZF showcases range of products at Excon 2017

ZF Friedrichshafen AG, a global leader in driveline and chassis technology as well as active and passive safety technology, participated in Excon 2017 an International Construction Equipment and Construction Technol...

Brakes India, ZF launch Electric Park Brake technology in India

Brakes India with JV partner ZF HAS announced the successful production of the first Electric Park Brake (EPB) system with a global OEM, marking the first launch of its kind for the Indian market.

Force Motors ties up with Rolls Royce Power Systems

Leading commercial vehicle and engine manufacturer and Abhay Firodia controlled Force Motors has entered into a non-binding term sheet with Rolls Royce Power System AG (R-RPS) to form an Indian joint venture company...

Piramal Finance commits Rs 565 Crore in 2 auto component firms

Piramal Enterprises Limited through its subsidiary Piramal Finance Limited has financed RSB Group to the extent of Rs. 275 crore and Indoshell Mould Limited to the extent of Rs. 290 crore. The investments were made ...

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 ...

Interview with Prasan Firodia, Managing Director, Force Motors Ltd

Interview with Prasan Firodia, Managing Director, Force Motors Ltd

Force Motors, Mercedes-Benz invest in new engine / axle plant in Chakan

Force Motors has inaugurated a new engine and axle assembly plant exclusively for Mercedes-Benz India in Chakan, Pune. The Firodia controlled company has invested around Rs 100 crore in this new greenfield facility....

Interview with R Mananathan, Chairman, Manatec Electronics Pvt Ltd

We are launching five new products at the Auto Expo. These are mainly for heavy vehicles segment. We have developed a 3D wheel alignment called Jumbo. It has replaced the current models. It gives a better output thr...

Sono Koyo Elfa car draws crowds at Auto Components show

At the 13 Auto Expo- Components Show held at Pragati Maidan, Sona Koyo Steering Systems Limited showcased an automobile which gave a glimpse into the future of mobility. The automobile named Elfa showcased the crit...

ZF TRW to launch electric park brake technology in India

ZF TRW has announced through its joint venture, Brakes India Limited, that it has won the first business award for its Electric Park Brake (EPB) system in India. Launching with a major global vehicle manufacturer, t...

ContiTech develops world’s first polyamide strut mount for passenger car chassis

Move over heavy metal! With cars becoming more and more lighter and fuel efficient, ContiTech Vibration Control – the strut mount specialist based in Hanover in Germany – has developed a strut mount in which fibergl...

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...

GKN reveals ‘torque vectoring’ eAxle technology for next-gen hybrids

GKN has developed new electric "torque-vectoring" axle technology that will make next generation hybrid vehicles more dynamic. The technology will help hybrids compete successfully against conventional powertrains o...

AVTEC LTD: On a Hi-Tech Journey

Avtec Ltd, among the several brilliant companies of the CK Birla Group, has got several formulas ready for engineering a massive growth in the near future. But the common ingredient that will make all these formulas...

BHARAT FORGE LTD: Forging a Make in India Global Plan

For the Rs 7,625 crore Kalyani group controlled by Baba Kalyani, ‘Make in India” has been a way of life. For long, this group which has business interests in the fields of automotive, energy, rail, marine, aerospace...

Interview with Prabhakar Kadapa, Chief Executive Officer, Avtec Ltd.

Interview with Prabhakar Kadapa, Chief Executive Officer, Avtec Ltd. Kadapa talks at length about his company's aggressive growth plans

ZF creates concept car called the Smart Uban Vehicle

ZF has made a concept ZF Smart Urban Vehicle. The concept car which is powered by electricity, ZF says that it us “a starting point from which concepts for future urban mobility”. The ZF Smart Urban Vehicle has a...

BMW assembles cars with 50 pc local content in Chennai plant

For a luxury car company that does not believe in only numbers but gives a lot of importance to profitability, BMW India has just announced that it has increased the level of localisation of its cars at its plant in...

BMW in kitty, Force Motors to set up new engine plant for Mercedes-Benz

Force Motors has now confirmed to Motown India that this new facility which is being built in Chakan is a “dedicated facility for Mercedes Benz India Ltd”. A spokesperson for the company informed that the company wi...

BorgWarner provides all-wheel drive technology to BMW

BorgWarner is supplying its GenV all-wheel drive (AWD) coupling for the BMW Group’s all-new 2 Series Active Tourer. The electro-hydraulically actuated AWD coupling automatically distributes power between the front a...

Force Motors plans new Pune engine plant with 50000 p.a. capacity

Pune-based and Prasan Firodia controlled Force Motors Ltd has informed the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) that the Board of Directors of the Company has approved the establishment of a factory in Chakan, near Pune for ...

Ashutosh Khosla replaces Rattan at Force Motors

Ashutosh Khosla , who worked with Piaggio Vehicles, has come in place of Naresh Kumar Rattan who till recently was the Executive Director, Force Motors. The latter resigned from his post in January 2015 after spendi...

BMW India partners with Force Motors for engines, gear boxes

BMW India has partnered with major Indian auto component suppliers for sourcing of components for local production of its cars at BMW Plant Chennai. According to a BMW India press release, the suppliers are Force Mo...

BorgWarner technology for Lamborghini Huracan

BorgWarner recently announced the supply of its state-of-the-art (Gen-V) 5th generation, electro-hydraulic actuated all-wheel drive (AWD) coupling for the new Lamborghini Huracán LP610-4, The Huracan is the success...

GKN produces world’s first two-speed eAxle for hybrids, EVs

GKN, the world’s leading supplier of automotive driveline components and systems, has produced the industry’s first two-speed eAxle. This new technology has already entered production on the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sp...

Interview with Prasan Firodia, Managing Director, Force Motors

As we announced in July this year, we will launch the Gurkha next month in September 2014. Therefore we thought of the RFC in August. If we win the RFC there will be nothing like it. We have in the meantime learned ...

Firodia sells stake in MAN venture for Rs 1050 cr

The Abhay Firodia-controlled Force Motors will be divesting a part of its equity share in MAN Force

Dana breaks ground on US$ 20 million tech centre

Dana Holding Corporation formally broke ground for a US$20 million ( Rs. 90 crore) tech centre




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