TVS buys majority stake in personal e-mobility co. EGO Movement

TVS Motor Company has announced a partnership with Swiss technology company EGO Movement as a majority shareholder, in an all-cash deal through its Singapore Subsidiary TVS Motor (Singapore) Pte Ltd. The partnership...

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...

Slew of Jeep SUVs in India soon as FCA India lines up $250m Investment

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles or FCA as it is known has announced an expansion to the local product lineup in India, confirming that an investment of over $250 million (Rs 1828 crore approximately) has been committed to...

Motherson Sumi Systems acquires Bombardier EWIS business in Mexico.

Motherson Sumi Systems Limited (MSSL), via its Mexican subsidiary, Motherson Rolling Stocks S. de R.L. de C.V. (MRS), has signed an asset sale and purchase agreement to acquire the activities of Electrical Wiring In...

Dassault Systèmes launches Solidworks 2021 for 3D design, engineering applications

Dassault Systèmes, a large software company headquartered in France, has launched Solidworks 2021, the latest release of its portfolio of 3D design and engineering applications.

Grinntech unveils high-tech batteries for Indian EVs

Grinntech, an investor-backed start-up specialising in Lithium-Ion batteries for EVs and energy storage systems, has unveiled a range of high-tech batteries with unique designs customised to Indian conditions along ...

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...

NEI aims investment of Rs  100 crores; launches needle bearing

National Engineering Industries Ltd (NEI), part of the CK Birla Group, launched ‘needle bearing’ as a part of its comprehensive range of bearings at Auto Expo Components 2020 in New Delhi.

SIAM hosts 13th edition of Styling and Design Conclave

The 13th SIAM Styling and Design Conclave and 11th Automotive Design Challenge organised by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) based on the theme: ‘Shaping Tomorrow’s Mobility Business’ saw a myri...

China’s SAIC Motor Corporation to leverage technology prowess to make cars in India

SAIC Motor Corporation, the biggest vehicle manufacturer in China, will soon be starting operations in India through MG Motor India, its fully owned subsidiary. SAIC, which has acquired a massive technological prowe...

BorgWarner launches High Voltage Coolant for EV and HEV batteries

BorgWarner, a global leader in propulsion systems for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles, has announced its innovative High Voltage Coolant Heater as part of the company’s Battery and Cabin Heater families. Th...

FCA files trade complaint against Mahindra in US; Says Roxor is a copy of Jeep

Automotive major Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has filed a trade complaint against the Anand Mahindra-controlled Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) seeking to stop the latter from selling the Roxor off-road vehicle in the ...

Purpose-built electric vehicles for mobility on demand, says Roland Berger

The growing demand for ride-sharing services is giving rise to a new category of vehicles. These are cars with a flexible interior that can be individually tailored to the needs of their users. The potential for aut...

Precision Camshafts acquires 51% stake in Emoss Mobile Systems B.V.

Precision Camshafts Ltd (PCL) has acquired 51% stake in Dutch electric driveline maker Emoss Mobile Systems B.V through its wholly owned Dutch subsidiary, PCL (International) Holding B.V. This is the third strategic...

Schaeffler India launches locally manufactured FAG SNV housings range

Leading industrial and automotive supplier, Schaeffler India Ltd (Formerly FAG Bearings India Ltd) announced the launch of its new range of FAG SNV Housings. SNV Housings are the new split plummer block housings whi...

Boparai confident of strong leadership position for Skoda Auto India

Gurpratap Boparai, the newly appointed Managing Director of Skoda Auto India is hopeful that his company would attain a strong leadership position in the Indian passenger car market in the next few years.

Maruti Suzuki achieves cumulative sales of 35 lakh with Alto

One of the country's most trusted car brands Maruti Suzuki has achieved a unique milestone by selling a cumulative 35 lakh units of their entry level hatchback - Alto. The company has been able to achieve a stable g...

 Durr’s EcoReflect, an innovative light tunnel to check paint finish

EcoReflect from Dürr is an innovative light tunnel for checking surface quality. With an innovative light concept and a perfectly ergonomic environment design, it delivers precise and highly focused vision. This per...

Motherson Sumi Systems acquires Finland’s PKC Group for Euro 571 million

Motherson Sumi Systems Ltd (MSSL) has acquired Finland based global auto component major PKC Group Plc for approximately Euro 571 million (Rs 4026 crore approx.)., a move that will help the Vivek Chaand Sehgal led ...

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...

Interview with Sanjay Gupta,Sr. Director, NXP Semiconductors.

Interview with Sanjay Gupta, Sr. Director, NXP Semiconductors. Gupta says that according to IMS Research, the global market for automotive electronics is set to rise to Rs.13.04 lakh crore ($240 billion) in 2020.

EXCLUSIVE- Kia is coming- Will it be Hyundai’s trump card

There has been a lot of speculation about car manufacturer Kia Motors of South Korea making an entry into India. According to highly placed sources, Kia is definitely on its way into India and is actively considerin...

Lanxess polyamide 6 for the engine oil pan of a six-cylinder boxer engine

The trend of manufacturing engine oil pans from plastic instead of metals such as aluminum is continuing to gain ground. For historical reasons, the plastic of choice to date has almost always been polyamide 6.6. Ho...

MV Agusta officially enters India through Kinetic Group

Italian bike major MV Agusta known for the world’s most premium high-performance superbikes announced its official entry into India via an exclusive partnership with Pune’s automobile major, the Kinetic Group. The c...

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

SIAM organises 10th Styling & Design Conclave

The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) on February 5, 2016 organised the 10th Styling & Design Conclave. The 8th Automotive Design Challenge at Hotel Jaypee Greens Golf & Spa Resort, Greater Noida, De...

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

Mahindra acquires a major style statement; To buy Pininfarina

Tech Mahindra Limited, a leading provider of IT, Networks and Engineering solutions and BPO services, and Mahindra & Mahindra have jointly entered into an agreement with Pincar S.r.l., to purchase a controlling stak...

BRIDGESTONE ECOPIA EP150 TEST REVIEW: Rubber Renaissance

Electronic brake force distribution (EBD), Anti Lock Braking System (ABS), McPherson struts, torque, rpm, bhp, hill descent control, Continuously Variable transmission (CVT), many of these words and abbreviations me...

Call for use of galvanized steel in Indian auto industry

In order to address the grave problem of corrosion in the country, especially in vehicles and also those that operate in and around the coastal areas of the country, the International Zinc Association (IZA), in a jo...

Bosch sensors: Changing lives for the better

Although they are only as small as a pin head, they are changing everyday life in many fields: tiny Bosch micromechanical sensors. In fitness wristbands, they measure physical activity and help people achieve better...

Federal-Mogul Powertrain new material for automotive diesel pistons

Federal-Mogul Powertrain, a division of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation of the US has announced that it has developed a new premium diesel piston aluminium alloy, called DuraForm-G91. In benchmarking tests, the n...

Interview with Dr. Ravi Damodaran, President- Technology & Strategy, Varroc Engineering Pvt Ltd

Varroc has probably the most diverse portfolio of products for the two wheeler industry ranging from plastics to electrical, electronics and metallic products for powertrains. We even make catalytic converters. We a...

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

Interview with Roy Kurian, Vice President-Sales & Marketing, Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd.

Japanese motorcycle major Yamaha has more than three decades of India presence. It made its initial foray into India in 1985 through the Nandas controlled Escorts group. But its real journey began in August 2001 whe...

Ricardo next-gen electric vehicle motor

Ricardo plc, a global multi-industry consultancy for engineering, technology, project innovation and strategy, has designed and built in prototype form a new electric vehicle (EV) motor. This is part of a collaborat...

Kevin Flynn is new President & MD, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles India

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) India has announced the appointment of Kevin Flynn as the new President and Managing Director for India Operations. In a press release, FCA India said this appointment is effective im...

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...

Harman creates in-car personal sound zones

Leading audio and infotainment systems manufacturer Harman’s Individual Sound Zones (ISZ) is a new in-cabin technology that enables drivers and passengers to create sonic zones, ensuring that all occupants only hear...

Interview with Rajesh Shrivastava, General Manager, Marketing & Dealer Development, Terex Equipment Pvt Ltd

Terex is a US based company which operates through five verticals and one of the verticals is Terex Construction and that is where our company belongs. We are based out of Greater Noida and what we manufacture here ...

Continental working on intelligent infrared technology in cars

International automotive supplier Continental is working on intelligent infrared technology for future control designs in affordable cars, according to a press release issued by the company. Used in ever-more electr...

Mahindra’s Saab buy part of much bigger strategy

With unconfirmed reports suggesting that Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) is planning to acquire Sweden based car maker Saab, it is almost confirmed that it has more to do with Anand Mahindra’s dream to become a world lead...

Mercedes-Benz 2nd R&D facility in Whitefield, Bangalore

Mercedes-Benz Research and Development India (MBRDI) has inaugurated its second dedicated facility at Whitefield, Bangalore on December 9, 2014. The facility is spread across an area of 266,000 sqft with capacity of...

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...

Cummins global plan to cut environmental footprint

Cummins Inc Chairman and CEO Tom Linebarger has outlined the company's most extensive plan to date for environmental sustainability, including specific goals for reducing waste, water and energy. Cummins Inc., a glo...

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...

BMW uses Dassault Systemes Solutions for i3 car

The emission-free BMW i3 electric car owes it to Dassault Systemes for its development. Dassault Systèmes is a world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions....

GM benefits big time from Driving Simulator

Critical feedback based on fast moving visuals at General Motors’ Research Driving Simulator is helping advanced technology developers study how drivers interact with Super Cruise, the semi-automated driving system....

Continental acquires British Co. Zytek Automotive

International automotive supplier Continental has taken over full ownership of its former joint venture, Zytek Automotive. The ownership comes into effect from February 3, 2014. Zytek is based in Fradley in the Unit...

BMW subsidiary designs train in Malaysia

Everything BMW is not about modern and sophisticated cars alone! BMW Group subsidiary DesignworksUSA has developed the design for a new underground passenger train. Klang Valley, the metropolitan region around Malay...

Interview with A. K. Taneja, Managing Director & CEO, Shriram Pistons & Rings Ltd.

Interview with A. K. Taneja, Managing Director & CEO, Shriram Pistons & Rings Ltd.

Interview with Siddharth Gandhi, Head-Marketing, Sales and Business Development, Autoform India

Even though there is a decline in the aftermarket vertical for us, we have got an additional opportunity as OEMs are looking for seat covers from us. This is because they want to bundle up with freebies in order to ...

Interview with Dinesh Tyagi, Director, International Centre for Automotive Technology (iCAT)

In the next five years, we should be looking at revenue of close to 150 crore. By that time, we will be able to ramp up our headcount to over 400. Within a distance of 7km from iCAT, we will be establishing another...

ESCORTS LTD: Engineering growth

With engineering as its forte, the Nandas of Escorts Ltd have embarked upon an ambitious drive to consolidate its position on the Indian corporate firmament.In an exclusive and extensive interview with Motown India ...

Interview with Sudeep Narayan, Marketing & PR Director, Volvo Auto India Pvt. Ltd.

Interview with Sudeep Narayan, Marketing & PR Director, Volvo Auto India Pvt. Ltd.

Magneti Marelli new plant for exhaust systems

Magneti Marelli inaugurated a new industrial plant in India dedicated to the production of automobil

Audi envisages a Future of Change in India

Audi, the German luxury carmaker, has announced the winners of Audi-India Future of Change Automob

Interview with S. Sandilya, Chairman, Eicher Motors Ltd. & President, SIAM

We normally look at it from the perspective of task and finishing. But my take on that it is a continuous journey. There is no end to any organisation’s growth. It’s a continuous journey and if you look at it from E...

Interview with Marc Nassif, Country Managing Director, Renault India Pvt. Ltd

The connect between Renault and Formula One is very strong. We are supplying engines to three teams this year. This year too we hope to be world champions.

Interview with Mohit Anand, Managing Director, Belkin India Pvt Ltd.

we are the world’s largest accessory maker for iphone, ipad, ipod and itouch. We have a very strong relationship with them. We work very closely with them at a global level. The product design, development and resea...

Interview with Amit Gossain, Vice President—Marketing and Business Development, JCB India Ltd.

We are obviously very large in the backhoe segment. Our heavyline manufacturing plant was set up in 2006-07. So if you look at it from that perspective, we are growing year-on-year and have expanded our product rang...

General Motors designs new turbo-diesel engine

General Motors designs new turbo-diesel engine

Eaton Corporation opens its first integrated test

Eaton Corporation opens its first integrated test lab in India

Delphi’s sound generators to benefit pedestrians

With two new vehicle sound generators, Delphi Automotive can help global vehicle

Magneti Marelli 500,000 ECU production target

Magneti Marelli closed the calendar 2010 by crossing the production mark of 500,000 ECUs

Amtek’s diversification into specialty vehicles

Amtek’s diversification into specialty vehicles manufacturing

Continental sets new benchmark in driving safety

Continental, the international automotive supplier, has set a new benchmark in driving safety

Tata AutoComp unveils its new set of technologies

PUNE: Tata AutoComp Systems Limited, India’s leading automotive components conglomerate unveiled sta




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