TVS rolls out 100,000 unit of BMW 310cc motorcycle from Hosur facility

TVS Motor Company announced the roll out of 100,000 unit of BMW Motorrad’s 310cc series of motorcycles. The motorcycle was rolled out from the TVS Motor’s Hosur facility by KN Radhakrishnan, Director & CEO, TVS Moto...

Ford to cease manufacturing vehicles in India: shuts down plants

Ford India has announced that it will cease manufacturing vehicles for sale in India immediately. The manufacturing of vehicles for export will wind down at Sanand vehicle assembly plant by Q4 2021, and Chennai engi...

Kia India gets new company logo & slogan ‘Movement that inspires’

Changing its name from Kia Motors India to Kia India, this wholly owned subsidiary of Kia Corporation of South Korea has announced the relaunch of its brand in India with a focus on illuminating its transition from...

Jaya Hind Industries extends tech cooperation with KS Huayu Alutech Germany

Jaya Hind Industries Private Limited, a Dr. Abhay Firodia group company, which has had a 12 year-long successful technical tie-up with KS Huayu Alutech GmbH (KSATAG) announced that the agreement for the manufacture ...

TECHNOLOGY: Bentley Flying Spur V8 Engine: Facts And Figures

The new Flying Spur V8 has build on Bentley’s more than 60-year tradition of using cross-plane V8 engines. The V8-powered Flying Spur offers a characterful engine note, greater range between fuel stops and a reducti...

Mercedes-Benz starts local production of AMG in India

Mercedes-Benz India has commenced local production of the first-ever AMG vehicle in India- the AMG GLC 43 4MATIC Coupé. With this Mercedes-Benz India will be producing the new generation cars (NGC), the sedans, the ...

Lanxess offers new flame-retardant thermoplastic composite materials

Tepex continuous-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites from Lanxess are characterised by their high inherent flame-retardant properties. One of the reasons for this is their high fiber content. They therefore al...

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...

Hero Cycles acquires German e-bike pioneers HNF Group

Indian bicycle major Hero Cycles Ltd has acquired a strategic stake in German premium e-bike manufacturer HNF Group. Hero Cycles has taken this stake together with German investment trust holding IBG Beteiligungsges...

Honda celebrating production of 400 million motorcycles

Seventy years after the first Dream DType rolled out of the factory in 1949, Honda is celebrating its 70th anniversary of motorcycle production having produced 400 million units worldwide. Honda was founded in 1948....

Mahindra & Mahindra invests Rs 1000 crore + to ready BS VI engines

The good news is that Mahindra & Mahindra is ready with its BS VI engines across its entire diesel and gasoline portfolio. The entire transition will be costing the company upwards of Rs 1000 crore. With its portf...

Valeo inaugurates a wiper motor manufacturing facility in Chennai

Valeo India, part of the Euros 19.3 billion Valeo group of France, has inaugurated a wiper motor manufacturing facility at Vallam, Chennai. The plant will manufacture rear wiper motors catering to OEMs and the after...

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...

Sundaram-Clayton inaugurates new foundry in Chennai

Sundaram-Clayton Ltd. (SCL), a member of the TVS Group, inaugurated its new foundry at Oragadam, near Chennai, in Tamil Nadu. The new facility was inaugurated by Young Key Koo, Managing Director and CEO of Hyundai M...

Continental showcases 2-wheeler safety technologies at BIC

Technology company Continental showcased select technologies from its portfolio at the #STOPTHECRASH India, organised by Global NCAP on September 26, at Buddh International Circuit, Greater Noida. Continental, as on...

Hyundai Motor India Plant is ready for new Santro, EV vehicles

Hyundai Motor India plant in Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu is bustling with frenzied activity. They are getting ready to manufacture the new Santro family car. The new Santro would soon be launched in the country. Cod...

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...

Mahindra launches Automobili Pininfarina, a luxury car brand

After acquiring the Italian design house Pinifarina sometime back, Mahindra & Mahindra has announced the launch of Automobili Pininfarina, the world’s newest sustainable luxury car brand. Automobili Pininfarina will...

Axalta Inaugurates new coating manufacturing facility in Gujarat

Axalta, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, has inaugurated its new coating manufacturing plant at Savli, Vadodara in Gujarat, India. The opening ceremony was presided by Axalta Chairman and CEO...

Adient , Arvind form JV to manufacture and sell automotive fabrics in India

Michigan (US) based Adient, a global leader in automotive seating which produces and delivers automotive seating for all vehicle classes and all major OEMs has formed a joint venture with India’s Arvind Ltd, one of...

Volkswagen Group to produce electric vehicles worldwide on massive scale

The Volkswagen Group will be stepping up its e-mobility drive with 16 locations around the globe getting ready to produce battery powered vehicles by the end of 2022. This was announced recently by Matthias Müller, ...

BMW rolls out first ever 6 Series from Chennai plant

German stalwart BMW has rolled out its first ever 6 Series Gran Turismo from its plant in Chennai. The 6 Series Gran Turismo was launched earlier this month at the 2018 Auto Expo. The company launched the car as a l...

Maxion Wheels to set up passenger car aluminium wheel plant in Pune

Maxion Wheels, the world’s largest wheel manufacturer, held a ground breaking ceremony (Bhoomi Poojan) for constructing a 25,000 square meters plant in Khed City, Pune in the State of Maharashtra in western India. ...

TVS tyres showcases select range at Auto Expo 2018

TVS Tyres, one of India’s largest manufacturers and exporters of two & three wheeler tyres and off-highway tyres is showcasing their range of products at Auto Expo 2018. The company is displaying its diverse prod...

Govt to implement Methanol 15 pc blending with petrol, says Gadkari

India is shortly going to implement Methanol 15% blending programme with petrol and the cost of petrol is expected to come down immediately by 10% and M100 programme for buses and trucks is also to be implemented sh...

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...

EXCLUSIVE: UM to bring 2 new products by 2018, exploring scooter segment

UM Lohia Two Wheelers, a 50:50 joint venture between UM International, a company based in the US and Ayush Lohia-controlled Lohia Auto, will be introducing at least two new products in India in the next one year. On...

Audi project “25th Hour”; Researching use of time in robot car

What is a premium experience like in a self-driving car? Audi is researching this in collaboration with the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO. In the futuristic driving simulator, the experts on hu...

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...

BorgWarner supplies durable silent chains for Suzuki Solio Hybrid

BorgWarner, a global leader in clean and efficient technology solutions for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles, produces silent chains for Suzuki’s Solio hybrid vehicle. When driving under electric power, two ...

Wabco extends agreement with Kamaz truck maker

Wabco Holdings Inc., a leading global supplier of technologies and services, has announced that it has extended its long-term agreement with Russian truck manufacturer Kamaz to supply a comprehensive range of advanc...

India Yamaha Motor scooters reach 1 m production milestone

India Yamaha Motor Pvt. Ltd. (IYM) announced a major milestone for its scooter product, having produced its one-millionth unit in India. IYM’s one-millionth scooter ‘Fascino’ was rolled out from its Surajpur plant i...

INDIAN TYRE INDUSTRY: The fatal Chinese bite

The bite of the Chinese dragon is beginning to get fatal for the Rs 50,000 crore Indian tyre industry. On the one hand while Indian tyre majors are facing a severe shortage of raw material like rubber in the countr...

Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance: Win-Win for both, Nissan wins twice, says Ghosn

Nissan Motor’s move to acquire a 34 pc equity stake in Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will lead to a lot of advantages for Nissan as well MMC, besides reducing costs of development and introducing many more veh...

BASF announces new Lumina Royal and Cinquasia pigments

BASF, a company specialising in Chemicals, Performance Products, Functional Materials & Solutions, Agricultural Solutions and Oil & Gas, will unveil three new globally available pigments during the 2016 American Coa...

BAE Systems down-selects Mahindra for proposed defence equipment

BAE Systems has down-selected Mahindra as its business partner for the proposed in-country Assembly, Integration & Test (AIT) facility for the M777 Ultra Lightweight Howitzer. Mahindra Aerospace and Defence Sector h...

Yokohama India launches Advan Sport V105 & City SUV tyre Geolandar SUV

Yokohama India has launched two new patterns “Advan V105” & City SUV Tyre “Geolandar SUV” for the Indian market. While the specialised new compound in “Advan Sport V105” is jointly developed with one of the world’s ...

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...

Renault-Nissan Alliance plant in India produces one millionth vehicle

It’s time for celebrations at the Renault-Nissan's Alliance plant in India. The workforce at Renault-Nissan's Alliance plant in Oragadam near Chennai has reached a significant production milestone by manufacturing i...

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...

Mercedes-Benz commences local production of CLA, GLA 200 Sport petrol

Make in India is gaining momentum and India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi should be a happy man. Leading luxury car brand Mercedes-Benz has announced the local production of its sporty luxury sedan CLA. The seventh...

Interview with Anders Grundstromer, MD, Scania Commercial Vehicles India & Sr. VP, Scania Group

Scania India a capacity of 2500 trucks and 1000 buses. We have to double that by 2017-18. We need that by then. As soon as we reach a peak in India which I hope will not take many years, then we hope to export also.

Pankaj Munjal is new Chairman & MD, Hero Cycles

Hero Motors group, which includes the flagship company Hero Cycles, the world’s largest bicycle manufacturer, appointed Pankaj Munjal as its Chairman and Managing Director. The decision was taken at a recent board m...

Interview with Philipp Von Sahr, President BMW Group India

The BMW Plant Chennai started operations on March 29, 2007. The BMW Plant Chennai locally produces the BMW 1 Series, the BMW 3 Series, the BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo, the BMW 5 Series, the BMW 7 Series, the BMW X1, t...

New Meyle CV stabiliser repair kit to fit Mercedes-Benz Actros models

Stabiliser assemblies on commercial vehicles are particularly vulnerable to wear owing to the truck's high overall weight. Normal vibration resulting from road imperfections is magnified under the vehicle load, thus...

FARO acquires ARAS 360 Technologies Inc

FARO Technologies Inc, the world’s most trusted source for 3D measurement, imaging, and realisation technology, recently announced the acquisition of ARAS 360 Technologies Inc., a global leader in the development of...

Liqui Moly and Anand Automotive partner in India

German lubricants and oil major Liqui Moly has partnered with Anand Automotive to expand its reach and gain significant market share in India. Ansysco, an Anand Automotive group company, and Liqui Moly signed a part...

Luman Automotive Systems, Hengst of Germany forge JV

Luman Automotive Systems, manufacturers of automotive lighting and electrical components as well as engine induction air filtration systems, has entered into a joint venture agreement with Hengst SE & Co.KG, a leadi...

Bosch Chairman connects lives with humour and meaning at CIS 2015

Dr. Werner Struth, Chairman, Robert Bosch LLC and Member of the Board of Management, Robert Bosch GmbH combined these attributes at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada (USA) t...

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...

UNO Minda, Toyoda Gosei establish JV for rubber hoses

UNO Minda, part of the NK Minda Group, an major Indian automotive supplier has entered into a joint venture with Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd. of Japan to manufacture and sell rubber hoses in India. The collaboration was fi...

New Audi e-fuels project in  Germany

German car maker Audi is active in the development of CO2-neutral, synthetic fuels. The latest project is a pilot plant in Dresden that produces diesel fuel from water, CO2 and green electricity. According to a pres...

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 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...

Brembo brakes for powerful bikes at EICMA 2014

At the ongoing EICMA 2014 international motorcycle show in Milan, Italy brake genius Brembo is represented through some very powerful motorcycles. Brembo SpA is the world leader and acknowledged innovator of disc br...

MIFA files for insolvency; Hero Cycles deal off

Mitteldeutsche Fahrradwerke AG (MIFA), a leading bicycle maker based in Germany has not only called off its business deal with India-based Hero Cycles (part of OP Munjal Group) but has also filed for insolvency afte...

Lanxess expands high-tech plastics unit in USA

Global specialty chemicals company Lanxess is expanding its compounding facility for high-tech plastics in Gastonia, North Carolina by adding a second production line. The company is investing around US $ 15 million...

Queen's award for Jaguar Land Rover.

Tata Motors owned Jaguar Land Rover, the UK's leading manufacturer of premium vehicles, has received the 2014 Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade. The award was conferred by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieute...

Continental’s 8,888,888 Transmission Control Units

In China, the automotive supplier Continental is recording steep production increases for transmission control units (TCU). Launched in Changchun in 1998, TCU production expanded significantly in 2008 with the openi...

BorgWarner tech drives 2014 world car winners

A few weeks back the motoring world hailed the winners of the World Car of the Year, World Luxury Car and World Performance Car awards. Now it’s time to hail the company that gave the technology to these cars. US b...

Freewheeling retarder reduces fuel consumption

Many trucks have some form of auxiliary brakes. For almost two decades Scania’s customers have been able to appreciate just how powerful, yet smooth, effect a hydraulic retarder from Scania can provide. Besides comf...

Composites from Lanxess find new applications

The continuous fibre-reinforced high-performance Tepex composites from Lanxess subsidiary Bond-Laminates are finding new applications in the area of automotive bodywork, says a company report. One example is the use...

Skoda produces three-millionth 1.2 HTP engine

Skoda Auto has produced the three millionth petrol 1.2 HTP. The three-cylinder engine of the EA 111 series has been running off production lines at Skoda’s main plant in Mladá Boleslav since 2001, and is used in Sko...

Continental acquires Emitec shares from GKN

Germany based automotive components major Continental has strengthened its systems competencies in the field of drivetrain technologies. The company intends to purchase the outstanding shares in Emitec Gesellschaft ...

China’s JMH collaborates with Ricardo

Jiangling Motor Holding Co. Ltd (JMH) the company that produces vehicles under the Landwind brand within China has joined hands with Ricardo on vehicle and transmission development for the new Landwind X5 8AT SUV pr...

Huge scope for Lanxess polyamide oil pans for CVs

Oil pans fitted in the 12.8 litre Euro 6 engines for the Mercedes Actros from Daimler are up to 120 cm long, 40 cm wide and 35 cm deep. To date, they are the largest engine oil pans for trucks to be made of polyamid...

MagnetiMarelli focus on eco-sustainable tech

Leading auto component manufacturer MagnetiMarelli is taking part in the 13th edition of Auto China that opens to the public on April 23, 2014. The show is held every two years in Beijing. MagnetiMarelli has an exhi...

Nissan exploring capacity hike: Sano

Nissan’s story in India is linked to that of the Alliance. The Alliance, as everywhere else in the world, is all about Nissan and Renault. Tremendous synergies between the two companies have resulted in massive adva...

Fiat India Automobiles rolls out 3 lakh cars

Fiat India Automobiles Ltd (FIAL) has rolled out the 300,000th car and from its Ranjangaon plant in Pune. This plant rolled out its 500,000th engine in August 2013. FIAL is a joint venture between Fiat S.p.A and Ta...

Lubrizol to invest Rs 299 cr in India plant

Lubrizol Corporation has announced the groundbreaking for a new TempRite chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) compounding plant in Dahej in India’s Gujarat state. The estimated investment in the new plant is more t...

Borgwarner completes acquisition of Wahler

Global powertrain supplier BorgWarner finalised its acquisition of Gustav Wahler GmbH & Co. KG. Wahler produces exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valves and tubes as well as engine thermostats for both on- and off-roa...

ZF ends making 6 speed ATs in Germany

ZF Friedrichshafen AG has announced to stop making 6 speed automatic transmissions at the Saarbrücken plant in Germany after producing 70,50,232 units in a span of 13 years. According to a company statement, the l...

IAC inaugurates two new facilities in India

Leading automotive and commercial vehicle interiors supplier, International Automotive Components (IAC), has opened two new facilities in Manesar (Haryana) and Pune (Maharashtra. IAC India is part of Luxembourg b...

Mercedes-Benz celebrates 50,000 cars in India

Mercedes-Benz India rolled out its 50,000th car from its Chakan plant. Mercedes is the only luxury car maker to achieve this feat in the country. The company produced 20,000 cars in mere 36 months while its C-Class ...

Interview with Christian Saffer & Frank Schloeder of BMW India

It’s part of an evolution. If you look at the design of our cars for the last 30 to 40 years, it was always some evolution and some revolution. It’s just a process of design change because people are changing. Every...

Interview with Viswanath S, Director, TE Connectivity India

TE Connectivity is the world’s largest passive electronic component manufacturer. We manufacture connectors which are used across a variety of applications wherever there is power and signal. We also have relays, se...

Honda to invest Rs 2,500 crore in Tapukara plant

Honda Cars India Limited(HCIL) has announced a Rs.2,500 crore investment in Tapukara plant and the a

Interview with Ashwani Muppasani, VP-Sales, Marketing & After-Sales, General Motors India

What we are offering with the Sail U-VA is value, space, etc. The most encouraging thing is that we don’t have any negativity about this product. Whoever has bought it is very happy, says Ashwani Muppasani

Magneti Marelli new plant for exhaust systems

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

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 ...

Ford India expands engine plant by 36pc

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

Interview with Jun Nakata, Director - Sales and Marketing, India Yamaha Motor Pvt. Ltd.

We are under process to expand our capacity at the Surajpur factory. Finally, we can produce 1 million units per annum in two shifts. For this fiscal, we are targeting 6.5 million units in sales, out of which 4.5 mi...

ZF receives supplier awards from Chrysler and Ford

At the beginning of June, the Chrysler Group and the Ford Motor Company honored their best supplie

Apollo's Chennai unit produces millionth TBR tyre

This week Apollo Tyres’ iconic tyre manufacturing facility in Chennai produced its millionth truck-b

Bosch India to invest Rs.2,200 crores in 2012-13

Reinforcing its commitment to the Indian market, the Bosch Group in India - a leading manufacturer

GKN Driveline new  precision forging facility

GKN Driveline opened a new precision forging facility at Oragadam near Chennai in Tamil Nadu.

Renault-Nissan produces 100,000 engines

Renault Nissan Alliance India Pvt Ltd (RNAIPL) has crossed yet another milestone

Audi  plans massive expansion/surpasses 2010 sales

Audi, the German luxury carmaker, has embarked on an intensive recruitment drive

Interview with Shashank Srivastava, Chief General Manager, Marketing Maruti Suzuki India Ltd.

In the brand tracks we do, there is this question of how people perceive us on the technology front. There was this time around 1997-98 till around 2003 where our score on technology actually came down. When Marut...

Volkswagen India rolls-out the 100,000th car

Volkswagen India rolls-out the 100,000th car from its Chakan plant

Nissan produces 100,000th Micra in India

Nissan produces 100,000th Micra in India

Dynamatic Technologies acquires new company

Dynamatic Technologies acquires German & Indian ops of Eisenwerke Erla GmbH

JLR inaugurates new vehicle assembly unit in India

Jaguar Land Rover, the marquee British brands which is now part of Tata Motors, officially opens its

Ford India announces U.S. $72m investment

Ford India announces U.S. $72m investment to increase engine plant output

Interview with Arvind Saxena, Director (Marketing and Sales) Member of Board, HMIL

We have finalised the plan for a diesel engine plant. We would manufacture all diesel engine requirement in India itself. I think by the second half of 2013 we should have a diesel engine being manufactured here. T...

Interview with Roy Kurian, National Business Head, India Yamaha Motor Pvt. Ltd.

I would like to increase the speed of doing things in the organisation---the speed in everything. This has to be done in order to meet our targets for 2014. By that time we would be looking at one million bikes. To ...

Eberspaecher Suetrak inaugurates its new plant

Eberspaecher Suetrak inaugurates its new plant

Interview with Abhijit Mukherjee, Managing Director, Tenneco Automotive India Pvt Ltd.

Tenneco is also looking at big growth in the next 5 years. And that growth is essentially coming a lot from our emissions business which because of the fact that emission standards are being tightened and broadened ...

Ford India engine plant rolls out 1,00,000th Engin

Ford India engine plant rolls out 1,00,000th Engine

NTN Corporation’s 2nd production base established

NTN Corporation’s 2nd production base established




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