Tech rich cars hit by semi conductor shortage; worst festive sales in decade: FADA

The rich and the well off in India want their tech-savvy cars, but there’s a huge slump in supply because of the paucity of semi conductors. Those at the lower income bracket, who are keen to buy cars, feel they rat...

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

At 15,56,777 units, auto sales increase by 34pc in July 2021: FADA

According to the latest retail data provided by the Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA), total vehicle retails for the month of July 2021 have increased by 34.12% on year on year basis. When compare...

INTERVIEW WITH UDAY NARANG Chairman, Anglian Omega Group & Omega Seiki Mobility

In an exclusive interview, Uday Narang, Chairman, Anglian Omega Group & Omega Seiki Mobility talks about his company plans to enter the two and four wheeler electric vehicle space.

Pratap Bose lead Mahindra new Global Design Organisation

Mahindra Group has announced the appointment of Pratap Bose, a former senior employee of Tata Motors, as the Executive Vice President and Chief Design Officer to lead its newly formed Global Design organisation.

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...

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...

Fiscal 2020-21, April 2021 vehicle registrations down (-) 38pc, (-) 28 pc: FADA

For the financial year 2020-21, the total vehicle registrations in the country were down by (-) 30%. This figure is incidentally even below the fiscal 2012-13 level, thus making it the lowest in the last eight years...

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...

Tractor sales continue to soar in India for Jan 2021

Barring very few tractor makers in the country, the remaining manufacturers recorded positive domestic sales for the month of January 2021 as compared to January 2020.

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 ...

FADA registration data reveals 11pc YOY growth in Dec 2020

The Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA) released the monthly vehicle registration data for the month of December 2020. The December registrations for the first time in FY20-21 witnessed positive gro...

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 ...

Interview with KN Gupta, Joint MD, Maclite (Super Nova Autolite Pvt Ltd)

KN GUPTA, Joint Managing Director, Maclite (Super Nova Autolite Pvt Ltd) & MD, SKNG Business Solutions Pvt Ltd reveals in an interview with Motown India Editor Roy P. Tharyan, that the auto industry in India is toda...

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...

Polaris Sportsman 570 tractor - First Drive

Roy P. Tharyan experiences the new 

BMW, Mercedes-Benz, TVS, Royal Enfield, VECV, others resume production

Indian auto companies that were forced to shut their plants in the wake of the lockdown that followed the precautions against covid-19 pandemic have now started their local production at their respective plants acro...

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...

Coronavirus can disrupt India’s automotive supply chain, says ICRA

The domestic automotive industry is likely to be negatively impacted due to the recent outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) across China and neighbouring countries in South-East Asia.

ZF presents world’s first pre-crash external side airbag system

Side impact collisions are among the most dangerous type of road traffic accidents, accounting for nearly 700 deaths per year and nearly a third of all occupant fatalities on German roads. A new pre-crash safety sys...

PlusAI demos Level 4 Autonomous Driving Truck Technology

PlusAI, Inc., a leading global self-driving company focused on enabling large-scale autonomous commercial trucking fleets, showcased its full-stack L4 autonomous truck technology at CES 2019. PlusAI also demonstrate...

John Deere completes 20 years in India | Motown India - Special Feature

On completing 20 years in India, John Deere, a world leader...

JOHN DEERE 3028EN TRACTOR | LAUNCH AND DRIVE | Motown India - Tractor Launch

Roy P. Tharyan, Editor, Motown India visits the Pune tracto...

Bosch India strengthens its smart solutions portfolio beyond mobility

Bosch, a leading supplier of technology and services, is boosting its beyond mobility business with smart solutions based on growing infrastructure and consumer demand.

Mahindra signs strategic partnership agreement with Castrol India

Mahindra & Mahindra and Castrol India, a leading automotive and industrial lubricant manufacturing company in the country, announced the signing of a new strategic partnership agreement between the two companies. U...

Escorts Annual Esclusive 2018, Launch of Automated Agri concept tractor - Esclusive 2018, Interview with Nikhil Nanda, Chairman & Managing Director, Escorts Ltd.

Escorts Limited, a leading engineering company, unveiled its unique Automated Farming Solutions with the launch of Ind...

58th ACMA Session: Huge opportunity awaits Indian auto component industry

Tremendous opportunities await the auto component industry in India on the back of the growing vehicle consumption in India on one hand and the introduction of next generation mobility on the other. ACES – Autonomou...

MAHINDRA & MAHINDRA SCALES NEW HEIGHTS---Sunny Side Up

Auto and farm equipment major Mahindra & Mahindra has finally found its place in the sun after several years of perseverance and hard work, the last three years being significant ones that led to the company transfo...

Interview with Pradeep David,  General Manager, Universal Robots – South Asia. Universal Robots

Interview with Pradeep David, General Manager, Universal Robots – South Asia. Universal Robots

Precision Camshafts acquires precision machinist MFT of Germany

Global auto ancillary major Precision Camshafts Ltd has announced its second acquisition with the taking over of German precision machinist MFT Motoren und Fahrzeugtechnik GmbH (MFT) through its wholly owned Duth su...

Mahindra utility vehicle sales take a hit, CVs, tractors sales grow

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M Ltd.) passenger utility vehicles, the mainstay of its passenger vehicles, suffered a negative growth in domestic market sales in December 2017, recording 14514 units as compared to 1595...

Kinetic Engineering Limited records a 48% growth in Q2 revenues

Kinetic Engineering Limited, part of the Kinetic Group of Companies headed by Arun Firodia which transformed its business from two-wheelers to auto component systems since 2009, has in a board meeting held on Decemb...

ACMA Study on Indian Automotive Aftermarket: The Road Ahead

The Indian automotive aftermarket stood at Rs 56,098 crore (USD 8.4 billion) in 2016-17 with a total vehicle parc of 228.7 million across the country. The Indian automotive aftermarket is expected to reach Rs. 75,70...

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...

Mahindra inaugurates spare parts warehouse in Mahindra World City, Jaipur

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd (M&M Ltd) has inaugurated a state of the art spare parts warehouse in Mahindra World City (MWC), Jaipur. As one of the largest, most modern warehouses in the country and the company’s first i...

Mahindra launches connected vehicles technology platform – DiGiSENSE

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd (M&M Ltd)has launched Mahindra DiGiSENSE, a revolutionary technology solution that connects Mahindra vehicles, tractors, trucks and construction equipment to the cloud, opening up a whole new...

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 ...

‘Make in India’ loses sheen in auto components industry; Records degrowth in exports

For the first time in five years, “Make in India” lost some of its sheen in the Indian auto components industry as imports increased dramatically and exports recorded a negative growth. Exports recorded (-) 3.7pc gr...

Ravi Menon is CEO, Agri Machinery, Escorts; S Sridhar to lead CE business

Escorts Ltd., the global Agri Machinery and Construction Equipment manufacturer, has appointed Ravi A Menon as Chief Executive Officer of its Agri Machinery business. Menon takes over from S Sridhar who would now mo...

Toyota, Hyundai , Honda corner major JD Power awards

Toyota Kirloskar, Hyundai Motors India and Honda cornered a majority of the awards as J.D. Power recognised the highest-performing automotive companies in its 2015/ 2016 India customer satisfaction studies at an awa...

Automotive industry grins and bears it, as usual

As has always been happening in the past, the Indian automotive industry has been left with no other choice, but to grin and bear it and pretend everything is hunky- dory. An additional 1 per cent tax will now be co...

‘Think Blue. Factory.’ initiative makes VW India plant greener

Volkswagen Pune Plant recorded promising results in 2015 under its ‘Think Blue. Factory.’ programme that aims at achieving sustainability through environment-friendly manufacturing. Since adopting the programme in 2...

Interview with Madhav Rajgarhia, CEO, Raaj Unocal Lubricants Ltd

The highlights for us this year is Lubistrands and oil detact. Coming to Lubistrands, we have developed a lubricant which defies gravity, defies stickiness, there is complete lubrication inside the engine, and thi...

Interview with Rajesh Poddar, Director-Business Development, Paracoat Products Ltd

We are basically into solutions for noise vibration and our efforts are into reducing the weight of the car, fir resistance products so that we are safe from accidents, etc. We have put up products pertaining to the...

Interview with Karl Wagner, Vice President Global Sales & Engineering, Thermal Systems, BorgWarner

In terms of product readiness, as I mentioned the light duty Visctronic, we have a complete product portfolio in thermal as well as the entire BorgWarner family which is supporting the OEMs to be successful in meeti...

Pricol unveils new brand identity; Targets revenues of Rs 3000 crore by 2020

Pricol Limited, a leading manufacturer of automotive components for the global market, has unveiled its new brand identity, a new logo that demonstrates the value and the commitment Pricol brings to its four signifi...

German Chancellor Merkel, Modi visit Bosch facilities in Bangalore

On October 6, 2015, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel visited the facilities of Bosch in Bangalore. The visit is part of the chancellor’s three-day state visit to India,...

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...

SPECIAL REPORT ON INDIAN TYRE INDUSTRY: An Un-Tyre-ing Journey

The Rs 50,000 crore Indian tyre industry today has a few reasons to smile and a few reasons to frown. On the one hand, after a lull in the industry while the demand for tyres in 2015-16 is seeing a growth coupled wi...

South India Special Part 1: Tamil Nadu

Five states comprising Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and the newly formed state of Telangana make up South India. Among these, it’s Tamil Nadu that is way ahead when it comes to its contribution to t...

South India Special Part 2: Karnataka

Karnataka is India’s eighth largest State in terms of area and 9th largest State in terms of population. Some of the prominent cities in the state are Bengaluru, Mysore, Mangalore, Belgaum, Gulbarga, Hubli-Dharwad,...

NSDC report says 1.5 crore skilled workforce required in Auto sector by 2022

The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) has stated in a report that by 2022, nearly 15 million (1.5 crore) people are expected to be employed in automobile sector directly in the industry. The report sugge...

Interview with P Vijayaraghavan, Director, TVS Srichakra Ltd

TVS Srichakra Limited, a part of the TVS Group, the largest auto ancillary group in India, with a group turnover of over USD 8 Billion, is the leading manufacturer of Two & Three Wheeler tyres and Off-Road tyres. In...

Mahindra to take 33pc stake in Mitsubishi Agricultural Machinery for Rs 159 crore

Leading automobile manufacturer in India Mahindra & Mahindra will invest around Japanese Yen 3 billion (USD 25 million / Rs 159 crore approx.) for acquiring 33pc voting stake in Japan based Mitsubishi Heavy Industri...

Interview with Karam Sahni, Head, Two Wheeler division, Elofic Industries

Elofic Industries is the leading filter manufacturer in the country. The company manufactures filters for all vehicles like passenger cars, tractors, commercial vehicles, two-wheelers etc in its three production uni...

Mahindra invests Rs 250 crore more in Zaheerabad plant

Automobile manufacturer Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. has inaugurated its extended automotive manufacturing facility in Zaheerabad, Telangana. This facility was inaugurated by Chief Minister of Telangana K Chandrashekar ...

Interview with Harish Sheth, Chairman & Managing Director, Setco Automotive Ltd

Interview with Harish Sheth, Chairman & Managing Director, Setco Automotive Ltd

Electric Motor scores over internal combustion engine in Union Budget 2015-16

The Electric Motor seems to have scored over the conventional internal combustion engine in the Union Budget 2015-16. And rightly so! The electrical vehicle industry has been bleeding profusely in the last few years...

Sigma Freudenberg Nok (SFN) 2nd facility opens in Punjab

Sigma Freudenberg NOK (SFN), an Indo-German- Japanese joint venture company has set up its second production facility in Basma, Punjab for manufacturing of critical oil seals and sealing products for domestic and ...

Naresh Rattan is Director (Sales & Marketing), Sonalika

Naresh Kumar Rattan who was working as Executive Director, Force Motors has taken over Director, Sales & Marketing, Sonalika Group. The Sonalika Group, controlled by LD Mittal manufactures tractors under the brand n...

Interview with Thomas Lich, Senior Expert, Bosch Accident Research (Robert Bosch Corporation, Germany)

Accident Research (AR) in general helps to identify key issues on traffic safety by analyzing in-depth accident data. Such data is collected in four locations in India currently (Status January, 2015). They are Coim...

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...

Interview with Rohit Saboo, President & CEO, National Engineering Industries Limited (NEI)

National Engineering Industries Limited (NEI) is the flagship company of the CK Birla Group. NEI was founded in 1946 by renowned industrialist B M Birla, under the name of ‘National Bearing Company Limited’.

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 ...

Tata Autocomp, Katcon JV for exhaust systems

Tata AutoComp Systems Limited (Tata AutoComp) and Katcon Global have signed a 50:50 Joint Venture agreement to provide exhaust systems and emission after-treatment systems

Tractors on top, Rhino takes beating for Sonalika

For Hoshiarpur-based Sonalika Group, a debt-free and cash surplus (Rs 1000 crore plus) company, controlled by the LD Mittal family of Punjab, there is a reason to smile and reasons to frown. The group’s tractor busi...

ICRA says tractor industry to grow 4pc-6pc in FY15

Credit rating agency ICRA has predicted that the sales in the Indian tractor industry are likely to abate in the current fiscal (FY15). It says that untimely rains in some parts of the country during the months of F...

Cummins names Eaton as ‘Top Supplier’ in US

Power management company Eaton was named a ‘Top Supplier’ by Cummins Inc.. Eaton got the honour for its technology contribution on the SuperTruck program and SmartAdvantage integrated powertrain product. The award w...

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 ...

Health, safety, green initiative at Oerlikon

Oerlikon Drive Systems, with its two brands Oerlikon Fairfield and Oerlikon Graziano, worldwide provider of complete drive systems, gearing solutions and transmission components, has celebrated Health, Safety and En...

TAFE’s Mallika Srinivasan conferred Padma Shri

Ms. Mallika Srinivasan, Chairman & CEO of TAFE Group was conferred the Padma Shri by the Government of India for her contribution to Trade & Industry. Ms. Srinivasan received the award from President Pranab Mukherj...

Interview with Anil Singh, Head of Manufacturing & Sourcing, AMW Motors Ltd

We have taken initiative into cost reduction through waste elimination, productivity improvement and optimum utilisation of resources. We have made a work culture where Kaizen, TPM and reduce cost of quality is the ...

Now seat belts get more advanced with TRW system

TRW Automotive Holdings Corp has announced that its second generation Active Control Retractor system (ACR2) has started production on the 2014 Cadillac CTS. This is the first launch of this advanced seat belt techn...

Sonalika plans 2 assembly tractor plants in Africa

Hoshiarpur (Punjab) based Sonalika group International Tractors Ltd (ITL) is contemplating on establishing two more assembly plants in Africa, riding back on the success of exporting 6,000 units in that region. Acco...

TAFE group bags 10 awards at PRCI event

Leading Indian tractor manufacturer Tractors and Farm Equipment Limited (TAFE) group bagged 10 awards at the PRCI – 8th Global Communication Conclave held at Mumbai on February 14 and 15, 2014. The Public Relations ...

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

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

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 ...

Interview with Reiner A. Allgeier, Managing Director, Schenker India Private Limited

The infrastructure here in India is definitely not on par with developed countries like Europe or United States. The country’s infrastructure needs a further enhancement. However, what I can see a lot was done in th...

Interview with Gulshan Ahuja, Secretary General, Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA)

The dealers’ margins in India are miserably low. The current slowdown, which is happening for 18 months, has aggravated the existing problems faced by automobile dealers. The problem is that automobile dealers canno...

Tenneco inaugurates new manufacturing facility in

Tenneco Inc has inaugurated a new manufacturing facility in Chakan near Pune, India. The 13,000 sqm

Interview with Anirvan Roy, General Manager, Automotive Lubricants, ExxonMobil Lubricants India Pvt. Ltd

I would candidly say that the automotive aftermarket is the major thrust area for us. As compared to the direct market, not only does the aftermarket have a higher consumption capacity but we get multiple channels o...

Interview with Mudit Gupta, Head-Automotive, North and South OEMs, CHEP India Pvt. Ltd.

From an environment perspective, many of the OEMs are sourcing their components through one-way packaging i.e. by wooden or corrugated boxes. Owing to its one-time use, there is wastage of sorts in the supply chain....

Interview with Samit Mitra, Vice President-Sales and Services, Su-Kam Power Systems Ltd.

Unlike cosmetics or garments, the battery industry is a wee bit conservative in popularising its products. This is because our customers make are not making a pleasure-seeking purchase, but a harassment one. So we h...

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...

Interview with Sameer Malhotra, CEO of Shriram Automall India Ltd. (SAMIL)

Interview with Sameer Malhotra, CEO of Shriram Automall India Ltd. (SAMIL)

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 Vinod Aggarwal, Chief Executive Officer, VE Commercial Vehicles Ltd. (VECV)

The Volvo 10x4 benefits the customers with higher productivity and lower overall operating costs. The higher capacity rock body enables the customers to derive the best-in-class productivity; thereby reducing their ...

Interview with Vinnie Mehta, Executive Director, Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA)

Interview with Vinnie Mehta, Executive Director, Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA)

Tatas double warranty period on heavy trucks

Tata Motors has introduced a warranty of 4 years on its entire range of heavy trucks with 25 tonnes

Interview with Glenville da Silva, President, ICEMA & Vice President of Business Development, Asia, Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE)

Interview with Glenville da Silva, President, ICEMA & Vice President of Business Development, Asia, Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE)

Interview with K.N.Gupta, Chief Operating Officer, Padmini VNA Mechatronics Pvt. Ltd

Our products are mainly OEM centric. There is a very small requirement of our parts in after sales, which we cater through OEMs only, as quite a few parts are safety related. We do not want to enter in direct after ...

Interview with T.R. Kesavan, President, Tractors Manufacturers Association

Whether it is Tafe or Mahindra or any other company, what we are really trying to uncover is the unspoken nature of the farmer where they may have a small acreage. And they will do what we call as ‘very low tillage’...

Mahesh Babu is Mahindra Tractors brand envoy

Mahindra & Mahindra has announced its new brand association with Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu in And

Interview with Vikram Malhotra, Vice President, Marketing & Sales, JK Tyre & Industries Limited

Interview with Vikram Malhotra, Vice President, Marketing & Sales, JK Tyre & Industries Limited

Mahindra introduces vehicles for Kenya

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., the country’s leading utility vehicle manufacturer and a part of the US$ 1

Anand Mahindra to become CMD of M&M

Keshub Mahindra, Chairman of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., advised the Board of his intention to retire

Force Motors appoints Naresh Rattan as COO

Force Motors has announced the appointment of Naresh Kumar Rattan as the Chief Operating Officer- Tr

Union Budget 2012-13 & auto industry

The Annual Budget 2012-13 has been tabled in the parliament and is widely believed to move and shake




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