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.

Interview with Woosuk Leem, Managing Director, AS Parts Division, Mobis India

Motown India speaks to Woosuk Leem, Managing Director, AS Parts Division, Mobis India to get more details about the Hyundai Mobility Membership App and its advantages.

Interview with Vishal Mathur, Senior Vice President, LMD Truck Business, VECV

Vishal Mathur, Senior Vice President, LMD Truck Business – VECV elaborates upon VECV’s Light & Medium Duty (LMD) business in India, the company’s product offering and the several advantages offered by Eicher trucks....

Interview with Anuj Prasad, Founder & CEO, Desmania Design Pvt Ltd

We are the first ones to build an automotive design studio outside the OEMs. We launched the studio in 2010. It has been a one-of-a-kind studio in India which has a clay modeling facility, and has a facility to make...

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

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

Interview with Parveen Kharb, CEO and Co Founder, Twenty Two Motors

Having worked in some of the leading global automobile brands like BMW, Toyota and Harley Davidson, the chief brains behind Twenty Two Motors had a vision to revolutionise the way urban youth daily commute. With the...

Interview with Ayush Lohia, CEO, Lohia Auto

Ayush Lohia, CEO, Lohia Auto in an interview with P.Tharyan, Editor, Motown India talks about his company's collaboration with UM International and how the two companies are planning to bring in new motorcycle model...

Interview with Kevin Flynn- FCA India and Gurpratap Boparai- Fiat India Automobiles

Kevin Flynn, President & Managing Director, FCA India and Gurpratap Boparai, CEO, Fiat India Automobiles Pvt Ltd. feel that the new Jeep Compass will really appeal to the Indian consumer and that the company will be...

Interview with James Lyijynen- FCA Global & Bill Zheng- FCA APAC

Interview-with-James-Lyijynen--Chief Program Engineer, Jeep Compass, FCA Global and Bill-Zheng--Head of Design, FCA, APAC

Interview with Pietro Gorlier, CEO, Magneti Marelli and Saju Mookken, Country Manager & MD, Magneti Marelli India

Interview with Pietro Gorlier, CEO, Magneti Marelli and Saju Mookken, Country Manager & MD, Magneti Marelli India

Interview with Shirish Kulkarni, Chairman, DSK Motowheels

Interview with Shirish Kulkarni, Chairman, DSK Motowheels

Interview with Ajinkya Firodia,Managing Director, MV Agusta India Pvt. Ltd

Interview with Ajinkya Firodia,Managing Director, MV Agusta India Pvt. Ltd

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

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

Interview with Pankaj Dubey, Managing Director, Polaris India Pvt Ltd

Interview with Pankaj Dubey, Managing Director, Polaris India Pvt Ltd. Dubey talks about the progress of Indian Motorcycle, part of the Polaris Group.

Interview with Ayush Lohia, CEO, Lohia Auto Industries Limited

Interview with Ayush Lohia, CEO, Lohia Auto Industries Limited

Interview with Sohinder Gill, CEO, Hero Electric & Director-Corporate Affairs, Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles

Interview with Sohinder Gill, CEO, Hero Electric & Director-Corporate Affairs, Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles

Interview with Claude d’Gama Rose, Managing Director, Continental Automotive Components India

Interview with Claude d’Gama Rose, Managing Director, Continental Automotive Components India

Interview with Nirmal K Minda, CMD, Uno Minda

This year I am very much impressed. Since the last show, the components show is different from the Motor Show. I think it is a good move. People are coming here with focussed approach. Many OEM management has come h...

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

Interview with Diego R Tamburini, Manufacturing Industry Strategist, Industry Strategy & Marketing, Autodesk, Inc, USA

P.Tharyan of Motown India interviews Diego R Tamburini, Manufacturing Industry Strategist, Industry Strategy & Marketing, Autodesk, Inc, USA at the Autodesk event held in Las Vegas recently.

Interview with Akash Passey & Suresh Chettiar of Volvo Bus

With Volvo coming in these were the key things that changed. We bought in rear engines, brought in bus chassis, and we brought in a complete bus concept. The effect of that was very positive in the initial years esp...

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 Rajiv Budhraja, Director General, Automotive Tyre Manufacturers’ Association

ATMA stands for Automotive Tyre Manufacturers’ Association. We are an industry body of the companies which make automotive tyres in India. We have been there since 1975. It’s almost forty years now. It’s an indust...

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...

Interview with Pankaj Dubey, Managing Director, Polaris India Pvt. Ltd.

Polaris India Pvt Ltd was established as a wholly owned subsidiary of Polaris Industries Inc. (USA), Polaris India Pvt Ltd. launched its flagship products including ATVs, Polaris Ranger RZR, Side x Side Vehicles and...

Interview with Vimal Sumbly, Managing Director, Triumph Motorcycles India

Triumph Motorcycles India, a subsidiary of UK based Triumph Motorcycles has every reason to be excited about its debut in India. For a superbike manufacturer, selling 1326 units in fiscal 2014-15 has come as a pleas...

Interview with Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Senior Vice President – Sales and Marketing, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd.

Honda is the world’s largest manufacturer of two wheelers. Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI ), a 100 pc subsidiary of Honda Motor Company Ltd., Japan , was created in 1999, after splitting with ers...

Interview with Rajeev Mishra, Director, UM Motorcycles

UM Motorcycles is an American motorcycle manufacturing company and has its presence over 20 countries. UM Motorcycle India showcased its cruiser range of motorcycles at the 2014 Auto Expo in Greater Noida. The comp...

Interview with Ronan LeRoy, Head of Two Wheeler, Vehicle Dynamics, Continental's C&S Division

Interview with Ronan LeRoy, Head of Two Wheeler, Vehicle Dynamics, Continental's C&S Division.

Interview with Jacques Esculier, Chairman & CEO,  WABCO Holdings Inc.

The braking systems, including the Anti-Lock Braking Systems that will be mandated by the Indian government by the end of this year will be a major contributor to road safety, says Wabco chief

Interview with Guillaume Sicard, President, Nissan India Operations

With Nissan completing 10 successful years in India we had a lot of questions for Nissan India’s recently appointed President Guillaume Sicard. We asked him about the progress of the Datsun brand in the country, the...

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

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

Interview with Tapas Gupta, Founder, SparesHub.com

SparesHub.com is an e-commerce site started by three friends –Tapas Gupta, Arijit Chakraborty and Diptanu Bhadra. SparesHub.com is a one stop shop for buying all car spare parts and accessories from reputed brands l...

Interview with Shivapada Ray, COO, DSK Motowheels

Established in 2012, DSK Motowheels, a part of the DSK Group (Diversified business group with a turnover of over Rs. 5000 crore) forayed into the growing automobile sector by entering the niche segment of powerful a...

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 ...

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...

Interview with Quah Beng Chieh, Head of Marketing, Asia Pacific FARO Singapore

FARO a US company based out of Florida has changed how things are measured around the world, not only in the automotive industry, but almost every aspect of the world from architecture, to ship building, to aerospac...

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 ...

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 Aditya Arora, Chief Operating Officer, Base Corporation Ltd

. Our product is a low involvement grudge product. There is hardly an involvement when it comes to purchase of a battery and the grudge is because you are forced into buying a battery whether you like it or not. ...

Interview with Terrence Hahn, Milind Godbole & Nitin S. Kulkarni of Honeywell Transportation Systems

Turbocharging started off with what is known as wastegate technology. The conventional turbochargers used to have something called a turbo lag. When you hit the gas pedal, it’s a little while before the turbo really...

Interview with Amit Dakshini, Chief Strategy Officer, Varroc Group

Our vision is to become a global conglomerate and we will be working on multiple directions to further our objectives. On one hand, we will continue to enhance our base in the two-wheeler market by adding new custom...

Interview with Samar Nath, CEO, DHL Logistics Private Limited

What is more, our strong customer offering in India covers the entire spectrum of end-to-end supply chain solutions, through our four business units, namely: DHL Global Forwarding, DHL Supply Chain, DHL Express and ...

Interview with Ruediger Schroeder, Managing Director, Kärcher Cleaning Systems Pvt. Ltd.

As I said earlier, the cleaning industry, especially the contract cleaners, are growing very rapidly. The guess is that close to 35-40pc of the total cleaning operations is already outsourced in India. The biggest c...

Interview with Sanjay Walia & Sudhir Jain of Uno Mindia Group

Interview with Sanjay Walia is VP-Corporate Marketing and Sudhir Jain is Executive Director-Group CFO of UNO Minda

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 Subu Nagasubramony, Managing Director, Visteon India Operations

Every year the quality level steps up a notch in every program. For us it is not much of a challenge because being a global player we have already designed to those levels. Even if sometimes an OEM does not ask for ...

Interview with Rama Shankar Pandey, MD, Hella India Lighting (HIL)

It is true that the automotive industry has been cyclical and ideally it is best not to forecast anything (growth) at this moment. So a firm has to be very agile and flexible in order to take on these cyclical effec...

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 Virender Malik, Managing Director, ARO Equipments Pvt. Ltd.

We are already running an in-house training centre at our corporate office in Gurgaon. We have one of the best such centres in the industry. We are already providing training to OEM dealers. We have been providing t...

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...

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 Rakesh Batra, National Leader, Automotive Sector, Ernst & Young LLP

Interview with Rakesh Batra, National Leader, Automotive Sector, Ernst & Young LLP

Interview with Karan Thapar,Director- Marketing, Inventa Cleantec Pvt. Ltd.

Interview with Karan Thapar,Director- Marketing, Inventa Cleantec Pvt. Ltd.

Interview with Gerrit Kuyntjes & Mohit Arora of J.D. Power Asia Pacific

Interview with Gerrit Kuyntjes - Vice President and General Manager, J. D. Power Asia Pacific and Mohit Arora - Executive Director, J.D. Power Asia Pacific

Interview with Nitin Prasad, Managing Director, Shell Lubricants India

Our association with Ferrari is over 60 years old. And there are a number of benefits that we derive out of it. Formula One is all about raw speed, power, engine performance, etc. It is not only the question of heat...

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)

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

Interview with Atul Gupta and Anu Anamika of Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd.

The mass segment bike will keep evolving. If you can recollect, a couple of years back, the mass segment bike was more of a Rs. 30,000 kind of a product. Today, it is worth Rs. 40,000. Going forward, it might be equ...

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 Nitish Tipnis, Director – Marketing and Sales, Hover Automotive India

Our marketing strategy will always be about what the consumer needs. If you look at the Evalia, we have taken a very different approach. We have not looked at a family. We have looked at a unit. It’s not about a hus...

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’...

Interview with Anurag Mehrotra, Vice President, Marketing, Ford India Pvt. Ltd

Ford’s vision is very clear. We want to follow the ‘One Ford’, ‘One Team’ and ‘One Plan’. That doesn’t change. We are going to bring global, high-quality, safe and smart products to India. And we are going to make s...

Interview with Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI)

A two-wheeler is a ‘product of need’ rather than a ‘desire’ for the common man. There is lot to be done to improve the state of public transport infrastructure & as a basic necessity to commute from point A to poin...

Interview with Nalin Kapoor, Sr. GM & Group Head – Marketing, Hyundai Motor India

The market is young now as we see more and more young population buying our cars. In terms of purchase behaviour, the reasons for buying a car have changed. Until a few years back, it was a value-for-money purchase....

Interview with Nalin Kapoor, Sr. General Manager & Group Head – Marketing, Hyundai Motor India

The market is young now as we see more and more young population buying our cars. In terms of purchase behaviour, the reasons for buying a car have changed. Until a few years back, it was a value-for-money purchase....

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 ...

Interview with Vivek Nayer, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Automotive Sector, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.

We were a jeep company around the time of independence. We used to manufacture and market jeeps sourced from Chrysler. That has always been our DNA. So we make rough and tough UVs and SUVs and have been the market l...

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...

Interview with Raj Singh Rathee, Managing Director, Kuka Robotics India

in India, there is no alternative to high quality production. Whatever has to be produced here for overseas markets, we need robots to churn it out. Otherwise we cannot maintain a consistent quality. There are also ...

Interview with Rajiv Budhraja, Director General, Automotive Tyre Manufacturers’ Association (ATMA)

We are in favour of free trade agreements with other nations provided they are on an equal level playing field. It should be both for raw material and finished products. But you cannot call it a fair treatment if yo...

Interview with Sumit Sawhney, Vice President (Marketing, Sales and Aftersales), General Motors India

a few of our international models are available in LHD configurations. That’s always a challenge. But from a performance point of view, we have the relevant models like the Cruze in India. It has been the segment le...

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

we do have plans to bring in new concept vehicles in India, which include bigger ambulances, bigger caravans, Our collaborators in Japan has got a design bearing two bedrooms and a living room in a bus. So those thi...

Interview with Anil Dua, Senior Vice-President (Marketing & Sales), Hero MotoCorp

Hero MotoCorp sold 5.4 million two-wheelers in 2010-11 and aims to exceed sale of six million units this financial year. A factor such as rising input costs affects all players equally.

Interview with Anil Dua, Senior Vice-President (Marketing & Sales), Hero MotoCorp Ltd.

Hero MotoCorp sold 5.4 million two-wheelers in 2010-11 and aims to exceed sale of six million units this financial year. A factor such as rising input costs affects all players equally.

Interview with Sumit Arora, Research Director—Automotive, Ipsos Marketing

Interview with Sumit Arora, Research Director—Automotive, Ipsos Marketing

Interview with Sanjay Singh, Vice President—Corporate Planning, Hero Motors

The automotive industry growth does not in any way affect the sales in the cycle industry. The two industries are not linked in any way when it comes to demand for the products. The two industries cater to two diffe...

Interview with Vishnu Mathur, Director General, SIAM

If you look at hybrid and zero-emission vehicles, the cost equation is not there as compared to conventional vehicles. To be more precise, the value proposition is not there in such non-polluting vehicles. So if I p...

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 Abhijit Bakre, Country Manager-Marketing, Michelin India

The big piece of the Michelin story is our desire to drive radialisaton in the Indian CV industry. What is going to be the key driver is the shift in market from bias tyres to radial tyres with better infrastructure...

Interview with Nigel E. Wark, Executive Director (Marketing, Sales & Services), Ford India Pvt Ltd

There is a good indicator that automatic transmission is on the drawing board for the future. I think this is a segment that can rightfully take on the automatic. We are going to see this marketplace more automatic ...

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...

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...

Interview with Ramesh Suri,Promoter and Chairman, Subros Ltd.

My vision is to continue working and moving ahead. Unless you have the fire inside, you cannot keep going. Once this fire dies out, you stop. If I see any more opportunities I shall look into it. The fire in me is s...

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 ...

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 ...

Interview with Rishi Aggarwal, Managing Director, JCBL Ltd

JCBL has four brands, Cerita, where we are making our own chassis also for a select niche where other OEMs do not have a product or customers want little flexibility. We have our own Happy Bus range of school buses....

Interview with P.Balendran, Vice President (Corporate Affairs), General Motors India

When we entered India in 1994, we had to do so with a local partner as per the then prevailing automotive policy. The automatic approval route only came about in 2002. So when we came into India we tied up with Hind...

Interview with Jnaneswar Sen, Vice President, Marketing, Honda Siel Cars India Ltd.

We were the first to bring the hybrid technology into the country when we launched the Honda Civic hybrid in 2008. Our learning from that was the civic hybrid generated huge interests in the market. There was a huge...

Interview with Gaurav Saxena, Director- Sales & Marketing, International Cars & Motors Ltd.(ICML)

The major share of revenues within the Sonalika group comes from the tractor business. Which contributes as much as 85 to 90 per cent. We have a common plant for engine and transmissions. A lot of body parts are bei...




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