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 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...

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 Pranav Desai, CEO, Laish-Madison Motor Werks Pvt Ltd.

Interview with Pranav Desai, CEO, Laish-Madison Motor Werks Pvt Ltd.Cleveland CycleWerks is not just a motorcycle company but a brand born out of passion keeping in mind the need of riders around the world. They hav...

Interview with Ankit Khatry, co-founder, Emflux Motors

Interview with Ankit Khatry, Co-founder, Emflux Motors. The electric motorcycle will have a range of 200 km in city ride condition, can accelerate from 0 - 100 kmph in 3.0 Seconds and can achieve a top speed of 200 ...

Interview with Jose Villegas, Global Sales & Marketing Director, UM International, LLC

Interview with Jose Villegas, Global Sales & Marketing Director, UM International, LLC

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 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.

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

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

Interview with Shirish Kulkarni, Chairman, DSK Motowheels

Interview with Shirish Kulkarni, Chairman, DSK Motowheels

Interview with Arun Siddharth, Head – Marketing (Motorcycles), TVS Motor Company

Interview with Arun Siddharth, Head – Marketing (Motorcycles), TVS Motor Company

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

Roy Kurian, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd.Kurian feels the two-wheeler industry in India is evolving big time.

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 & Global Business, A2B

Interview with Sohinder Gill, CEO, Hero Electric & Global Business, A2B. Gill talks about the progress of this e-scooters.

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 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...

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 Pawan Shetty, Head Operations, Lamborghini India

Two Wheel Drive has been a very important product even when we had the Gallardo. Around 65pc of the sales of the Gallardo range was 2WD. So without a doubt it is an important offering that we had to give when we bro...

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 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 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...

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 Sohinder Gill, Director-Corporate Affairs, Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles and CEO- Global Business, Hero Eco

Hero Electric is part of the Naveen Munjal controlled Hero Eco Group which makes electric two wheelers. Based in Ludhiana, the Hero Electric plant can make 200 vehicles a day. Munjal started his company around 1999-...

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 Pawan Sharma, Vice President, Domestic Sales Elofic Industries Ltd

Interview with Pawan Sharma, Vice President, Domestic Sales Elofic Industries Ltd

Interview with Mansi Tripathy, CMO, Shell Lubricants India

Interview with Mansi Tripathy, CMO, Shell Lubricants India; Inputs: Akhil Jha (AJ), VP –Technical, Shell Lubricants India; Karlo Tugaff (KT), Global Associate Brand Manager – Shell Advance, Shell Global Commercial; ...

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 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 N. Raja, Senior Vice President & Director, Marketing & Sales Division, Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private Ltd.

Interview with N. Raja, Senior Vice President & Director, Marketing & Sales Division, Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private Ltd.

Interview with Joe King,Head, Audi India

Interview with Joe King,Head, Audi India

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 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 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...

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 Rishikesh Sahay, CEO, Rai Automotive Systems

Our sales have definitely been impacted because of the downturn in the economy. Everything boils down to the sales of the cars. If the car sales drop, then the workshop owners will be deferring any capital-intensive...

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

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

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 Rajiv Kapoor, Managing Director, Steelbird Hi-Tech India Ltd. (SBHT)

Interview with Rajiv Kapoor, Managing Director, Steelbird Hi-Tech India Ltd. (SBHT)

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 Manohar Bhat, Vice President (Marketing) Maruti Suzuki India Limited

We are organising motorsports activities to promote the talent in the country and also to enhance the brand equity of our company. This is because when you promote any talent, it has a positive rub-off effect on the...

Interview with Sugato Sen, Deputy Director General, Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM)

Interview with Sugato Sen, Deputy Director General, Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM)

Interview with Anish Goel, Managing Director, Basecamp

Interview with Anish Goel, Managing Director, Basecamp

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

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

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

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

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 Péter Bolesza, Vice President, EEU & Emerging Markets at NNG LLC.

Basically what we are doing is providing software solutions to our clients, thus enabling our partners to create their own navigation experience. In India, we are going to develop an application which completely sui...

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 Sunil Gupta, CEO, Avis India

We are very happy with the way the car rental business has shaped up. This is because as the market is evolving, our clients are feeling the need to have high-quality organised sector players who offer a very high s...

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 Mayank Pareek, Managing Executive Officer (Marketing & Sales), Maruti Suzuki India Ltd.

Interview with Mayank Pareek, Managing Executive Officer (Marketing & Sales), Maruti Suzuki India Ltd.

Interview with Shiv Inder Singh, Managing Director, Firefox Bikes

The word ‘high-end’ in India is a bit misleading. In India, anything over 10,000 is considered a high-end product. And will this segment keep on increasing? Absolutely, there is no way it can’t because the kids are ...

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 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 Ankur Bhatia, Executive Director, Bird Group

Segway Personal Transporter (PT) is an interesting product. Segway PT is one product which is unique in its proposition. It does not have any competition and it’s a vehicle that will help you navigate in places wher...

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 Satish Sharma, Chief India Operations, Apollo Tyres Ltd

We always have to do a little bit of balancing of how much to grow in Kerala and how much not to grow in Kerala. We started our lives with Kerala and we’ll stick to it. We have 2 plants in the State. You know how st...

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 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...

Interview with Debashis Mitra, Director- Sales & Marketing, Mercedes Benz India

Debashis Mitra, Director- Sales & Marketing, Mercedes Benz India talks to Motown India about the company's increasing sales and improving performance in India.




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