Articles by: Bhargav S

LANXESS expects best results in company history in 2017

The Cologne-based Specialty chemicals company LANXESS projects the highest full year results in its history, following a very strong first quarter of 2017 and the successful closing of the acquisition of the US-based company Chemtura. Global sales of LANXESS increased 25% to EUR 2.4 billion in the first quarter of 2017, up from EUR 1.9 billion a year earlier. EBITDA[Read More…]

by June 23, 2017 News
FCA India opens online and nationwide pre-booking for Jeep Compass

FCA India opens online and nationwide pre-booking for Jeep Compass

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) India opens the pre-bookings for its Made in India Jeep® Compass. To pre-book the Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV), interested customers can either log in to the company’s official website www.jeep-india.com or visit the nearest FCA or Jeep-exclusive showroom and place a pre-booking amount of Rs. 50,000. The Jeep® Compass, manufactured locally at FCA’s state of the[Read More…]

by June 22, 2017 News, OEM
Infineon inaugurates new R&D centre in India

Infineon inaugurates new R&D centre in India

Germany-based Infineon Technologies inaugurated the new R&D centre in Bengaluru. The move will further strengthen the Bengaluru office as Infineon’s Competence Centre for Hardware Design and Software Development. Infineon India team supports technology development for diversification driven chip design system, with focus areas in automotive, industrial and chip card and security. The team also develops software for products used in[Read More…]

by June 22, 2017 News
BMW Chennai plant starts production of the all-new BMW 5 Series

BMW Chennai plant starts production of the all-new BMW 5 Series

The BMW Plant Chennai has started the production for the all-new BMW 5 Series that will be launched later this month in India.   Vikram Pawah, President, BMW Group India said, “For many years, BMW 5 Series has been the undisputed leader of its segment and is an absolute success story. The all-new BMW 5 Series that will be launched[Read More…]

by June 13, 2017 News, OEM
Lightweighting lies heavy on automotive industry

Lightweighting lies heavy on automotive industry

Many lightweighting initiatives under way to achieve CAFÉ standards Lightweighting, a concept about building cars and other vehicles lighter for better fuel efficiency and overall performance, is becoming a heavy burden on automotive industry- OEMs and tier-1 component suppliers. They have initiated several programmes and projects to achieve the Corporate Average Fuel Efficiency (CAFE) standards by lighweighting. For lightweighting, the[Read More…]

by June 6, 2017 Corporate, Cover Story
Lightweighting – New challenges, diverse options

Lightweighting – New challenges, diverse options

Lightweighting of automotives is necessary to improve their efficiency and to reduce the carbon footprint. It is not an easy task as it involves the use of lighter and stronger materials and new technologies both by the OEMs and components suppliers. An MIT (Massachusets Institute of Technology) review on lightweighting automobiles in 1997 has drawn attention to the growing pressure[Read More…]

by June 6, 2017 Corporate, Cover Story
Tenneco makes suspension, exhaust systems lighter

Tenneco makes suspension, exhaust systems lighter

Tenneco Automotive, one of the world’s largest automotive equipment supplier, manufactures ride control and clean air products in India, is taking concrete steps to reduce the weight of the products it manufactures. The US-based company is present in India since 1995, and in 2006 it became 100% subsidiary of Tenneco. In India, the company has grown in terms of manufacturing[Read More…]

by June 6, 2017 Corporate, Cover Story

Trelleborg offers better, lighter sealing solutions to auto industry

The automotive Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), especially those in the premium segment, have to optimise the existing systems and develop new ones. While public attention is mainly on the diversification of competing drive concepts, development departments of OEMs as well as Tier-1 suppliers are looking far beyond this to fuel efficiency, lightweighting and automation. Throughout the entire supply chain, companies[Read More…]

by June 6, 2017 Corporate, Cover Story
Brose uses alternate materials to cut weight of the components

Brose uses alternate materials to cut weight of the components

Brose India Automotive Systems, a mechatronic components and systems maker, achieves lightweighting across the components it manufactures mainly by using alternate materials. The core competency of the company is the synthesis of mechanical, electrical and electronic systems. The company focuses on 3 areas: Technology for door systems or modules, adjustment systems for front and rear seats, and electric motors and[Read More…]

by June 6, 2017 Corporate, Cover Story

Bollhoff India makes lighter fastening solutions

Bollhoff India, a subsidiary of the Germany-based fastening solutions provider, works with customers to provide improvised and lightweight fastening solutions. Started in 2007, Bollhoff India initially imported 100% of the products from the parent group. After gradually increasing its footprint, production started in 2010. The company currently has 2 manufacturing facilities in Gurgaon where it manufactures AMTEC threads and helicoils[Read More…]

by June 6, 2017 Corporate, Cover Story