Articles by: Bhargav S

SKF hopes to make further inroads in the LCM portfolio in the coming years and will develop products and solutions catering to this portfolio: Harsha Kadam

SKF hopes to make further inroads in the LCM portfolio in the coming years and will develop products and solutions catering to this portfolio: Harsha Kadam

Global bearing manufacture, Sweden-headquartered SKF has bearings performing in industrial applications and in almost all automobile segments. Going forward, the company is planning to penetrate more into Life Cycle Management products and to offer cost competitive products with increased life cycle. Harsha Kadam, Director, Automotive Market OE Business, SKF India, told Bhargav TS on the newly developed products and the[Read More…]

by October 13, 2015 Interview
TVS Logistics acquires Transtar to strengthen its footprint in APAC

TVS Logistics acquires Transtar to strengthen its footprint in APAC

TVS Logistics, third party logistics (3PL) service provider, has acquired Australia-based Transtar  International Freight, through its JV arm TVS Asianics Supply Chain Solutions. The Madurai headquartered TVS Logistics will invest Rs 200 crore towards acquiring majority stake and to grow the business. Transtar, an integrated transportation and supply chain solutions provider throughout the Asia region will now help TVS Logistics[Read More…]

by October 8, 2015 News
Borgwarner to supply Visctronic fan drives for BharatBenz heavy-duty trucks in India

Borgwarner to supply Visctronic fan drives for BharatBenz heavy-duty trucks in India

BorgWarner will supply Visctronic fan drives for BharatBenz heavy-duty trucks built by Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV). Powered by engines based on Daimler Technology Platforms, these trucks are designed for long-haulage applications. BorgWarner’s electronically controlled variable speed Visctronic fan drives with high speed reservoir respond directly to engine cooling needs, providing precisely the right amount of cooling at the right[Read More…]

by October 8, 2015 News
Renault Kwid gets 25,000 bookings in 10 days

Renault Kwid gets 25,000 bookings in 10 days

Renault India has received overwhelming response for the recently launched Kwid hatchback and the company has got more than 25,000 bookings since its launch. The company launched its small hatchback on September 24, at an attractive starting price of Rs 256,968 (ex-showroom Delhi). Sumit Sawhney, Country CEO and Managing Director, Renault India Operations, said, “The Renault Kwid has created a[Read More…]

by October 8, 2015 News, OEM
Schaeffler states automatic clutch allows optimisation of fuel consumption through ‘Sailing’

Schaeffler states automatic clutch allows optimisation of fuel consumption through ‘Sailing’

Schaeffler is providing intelligent, automatic solutions for previously purely mechanical or hydraulic clutch systems. Depending on the development stage, the system known to experts as the “E-Clutch” either operates the clutch only in specific driving situations or completely automates all clutch operations. This allows fuel-saving driving strategies, from “sailing” to electrically supported driving, to be integrated into vehicles with manual[Read More…]

by October 2, 2015 News
ZF Hero inaugurates new plant in Chennai

ZF Hero inaugurates new plant in Chennai

ZF Hero Chassis Systems Pvt. Ltd. the 50:50 JV of ZF India Pvt. Ltd. and Hero Motors Ltd. recently inaugurated a new manufacturing plant in Oragadam, Kanchipuram district on the outskirts of Chennai city. The new facility will assemble front and rear chassis systems for leading premium automaker BMW. The new plant has been built on a plot size of[Read More…]

by October 2, 2015 News

BMW Financial Services to investment more in India

The BMW Group has increased its investment in BMW Financial Services India to 6.4 billion Indian Rupees (€ 98 million) in 2015 from 5.3 billion Indian Rupees (€ 80 million) in 2012. Dr Stefan David Schlipf, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, BMW Financial Services India said, “BMW Financial Services India has successfully established itself as the leading provider of customized[Read More…]

by October 2, 2015 News

Faurecia developes innovative light sculpted panel

Faurecia has developed an innovative light sculpted panel using Cover Carving Technology (CCT) for the front-seat backs of the new Renault Talisman Sedan and Estate. This Faurecia-patented CCT technology has enabled to offer three centimeters of extra knee room for rear passengers. In a world first in the D-segment, in series production for the front seat backs of Renault Talisman, the[Read More…]

by October 2, 2015 Globescan, News

LANXESS develops high elasticity, heat resistance synthetic rubber

LANXESS AG has developed a performance at comparable with natural rubber EPDM –Keltan 9565Q, and natural rubber than aging cKeltan 9565Q ultra-high molecular weight such that it has a similar natural rubber attributes like high strength and elasticity. Moreover, as a saturated polymer, this new product retains the EPDM heat resistance, weather resistance and ozone resistance. Accordingly, Keltan 9565Q is[Read More…]

by October 2, 2015 Globescan

Tenneco supplies lightweight suspension parts to new Jaguar XE sports

Tenneco Inc. has announced that Jaguar Land Rover has chosen its high-performance suspension technology for its all-new XE sports sedan. The vehicle’s lightweight, high-pressure gas monotube shock absorbers offer excellent vehicle stability and handling as a result of innovative valve technology. The special design provides more mounting options, higher potential damping levels and a better response compared with twin tube[Read More…]

by October 2, 2015 Globescan