Articles by: Bhargav S

India losing out on revolutionary engine: Gyatk

India losing out on revolutionary engine: Gyatk

For more than a decade now, Gyatk has been perfecting his RVCR technology-based automotive engine that will turn out to be a game-changer in more ways than one. Unfortunately, Indian automotive companies and the government have ignored his efforts, thus pushing him to find takers abroad. Text: Leon Martin Ray ‘Innovations have no real value in India’ uttered Kochi-based Gyatk[Read More…]

by August 3, 2015 Corporate
We choose suppliers who could work for us globally: Gerard Detourbet

We choose suppliers who could work for us globally: Gerard Detourbet

Gerard Detourbet, Managing Director of Alliance A-segment Development Unit, Renault-Nissan spoke to Bhargav TS on the CMF-A platform and the development of Renault Kwid. Q: For Renault-Nissan alliance Kwid is the first car to be produced under Common Module Family-Affordable (CMF-A) platform, what are all the challenges you faced while developing it? Detourbet: CMF-A is a platform jointly developed by[Read More…]

by August 3, 2015 Interview, OEM
Base Batteries charges e-mobility by latest technology

Base Batteries charges e-mobility by latest technology

Base Batteries, Bangalore-based battery manufacturer not only produces eco friendly batteries but also supplies batteries for electric vehicles and reducing lead content in all its batteries across industries to promote green initiative. The company has also automated its newly commissioned Hosur plant in Tamil Nadu to avoid rejections and to minimise human interventions. In the operation side Base has brought[Read More…]

by August 3, 2015 Corporate
Stanadyne to launch diesel fuel injection system for sub 50HP engine

Stanadyne to launch diesel fuel injection system for sub 50HP engine

Text : Bhargav TS Stanadyne, manufacture of diesel and gasoline systems will be launching new fuel injection system for the sub 50 HP engine market that will decrease particulate emissions by 50%. The system is also capable of enhancing the fuel efficiency by 8%, which helps the end user to save the fuel bills. The company recently launched its next-generation[Read More…]

by August 3, 2015 Corporate
We have a very good supplier base and we strategise everything with an inclusive approach: Robert Frittrang

We have a very good supplier base and we strategise everything with an inclusive approach: Robert Frittrang

German luxury carmaker BMW has increased the level of localisation in its cars assembled at the Chennai plant by upto 50%. The Managing Director of BMW Plant Chennai Robert Frittrang explained Bhargav TS on the strategy and the challenges faced during the localisation program. Edited excerpts: Q: Congratulations on achieving 50% localisation, so what is your next target? Frittrang: Always[Read More…]

by August 3, 2015 Interview

Quality engineering and manufacturing drive South India forefront

Text: Bhargav TS The 6 South Indian states; Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and Telangana differ in language, food and in culture but it shares a commonality by having enormous talent pool, quality engineering and manufacturing. This helped them to have global companies R&D centres and manufacturing facilities in these states. According to experts the quality of the[Read More…]

by August 3, 2015 Cover Story
New Mahindra compact SUV to be called TUV3OO

New Mahindra compact SUV to be called TUV3OO

Mahindra has announced the name for its all-new compact sub 4-meter SUV. This new car will be called the TUV3OO and will feature a 1.5-litre engine to avail of the excise duty cuts. The new SUV will go up against the Ford EcoSport and will be launched in mid-September. The new compact SUV, the Mahindra TUV3OO follows the XUV5OO nomenclature[Read More…]

by July 31, 2015 News, OEM

Halla Visteon changes name to Hanon Systems

Halla Visteon Climate Control Corp (HVCC), automotive thermal systems provider, has received approval from shareholders to change its corporate name to Hanon Systems. The new name and identity follows the transfer of majority ownership of the company in June, and appointment of the new CEO. Visteon Corp sold its 70% ownership interest in HVCC to Hahn Auto Holdings (50.5% ownership) and[Read More…]

by July 31, 2015 News
Michelin rolls out new tubeless radial truck tyre Michelin X Multi

Michelin rolls out new tubeless radial truck tyre Michelin X Multi

French tyre maker Michelin today launched its new X MULTI range of tubeless radial tyres targeting Indian commercial vehicle market. The new tyre is specially engineered and produced at its Chennai plant that currently manufactures tyres for medium and heavy commercial vehicles (M&HCV). The new tyre comes in 2 models: Z (steer axle) and D (drive axle) offering Indian fleet[Read More…]

by July 27, 2015 Corporate, News
Maruti Suzuki has flagged off its premium Nexa showroom

Maruti Suzuki has flagged off its premium Nexa showroom

Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL), a leader in Indian automobile industry has launched its best in class sales channel NEXA in New Delhi. MSIL always pioneers in experimenting different strategies to attract customers and unambiguously will hi-five its success on all its experiments. NEXA a sales channel is architected to quench the customer’s pampering thirst. Indian car buying segment is[Read More…]

by July 24, 2015 News, OEM