Articles by: Bhargav S

Automotive industry in NCR is widening as new clusters evolve

Automotive industry in NCR is widening as new clusters evolve

Text: Bhargav TS National Capital Region (NCR) was evolved after Maruti Suzuki was established in the country. Earlier in India, Pune and Chennai were the traditional clusters of auto component industry. After Maruti Suzuki setup their facility in Manesar, the industrial area was developed for its suppliers. NCR became another cluster. Multi-national enterprises (MNEs) established their factories in the clusters[Read More…]

by November 12, 2015 Corporate, Cover Story
Nu-Vu Conair plans new facility

Nu-Vu Conair plans new facility

Text: Anusha B Nu-Vu Conair, Ahmedabad-based plastic auxiliary equipment manufacturer plans to expand its capacity to meet the growing demand for its products. Nu-Vu Conair, a 50:50 joint venture between Conair Group of USA and Nu-Vu Engineers manufactures plastic auxiliary equipment, which are majorly consumed by the automotive plastic component manufacturers. The JV complements each other as Nu-Vu has establishment[Read More…]

by November 12, 2015 Allied Industries, Corporate
TUV300 born tough with improved quality

TUV300 born tough with improved quality

Text: Bhargav TS If you want to buy a frugal engineered car, go for Japanese vehicles, or if you want performance vehicles go for European cars. If you want to buy a Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) go for Mahindra vehicles. The SUV specialist has wide range of SUVs including XUV500, Scorpio, Bolero and Quanto which sell in large numbers in[Read More…]

by October 27, 2015 OEM, Technology & Innovation
Daimler launches ‘Made in India’ Fuso trucks in South Africa

Daimler launches ‘Made in India’ Fuso trucks in South Africa

Daimler Trucks Asia has launched the Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV)-made FUSO trucks in South Africa, making it the 14th market since the start of export in May 2013. To start with, DICV will export the light to medium-duty trucks. “To export to South Africa is part of our global growth strategy and we are well on track with our[Read More…]

by October 27, 2015 OEM

Two FCA US Indiana facilities celebrate 1 millionth nine-speed produced

Just 2 months after producing the 1 millionth TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission, FCA US facilities in Indiana celebrated another milestone – production of the one millionth 948TE nine-speed automatic – and officially welcomed it into the TorqueFlite transmission family. FCA North America Vice President of Manufacturing Brian Harlow, joined by the Company’s Vice President of Transmission Powertrain Jeffrey Lux, acknowledged the achievement[Read More…]

by October 24, 2015 Globescan

Schaeffler puts electromechanical active roll control into volume production

Schaeffler commences volume production of its electro-mechanical active roll control recently. This innovative system replaces the previous standard hydraulic stabilisers that minimise the rolling motion of the vehicle body when going around curves or during quick evasive maneuvers. This technology also makes it possible to effectively prevent any yawing of the vehicle. The design, now introduced by Schaeffler as an[Read More…]

by October 24, 2015 Globescan
TN attracted an investment of Rs 2.42 lakh crore during the first GIM

TN attracted an investment of Rs 2.42 lakh crore during the first GIM

Text & Photo: Bhargav TS Tamil Nadu has attracted an investment of Rs 242,160 crore in the first Global Investors Meet (GIM) that concluded recently in Chennai. The 2 day event was inaugurated by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, J Jayalalithaa on September 9 and opened 3 major industrial projects with a total investment of Rs 2,568 crore – the new[Read More…]

by October 24, 2015 Events, MSME, Special Report
Integral Components forges alliance with Nishiura Seiko

Integral Components forges alliance with Nishiura Seiko

Text:  Anusha B Indo Nippon Precision Components, a new venture births out of a technology wedding between Integral Component Manufacturers Private Limited (ICMPL) and Nishiura Seiko Co Ltd. The JV (Joint Venture) complements each other in an astounding way and will soon start to manufacture high precision critical engine components, transmission, gear boxes, chassis parts and other related precision components.[Read More…]

by October 24, 2015 Corporate, MSME
Rane TRW opens new airbag facility; to supply airbags to Renault Kwid

Rane TRW opens new airbag facility; to supply airbags to Renault Kwid

Text:  Bhargav TS Rane TRW Steering Systems (RTSS), the 50:50 joint venture between the Rane Group and ZF TRW, has inaugurated its new airbag manufacturing plant near Chennai. The new facility built at an investment of Rs 18 crore, spread across 1,800 square metres to assemble driver and passenger airbag modules. The plant will have an installed capacity to produce[Read More…]

by October 24, 2015 Corporate
We need to focus on R&D and to make a conscious effort to move away from ‘Build to Print’ to creation of IP in India: Arvind Balaji

We need to focus on R&D and to make a conscious effort to move away from ‘Build to Print’ to creation of IP in India: Arvind Balaji

Arvind Balaji, the newly elected President of Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA) has taken over the mantle at a time when the industry is witnessing some green shrubs. Loaded with huge responsibilities to take the industry to the growth path, the new President informed Bhargav TS about his top priorities and challenges that need to be addressed. Excerpts[Read More…]

by October 24, 2015 Interview