Articles by: Bhargav S

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

Yazaki awarded Green Supplier of the Year to Leoni Cable

Leoni Cable Inc., a North American branch of Leoni Group, Europe’s leading provider of cables and cable systems to the automotive sector and other industries, has been awarded Green Supplier of the Year by Yazaki. The company was chosen in the “bulk and raw material commodity” category from Yazaki’s top 175 suppliers in North and Central America in recognition of[Read More…]

by October 2, 2015 Globescan

Swivel seat improves car safety for the disabled

Autoadapt, Swedish manufacturer of vehicle adaptation solutions, has introduced a new version of their Turny Evo, the first of 2 new swivel seats from Autoadapt to hit the market this year. The key feature of the Turny Evo, help both drivers and passengers to get seated with some major improvements in comfort, ease of use, installation and, most important, safety.[Read More…]

by October 2, 2015 Web Exclusive

Amtek Group acquires Volvo Car’s component plant in Sweden

Volvo Cars has announced that its component plant in Floby, Sweden will be sold to India’s Amtek Group. The Floby plant produces brake discs, wheel hubs and connecting rods for passenger cars and commercial vehicles. The Floby plant, located in Western Sweden, is a supplier to the global automotive industry with around 70 percent of its output sold to external[Read More…]

by October 2, 2015 Web Exclusive

Automotive Engineering Show to debut in Mexico next year

Text: Anusha B Technology secrets of automotive industries get public with Messe Frankfurt’s initiative of organising various technology strengths under 1 umbrella which render auto professionals a sneak peek at the advents and accessibilities. The 9th edition of Automotive Engineering Show (AES) 2015, which recently concluded in Chennai saw more than 100 exhibitors highlighting their engineering capabilities. After inaugurating the[Read More…]

by October 2, 2015 Events
CII Conference on Advanced Manufacturing underlines the importance of R&D

CII Conference on Advanced Manufacturing underlines the importance of R&D

Text: Anusha B Technology is the backbone of all business irrespective of the size and the capital. In auto industries lots of trends are emanating and the technology has to be underpinned in all phases of manufacturing, said Dr P Sivakumar, Director, Combat Vehicle Research & Development Establishment, DRDO, Ministry of Defence, Government of India at the inaugural session on[Read More…]

by October 2, 2015 Special Report
Mahindra New Age XUV 500 – Old wine in a new bottle

Mahindra New Age XUV 500 – Old wine in a new bottle

Text & Photos: Bhargav TS Couple of years back when Mahindra launched XUV 500, it became an instant sucess and the waiting period for the vehicle rose up to 6 months. Cheetah inspired new design and cost competitive attribute were the de-facto challenges and these proportionate with the waiting period. Since its lauch, in just 33 months the SUV sold[Read More…]

by October 2, 2015 Value Engineering
TVS ASL eyes emerging markets; inks JV with AA

TVS ASL eyes emerging markets; inks JV with AA

Text: Bhargav TS Chennai-based aftermarket service provider TVS Automobile Solutions (TVS ASL) to spread its wings across the globe by joining hands with The Automobile Association(AA) of UK. It has announced that it would hive off its Roadside Assistance business (RSA) to form a new joint venture (JV) company TVS Auto Assist (India) with AA. TVS ASL will have a 51% stake and AA with the remaining balance in TVS Auto[Read More…]

by October 2, 2015 Allied Industries, Focus
KIET bagged SUPRA SAEINDIA 2015 award

KIET bagged SUPRA SAEINDIA 2015 award

Text: Anusha B Krishna Institute of Engineering and Technologies (KIET) bagged the SUPRA SAEINDIA 2015 award an event for budding automobile engineering students to unleash their potential hands-on talent in designing, manufacturing and assembling formula type race cars. Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) India is an engineering and scientific society invigorating the mobility industry and is the largest affiliate of[Read More…]

by October 2, 2015 Focus