Corporate

BorgWarner’s compact wastegate turbocharger boosts Honda’s new 1.0-liter gasoline engine

BorgWarner’s compact wastegate turbocharger boosts Honda’s new 1.0-liter gasoline engine

BorgWarner, a global leader in clean and efficient technology solutions for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles, delivers its proven wastegate turbocharger for Honda’s new three-cylinder 1.0-liter gasoline direct-injected engine, initially available for the Civic in Asia and Europe. BorgWarner’s compact turbocharger improves engine efficiency and boosts performance, helping achieve an outstanding power output of 95 kW (127 HP) with quick[Read More…]

by July 12, 2017 Corporate, News

WABCO signs global long-term supply agreement with Daimler Trucks for AMT control technology

WABCO Holdings Inc., a leading global supplier of technologies and services that improve safety, efficiency and connectivity of commercial vehicles, announced that Daimler Trucks has extended its long-term supply agreement with WABCO for new heavy-duty automated manual transmission (AMT) control technology to support its series production mainly in Europe, North America, Japan, and South America. Headquartered in Germany, Daimler Trucks[Read More…]

by June 26, 2017 Corporate, Globescan, News
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
Aequs plans to ramp up technology

Aequs plans to ramp up technology

Aequs, one of the fastest growing precision engineering companies in India, plans to ramp up its technology. The company specialises in precision machining, sheet metal fabrication, aero structure assembly, closed die forging and special processing for automotive and aerospace industries. Aravind Melligeri, CEO, Aequs, said: “We are still in the initial stages of technology innovation. We have plans to ramp[Read More…]

by June 6, 2017 Corporate, Cover Story
Apollo Tyres introduces three new products

Apollo Tyres introduces three new products

Apollo Tyres introduced Apollo Apterra HT2 for the growing 4×4 and SUV segment, where as the actiZip F2 & actiZip R3 tubeless tyres has been launched for the motorcycles. Developed jointly by the company’s Global R&D Centres in Chennai, India and Enschede, the Netherlands, these tyres were introduced in multiple cities across the country in the presence of leading business[Read More…]

by April 5, 2017 Corporate, News, OEM