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High Level Thuringian delegation visits Volkswagen’s Pune plant

High Level Thuringian delegation visits Volkswagen’s Pune plant

In a move to improve ties between Thuringian companies and their Indian counterparts, Thuringian Minister for Economy, Labour and Technology, Uwe Höhn, alongwith a 25-member strong official Thuringian delegation, visited Volkswagen’s manufacturing plant in Chakan, Pune. The delegation is visiting New Delhi, Pune and Bengaluru from 22nd to 27thApril. The delegation, which includes members of the Thuringian Government and several[Read More…]

by April 25, 2014 Corporate, News, OEM, Web Exclusive
‘HERO’ enters Bangladesh with 11 two-wheeler models

‘HERO’ enters Bangladesh with 11 two-wheeler models

World’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer by volume, Hero MotoCorp Ltd (HMCL) today launched its operations in Bangladesh through a Joint Venture (JV) with the Nitol Niloy Group. The JV was announced here today by Pawan Munjal, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Hero MotoCorp Ltd, and Mr. Abdul Matlub Ahmad, Chairman, Nitol Niloy Group of Companies. Hero will hold majority stake[Read More…]

by April 22, 2014 Corporate, Events, News, OEM, Short Takes, Web Exclusive
Visteon unveils new Innovation Centre in Michigan

Visteon unveils new Innovation Centre in Michigan

Visteon Corporation has unveiled a new Innovation centre at the global automotive supplier’s corporate headquarters in Van Buren Township, Michigan. The state-of-the-art facility combines a technology showroom with a conferencing area, design studio, collaboration space and ‘experience lab’ – aimed at fostering creativity and teamwork in delivering new products and solutions for automakers. “The innovation centre is a reflection of[Read More…]

Daimler Trucks announces top management changes in its Asian operations

Daimler Trucks announces top management changes in its Asian operations

  Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) and Daimler India Commercial Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. (DICV), today reported important personnel changes in their Board of Management, which will be effective June 01, 2014. These changes have been decided by the Board of Management, Daimler AG, but as a formality are still subject to the approval by the Shareholders’ meeting and[Read More…]

Daimler’s FUSO brand drives in to Tanzania

Daimler’s FUSO brand drives in to Tanzania

Daimler India Commercial Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. (DICV), a 100 percent wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler AG, announced that they have started exporting FUSO brand to Tanzania. This is the fourth market that FUSO has entered since the start of export in May 2013. FUSO branded trucks, which are manufactured at DICV‘s Oragadam plant, is aimed only for exports in Asia[Read More…]

by March 20, 2014 Corporate, News, OEM, Web Exclusive

Toyota Kirloskar suspends production due to labour unrest

 Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) has suspended production at its two manufacturing facilities in Bidadi industrial area near Bangalore with effect from Sunday, March 16. The company in a statement said that it has locked out the plants since Sunday after the failure of talks between the management and the workers union over wage negotiation followed by labour unrest in the factory premises. This has resulted in[Read More…]

by March 18, 2014 Corporate, News, OEM, Web Exclusive
Fiem Industries: spreading lights wider

Fiem Industries: spreading lights wider

Plastic Moulding facility at Fiem Industries Automotive lighting company Fiem Industries is planning to expand its R&D centre – Centro Ricerche Fiem Horustech S.r.l. (CRFH) that was recently set up in Italy.

by February 11, 2014 Corporate
Sona Koyo goes off-highway to stay on track

Sona Koyo goes off-highway to stay on track

Training session in progress The company focuses on containing manufacturing cost to build a more efficient business Sona Koyo Steering Systems, India’s leading steering manufacturer is following the ‘look elsewhere’ policy to beat the slowdown blues.

by February 11, 2014 Corporate
Electrotherm develops ELdFOS to reduce sulphur and phosphorus content

Electrotherm develops ELdFOS to reduce sulphur and phosphorus content

Ahmedabad-based steel industryfocussed equipment maker Electrotherm (India) has recently launched an advanced induction furnace unit called ‘ELdFOS’. The process will help steel-users (read automotive component- makers) reduce imports while maintaining quality.

by January 30, 2014 Corporate
BKT launches solutions for cranes and dump trucks

BKT launches solutions for cranes and dump trucks

Off-road tyre maker BKT has recently launched two value-added radials. The 445/95R/25 has been developed for high-speed cranes, while the 1800 R33 will be applicated with dump trucks. The former tyre enables high-speed cranes to make inter-city journeys at speeds of 80 kmph.

by January 30, 2014 Corporate