Corporate

Magna in talks with OEMs to bring new seating products

Magna in talks with OEMs to bring new seating products

Text: Bhargav TS The Canadian auto component maker Magna International Inc, is now working with the OEMs in India to introduce a new core front structure family that will provide a flexible, light-weight seat structure which is also adaptable, scalable, and modular across platforms. Increased seat content is currently driving the market for new seating technologies. That include: Seat Adjustability,[Read More…]

by October 27, 2016 Corporate, Cover Story
Safety, comfort take front seat in auto seating systems

Safety, comfort take front seat in auto seating systems

Text : Bhushan Mhapralkar Automotive seating systems have come a long way from the first car. They have become a crucial part of comfort, safety and ergonomic capability. The seating systems, spanning across automotives, from two-wheeler to a giant dump truck, have the participation of global giants like Lear Corporation, Faurecia, IFB Automotive, Magna, IAV, Dura Automotive, Aktis Engineering Solutions,[Read More…]

by October 27, 2016 Corporate, Cover Story

R&D-based innovation drives Freudenberg India

Text: Anusha B The Germany-based Freudenberg Group offers its customers technically challenging product solutions and services. The company supplies seals, vibration control technology components, filters, nonwovens, release agents and lubricants to almost all car manufacturers in the world. It is adding customers from other industries, such as mechanical and plant engineering, energy, chemistry, oil and gas or medical and pharmaceutical.[Read More…]

by October 27, 2016 Corporate
Comstar unveiled world’s lightest starter motor

Comstar unveiled world’s lightest starter motor

Text: Anusha B The starter motor manufacturer is also planning to open its R&D centre in Chennai and will be setting up a plant in Mexico. Comstar Automotive Technologies, manufacturer and supplier of automotive starter motors, has developed the world’s lightest starter motor for passenger cars. The growing focus on environment with tighter emission norms and light-weight components has become[Read More…]

by October 27, 2016 Corporate
Exclusive: Faurecia setting up new plant in Chennai

Exclusive: Faurecia setting up new plant in Chennai

Text & Photos: Bhargav TS Faurecia Interior Systems (FIS), a global leader in automotive interiors, is building its third plant in Chennai to manufacture instrument panels (IP), door panels (DP) and centre consoles (CC) at an investment of Rs 90 crore. The new technology plant is expected to begin production in October 2016. FIS already has 2 facilities in Maraimalai[Read More…]

by October 27, 2016 Corporate, Cover Story
Axalta wins two Quality Golden awards from QCFI

Axalta wins two Quality Golden awards from QCFI

Axalta Coating Systems India has announced that it has won the Quality Circle Forum of India (QCFI) Golden award in Six Sigma and 5S categories at the QCFI 27th Annual Convention. QCFI is a national body of professionals that assist individuals and organisations in the implementation of quality concepts. QCFI invited over 190 participants from across the country to present[Read More…]

by October 8, 2016 Corporate, News
Metro Tyres forays into radial motorcycle tyre segment

Metro Tyres forays into radial motorcycle tyre segment

Taking forward its legacy of offering best-in-class tyres for two wheeler vehicles, Metro Tyres today announced its expansion into the two-wheeler radial Motorcycle tyre segment in India for the passionate motor bike riders. The all-new Metro Radial Motorcycle tyres were unveiled today by Mr Rummy Chhabra, Managing Director, Metro Tyres. The new range of tyres have been designed and developed[Read More…]

by September 16, 2016 Corporate, News, OEM
ACMA convention stressed on high-quality production and innovation

ACMA convention stressed on high-quality production and innovation

Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA), the apex body of the Auto Component Industry in India, today hosted its 56thAnnual Session & National Conference. ACMA’s Annual Session was addressed by key ministers and eminent leaders from the automotive industry which included Anant Geete, Hon’ble Union Minister for Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises, Government of India, Nitin Gadkari, Hon’ble Union[Read More…]

by August 30, 2016 Corporate, Events, MSME, News, OEM, Special Report
Subros targets Rs 1750 crore revenue in next fiscal

Subros targets Rs 1750 crore revenue in next fiscal

Subros Limited, the leading manufacturer of thermal management systems for automotive applications, targets Rs 1750 crore revenue in the next financial year as most of its business verticals are set to perform well in 2016-17. Last year, the company grew 11% to Rs 1479 crore, much above the industry average growth rate of 7.24% (growth rate of passenger vehicles), as[Read More…]

by June 27, 2016 Corporate, Cover Story, News
NEI expands bearings capacity; to step up exports to new markets

NEI expands bearings capacity; to step up exports to new markets

The Jaipur-based National Engineering Industries (NEI), that makes bearings under the NBC brand for passenger vehicles, two-wheelers, commercial vehicles and industry applications, is all set to expand its exports to new markets through capacity expansion, acquisition and diversification. The company is present in over 25 countries in the NAFTA region, Europe, SAARC and West Asia, and Japan. Sanjeev Taparia, SVP[Read More…]

by June 27, 2016 Corporate, Cover Story, News