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Negotiating Headwinds Faced by the Tyre Industry

Negotiating Headwinds Faced by the Tyre Industry

JK Tyre & Industries Ltd. negotiated headwinds faced by the tyre industry as a whole. It continues to tread carefully to attain sustainable growth and even higher profitability. Story by: Ashish Bhatia and Deven Lad K Tyre & Industries Ltd. continues to take measured steps to attain sustainable growth and improved profitability. The company is claimed to have well-negotiated the[Read More…]

by July 10, 2020 Cover Story
JAI BSVI Spring Series

JAI BSVI Spring Series

Jamna Auto Industries Ltd. is focusing on high value-accretive products like the BSVI compliant spring series. Story by: Ashish Bhatia Jamna Auto Industries Ltd. (JAI) commands a majority share in automotive suspension solutions. The regulatory-driven move towards Bharat Stage VI (BSVI) emissions norms has had the company leverage the mammoth 70 per cent market share (66 per cent for Q42020)[Read More…]

by July 10, 2020 Cover Story
Vehicular Platform Consolidation

Vehicular Platform Consolidation

The strategy to use one platform to underpin many models is expected to enable manufacturers to sustain business in the long run. Story by: Ashish Bhatia Vehicular platform consolidation is an exercise undertaken by manufacturers the world over to prune their number of platforms. For some, the objective is to reduce manufacturing and platform upgradation complexity while for others it’s[Read More…]

by July 10, 2020 Cover Story
Advik Hi-Tech New Range

Advik Hi-Tech New Range

Advik Hi-Tech Pvt. Ltd. has augmented its product portfolio in line with its Bharat Stage VI and electrification strategy. Story by: Deven Lad Pune based Advik Hi-Tech Pvt. Ltd. has long been pursuing its Bharat Stage VI (BSVI) and electrification strategy. At the Auto Expo 2020, the company showcased a slew of BSVI and EV products as a testimony to[Read More…]

by July 9, 2020 Cover Story
Toyota Global Unification Strategy

Toyota Global Unification Strategy

Toyota Motor Corporation has secured investment in future technologies by globally unifying vehicular platforms and processes. Story by: Ashish Bhatia and Deepti Thore Toyota Motor Corporation is not new to building vehicles on common platforms with common parts. Pursuing a global unification strategy to consolidate vehicular platforms and processes, it largely revolves on the principle of securing investment for future[Read More…]

by June 15, 2020 Cover Story
Make in India: Aftermath of the Pandemic

Make in India: Aftermath of the Pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic has thrown in a new set of challenges for the ‘Make in India’ national program. On the brighter side, it has also given birth to a whole new set of opportunities. Story by: Ashish Bhatia Under the ‘Make in India’ national program, the Government of India aspires to facilitate investment, foster innovation, enhance skill development and build[Read More…]

by May 6, 2020 Cover Story
Extraordinary Indigenous Measures

Extraordinary Indigenous Measures

The alarming spread of Covid-19 has had the automotive industry respond with extraordinary measures like mass-producing indigenously built life-support systems and PPE. Story by: Ashish Bhatia Ventilators are believed to give patients a 50-50 shot at survival, based on the early reports and claims coming in from across China, Italy and the United States. The probability of a 50 per[Read More…]

by May 5, 2020 Cover Story
6th Sense Precrash System

6th Sense Precrash System

Mumbai-based Sixth Sensor Technology is banking on an indigenously built collision avoidance or precrash system – ‘6th Sense’ to prevent and reduce the severity of road accidents. Story by: Deepti Thore India ranks first with the highest number of road accidents registered in the world. An estimated 16 people die every hour. Here 80 per cent of the accidents are[Read More…]

by May 5, 2020 Cover Story
Lockdown 2.0: Partial Relief

Lockdown 2.0: Partial Relief

In response to the ACMA SOS seeking priority intervention for operational sustainability of the components industry, the Government of India announced partial relief measures under Lockdown 2.0 guidelines. Story by: Ashish Bhatia The Auto Components Manufacturers Association (ACMA) had sought priority Government intervention for the operational sustainability of the components industry while it mobilised all possible resources and assets to[Read More…]

by May 4, 2020 Cover Story
Value Chain Decisions For Tomorrow

Value Chain Decisions For Tomorrow

The Deloitte study on ‘The Future of Automotive Value Chain 2025 and beyond’ calls for bold actions. Story by: Ashish Bhatia Times are disruptive to the automotive ecosystem. The industry has debated this for years now with a broad consensus on the inevitability of aligning the automotive value chain. The challenge is that investment decisions have to be made today[Read More…]

by April 7, 2020 Cover Story