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Hongfa to strenghten operations in India, to set up R&D centre

China-based Hongfa, a leading manufacturer and supplier of world class relays, will invest Rs 10-15 million in India on automotive electronics research and development (R&D) functions as electronic innovation requires value engineering. The company is doing a lot of research on machines and tools, mainly for their automation and on downsizing of relays.R A Gotur, Director-Indian Operations, Hongfa Group-India, told[Read More…]

by February 17, 2017 Cover Story
Brose produces 5 millionth lightweight seat structure for Daimler and BMW

Brose produces 5 millionth lightweight seat structure for Daimler and BMW

The automotive supplier Brose manufactured the 5 millionth front seat structure since the start of production in 2012 for a joint project between Daimler and BMW. By 2026 the mechatronics specialist will produce around 32 million structures. The premium manufacturers use these in various models such as the Mercedes C-Class and E-Class or the BMW 7 Series and 5 Series.[Read More…]

by October 27, 2016 Corporate, Cover Story

TM Seating Systems works on new design solutions

Text : Bhargav TS TM Seating Systems, a 50:50 joint venture between Tata AutoComp Systems and Magna Seating, is focused on designing solutions for the commercial vehicles. The JV, headquartered in Pune, will supply seating systems to customers in India. The product portfolio covers seating system for LCVs, trucks and buses, including coach seats, intercity and city bus seats. The[Read More…]

by October 27, 2016 Corporate, Cover Story
Pinnacle expands capacity, targets Rs 500 Cr turnover by 2020

Pinnacle expands capacity, targets Rs 500 Cr turnover by 2020

Text: Anusha B Pinnacle Industries, a leading automotive seating and interior systems manufacturing company, plans to raise its annual turnover to Rs 500 crore from the present Rs 200 crore. The company has a capacity to produce 10,00,000 seats annually at its plants at Pithampur, near Indore, Madhya Pradesh and in Pune, Maharashtra. About 90% of its products go to[Read More…]

by October 27, 2016 Corporate, Cover Story
Harita develops suspended seats for trucks and tractors

Harita develops suspended seats for trucks and tractors

Text: Bhargav TS The Hosur-based Harita Seating Systems Ltd (HSSL), a TVS group company, is developing mechanical and pneumatic suspended seats for truck and tractor drivers. The improvement of automotive seating system, particularly for the driver, has been a priority interest since many years as professional drivers spend most of their time there and feel more fatigue than passengers. Seating[Read More…]

by October 27, 2016 Corporate, Cover Story
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
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

Schenck delivers German technology at Indian cost

Text: Anusha B Schenck Rotec India, a 100% subsidiary of German-based International Group established in 1986 plans to focus India and Asia-Pacific markets. The company that supplies balancing machines to the automotive industry find its application in crankshaft, brake disc, flywheel, turbochargers and tyre and wheel assembly. The wide range of applications are designed based on the experience, constant research[Read More…]

by July 29, 2016 Allied Industries, Cover Story
Avia Bantleon enters Indian market with its coolant solutions

Avia Bantleon enters Indian market with its coolant solutions

Text: Anusha B Avia Bantleon, a German-based lubricants and coolant manufacturer steps into the Indian market with its lubricant and coolant solutions. When it comes to automotive and industrial lubricants, the company has commendable expertise and history of references to show its prowess in providing lubricant solutions. Tailor made solutions is what the company is specialised into and before trialling[Read More…]

by July 29, 2016 Allied Industries, Cover Story