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Lumax to focus more on LEDs

Lumax to focus more on LEDs

Text: Bhargav TS Automotive industry in India is becoming more demanding in terms of lighting solutions. Looking in to the young population and increasing buying capacity of the end users, vehicle manufactures are demanding more in terms of functional and aesthetic contents of the lamps. In India trend is towards the migration from conventional bulb type to LEDs and projectors.[Read More…]

by December 31, 2015 Corporate, Cover Story
Automotive lighting takes new shape with latest technologies

Automotive lighting takes new shape with latest technologies

Text : Bhargav TS The global automotive lighting market is growing substantially in terms of volumes and technology upgradation. The segment is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 7.95% in between 2015 to 2020. Increasing vehicle sales and production and technological advancements triggered by growing safety concerns and stringent lighting regulations are the key drivers of the automotive lighting[Read More…]

by December 31, 2015 Corporate, Cover Story

Tata Motors achieves optimum engine performance with ExonnMobil’s lubes

ExxonMobil Lubricants a wholly owned affiliate of ExonnMobil Corporation announced the launch of comprehensive range of Mobil Delvac lubricants distinctively designed for diesel commercial vehicles. These range of lubricants are specially developed for Tata Motors and recommended by Tata Motors vouching the lubricant’s quality. The products announced in this range are Mobil Delvac Genuine CI-4 PLUS Oil 15W-40, Mobil Delvac[Read More…]

by November 12, 2015 Corporate, Cover Story

GS Auto to launch Adblue to contain emissions

Text: Anusha B Ludhiana-based GS Auto International, manufacturer of automotive suspension and fastening components plans to launch Adblue aditive as a token of controlling emission exhaust. As go green mantra becomes pervasive, all manufacturers have become more watchful retrospecting the process, with the operations become circumspect in deliveries with regards to emissions and other standards, ensuring their process should adhere[Read More…]

by November 12, 2015 Corporate, Cover Story
Subros takes the lightweighting route

Subros takes the lightweighting route

Text: Anusha B Subros Auto Air conditioning Systems, manufacturer of thermal products for automotive applications claims that it is the only integrated manufacturing unit in India for auto air conditioning systems whose products could be designed, evaluated and tested on all grounds indigenously. This positions them unique amongst fellow combatants. Subros in collaboration with Japan based Denso corporation, a global[Read More…]

by November 12, 2015 Corporate, Cover Story
Goodyear has found that using soybean oil in tyres can potentially increase tread life by 10%: PK Walia

Goodyear has found that using soybean oil in tyres can potentially increase tread life by 10%: PK Walia

PK Walia, Vice President-Consumer Business, Goodyear India told Bhargav TS on the initiatives taken to enhance the tyre life and fuel efficiency by adopting new technology and its focus on R&D. Edited excerpts: Q: What is Goodyear doing on tyre R&D and what is the way forward? Walia: Goodyear has 2 global innovation centres for R&D each in Akron, Ohio[Read More…]

by November 12, 2015 Cover Story, Interview

PPAP Automotive to set up new plant in Chennai

Text: Anusha B Noida-based PPAP Automotive Ltd, manufacturer of automotive sealing systems, injection moulding, interior and exterior parts, plans to establish its manufacturing facility in Chennai at Sriperumbudur to cater South Indian customers. Currently the company has an assembly unit in Chennai at Thiruvallur and the new facility will take care of end-end manufacturing operations. The Chennai plant demands for[Read More…]

by November 12, 2015 Corporate, Cover Story
Continental’s Taraxagum based tyres to mitigate natural rubber dependency

Continental’s Taraxagum based tyres to mitigate natural rubber dependency

Text: Bhargav TS Continental presented its first test tyres made from the innovative material called Taraxagum which is derived from the natural rubber from dandelion roots. The research team’s long-term goal is to find an ecologically, economically and socially viable solution for the increasing demand for natural rubber. This would ease the pressure on the traditional rubber tree plantations in[Read More…]

by November 12, 2015 Corporate, Cover Story
NEI to roll-out third gen hub bearing

NEI to roll-out third gen hub bearing

Text: Bhargav TS CK Birla group firm National Engineering Industries (NEI) will be launching its 3rd generation hub bearing by next year. The company, which sells its bearings under the NBC brand is currently developing a 3rd generation hub bearing mainly catering to passenger cars and SUVs. NBC bearings are widely used by two and three-wheelers, cars, utility vehicles, commercial[Read More…]

by November 12, 2015 Corporate, Cover Story
Automotive industry in NCR is widening as new clusters evolve

Automotive industry in NCR is widening as new clusters evolve

Text: Bhargav TS National Capital Region (NCR) was evolved after Maruti Suzuki was established in the country. Earlier in India, Pune and Chennai were the traditional clusters of auto component industry. After Maruti Suzuki setup their facility in Manesar, the industrial area was developed for its suppliers. NCR became another cluster. Multi-national enterprises (MNEs) established their factories in the clusters[Read More…]

by November 12, 2015 Corporate, Cover Story