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BorgWarner to make variable cam timing in Chennai plant

Story by: Bhargav TS As the introduction of BS-VI emission norms is round the corner, all the OEMs and component manufactures are gearing up to bring in new technologies and localise them. BorgWarner, a global product leader in clean and efficient technology solutions for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles, recently expanded its Kakkalur facility near Chennai by installing a new[Read More…]

by November 28, 2018 Cover Story, Focus, News

Classic Legends unveils engine for new JAWA Motorcycles

ACI Bureau Classic Legends Pvt. Ltd., a lifestyle start-up, formed in 2015, to re-introduce to today’s consumers the rich heritage and legacy of classic brands in a new avatar, has unveiled the new engine for the soon-to- be-launched JAWA Motorcycles in India. Classic Legends aims to become India’s first true lifestyle company and provide opportunities to consumers to relive the[Read More…]

by November 28, 2018 Cover Story, News

Witzenmann India expands capacity for domestic market, exports

Story by: Bhargav TS Manufacturers want to minimise noise and vibration from the exhaust systems of the new generation cars, and even commercial vehicles, to offer maximum comfort to the passengers and customers. This is made possible by decoupling engine from the exhaust system and allowing specified movement by employing flexible coupling elements. Witzenmann India, the wholly-owned subsidiary of the[Read More…]

by November 28, 2018 Cover Story, News

Amara Raja, Johnson Controls tie-up to bring new battery technologies

ACI Bureau Amara Raja Batteries Ltd and Johnson Controls, Inc. have signed a technology collaboration agreement to bring a new wave of battery technologies to India. Expanding on their 20 year partnership, the two companies will share and improve product design and manufacturing technologies enabling higher performance across Starting, Lighting and Ignition (SLI), Enhanced Flooded Batteries (EFB) and Absorbent Glass[Read More…]

by November 28, 2018 Cover Story, News

Bonfiglioli opens new facility in Chennai

ACI Bureau Bonfiglioli Transmissions Pvt Ltd, the Indian subsidiary of Bonfiglioli Riduttori S.p.A., a world leader in manufacturing gearboxes, gearmotors and drive systems, continues its expansion with a new manufacturing facility in Chennai. Its operations commenced from September 2018. The new 132,000-sqft- facility is adjacent to the existing plant at the SIDCO Industrial Area in Thirumudivakkam. It houses modern assembly[Read More…]

by November 28, 2018 Cover Story, News
Lightweighting lies heavy on automotive industry

Lightweighting lies heavy on automotive industry

Many lightweighting initiatives under way to achieve CAFÉ standards Lightweighting, a concept about building cars and other vehicles lighter for better fuel efficiency and overall performance, is becoming a heavy burden on automotive industry- OEMs and tier-1 component suppliers. They have initiated several programmes and projects to achieve the Corporate Average Fuel Efficiency (CAFE) standards by lighweighting. For lightweighting, the[Read More…]

by June 6, 2017 Corporate, Cover Story
Lightweighting – New challenges, diverse options

Lightweighting – New challenges, diverse options

Lightweighting of automotives is necessary to improve their efficiency and to reduce the carbon footprint. It is not an easy task as it involves the use of lighter and stronger materials and new technologies both by the OEMs and components suppliers. An MIT (Massachusets Institute of Technology) review on lightweighting automobiles in 1997 has drawn attention to the growing pressure[Read More…]

by June 6, 2017 Corporate, Cover Story
Tenneco makes suspension, exhaust systems lighter

Tenneco makes suspension, exhaust systems lighter

Tenneco Automotive, one of the world’s largest automotive equipment supplier, manufactures ride control and clean air products in India, is taking concrete steps to reduce the weight of the products it manufactures. The US-based company is present in India since 1995, and in 2006 it became 100% subsidiary of Tenneco. In India, the company has grown in terms of manufacturing[Read More…]

by June 6, 2017 Corporate, Cover Story

Trelleborg offers better, lighter sealing solutions to auto industry

The automotive Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), especially those in the premium segment, have to optimise the existing systems and develop new ones. While public attention is mainly on the diversification of competing drive concepts, development departments of OEMs as well as Tier-1 suppliers are looking far beyond this to fuel efficiency, lightweighting and automation. Throughout the entire supply chain, companies[Read More…]

by June 6, 2017 Corporate, Cover Story
Brose uses alternate materials to cut weight of the components

Brose uses alternate materials to cut weight of the components

Brose India Automotive Systems, a mechatronic components and systems maker, achieves lightweighting across the components it manufactures mainly by using alternate materials. The core competency of the company is the synthesis of mechanical, electrical and electronic systems. The company focuses on 3 areas: Technology for door systems or modules, adjustment systems for front and rear seats, and electric motors and[Read More…]

by June 6, 2017 Corporate, Cover Story