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AG Industries to manufacture plastic fuel tanks for motorcycles

AG Industries to manufacture plastic fuel tanks for motorcycles

Text & Photo: Bhargav TS Plastic auto components and injection moulded parts manufacturer AG Industries, plans to start production of plastic fuel tanks for motorcycles. Once the commercial production starts, the Gurgaon based company will be the first in the country to make such an innovative product. For 2-wheelers the company currently supplies several plastic components like side covers, seat[Read More…]

by January 8, 2015 Focus, Web Exclusive

LANXESS to focus on continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites

LANXESS, the Germany based chemicals major, said that they will be focussing on Tepex, the continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic high-performance composites from its subsidiary Bond-Laminates. The hybrid technology using Tepex with polyamide 6 as an overmolding material has already done well in a large number of series applications in the lightweight design of automobiles. “Our intention is to highlight the enormous[Read More…]

ACMA inks MoU with National Automotive Council of Nigeria

ACMA inks MoU with National Automotive Council of Nigeria

Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with National Automotive Council of Nigeria (NAC) which will facilitate free flow of information between the two countries and also help in tapping the opportunities arising on both sides. The MoU will come into force with immediate effect. According to ACMA, the MoU seeks to foster a spirit[Read More…]

by October 30, 2014 Events, Focus, News, Short Takes, Web Exclusive
Continental Unveils Smartphone Integration for all Vehicle Classes

Continental Unveils Smartphone Integration for all Vehicle Classes

Continental, the German automotive giant, recently unveiled its smartphone integration system for all Vehicle Classes. The multifunctional smartphone terminal (MFST) offers vehicle manufacturers the foundation for car drivers to use the smartphone functions easily, conveniently and safely in their vehicle. The new terminal is to go into production in 2015. The main idea behind the product is not just to[Read More…]

K V S Prakash Rao Takes Over as President of FADA

Federation of Automobile Dealers Association (FADA) recently announced the appointment of K V S Prakash Rao as its new president for the period 2014-15. The decision was announced during 271st Council Meeting held immediately after the 50th AGM on 22nd September 2014. K V S Prakash Rao, 44, who is the MD of Garapati Autoventures Pvt Ltd and Managing Partner of[Read More…]

by September 24, 2014 Events, Focus, News, Short Takes, Web Exclusive
ZF Friedrichshafen agrees to acquire TRW Automotive

ZF Friedrichshafen agrees to acquire TRW Automotive

ZF Friedrichshafen AG and TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which ZF will acquire TRW. Under the terms of the agreement, ZF will acquire TRW in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately US$ 12.4 billion based on equity value. The agreement has been approved by ZF’s Supervisory Board and Management Board and[Read More…]

by September 16, 2014 Corporate, Focus, Globescan, Web Exclusive

Aggressively Priced Super Compacts and Compact SUVs to Sustain Passenger Vehicle Market in India, Finds Frost & Sullivan

Gasoline variant vehicles will dominate PV sales in the country   For the first time in a decade, the Indian passenger vehicle (PV) market witnessed a decline in production and sales due to weak macroeconomic growth, high inflation, rising fuel prices, and unfavorable government policies. Nevertheless, competitively-priced new cars in the mid-size and super compact segments will steer the market[Read More…]

by September 3, 2014 Focus, Web Exclusive
Bosch improves the mechanical vacuum pump down to the smallest detail

Bosch improves the mechanical vacuum pump down to the smallest detail

With its EVOII mechanical vacuum pump, Bosch has shown that conventional components still have considerable development potential. The company has made the economical mechanical pump lighter and much more efficient, putting it on a par with supposedly more efficient yet far more expensive electric vacuum pumps. The Bosch EVOII offers the best value for money on the market and reliably[Read More…]

Corrosion corrodes 6% of India’s GDP every year

Corrosion corrodes 6% of India’s GDP every year

 India is struggling to increase its GDP by a few decimal points, but it can be shocking to know that 3% of the GDP eroded in corrosion every year, said Dr Baldev Raj, President – Research, PSG Institutions. The quantum of loss on account of corrosion is equal to the revenue contributed by the Indian Railways to the exchequer.  Delivering[Read More…]

Tata Motors Revs Up Revotron 1.2T Engine Campaign

Tata Motors Revs Up Revotron 1.2T Engine Campaign

Tata Motors today launched an innovative, nation-wide campaign to showcase its new, best-in-class Revotron engine as a prelude to the launch of its new cars Zest and Bolt. With many segment-leading features in the engine, the campaign seeks to engage with its customers and create brand awareness for India’s first 1.2 Litre MPFi Turbocharged petrol engine, the Revotron 1.2T. The[Read More…]