Interview

We involve our suppliers during product development: Sachdeva

We involve our suppliers during product development: Sachdeva

Volvo Eicher Commercial Vehicles (VECV), a joint venture between the Volvo Group and Eicher Motors Ltd (EML), has entered the light and medium duty (LMD) commercial vehicles market by launching 1049. In an exclusive interview, R S Sachdeva, Executive Vice President, Technology, VECV, told Bhushan Mhapralkar about the role played by the components suppliers in its successful entry into the[Read More…]

by June 6, 2017 Interview
Wabco to introduce cost-effective technologies in India

Wabco to introduce cost-effective technologies in India

Wabco is working with manufacturers in India to introduce advanced driver assistance systems and its latest air disc brakes. Its vision is to bring to India the most advanced technologies that it has been developing for Europe. “We work upon a more cost-effective version that could be rapidly offered in India and continue our drive to provide cost-effective, quality products[Read More…]

by October 27, 2016 Interview
Soon we will start working on Neptune N6 engine for Euro VI vehicles: Dr N Saravanan

Soon we will start working on Neptune N6 engine for Euro VI vehicles: Dr N Saravanan

Ashok Leyland, one of the leading commercial vehicle manufacturers has taken the technology route to bring products that are on par with global standards. Sensing the future, the company has started working on wide range of technologies including hybrid and Euro VI compliant vehicles. In the recently concluded Auto Expo the truck maker showcased its Euro VI ready truck, which[Read More…]

by July 29, 2016 Interview
We will recast marketing strategy: Vivek Kamra, President, JK Tyre

We will recast marketing strategy: Vivek Kamra, President, JK Tyre

Q: What are you views on the present industry performance for passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles and two-wheelers? Karma: In passenger vehicles I don’t see a problem. It will remain at the same level. It will go up and down based on product launches as people have a tendency to buy new products. Commercial vehicle will continue to grow as the[Read More…]

by June 27, 2016 Cover Story, Interview
Eaton has several expansion lines in India and other countries: Krishnakumar Srinivasan

Eaton has several expansion lines in India and other countries: Krishnakumar Srinivasan

Eaton is a global technology leader in power management solutions that make electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power operate more efficiently, effectively, safely and sustainably. The company sells its products in 175 countries. Eaton in India drives the company’s manufacturing capabilities and professional services to new areas. Krishnakumar (KK) Srinivasan, President – Asia Pacific, Vehicle Group, Eaton, in an exclusive interview[Read More…]

by June 27, 2016 Interview
Globally, Continental has been supporting OEMs in meeting stringent emission standards, such as Euro 6: Raghav Gulur

Globally, Continental has been supporting OEMs in meeting stringent emission standards, such as Euro 6: Raghav Gulur

Continental Automotive Components India, the leading manufacturer of electronic products commits action plans for future India in automotive industry and commissions the safety zone with its array of products. ‘All time’ safety, comfortability and connectivity becomes viral now. For over decades, the company has been engrossed in making auto components and has a plethora of achievement indices. Quick adaption and[Read More…]

by June 1, 2016 Interview
We are looking at assembling 2000 bikes in 2016: Shigeto Nishikawa

We are looking at assembling 2000 bikes in 2016: Shigeto Nishikawa

Japanese super bike maker Kawasaki plans to strengthen its offerings further over the next one year by launching half-a-dozen models. For the Indian arm, 2015 was fruitful year as it launched few high powered super bikes including the H2. Shigeto Nishikawa, Deputy Managing Director, India Kawasaki Motors spoke to Bhargav TS on the company’s plans for the coming years and[Read More…]

by April 27, 2016 Interview
We will be soon opening a R&D cum technical centre in Pune: Todd Morgan

We will be soon opening a R&D cum technical centre in Pune: Todd Morgan

Automotive systems major Varroc Group’s lighting division has been aggressive in the Indian market with special focus given to latest technologies. Varroc Lighting Systems India (VLS) is gearing up to support the OEMs emerging requirements by developing and adapting technologies to local needs. Todd Morgan, Senior Vice President – Global Product Development, Varroc Group, spoke to Anirudh Raheja on the[Read More…]

by April 27, 2016 Interview
With the investments made in India, Magna is well positioned to leverage the future growth

With the investments made in India, Magna is well positioned to leverage the future growth

Magna International Inc. a global automotive supplier headquartered in Aurora, Ontario, Canada feels that the Indian automotive industry heads for next phase of growth. In India Magna has 11 manufacturing facilities and 3 engineering centres that manufactures wide range of components in India. Jim Tobin, Chief Marketing Officer and President of Magna Asia and Deval Desai, Executive Director – Strategy[Read More…]

by March 1, 2016 Interview
Our Indian R&D centre plays a vital role in the global structure and support our US, Europe, South America and Japan: Holmstrom

Our Indian R&D centre plays a vital role in the global structure and support our US, Europe, South America and Japan: Holmstrom

Torbjorn Holmstrom, Chief Technology Officer, Volvo Group and Executive Vice President, Volvo Group Trucks Technology spoke to Bhushan Mhapralkar on the future technologies and their plans to bring global technologies to the Indian market. Edited excerpts: Q: From a technological view point, where does India figure in Volvo’s scheme of things? Holmstrom: We came to India in 1996. I was[Read More…]

by December 31, 2015 Interview