Interview

Covid-19: Weighing on SDGs 2030

Covid-19: Weighing on SDGs 2030

Interaction with Naynish Kulkarni, Associate Director, Mobility Practice, Frost & Sullivan and Vivekananda Bhat, Industry Manager, Manufacturing & Process consulting practice, Frost & Sullivan Interview by: Deven Lad Q. Has the pandemic put off the targets for SDGs 2030 in the near term given the existential crisis for businesses?  Vivekananda: Covid-19 has stalled the developmental activities across the world. The[Read More…]

by December 10, 2020 Interview
Aluminium fuel cells is future of EVs

Aluminium fuel cells is future of EVs

In conversation wiuth Akshay Singhal, Founder – Log 9 Materials Scientific Pvt. Ltd. where he spoke about aluminium fuel cells and future of electic vehicles Interview by : Deven Lad Q. As a startup, you thrive on challenges. How did you brave the challenges thrown your way in the pandemic? A. Yes indeed, development was affected by the pandemic. The[Read More…]

by December 10, 2020 Interview
Eyeing strong profits and long-term growth 

Eyeing strong profits and long-term growth 

In an upfront interaction, Nitin Chalke, President – Hydraulics and Vehicle, Asia Pacific, Eaton spoke of the transmission manufacturer emerging stronger from Covid-19 hit quarters. He drew attention to the company staying focused on building a strong profit plan for 2021 to stay on course with the long term strategic goals. Interview by: Ashish Bhatia Q. How was the Virtual[Read More…]

by December 9, 2020 Interview
Growth levers with Nagesh Basavanhalli

Growth levers with Nagesh Basavanhalli

In an upfront interaction, Nagesh Basavanhalli, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Greaves Cotton Ltd. spoke about the company’s plan for its e-mobility business    Interview by: Deven Lad  Q. How much does the emobility business contribute to the overall revenue? Did you anticipate the kind of growth you’ve registered with this new business? A. As seen from the last[Read More…]

by August 7, 2020 Interview
Bollhoff Fastenings is Future Ready

Bollhoff Fastenings is Future Ready

In an upfront interaction Shiv Kumar, Managing Director at Bollhoff Fastenings Pvt. Ltd. spoke of the company being invested for sustainable growth in the long term. Interview by: Ashish Bhatia Q. How is Bollhoff Fastenings Pvt. Ltd. negotiating the headwinds and the tailwinds faced by the automotive sector? Yes, the market is volatile. However, it is also true that companies[Read More…]

by July 10, 2020 Interview
SAE-SMB in for the long haul

SAE-SMB in for the long haul

  Present for over 70 years in global market, SAE-SMB has excelled in the manufacturing of axles and suspensions for trailers and semi-trailers. Giulio Segneri, Director, ADR India, speaks to correspondent Deven Lad about SAE-SMB’s commitment towards Indian Automotive market and their vision for the future. Q. What is the range of products SAE-SMB is offering to the Indian Market?[Read More…]

by March 13, 2020 Interview
Green Energy has taken centre stage

Green Energy has taken centre stage

Martin Koers, President, Verband Der Automobilindustrie (VDA) draws attention to the need of taking green energy sources seriously by Auto components manufacturers from a long term perspective. He speaks to ACI correspondent, Deven Lad about similarities between the Indian and German auto industry and the changes that the stakeholders of the respective nations can look forward to. Q. How stable[Read More…]

by January 24, 2020 Interview, Technology & Innovation
OSRAM-Continental Mission ‘Make in Asia’

OSRAM-Continental Mission ‘Make in Asia’

Mustafa Yesilgoez, CEO Segment APAC, OSRAM Continental and Managing Director, OSRAM Continental India (Bangalore) speaks to Anwesh Koley about the company’s mission to attain 100 per cent localisation levels in Asia. Q. What are the expectations from the Osram Continental JV formed last year? Yesilgoez. The Osram Continental JV commenced its journey in July last year and soon after, the[Read More…]

by January 6, 2020 Interview
GIL India Summit 2019

GIL India Summit 2019

In conversation with Aroop Zutshi, Global President & Managing Partner, Frost & Sullivan Interview by Deepti Thore    Q. In the previous edition of GIL India Summit, the focus was on growth drivers amidst disruptive trends. Does the 2019 edition hint at sustenance for growth? A. Yes certainly! The reason why there is a difference between what we spoke last[Read More…]

by January 6, 2020 Interview

In conversation with S. Krishnan, Director (Sales), Garware Polyester Ltd. Interview by  Deven Lad  Q. From polyester films to the self-healing paint protection film how has the product development journey of the company been? A. As the pioneer of polyester film manufacturing, we have been in this business for long, in fact, we were the first company to have launched[Read More…]

by January 6, 2020 Interview