Interview

“Demand for castings may grow three-folds in next 10 years”

“Demand for castings may grow three-folds in next 10 years”

The Indian foundry industry produces various types of metal castings and cast components for applications in power, automotive, defense, railways, machine tools, agro machinery, tractor industry, earth moving and mining machinery, electrical machinery, oil and natural gas, etc. It is also instrumental in helping make vehicles lighter in weight. It generates revenue of USD 18 billion with exports of over USD 2 billion,[Read More…]

by June 30, 2015 Interview
Our main goal is to expand the business in India – Takeshi Fujino

Our main goal is to expand the business in India – Takeshi Fujino

  Yokohama India, the fully owned subsidiary of Yokohama Rubber Company, recently commenced commercial manufacturing at its plant in Bahadurgarh, Haryana which is its first plant in the country. Takeshi Fujino, Managing Director, Yokohama India, spoke to J Srikant on the significance of the new plant for Yokohama Rubber Company globally and how it plans to grow its footprint in[Read More…]

by January 26, 2015 Interview
We expect the industry to grow in early single digits: Ramesh Suri

We expect the industry to grow in early single digits: Ramesh Suri

Ramesh Suri, the newly elected President of Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA), has taken over the reins at a time when the industry has probably bottomed out. Tasked with the responsibility of restarting the industry on the path to growth, the ACMA President tells J Srikant about his top priorities, the pain points of the industry that need[Read More…]

by January 8, 2015 Interview
Systems aligned to adapt to market changes

Systems aligned to adapt to market changes

RSB Group, rich in both personal and professional culture, believes that winning the Deming Prize enabled it to imbibe the TQM approach in every breath of its activity to attain business excellence at all times. Chairman R K Behera shared his views with J Srikant, on the group’s plan going forward. Edited excerpts:   Q: How do you see the[Read More…]

by January 6, 2015 Interview
Tyre makers must reduce impact on human health and bio-diversity

Tyre makers must reduce impact on human health and bio-diversity

Tyre manufacturers across the world are faced with several challenges including identifying materials that are not fossil fuel based. Michelin, on its part, is working on several new technologies. T Murrali caught up with Dominique Aimon, Vice President – Technical and Scientific Communication, Michelin Group recently to get his perspective on the challenges and Michelin’s solutions. Edited excerpts: Q: I[Read More…]

by October 29, 2014 Interview
Continental wants to provide Safe and Intelligent Mobility for everyone, no matter where they live and work: Matthias Matic

Continental wants to provide Safe and Intelligent Mobility for everyone, no matter where they live and work: Matthias Matic

Continental Automotive Brake Systems (India) Pvt. Ltd, a subsidiary of Continental, has recently relocated its hydraulic brake systems plant to a new production facility in Gurgaon. The plant’s new 7000 square metre production facility is capable of producing around 1.5 million calipers, boosters and drum brakes, to cater to increasing demand from OEMs. Matthias Matic, Global Head of Hydraulic Brake[Read More…]

by October 29, 2014 Interview
The mid and long term prospects for Indian auto market is promising

The mid and long term prospects for Indian auto market is promising

Despite continuing slowdown in the auto industry, Halla Visteon Climate Systems India Limited (HVCSIL) is confident of growth and as supporting plans in place. The  Managing Director of the company Amit Gupta, who is also the South Asia Operations Director spoke to T Murrali to share his views of the company’s strategy. Edited excerpts:   Q: As the one responsible for HVCC South[Read More…]

by August 5, 2014 Interview, Web Exclusive
Awards bring more challenges: Sat Mohan Gupta

Awards bring more challenges: Sat Mohan Gupta

Chennai headquartered Comstar Automotive Technologies Private Limited has won the prestigious Ford Global Supplier Excellence Award in ‘Silver’ category for the supply of starter assemblies. The CEO of the company, Sat Mohan Gupta shares his views with T Murrali on the journey towards this coveted recognition and the way forward. Edited excerpts:   Q: Congratulations on getting the Silver Medallion[Read More…]

by July 28, 2014 Interview
The best plus for India is consistent growth: Erich Nesselhauf

The best plus for India is consistent growth: Erich Nesselhauf

Erich Nesselhauf has been involved in the Daimler India Commercial Vehicles’ greenfield project from 2008 and built the entire supplier base for the company, achieving a localisation of 85% for BharatBenz trucks at the start of production in 2012. Recently he was elevated as the Managing Director & CEO of the company. He shared his views with T Murrali on[Read More…]

by July 28, 2014 Interview
Indian engineers are efficient at addressing mechanical products: Jacques Esculier

Indian engineers are efficient at addressing mechanical products: Jacques Esculier

Calling India the second-most strongest pillar for Wabco global after Germany, Wabco hopes that India will go on to become a manufacturing hub after being a engineering superpower. Jacques Esculier, Chairman and CEO of Wabco Holdings talks to J Srikant about the braking system major’s India operations and what role the country will play in its global operations.   Q:[Read More…]

by July 28, 2014 Interview