Toyota Kirloskar suspends production due to labour unrest

 Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) has suspended production at its two manufacturing facilities in Bidadi industrial area near Bangalore with effect from Sunday, March 16. The company in a statement said that it has locked out the plants since Sunday after the failure of talks between the management and the workers union over wage negotiation followed by labour unrest in the factory premises. This has resulted in[Read More…]

by March 18, 2014 Corporate, News, OEM, Web Exclusive
NEIL launches PreSet hub

NEIL launches PreSet hub

National Engineering Industries Ltd (NEIL), part of the CK Birla Group, has launched PreSet hub assemblies for heavy commercial vehicles. The company that makes bearings under the NBC brand has established a technical collaboration with ConMet for the preset technology that results in lower maintenance costs and improved vehicle performance. ConMet, part of Amsted group, USA specialises in the development[Read More…]

Bosch puts autopilot on road to reduce accidents

Bosch puts autopilot on road to reduce accidents

In the coming years, the automobile will undergo major changes with the traffic of the future being electric, automated, and connected, said Volkmar Denner, the chairman of the Bosch board of management. During his presentation at ‘Automotive and Engine Technology,’ the 14th Stuttgart International Symposium, he said, automated driving can drastically reduce the number of accidents, and thus significantly increase[Read More…]

by March 18, 2014 Globescan, News, Web Exclusive

Continental Focuses on LED Innovations

Headlights featuring LEDs (light-emitting diodes) as the sole luminous source are currently taking our roads by storm. Used so far in the exterior lighting primarily for daytime running lights, tail lights, indicators and the like, LEDs now provide sufficient luminosity to function as low-beam or high-beam lights as well in irradiating the vehicle surroundings. They require, however complex control electronics[Read More…]

by March 14, 2014 Globescan, News, Web Exclusive
V Sumantran

Sumantran quits Hinduja Automotive

V Sumantran, one of the noted figures in automotive world, has stepped down as vice-chairman from the board of Hinduja Automotive and Ashok Leyland. At the meeting of the Board of Directors of Ashok Leyland held on March 13, 2014, the resignation of Sumantran who is serving as non-executive vice chairman of the company, was accepted. His resignation will be[Read More…]

by March 14, 2014 News, OEM, Web Exclusive
The Bosch SMG 180/120 is a compact powerhouse for use in electrical powertrains. The electric motor weighs only 32 kilos and fits inside a typical school backpack.

Bosch market outlook

Dr. Rolf Bulander: “We are seeing a sea-change in North America” – engines are becoming smaller, and efficiency ever more important  Dr. Rolf Bulander: “Electric cars are about the wow factor, not pure economics” Gasoline direct injection saves fuel yet delivers high torque and agility in every vehicle class Big-block and V8 are not the only engines – American attitudes[Read More…]

Singapore Pavilion at the Automechanika Kuala Lumpur -2013

Automechanika Kuala Lumpur hopes to attract over 6,000 visitors

Automechanika Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s leading regional trade fair for the automotive industry targeting trade visitors from ASEAN is expected to attract more than 6,000 visitors when it is held 19 – 21 March 2015 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The ninth edition of the 7,500 sqm show will be organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd and[Read More…]

Special recognition from JD Power Asia Pacific for Honda, Maruti Suzuki and MRF

JD Power Asia Pacific presented Honda, Maruti Suzuki and MRF with special recognition awards for their continued outstanding performance in meeting customer expectations at a ceremony on March 11th in New Delhi. More than 70 senior executives from nine companies attended the annual India Awards Presentation. Gerrit Kuyntjes, vice president, JD Power Asia Pacific, presented the awards to the companies[Read More…]

by March 13, 2014 News, OEM, Web Exclusive
Datsun model for Russia

First Datsun production model for Russia to be unveiled on April 4th, 2014

Datsun will pull the covers off its all new car for Russia on April 4th, 2014, in Moscow. And in advance of this symbolic event, that will celebrate the brand’s entry into the dynamic Russian automotive market, Datsun has released a sketch. (please see photo) The Datsun launch in Russia is significant for the global expansion of the brand as[Read More…]

by March 13, 2014 News, OEM, Web Exclusive
Hartmut Schick, Head of Daimler Buses, at at the annual press-conference at the Mercedes-Benz Museum, Stuttgart

Diamler Bus returns to profitability in 2013

Daimler Buses has completed business year 2013 as planned and returned to profitability. The Daimler AG division recorded operating profit of €124 million after posting an operating loss of €221 million in the previous year. Sales rose by five percent to 33,700 units (2012: 32,100), and revenues increased by four percent to €4.1 billion (2012: €3.9 billion). The company is[Read More…]

by March 12, 2014 News, OEM, Web Exclusive