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Volkswagen Pune plant ‘Think Blue’ strengthens environment commitment

Volkswagen’s ‘Think Blue,’ a holistic approach to vehicle production focuses on creating environmental friendly products and solutions, contributing to a sustainable future. Volkswagen Group has over 25 models in India produced from two plants – Pune and Aurangabad. The Pune plant has a manufacturing capacity of 150,000 cars per year, currently manufacturing the Polo, Vento and ŠKODA Rapid. Mahesh Kodumudi,[Read More…]

by March 12, 2014 News, OEM, Web Exclusive
Srinivasan Dwarakanath, CEO, Airbus India

Airbus reinforces its presence in India

Airbus is grouping its activities in India through the creation of a fully owned subsidiary called Airbus India to manage the company’s significant Indian footprint spread across several sites. The new Airbus India organisation will have customer facing centres in Delhi and Mumbai. Building on the success of the Airbus Engineering Centre India (AECI) in Bangalore, Airbus India will also[Read More…]

by March 11, 2014 News, Web Exclusive

ACMA Takes a Ten-member CEO Delegation to China

To open up new export avenues in the People Republic of China, Auto Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA), the apex body representing the interest of Indian Auto Component Industry has taken a ten-member CEOs’ delegation to China from March 10th to 13th, 2014. ”ACMA has undertaken several such business development initiatives for the Indian auto components industry in China;[Read More…]

by March 11, 2014 News, Web Exclusive

Volvo Cars honours Halla Visteon Climate Control

Halla Visteon Climate Control Corporation, a full-line automotive supplier of climate systems and components, has been honored by Volvo Cars with a Quality Excellence Award (VQE Award). Representatives of three European plants of Halla Visteon Climate Control received the awards during a recent ceremony in the Volvo hall in Gothenburg, Sweden.   “We are honored to receive the VQE certification[Read More…]

by March 10, 2014 Globescan, News, Web Exclusive
SMA6xy sensor platform simplifies the release approval process by giving sensors a common housing design whatever the application.

Bosch’s new acceleration sensors speeds up airbag system development

Bosch’s latest generation of acceleration sensors makes developing airbag systems easier. With versions for use in the airbag control unit and versions for peripheral use in the vehicle’s front, sides, and rear, the SMA6xy sensor platform simplifies the release approval process by giving sensors a common housing design whatever the application. All the sensors in the new SMA6xy product family[Read More…]

by March 10, 2014 Globescan, News, Web Exclusive
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SMI7xy sensor platform is designed specifically for use in active
and passive safety systems and in driver assistance systems.

New generation inertial sensors from Bosch

Bosch has launched a new generation of inertial sensors. The SMI7xy sensor platform is designed specifically for use in active and passive safety systems and in driver assistance systems. These new sensors are robust and take up little room, as they are supplied in a compact BGA housing that measures just 7x7x1.5 mm3. The SMI7xy platform comprises four types of[Read More…]

by March 10, 2014 Globescan, News, Web Exclusive
Nabada Johari customer from Silchar, Richard Tobin - CEO, CNH Industrial, Derek Neilson -Chief Manufacturing Officer, CNH Industrial and Stefano Pampalone - Chief Operating Officer, APAC, CNH Industrial

CASE launches backhoe loader 851 EX

CASE Construction Equipment, a brand of CNH Industrial, announced the launch of the new 96 horsepower 851 EX Backhoe Loader. Richard Tobin, CEO of CNH Industrial, initiated production at a ceremony in the CASE India plant in Pithampur, Madhya Pradesh, where it was designed and manufactured. Tobin said, “India and the Asia Pacific Region are key markets for CNH Industrial,[Read More…]

by March 7, 2014 News, OEM, Web Exclusive
Daimler lays foundation stone for bus manufacturing plant in Chennai

Daimler lays foundation stone for bus manufacturing plant in Chennai

Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) has laid the foundation stone for its new bus manufacturing facility in Chennai. The company plans to invest Rs 425 crore in the new factory with an installed capacity of 1,500 buses, which can be expanded to 4,000 buses subsequently. The new plant, expected to be completed by the second quarter of 2015, will manufacture[Read More…]

by March 6, 2014 News, OEM, Web Exclusive
Election Dates Out; Industry Hopes for Clear Mandate

Election Dates Out; Industry Hopes for Clear Mandate

Ending the long wait by the industry, the Election Commission today announced the dates for the 16th Lok Sabha elections. India will go to polls in nine phases starting from April 7th and ending on May 12th. Chief Election Commissioner V S Sampath announced polling will take place on April 7, 9, 10, 12, 17, 24, 30, May 7 and[Read More…]

by March 6, 2014 News, Web Exclusive
IAC Continues Expansion In India with Dedication Of Two New Facilities

IAC Continues Expansion In India with Dedication Of Two New Facilities

Leading automotive and commercial vehicle interiors supplier, International Automotive Components (IAC),this week opened two new facilities at New Delhi and Pune. Company officials first dedicated a new facility which complements IAC’s current Manesar manufacturing operation, and then followed with today’s dedication of a new 80,000-square-foot Manufacturing, Design & Technical Center in Chakan, India. The Chakan facility, which is IAC’s second[Read More…]

by March 4, 2014 News, Web Exclusive