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Mercedes-Benz do Brasil announces new Head of Procurement

Mercedes-Benz do Brasil empowers its leadership team with a new head of procurement. With Erodes Berbetz (43), the company engaged an experienced purchasing expert with proven market knowledge in Brazil. Berbetz will follow Ricardo Vieira Santos (57), who is retiring. “With Erodes Berbetz we won an expert, who knows the commercial vehicle market in Brazil and its suppliers by heart.[Read More…]

by April 10, 2014 News, OEM, Web Exclusive
DICV sells 10,000 BharatBenz trucks in 18 months

DICV sells 10,000 BharatBenz trucks in 18 months

After laying the foundation stone for a bus plant a month ago, Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) today announced that it has crossed the threshold of 10,000 sold BharatBenz trucks since market launch in September 2012. In addition to achieving the feat within 18 months of launch, the company also witnessed another milestone with sales crossing 1,000 units in a[Read More…]

by April 10, 2014 News, OEM, Web Exclusive
TVS Logistics appoints E Balaji as ‘President – People Services’

TVS Logistics appoints E Balaji as ‘President – People Services’

TVS Logistics Services Limited (TVS LSL), India’s, today announced the appointment of E. Balaji, as President – People Services (HR) with effect from 1st April, 2014. In his new role, Balaji will be responsible for various facets of people services functions across the globe for TVS LSL. Prior to joining the compan he was working as Managing Director and CEO[Read More…]

Volkswagen India’s 50,000th export car rolled out from Pune Plant

Volkswagen India’s 50,000th export car rolled out from Pune Plant

Volkswagen India today celebrated the roll out of its 50,000th export car at its plant in Chackan in Pune.  The jubilee export car – a left-hand drive Vento, will be shipped to Mexico to meet the growing demand of the Indian Vento in North America. Volkswagen India started the export of cars from its Pune Plant in 2011. The big[Read More…]

by April 9, 2014 News, OEM, Web Exclusive

SKF supplies solutions to the e-up! Volkswagen’s first full electric car

SKF is supplying Volkswagen with energy efficient bearings to the E-powertrain of their first full electric vehicle, the e-up. The company is supplying customised tapered roller bearings and eDrive ball bearings to the electric motor and gearbox of the e-up!, which was launched the fall of 2013. The solutions help to reduce the friction and noise in the E-powertrain, enabling[Read More…]

by April 9, 2014 News, Short Takes, Web Exclusive
BorgWarner’s Eco-Launch Solenoid Valve gets  PACE Innovation Partnership Award

BorgWarner’s Eco-Launch Solenoid Valve gets  PACE Innovation Partnership Award

BorgWarner received Automotive News PACE Innovation Partnership Award for its collaboration with General Motors (GM) on the Eco-Launch solenoid valve. The innovative technology helps deliver improved fuel economy and performance at significantly lower cost than alternative systems. Several patents are pending for the innovation, and GM has already committed to using the technology on an upcoming vehicle. BorgWarner’s innovation also[Read More…]

by April 9, 2014 Globescan, News, Web Exclusive
Continental receives 2014 Automotive News PACE Award for Pedestrian Protection System

Continental receives 2014 Automotive News PACE Award for Pedestrian Protection System

The international automotive supplier Continental received the 2014 Automotive News PACE (Premier Automotive Suppliers Contribution to Excellence) award for its ‘Pressure sensor-based Pedestrian Protection System (PPS pSAT). This marks Continental’s third PACE Award win in just two years. Continental’s solution for pedestrian protection was initially developed to help European automakers and other manufacturers selling vehicles in Europe meet the upcoming[Read More…]

by April 9, 2014 Globescan, News, Web Exclusive
Scania flags off SVLL Connect in Mumbai

Scania flags off SVLL Connect in Mumbai

Scania Commercial Vehicles India (SCVI) today flagged off the first buses for SVLL Connect of Scania Metrolink Services in Mumbai. Anders Grundströmer, Managing Director, SCVIand Senior Vice President Scania Group and Deepak Baid, Director, SVLL Connect were part of the celebration. These buses will connect travelers from Mumbai to Surat and other destinations.   The SVLL Connect range introduces a[Read More…]

by April 9, 2014 News, OEM, Web Exclusive
Federal-Mogul Corporation earns 2014 Automotive News PACE award

Federal-Mogul Corporation earns 2014 Automotive News PACE award

Federal-Mogul Corporation’s powertrain segment was the recipient of a 2014 Automotive News PACE(TM) Award at a ceremony on April 7 in Detroit. The award recognises automotive suppliers for superior innovation, technological advancement and business performance. The company’s lead-free engine bearings were recognised in the product category, which highlights innovations in new products, components or systems that have significant market impact[Read More…]

by April 8, 2014 Globescan, News, Web Exclusive
ZF’s 9-Speed Automatic Transmission Wins 2014 PACE Award

ZF’s 9-Speed Automatic Transmission Wins 2014 PACE Award

ZF Friedrichshafen AG was honored as a 2014 Automotive News PACE (Premier Automotive Suppliers’ Contribution to Excellence) Award winner in the product category for its 9-speed automatic transmission (9HP) at an awards ceremony in Detroit, Michigan.  With its compact design and increased fuel savings, the 9HP is an industry first. The PACE Awards honor superior innovation, technological advancement and business[Read More…]

by April 8, 2014 Globescan, News, Web Exclusive