Volvo Cars inks deal with Infosys, Tech Mahindra to drive IT transformation

Volvo Cars inks deal with Infosys, Tech Mahindra to drive IT transformation

Infosys, India’s second-largest Information Technology company, has signed a multi-year deal with Volvo Cars to provide application development services for its global operations. Infosys will develop applications to support multiple domains including marketing and sales, customer service, manufacturing, product development, and corporate functions. “We are very pleased to collaborate with Volvo Cars in their strategic journey. We will be a[Read More…]

by March 18, 2014 News, OEM, Web Exclusive

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
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

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

Automobili Lamborghini sets turnover record at Euro 508 million

Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. improved its key financial figures in the fiscal 2013 and marked another successful step in its brand history of more than 50 years. With worldwide deliveries to customers increasing from 2,083 to 2,121 units, the Italian super sports car manufacturer improved its sales for the third consecutive year. These sales figures are outperforming the market trends in[Read More…]

by March 12, 2014 News, OEM, Web Exclusive
CH Han, Sr. ED, Marketing and Sales, HMIL (left) and Rakesh Srivastava, Sr. VP, Marketing and Sales, HMIL

Hyundai launches Xcent at Rs 4.66 lakh

Hyundai finally entered the highly competitive sub-four-meter compact sedan segment with its Xcent, its 10th offering in Indian car market. The car has been aggressively priced at Rs 4.66 lakh ex-showroom Delhi for its base petrol variant and topping at Rs 7.38 lakh for top-end diesel version. The car will pose direct challenge to Honda Amaze and Maruti Suzuki Swift[Read More…]

by March 12, 2014 News, OEM, Web Exclusive

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
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