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ACI Awards 2021 : The Winners Are

ACI Awards 2021 : The Winners Are

Winner: BorgWarner Innovative E-Mobility Solution – Component Supplier Of The Year The Nominees are: BorgWarner Dual Sided-Cooled Silicon Carbide Inverter Nipsea Group Automotive Refinish Unit (Nippon Paint Group, Japan) Paint Partner (Digital Colour Software Solutions) Tapco Pneumatics Ltd. Elektra (Electric Auto Door Controller) Driven by the climate change commitments of the Indian Government during the COP21 Summit, in Paris, to reduce[Read More…]

by April 6, 2021 Shop Floor Sojourn
Nerves Of Steel

Nerves Of Steel

The 5th Auto Components India Awards acknowledges the resilience and strength of equal, OEM partner suppliers, in the pandemic, marred 2020. Efficient rollouts and delivery of cleantech solutions with an inclusive approach are testimony to the stakeholders of this industry having nerves of steel. 2020 is proof that the stakeholders of the components and allied industries have nerves of steel.[Read More…]

by April 6, 2021 Shop Floor Sojourn
Auto industry seeks government support to boost 100% localisation

Auto industry seeks government support to boost 100% localisation

Words written by Manav Kapur, Executive Director of Steelbird International Localization refers to the practice wherein different components of the vehicles are manufactured within the country where the vehicle is meant to be sold. 100% localization within the automotive sector would be an aspirational dream in tandem with the ‘Make in India’ vision of PM Modi. The Indian Automotive Industry has gained[Read More…]

by March 24, 2021 Shop Floor Sojourn
Varroc Lighting takes the technology path for its success

Varroc Lighting takes the technology path for its success

Text & Photos: Bhargav TS Varroc Lighting Systems (VLS) India, the company headquartered in USA is widely known as the supplier of exterior lighting products to OEMs. The company involves itself from the conceptual stage subsequently into designing and manufacturing alongside research and development to walk in parallel with the standards prevailing in the market. The lighting major stands unique[Read More…]

by April 27, 2016 Shop Floor Sojourn
Allison Transmission India assimilates global best practices

Allison Transmission India assimilates global best practices

Text: Bhargav TS & Anusha B Allison Transmission India, a fully-owned subsidiary of Allison Transmission Inc. is the world’s largest manufacturer of fully automatic transmissions for medium and heavy-duty commercial vehicles and leader in hybrid-propulsion systems for city buses. Currently grabbing a global market share of 63%, the Indian arm is taking several steps to penetrate more into the Indian[Read More…]

by April 27, 2016 Shop Floor Sojourn
Fiem shines brighter for a safe drive

Fiem shines brighter for a safe drive

Text & Photos: Bhargav TS Lighting systems in the automobiles play a vital role in enhancing the aesthetics of the overall vehicle apart from providing adequate road safety. In an automotive, lights are involved in front (headlight), rear (tail light) and blinkers. To manufacture these lights very few companies involved in India. Haryana-based Fiem Industries that make wide range of[Read More…]

by April 27, 2016 Shop Floor Sojourn
Scania hits bulls eye with its bus production facility in India

Scania hits bulls eye with its bus production facility in India

Text : Anusha B Swedish auto maker Scania, which started truck manufacturing operations at the Narasapura facility near Bangalore in October 2013, is now making use of “local talent and competence” by kick-starting the bus production in the country. Scania envisages the global technology standards in India as it does with other setups across globe with committed infrastructure and practices. Localisation[Read More…]

by April 27, 2016 Shop Floor Sojourn
Tenneco sets new benchmark in manufacturing exhaust systems

Tenneco sets new benchmark in manufacturing exhaust systems

Text & Photos: Bhargav TS As India gradually moves towards improved automotive emission norms, a host of companies from developed countries are eyeing good business opportunities in the country. Tenneco Automotive, the world’s largest automotive equipment supplier, present in India by manufacturing ride control and clean air products, is taking concrete steps to stay ahead of the curve. To improve[Read More…]

by April 23, 2016 Shop Floor Sojourn
Roots Industries honks for Safety

Roots Industries honks for Safety

Text: Bhargav TS The Roots Industries plant in Coimbatore makes around 6.5 lakh horns every month, manufactured according to IS 1884 standards that comply to all Indian and international (ECE) regulations. It produces 15 to 20 models ranging in diameter from 70mm to 150mm and supplies to all the major OEMs both in domestic as well as the export market.[Read More…]

by April 23, 2016 Shop Floor Sojourn
Axalta – living coatings Colourfully and Passionately

Axalta – living coatings Colourfully and Passionately

The $4.3 billion Axalta Coatings Systems serves the market in two key areas: Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and refinish shops. Every day, around the world, the global company develops coating systems for leading OEMs and more than 120,000 collision and repair refinish shops. Working with a clear objective to deliver performance that exceeds expectation, it creates consistently, quality products that[Read More…]

by April 23, 2016 Shop Floor Sojourn