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
Humongous Machines – hauling for mankind

Humongous Machines – hauling for mankind

  Indian Railways that carry around 12 million passengers every day has grown by leaps and bounds over the last 160 years. Indian Railways, which had a modest beginning in 1853, has since then been an integral part of the nation, making the country proud of manufacturing all the engines and coaches locally. To understand the activities taking place in[Read More…]

by February 5, 2015 Shop Floor Sojourn
Sansera Engineering succeeds on quality sustenance

Sansera Engineering succeeds on quality sustenance

Text and Photos: Bhargav TS There are around 30,000 components in a car complementing one another. And not all are sensitive in terms of performance; but the components manufactured by Sansera Engineering play a major role in the engine by converting reciprocating motion into rotational motion, which is done by none other than the ‘Connecting Rod’ or conrod in automotive[Read More…]

by January 6, 2015 Shop Floor Sojourn
Halla Visteon Climate Systems India sets new benchmarks

Halla Visteon Climate Systems India sets new benchmarks

Text & Photos: T Murrali & J Srikant Bhiwadi based Halla Visteon Climate Systems India Limited (HVCSIL), the first manufacturing facility within its group and the second company in India to win the Shingo Recognition Award, has been setting benchmarks in quality and safety. The parent company is looking to take a leaf out of its initiatives to be implemented[Read More…]

by December 11, 2014 Shop Floor Sojourn