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Spark Minda increases focus on quality

Spark Minda increases focus on quality

ACI Bureau Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group, a leading manufacturer of automotive safety & security Systems, driver information & telematics systems, and interior systems with a specially dedicated aftermarket wing, is looking to increase its focus on quality. Currently operational from 32 plants located in India, Germany, Poland, Indonesia, Vietnam, Uzbekistan with office in Japan & Russia, the Group has[Read More…]

by April 6, 2015 Corporate, Short Takes, Web Exclusive
Bharat Forge inaugrates High Tech Locomotive Component Manufacturing facility

Bharat Forge inaugrates High Tech Locomotive Component Manufacturing facility

Bharat Forge, one of the biggest auto component makers in India, inaugurated its High Tech Locomotive Component Manufacturing Facility in Baramati, Maharashtra. Inaugurated by Minister of State for Railways, Manoj Sinha, the new plant will help expand its footprint in the locomotive business. “Under our government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative, we are committed to encourage indigenous manufacturing of railway components[Read More…]

by February 16, 2015 Corporate, Events, Focus, News, Short Takes, Web Exclusive
BorgWarner Receives 2014 Supplier Quality Excellence Award From GM India

BorgWarner Receives 2014 Supplier Quality Excellence Award From GM India

BorgWarner’s manufacturing plant in Manesar, India, was presented with a 2014 Supplier Quality Excellence Award from GM India. The award recognizes top-performing suppliers that meet or exceed GM’s stringent quality criteria for timely delivery, high-quality products, smooth production processes and maintaining quality systems such as ISO/TS16949. “At BorgWarner, we are driven to improve fuel economy, emissions and performance for vehicles[Read More…]

by January 27, 2015 Corporate, Short Takes, Uncategorized, Web Exclusive

Gulf Oil Lubricants India and Whitmore form strategic alliance

Gulf Oil Lubricants India Limited, a Hinduja Group Company, has formed a strategic partnership with Whitmore, a global producer of lubrication-centric reliability products including high performance mining, rail and industrial lubricants for the Indian market. With this alliance, Gulf Oil will add Whitmore’s specialty lubricants and greases to its already extensive product line of industrial and automotive lubricants and maintenance[Read More…]

Renishaw to highlight new metrology products

At the IMTEX 2015 exhibition Renishaw will highlight a range of process control solutions that help tackle the increasing drive to lean manufacturing, from new technologies for pre-process machine calibration to on-line and off-line post-process measurement. There will also be a significant focus on the company’s additive manufacturing (3D printing) systems with the new PlusPac upgrade for its AM250 additive[Read More…]

by January 8, 2015 Events, Short Takes, Web Exclusive
Infinite opportunities in Indo-German collaboration

Infinite opportunities in Indo-German collaboration

Text: T Murrali     Clear understanding between partners is the key to success in a joint venture between two organisations, said, Venu Srinivasan, Chairman and Managing Director, TVS Motor Company. Delivering his address at the Annual Regional Meet 2014 of the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce, he said, it is better to have a “prenuptial agreement,” as the Americans do[Read More…]

by January 8, 2015 News, Short Takes, Web Exclusive
TII forays into large diameter precision tube manufacturing

TII forays into large diameter precision tube manufacturing

Chennai-based Tube Investments of India (TII), part of the Rs 24,300 crore Murugappa Group, has forayed into manufacturing large diameter precision tubes. The company has recently inaugurated the manufacturing plant at Tiruttani near Chennai, with an installed capacity of 11,000 tonnes per month. The facility has been set up with an investment of Rs 250 crore to manufacture a wide[Read More…]

by January 7, 2015 News, Short Takes, Web Exclusive

LANXESS to focus on continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites

LANXESS, the Germany based chemicals major, said that they will be focussing on Tepex, the continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic high-performance composites from its subsidiary Bond-Laminates. The hybrid technology using Tepex with polyamide 6 as an overmolding material has already done well in a large number of series applications in the lightweight design of automobiles. “Our intention is to highlight the enormous[Read More…]

Samvardhana Motherson Automotive Systems Group BV announces acquisition of assets of ‘Scherer & Trier, Germany’

Motherson Sumi Systems Limited (MSSL), Noida-headquartered auto component giant, has announced acquisition of acquisition of assets of Scherer & Trier of Germany, through its subsidiary Samvardhana Motherson Automotive Systems Group BV (SMRP BV). The deal, which is worth nearly Euro 36 million (Rs 283 crore), will include the transfer of assets including land and building  & inventories along with shareholding[Read More…]

by December 16, 2014 Corporate, Events, News, Short Takes, Web Exclusive
Yokohama India starts commercial production at its India plant

Yokohama India starts commercial production at its India plant

Yokohama India, the fully-owned Indian arm of Yokohama Rubber Corporation, today inaugurated the first phase of commercial production at its India plant. The plant, based in Bahudargarh in Haryana, is the company’s first production unit in the country. Trial production at the plant had started in February this year. Spread across an area of nearly 25 acres, the plant will have a[Read More…]