Special Report

Tamil Nadu Global Investors Meet inaugurated by J Jayalalithaa

Tamil Nadu Global Investors Meet inaugurated by J Jayalalithaa

Tamil Nadu’s first Global Investors Meet (TN GIM 2015) was officially inaugurated by Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today. The CM also inaugurated 3 major industrial projects with a total investment of Rs 2,568 crore – the new two-wheeler unit of India Yamaha Motor (IYM) in Kancheepuram district with a capacity of producing 1.8 million two-wheelers per annum and its 9[Read More…]

by September 9, 2015 Events, News, Special Report, Uncategorized
Varsha Forgings gears up to become a one-stop solution provider

Varsha Forgings gears up to become a one-stop solution provider

Text: Bhushan Mhapralkar In what may look like a simple assembly, a torque rod in a truck, tractor or a trailer has a multi-functional role to play. It controls drive-line angles of the vehicle, restrains rotation of the axle housing while accelerating and braking, locates the axle and maintains alignment and absorbs leaning and cornering forces. Two types of torque[Read More…]

by January 26, 2015 Special Report, Web Exclusive
Energy Power Systems’ smart chemistry fetches higher power, longer life at standard AGM battery’s cost

Energy Power Systems’ smart chemistry fetches higher power, longer life at standard AGM battery’s cost

Text & Photos: T Murrali Foreseeing opportunities beyond where lead-acid chemistry was being used, the Michigan based Energy Power Systems (EPS) has achieved a breakthrough in developing a new class of batteries – Power, Life Multiplied (PLM). Based on lead acid chemistry and modified microstructure and morphology of the active materials, novel electrode/battery design and having a single cavity for multiple cells[Read More…]

by January 26, 2015 Special Report, Web Exclusive
Synthetic lubricants offer energy efficiency, contain emissions: Shell

Synthetic lubricants offer energy efficiency, contain emissions: Shell

Text & Photos: J Srikant India is a fast growing economy with manufacturing all set to lead this growth. The new initiative of ‘Make in India’ proposed by the Indian Prime Minister himself, is only going to hasten this growth. This opens up a huge opportunity for the lubricants industry and, according to Shell, synthetics will play an ever-so-important role.[Read More…]

by January 8, 2015 Special Report, Web Exclusive
TVS & Sons introduces Hypermart for SLUS

TVS & Sons introduces Hypermart for SLUS

Text: T Murrali In a bid to boost its retail business, TV Sundram Iyengar & Sons Ltd (TVS) has launched TVS Hypermart at the recently concluded Auto Serve 2014. The first of its kind initiative has been set up jointly by Sankagiri Lorry Urimaiyalargal Sangam (SLUS) and TVS to address the needs of the 2,300 plus members of SLUS. Under[Read More…]

by January 7, 2015 Special Report
NNG maps Global Trends for In-car Navigation

NNG maps Global Trends for In-car Navigation

Text & Pix: T Murrali With the navigation segment in India growing and evolving rapidly, there have been innumerable trends emerging from India and abroad. The Hungary based company NNG LLC has been leveraging these trends to develop navigation solutions. At a recent exhibition of the VIP Technology Showroom organised by NNG and its local strategic partner ANS, Peter Bolesza,[Read More…]

ASDC channels Universities to improve reach and relevance

ASDC channels Universities to improve reach and relevance

Text: J Srikant While India has been well acknowledged across the world for its excellent human resources in Information Technology, the same cannot be said about the skills available in the manufacturing sector. Blame it on the Indian education system, which squarely focuses on theory with practice given the least priority. The sector that is the worst affected because of[Read More…]

by January 7, 2015 Special Report, Web Exclusive
ACMA paves way into African Market with reverse buyer-seller meet

ACMA paves way into African Market with reverse buyer-seller meet

Text: J Srikant Automotive Component Manufacturers Association (ACMA), the apex body representing the auto component industry, recently hosted the first ever reverse buyer-seller meet with African countries in which 7 African nations participated. This was supported by the Ministry of Commerce. While ACMA has taken Indian delegations to African nations earlier, this is the first time that African companies have[Read More…]

by January 7, 2015 News, Special Report, Web Exclusive
Central Railway Parel workshop to introduce CReDFI in locomotives

Central Railway Parel workshop to introduce CReDFI in locomotives

Text & Photos: Bhargav TS As part of fuel conservation programme the Central Railway (CR) is planning to introduce Common Rail Electronic Direct Fuel Injection (CReDFI) system in its engines, at a cost of Rs 2 crore. CR’s Locomotive Workshop in Parel, Mumbai is taking several steps to enhance fuel efficiency and increase the speed of its engines by redesigning[Read More…]

SAF forges focus on special application products

SAF forges focus on special application products

Text & Photos: T Murrali The Chennai-based Super Auto Forge Private Limited (SAF) is all set to march ahead into the future leveraging its core competence in metal forming. The company has been consolidating its bouquet of products for some time and now it is focusing on 3 product lines such as drive shafts, brakes and steering & suspension parts.[Read More…]