Special Report

Ghaziabad Precision Products to focus on offering solutions for valve train components

Ghaziabad Precision Products to focus on offering solutions for valve train components

Text & Photos: Anirudh Raheja   Ghaziabad Precision Products (GPP), a Tier-1 manufacturer of push rods, rocker arms and shaft assemblies is now focusing on expanding its reach by developing complete solutions in valve train components. “We are developing rocker arm and shaft assembly with overhead cam application and tappets keeping in mind the new platforms which are expected to[Read More…]

Megatrends magnify Magna’s new product development approach

T Murrali Global automotive components major Magna International has been developing new products focusing on the aspiration levels of the next generation. Amongst several new technologies that the Canadian company developed is the ‘hands-free’ car that can take up the entire responsibility of driving, beyond a particular speed, say 60 mph and cruise at the determined speed. The vehicle can[Read More…]

India could play a huge role in electric mobility in the world

Text: J Srikant In the backdrop of India’s Mars Orbiter Mission successfully entering the red planet’s orbit, proving the country’s mettle in cost effective manufacturing, International Centre for Automotive Technology’s (ICAT) 4th Workshop on ‘HEV & EV – Opportunities, Challenges and Technology,’ focused on India’s way forward in the electric mobility segment and how important a role it can play[Read More…]

by December 1, 2014 Events, Special Report, Web Exclusive

SIAM 54 – a platform for big-ticket announcements

The positive sentiments generated during ACMA’s annual conference held a day before, reverberated strongly at the 54th SIAM yearly convention as well, with ministers and the government officials making ambitious promises and industry watchers forecasting a bright future. Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways, used this platform to announce major plans for the roads and highways sector,[Read More…]

by October 29, 2014 News, Special Report
Auto-mate India’s aftermarket solutions to make AMT more accessible

Auto-mate India’s aftermarket solutions to make AMT more accessible

Text & Photo: J Srikant Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) has become the new buzzword in the Indian automobile sector, thanks to Maruti Suzuki and Tata Motors, who have used this technology in their latest offerings. While Maruti introduced AMT in Celerio, Tata recently employed this technology in its new compact sedan Zest. The initial response that Celerio got, with all[Read More…]

by October 29, 2014 News, Special Report
Auto Electronics to enter 4-wheeler segment and exports

Auto Electronics to enter 4-wheeler segment and exports

Text & Photos: J Srikant The automotive industry in India is moving fast towards increasing use of electronics in vehicles. Not just cars, even the 2-wheeler segment is getting more electronics fitted into their vehicles. One of the earliest electronic features to be used in a 2-wheeler was the flasher when it was made mandatory by the Motor Vehicle Act[Read More…]

by October 29, 2014 News, Special Report

Nirlep forays into engineering components

Text: Bhargav TS Aurangabad based Nirlep Engineering, which manufactures brake pistons and carburettor pistons, is taking key steps to play a larger role in the local and global automotive sector. The company has plans to bring in new products and is working on new platforms even as it lays the ground for new business. Earlier, Nirlep was a major manufacturer[Read More…]

by October 29, 2014 News, Special Report

MVD Auto Components commences operation at new Noida plant

Text: J Srikant MVD Auto Components, the Delhi based manufacturer of switches, solenoids and sensors, has started operations in its recently built manufacturing unit at Noida. With this, the number of plants for MVD has gone up to 3; the other 2 plants are located in New Delhi and Gurgaon. The Noida unit is the biggest of the 3 and[Read More…]

by October 29, 2014 News, Special Report
Highco Engineers to diversify product portfolio

Highco Engineers to diversify product portfolio

Jamshedpur-based sheet metal fabricating company – Highco Engineers Private Limited is looking at expanding its product portfolio to enable it to strike a balance during the slowdown in future. The company has taken a decision to get in to those non-automotive segments that are not affected much by the cycles of slowdown. Speaking to Auto Components India, the Executive Director and CEO of Highco Engineers, Tapas K Sahu[Read More…]

WABCO demonstrates advanced AMT

WABCO demonstrates advanced AMT

India has a dubious distinction of being the country with a record of the highest road fatality rate in the world. According to the Crime Records Bureau one human life is lost every minute due to road accidents in the country. In spite of roads becoming better, the rate of accidents has increased from 28.1% in 2006 to 32.6% in 2012. It is said that drivers are responsible[Read More…]

by August 4, 2014 Special Report, Web Exclusive