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August 2016

August 2016

Double Delight As predicted, monsoon is bringing lots of cheers to some sections of the automotive industry. The government is also optimistic about getting the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill through Parliament by the end of the current monsoon session. If the Bill is passed it will be, along with a good monsoon, double delight to the automotive industry.[Read More…]

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JULY 2016

JULY 2016

Optimism Prevails The Indian auto components industry has been in a growth trajectory with a CAGR of 6% during the last 6 years. The industry posted 8.8% growth to Rs 2.55 lakh crore in 2015-16. With signs of recovery in the automotive market and prospects of a better monsoon, the Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA), the apex body[Read More…]

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JUNE 2016

JUNE 2016

Regulatory Issues The automotive industry in India is transforming, but with enormous challenges. The Supreme Court has extended the ban on registration of diesel cars with an engine capacity of 2000cc and above in Delhi. The diesel ban in Delhi, effective from December 16, 2015, has cost nearly 5,000 jobs in the automotive sector and a production loss of about[Read More…]

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MAY 2016

MAY 2016

Cheerful Forecast It has not been the easiest of times for the automotive industry with 2 successive years of drought wiping off a big chunk of gains made by the industry in the previous 3 years. The outlook is a lot more positive this fiscal with the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecasting an above normal monsoon. This has brought cheers[Read More…]

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APRIL 2016

APRIL 2016

Challenges Foreseen The automobile industry in the past has seen lot of ups and downs and still continuing in the same fashion. Vehicle manufacturers and suppliers are confronted with increasing complexity as a result of increasing numbers of products and options, shorter technology cycles, increasing pressure to innovate and global supply networks. And at the same time they need to[Read More…]

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MARCH 2016

MARCH 2016

Growing Together The 13th Auto Expo that concluded recently has grown over the years with manufacturer’s participation in ascending pace and with global brands once sneak-peeked establishing their grounds satiating the evolving needs of the customers. The expo has not only grown in size, but also the technical areas are wide opened with lot of innovations queuing-up. Matching the current[Read More…]

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February 2016

February 2016

Big, Bigger, Biggest… The biennial edition of Indian Auto Expo is around the corner. At the premier auto event, vehicle manufacturers and component makers will showcase their latest offering not only to the Indian market but for the global market. Set to witness 80 launches, many of which would be world premieres, the show is expected to be big and[Read More…]

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January 2016

January 2016

Green Revolution In the recently concluded Paris Climate Summit, India promised to cut the intensity of its greenhouse gas emissions per unit of GDP by 33-35% by 2030. In the parleys held in the run-up to the UN summit in Paris, almost every big country had set itself targets to reduce emissions. India, the world’s third-largest emitter of greenhouse gases,[Read More…]

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December 2015

December 2015

Firing Order The automotive industry is in a transition period as the stringent emission norms and fuel economy target in all aspects of the internal combustion (IC) engine are subjected to close scrutiny. Currently, the global automakers are working hard to manage the inefficiency of the IC engines. The global competition for affordable energy and resources will lead to increasing[Read More…]

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November 2015

November 2015

Lighting the way In the recent times, there has been an increasing awareness amongst people with regards to automobile safety and security. In addition, stringent regulations and legislations set up by the government of various countries have shifted the focus of automotive lighting manufacturers from obsolete inefficient automotive lamps to smart and efficient automotive lighting. Technologies such as LED, HID/Xenon[Read More…]

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