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Daimler Financial Services India appoints Fred Weick as new MD

Daimler Financial Services India appoints Fred Weick as new MD

Daimler Financial Services (DFS), the captive finance arm of Daimler AG, announced the appointment of Fred Weick as the new Managing Director of Daimler Financial Services India (DFSI). Established in 2011, DFSI was originally helmed by Sidhartha Nair, who has since moved on to a new role within the DFS group. Nair is now the Head of Strategy for the[Read More…]

by January 26, 2015 Finance, News, OEM, Web Exclusive
Wabco India renews commitment to Tata Motors’ T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship

Wabco India renews commitment to Tata Motors’ T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship

Wabco, a leading global supplier of technologies to improve the safety and efficiency of commercial vehicles recently announced that it has renewed its commitment to Tata Motors’ T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship in 2015. Wabco will continue to serve as the official Braking Technology Partner to India’s premier truck racing event, introduced in 2014. Tata Motors will host its second[Read More…]

by January 26, 2015 News, OEM, Web Exclusive
Buhler India eyes new opportunities in manufacturing lightweight components

Buhler India eyes new opportunities in manufacturing lightweight components

Text & Photo: Bhargav TS   As engine downsizing along with boosting performance, improving fuel economy and keeping emissions in check increasingly gain steam in the auto industry, lightweighting seems to be at least one of the prominent answers. To manufacture lightweight components Switzerland-based machine builder Buhler Group is bringing its new ‘Lost Core’ technology to the Indian market, which[Read More…]

Continental expands R&D footprint

Continental expands R&D footprint

Text: T Murrali Global automotive supplier, tyre manufacturer and industry partner – Continental, has inaugurated a new 13,000 sqmt facility in Bangalore to expand its R&D capabilities in India. With total investment of Euro 12.4 million and current headcount of around 1,000 engineers, the new Technical Centre India (TCI) facility at Electronic City-Phase II will meet the increasing demand for[Read More…]

by January 26, 2015 Corporate, News, Web Exclusive
AMT making inroads in India

AMT making inroads in India

By Piyush Munot For more than a decade, Automated Manual Transmissions (AMTs) have been established in high volume production. It is successful in commercial vehicles and is now used more in trucks. Initially installed in sporty, high-performance cars, finally it also became accepted due to its low costs and the small required installation space – as ideal substitute for automatic[Read More…]

by January 8, 2015 By Invitation, Web Exclusive
Industry puts faith in ‘Make in India’ but sounds caution

Industry puts faith in ‘Make in India’ but sounds caution

Text & Photos: J Srikant Assocham’s 2nd World Auto Congress proved to be the coming together of all the stakeholder segments in the Indian auto industry, right from vehicle manufacturers and leading component makers to government officials who impact decision making in the sector, and industry experts. Rightly titled ‘Opportunities across the Value Chain,’ the event voiced the concerns and[Read More…]

by January 8, 2015 Corporate, News, Web Exclusive
Isuzu to source components from India for global operations

Isuzu to source components from India for global operations

Text: J Srikant Isuzu is among the latest entrants into the bulging utility vehicle market in India and has already made its presence felt with the D-Max range of pick-up trucks. Its earlier offering, the MU-7, has been able to hold its own in the competitive SUV segment which is dominated by the likes of Toyota Fortuner, Mitsubishi Pajero Sport[Read More…]

by January 7, 2015 Corporate, Web Exclusive
DeSkilling Machines

DeSkilling Machines

By T Murrali For more than a century machines have begun making their presence felt in manufacturing as production germinated from single pieces to batches, and finally mass manufacture. Today, in auto components manufacturing, even the smallest of things – loading and unloading of non-heavy and non-hazardous components – are done by machines. In this scenario, what is in store for people? Are automation[Read More…]

by January 6, 2015 Cover Story
Mitsubishi Electric to Open Rolling Stock Equipment Factory in India

Mitsubishi Electric to Open Rolling Stock Equipment Factory in India

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has announced on 4 December that its Indian subsidiary Mitsubishi Electric India Pvt. Ltd. will build a factory to produce electrical equipment for rolling stock, aiming to expand its transportation-systems business in the Indian market. Construction is planned to finish in September 2015, followed by the start of production in December that year. The factory, which is[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