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Component Champions Incentive Scheme

Component Champions Incentive Scheme

In line with the Union Budget 2021-22 announcement, the Government of India approved the PLI scheme for the automobile and auto components industry. Ashish Bhatia visits the fine print to gauge the industry sentiment. In the Union Budget 2021-2022, under the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme, Rs.1.97 Lakh crore was allocated for creating “global manufacturing champions” across 13 sectors including[Read More…]

by October 10, 2021 Cover Story
The ICE Landscape

The ICE Landscape

The ICE is cleaner and more efficient than in the past. Ashish Bhatia looks at the evolving landscape and the drivers of change. At the Bharat Stage VI (BSVI), it is safe to presume that the Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) is cleaner, greener and more efficient than in the past. Despite the emobility aspirations, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) continue to[Read More…]

by October 9, 2021 Cover Story
Safeguarding The Bottom Line

Safeguarding The Bottom Line

Pricol Limited is banking on evolution for sustainable growth. Prateek Pardeshi looks at how the manufacturer is safeguarding the bottom line. Pricol Ltd. has continued to evolve for sustainable growth since it first commenced operations in 1975. The automotive components and precision-engineered product manufacturer is coming off a tough pandemic marred fiscal with an even greater determination to succeed. It[Read More…]

by September 18, 2021 Cover Story
The Tesla Opportunity For More Indian Suppliers

The Tesla Opportunity For More Indian Suppliers

Considered to be the flag bearer of EVs, Tesla, Inc has a strong supplier base in each country that it operates in. Ashish Bhatia looks at this ecosystem and the underlying opportunities for more suppliers in India. It is well known that Tesla Inc. is setting its base in India after the country rolled out a red carpet for the[Read More…]

by August 3, 2021 Cover Story
Valeo Facings Reach New Markets

Valeo Facings Reach New Markets

Valeo Friction Materials India hit the bull’s eye with its export strategy. Ashish Bhatia looks at the all round efforts undertaken to reach new markets despite a raging pandemic. The outbreak of the pandemic aggravated the situation and impacted global trade equations. Indian auto component manufacturers, however, in the first half of the fiscal 2020-21, for the first time, witnessed[Read More…]

by July 6, 2021 Cover Story
Drivetrains For  Real Demand

Drivetrains For Real Demand

Automotive manufacturers are tapping into the mix of next-generation technological developments with localisation for vehicular platform consolidation. Ashish Bhatia looks at this strategy to manufacture drivetrains for the real demand. Vehicular platform consolidation is a well known global practice aimed at reducing manufacturing and platform up-gradation complexity. It is also a way to reduce any redundancies that may exist. However,[Read More…]

by June 4, 2021 Cover Story, Web Exclusive
On The Prowl For Opportunities

On The Prowl For Opportunities

The emphasis on promoting local manufacture of automobile and automotive components has led to the stakeholders actively scout for opportunities. Ashish Bhatia revisits the interventions and cites the inherent potential. The lion is on the prowl for some time now! Even as the pandemic continues to wreak havoc, the aspirations to align with the ‘Make in India’ vision plan for[Read More…]

by May 3, 2021 Cover Story, Web Exclusive
Native Bearing Solutions

Native Bearing Solutions

Emerging stronger from the pandemic, National Engineering Industries (NEI) is striving hard to offer localised solutions for multiple segments. Ashish Bhatia breaks down this intent to identify the new efficiencies added at the manufacturer.   National Engineering Indsutries Ltd. (NEI) is striving hard for excellence. In an effort to stay true to its claim of offering flexible solutions, the company[Read More…]

by May 3, 2021 Cover Story, Web Exclusive
Self-driving autonomous car with relaxed young man sitting at driver seat is driving on busy highway road in the city. Concept of machine learning, artificial intelligence and augmented reality.

System Integrators In The Automotive Value Chain

The role of system integrators in the automotive value chain is crucial to bring component subsystems together and to function as a whole. Ashish Bhatia looks at this scope of linking OEMs to a wider supplier base.   The role of system integrators is deemed crucial, more than ever before! Be it hybrid or electric. With their strengths in integrating[Read More…]

by April 12, 2021 Cover Story
Manufacture of automobile tyres.Bila Tserkva. Ukraine. 15-12-2017

The Rolling Resistance

The tyre industry has done well to keep the wheels of the nation rolling in a pandemic marred financial year. Ashish Bhatia gets the stakeholders to reflect on the changes, for good and bad, in an ongoing series of engaging conversations. The Financial Year 2021 (FY2021) began by casting a shadow over the tyre industry’s growth prospects. Believed to be[Read More…]

by March 15, 2021 Cover Story, Web Exclusive