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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
Union Budget 2021: Auto Components Special

Union Budget 2021: Auto Components Special

The Union Budget 2021 attempts to offer the necessary “succour” to the automotive components industry. Ashish Bhatia takes you through the key budgeted allocations and brings out the expert opinions. The Union Budget 2021 was deemed as the “once in a century budget” even before it was made public. After a pandemic marred 2020, the ask was for bold reforms[Read More…]

by March 13, 2021 Cover Story, Web Exclusive
The Substitutional Alloy

The Substitutional Alloy

Largely constituting MSMEs, non-ferrous metal component manufacturers are striving hard to stage a recovery from the pandemic induced degrowth. Ashish Bhatia with inputs from Deven Lad traces the headwinds and tailwinds around ancillaries based out of Asia’s largest brass micro-market. An alloy of copper and zinc in varying proportions, all through the pandemic, the non-ferrous metal ancillaries have recorded a[Read More…]

by March 12, 2021 Cover Story, Web Exclusive
Strategic Cornerstones

Strategic Cornerstones

Panasonic Automotive Systems India banks on strategic cornerstones to grow the business. Story by: Team ACI Panasonic Automotive Systems India (PASI) is building on its capabilities. The company is focussed on ‘Development’, ‘Manufacture’ and ‘Sale’ as the strategic cornerstones for growth in the automotive components segment. The auto components and parts in the fray include infotainment solutions including audio, video[Read More…]

by February 10, 2021 Cover Story
Far-reaching Aspects

Far-reaching Aspects

Continental AG used the capital market days to share the far-reaching aspects of its performance and strategy. Story by: Ashish Bhatia The ‘Capital Market Days’ are an ideal window to offer a broader perspective. Continental AG held it between December 8-16’ 2020 in a rather comprehensive schedule, claimed to be a first for the company. The objective was to ensure[Read More…]

by February 8, 2021 Cover Story