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Re-imagining A Meaningful Business

Re-imagining A Meaningful Business

In an industry talk session, Satish Sharma, President of the Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa (APMEA), Apollo Tyres Ltd. and Chairman, Automotive Tyre Manufacturers Association (ATMA), speaks to Ashish Bhatia on the need to re-imagine a meaningful business. Q. What is your broad-based analysis of the industry sentiment?A. The industry has seen a fair amount of a rather tough[Read More…]

by December 1, 2022 Upfront
Backbone Of Digital Solutions

Backbone Of Digital Solutions

In an upfront session, Raghavendra Vaidya, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, DTICI speaks to Ashish Bhatia about the innovation centre as the nerve centre for cracking complex problems at Daimler Truck AG, globally. Q. What compelled the commissioning of an innovation centre outside Germany when Mercedes Benz Research and Development India (MBRDI) was to an extent looking at trucks?[Read More…]

by October 25, 2022 Upfront
Migrating to CNG

Migrating to CNG

In an exclusive upfront interaction, Rajesh R, Vice President of Defence and Power Solution Business, Ashok Leyland Ltd. speaks to Prateek Pardeshi on CEV engines taking a cleaner route. Q. What is the ideology behind introducing CNG in CVs (haulage and people movers) and CEV segments? A. For the CV industry, CNG already exists in our portfolio. However, for the[Read More…]

by October 25, 2022 Upfront
Crash Test Simulation

Crash Test Simulation

In an UpFront conversation, Renuka Srinivasan, Sales Director (SIMULIA) – Dassault Systèmes speaks to Sumesh Soman on the importance of crash test simulation and how active and passive safety is now becoming sought after in the Indian automotive market. Q. What is the future of crash test optimisation in the Indian automotive industry? How is it linked to Dassault Systemes[Read More…]

by October 25, 2022 Upfront
Driving Innovation With Standard Tools

Driving Innovation With Standard Tools

In an upfront conversation, Rafiq Somani, Area Vice President – India and South Asia Pacific, Ansys, Inc speaks to Deepti Thore about next-gen simulation and engineering tools being preferred for innovation in the automotive industry. Q. Your idea behind introducing the simulation tool? A. The Automotive industry today demands substantially higher levels of quality, reliability and durability while being cost-effective,[Read More…]

by August 8, 2022 Upfront
Global EV Adoption

Global EV Adoption

In an upfront conversation, Team Arthur D. Little comprising of Dr Andreas Schlosser, Partner, Global Head of Automotive, Germany, Barnik Chitran Maitra, Managing Partner at Arthur D. Little India and South Asia, and Fabian Sempf, Principal Arthur D. Little India, Local Head of Automotive Practice speak to Ashish Bhatia on the global EV adoption rates, barriers and opportunities for suppliers[Read More…]

by August 8, 2022 Upfront
Migrating to CNG CEVs

Migrating to CNG CEVs

In an exclusive Industry Talk session, Rajesh R, Vice President of Defence and Power Solution Business, Ashok Leyland Ltd. spoke to Prateek Pardeshi on CEV engines taking a cleaner route. Q. What is the ideology behind introducing CNG in CEVs? A. For the automotive industry, CNG already exists in our portfolio. However, for the CEV segment, I do agree it’s[Read More…]

by July 10, 2022 Upfront
Tamil Nadu Finds Industry Favour And DICV Turns 10

Tamil Nadu Finds Industry Favour And DICV Turns 10

In an upfront interaction, Satyakam Arya, Chairman of CII, Tamil Nadu State Council and MD & CEO at Daimler India Commercial Vehicles speaks to Ashish Bhatia on Tamil Nadu finding industry favour and contributing to India’s economic growth rate. He also hails a successful decade of operations in India. Where do you see the demand revival coming from? A: The[Read More…]

by July 2, 2022 Upfront
Committed to India

Committed to India

In an upfront conversation, Krishnan Kohli, Head of Vehicle Dynamics (VED) and Hydraulic Brake Systems (HBS) at Continental Automotive India speaks to Sumesh Soman on localisation and India commitment. Q. What are the localisation efforts at Continental Automotive India? A. Continental has been in the Indian market for over a decade now. And we have a presence across 15 locations[Read More…]

by June 4, 2022 Newscast, Upfront
With ACMA Leadership

With ACMA Leadership

In an upfront interaction with ACMA leadership, Sunjay Kapur and Vinnie Mehta discuss the current state of the supplier ecosystem with Sumesh Soman. Q. Has the components industry recovered from the pandemic induced slump? Sunjay. It has been almost two years since we had a physical event. So, this is a great opportunity for us to meet people physically again.[Read More…]

by May 27, 2022 Newscast, Upfront