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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
Empowering Teams For Powerful Technology

Empowering Teams For Powerful Technology

In an upfront interview, Latha Chembrakalam, Head of Technical Centre India, Continental Automotive India speaks to Deepti Thore about taking the India technical centre to the next level of growth and innovation. Q. How challenging has the new role for you been and how do you expect to lead the innovation and growth drive at the Technical Centre? A: I[Read More…]

by April 12, 2022 Upfront
Refurbishing Industry Is Bouncing Back

Refurbishing Industry Is Bouncing Back

In an upfront conversation, Ketan Girap, General Manager, Key Account Business Unit, Nippon Paint India Automotive Refinishes, speaks to Ashish Bhatia on the refurbishing industry as a whole bouncing back. Q. At the business end of the FY2022, what is the outlook for automotive coatings across segments from a short to medium-term perspective? A. With the Covid-19 situation improving, accompanied[Read More…]

by March 29, 2022 Upfront
Smart Tyre Technology

Smart Tyre Technology

In an upfront conversation, V.K. Misra, Technical Director, JK Tyre & Industries Ltd. spoke to Sumesh Soman on the tyre technology to watch out for. Q. How different are car radial sensors from truck and bus radials? A. Only the sensor size is smaller in the former. For trucks and cars, where the sensor size is similar, the mounting arrangements[Read More…]

by February 16, 2022 Upfront
Instrumententafel VW Tiguan
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Instrument Panel VW Tiguan

Covestro Automotive Solutions

Covestro India is creating a pull with its high-tech polymer materials. Prateek Pardeshi draws attention to the diverse automotive applications. Polymers govern the automotive industry followed by various metals and alloys. Be it the bumper, headlights, mirrors, and so on in the exterior. In the case of the interior, on the dashboard, instrument cluster, and so on and so forth.[Read More…]

by January 6, 2022 Upfront
The Road Ahead

The Road Ahead

In an upfront conversation Manav Kapur, Executive Director, Steelbird International speaks to Sumesh Soman about the road ahead for the components business. Q. How did the company cope up with the adversities caused by the Covid19 pandemic? A. We probably had the highest sales in the pandemic year. Even in the following year, we are building on the momentum. There’s[Read More…]

by January 1, 2022 Upfront
The Road Ahead

The Road Ahead

Upfront |   The Road Ahead   In an upfront conversation Manav Kapur, Executive Director, Steelbird International speaks to Sumesh Soman about the road ahead for safety and business.  How did the company cope up with the adversities caused by the pandemic? We probably had the highest sales in the pandemic year. Even in the following year, we are building on[Read More…]

by December 17, 2021 Upfront
Augmenting safety in everyday driving with 3M

Augmenting safety in everyday driving with 3M

In a discussion with 3M India on how safety is being integrated into daily driving, Pawan Kumar Singh, Country Business Leader, Transportation and Electronics Business Group at 3M shared the following. 1. Elaborate the product 3M Vehicle Conspicuity Retroreflective Tapes? How is it made? In India alone, over 150,000 people are killed in road traffic accidents annually. Many of these road traffic[Read More…]

by December 13, 2021 Upfront
Paint Protective Solutions

Paint Protective Solutions

Permagard India is eyeing expansion. Deepti Thore looks at the scope of growth through the company’s paint protective solutions. Emerging as a fast-growing ‘Surface Paint Protection’ and ‘Car Care Treatment’ company, Permagard India is eyeing expansion. Specialised in protective coatings which are designed to perform in harsh environments, Permagard offers protective coats and solutions that are claimed to have gained[Read More…]

by November 10, 2021 Mobilised, Upfront