Yamaha organises Annual Suppliers Conference-2017

India Yamaha Motor Private Limited (IYM) recently organised the Annual Suppliers Conference at Greater Noida (Delhi-NCR). The conference was attended by 500 members representing more than 200 suppliers from across I...

ZF inaugurates first Technology Centre in India

ZF Friedrichshafen AG, a global leader in driveline and chassis technology as well as active and passive safety technology, has inaugurated its first Technology Centre in India in Hyderabad, Telangana.

BASF Catalysts doubles production capacity in India

BASF Catalysts India Private Limited has inaugurated its new mobile emissions catalysts manufacturing site. The site includes a new 47,000-square-meter production plant, which replaces an existing BASF plant in Chen...

Sub assembly system for spares keeps Ford customers happy

Buying a vehicle is not the real tough part. Maintaining a vehicle is what could turn out to be a nightmare. Unavailability of spare parts, terrible service standards or exorbitantly priced spares can result in unto...

Sundaram-Clayton plans to invest Rs 750 cr in India, US

Sundaram-Clayton Limited (SCL) is planning to invest Rs 400cr over 3 years to expand its facilities in India. This will increase its capacity from 60,000 MT to 70,000 MT. SCL has 4 manufacturing plants situated in ...

Gestamp Rs 260 crore investment in first hot stamping plant in India

Gestamp, a Spanish multinational company specialised in the design, development and manufacture of metal components for the automotive industry, has launched a new plant specialised in hot stamping in Pune (India). ...

GP Petroleums launches first Repsol diesel engine oil in India

GP Petroleums Ltd, a leading lubricant maker and part of UAE-based Gulf Petrochem Group, has launched the Spanish oil major Repsol’s diesel engine oil for the first time in India, as per its exclusive licence agreem...

Mercedes-Benz India associates with Continental Tyres

Mercedes-Benz India has announced its association with Continental Tyres to offer a range of ‘Mercedes-Benz Approved Tyres’. The association with Continental Tyres is pivotal in introducing the range of high perform...

BorgWarner supplies durable silent chains for Suzuki Solio Hybrid

BorgWarner, a global leader in clean and efficient technology solutions for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles, produces silent chains for Suzuki’s Solio hybrid vehicle. When driving under electric power, two ...

Wabco extends agreement with Kamaz truck maker

Wabco Holdings Inc., a leading global supplier of technologies and services, has announced that it has extended its long-term agreement with Russian truck manufacturer Kamaz to supply a comprehensive range of advanc...

Motherson Sumi to acquire Finnish company PKC Group for Rs 4160 crore

Leading global auto components major Motherson Sumi Systems Ltd (MSSL) controlled by Vivek Chaand Sehgal has announced plans to acquire PKC Group Plc of Finland for around Euros 571 million (approximately Rs 4160 cr...

First fully owned Bosch Car Service Centre in Bengaluru

Bosch Limited inaugurated its first Company Owned Company Operated (CoCo) Bosch Car Service Centre in Bengaluru on January 19, 2017. The centre was inaugurated by Soumitra Bhattacharya, President, Bosch Group India.

IAC , Shenda to form JV for acoustic products

International Automotive Components (IAC) and Shanghai Shenda Co. Ltd. (Shenda) have announced the signing of a definitive agreement to form a global joint venture (JV) partnership to supply soft trim and acoustics...

Rockman Industries acquires majority stake in Moldex Composites

Rockman Industries, a Hero Group company has acquired a majority stake in Moldex Composites, a British-Indian venture, thereby making its intention known that it is investing in next-gen carbon composites technology...

Rohit Saboo receives Ashoka Award for  quality management

Rohit Saboo receives Ashoka Award for quality management

Horiba Mira opens new vehicle engineering facility in Pune

The new site increases Horiba Mira’s presence in India and will provide an in-territory base from which to deliver comprehensive vehicle attribute engineering and testing programmes. Utilising automotive test system...

Apollo Tyres to invest Rs 525 crore in AP; Inaugurates Global R&D centre in TN

Indian tyre major Apollo Tyres signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of Andhra Pradesh to set up a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility. The company is looking at investing approximately Rs 525...

BorgWarner’s low-friction Silent Timing

BorgWarner is supplying its advanced 6.35 mm silent timing chain for the new Maruti Suzuki Baleno. Powered by a 1.2-liter gasoline engine, the hatchback is available in Europe, Japan and Israel. BorgWarner’s best-in...

Varroc Lighting Systems wins innovation award

Varroc Lighting Systems India Pvt Ltd., a wholly owned entity of the Varroc Group and a leading company in the Indian automotive industry, has been named the recipient of the ‘India Automotive Lighting Technology In...

ACMA organises iAutoConnect 2016 - International Reverse Buyers-Sellers Meet

With the objective to enhance component exports globally, Automotive Component Manufacturers Association (ACMA), the apex body representing the interest of the Indian auto component manufacturers, with support of Mi...

Continental acquires Hoosier Racing Tire Corporation

International technology company Continental announced the acquisition of Lakeville, IN-based Hoosier Racing Tire Corp., a manufacturer of specialty tyres for racing applications. Hoosier was founded in 1957 and has...

TAL inaugurates new generic assembly shop in Nagpur

TAL Manufacturing Solutions Ltd., a fully owned subsidiary of Tata Motors, inaugurated a new generic assembly shop in at their manufacturing facility located in Mihan SEZ, Nagpur. The new facility was inaugurated by...

Metro Tyres forays into motorcycle radial tyres

One of the country's leading cycle tyre manufacturers Metro Tyres Ltd. announced its foray into the motorcycle radial tyre sector on September 7, 2016. The company at present holds almost 24pc market share in the cy...

Shell Lubricants partners with Komatsu; launches new diesel engine oil

Shell Lubricants, the global market share leader in finished lubricants, in partnership with Komatsu, world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment from Japan, has launched a specially reformulat...

Motorcoats India plans Rs 85 crore investment in the next 24 months

Motorcoats India, an emerging automotive aftermarket technology brand, has announced its expansion plans for the next 24 months in India. The company offers exterior and interior car protection services. After it...

Tata Motors, Boeing celebrate despatch of 5000th Floor Beam for 787 Dreamliner

TAL Manufacturing Solutions Ltd. (TAL), A Tata enterprise, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Motors, celebrated the dispatch of the 5000th Advanced Composite Floor Beam (ACFB) to Boeing for its 787-9 and 787-10 ...

Escorts divests Auto Products Business in all cash deal

Escorts Ltd has announced the divestment of its OEM & Export business of Auto Product division to Badve Engineering Ltd., Pune in an all cash deal as a part of the planned strategic reorientation of the business to ...

Bridgestone India forays into 2-wheeler tyre market with Neurun brand

Tyre major Bridgestone India has announced its foray into the two-wheeler tyre market in India under the brand ‘Neurun’ for motorcycles and scooters. Bridgestone India is a market leader for passenger tyre radials a...

BKT launches 2-wheelers tyres; to be outsourced initially

Balkrishna Industries Ltd. (BKT), known for their off-highway tyres announced its entry into the two wheeler tyre space for the Indian market. The tyres will initially be outsourced by the company and within six mo...

TVS Tyres launches ‘Protorq’ radial tyres for motorcycles in South India

TVS Tyres recently launched their high performance radial tyres - ‘Protorq’ for motorcycles in Chennai. Protorq is best suited for a wide range of premium bikes.

Wabco wins contract from Mahindra & Mahindra for vacuum pumps

Wabco Holdings Inc, a leading global supplier of technologies that improve the safety, efficiency and connectivity of commercial vehicles, has acquired a new customer, Mahindra & Mahindra, one of India’s largest man...

Shell Lubricants launches Shell Tellus range of hydraulic oils

Shell Lubricants, the global market share leader in finished lubricants, announced the launch of Shell Tellus S2 MX and Shell Tellus S2 VX- ‘The Future of Hydraulic Oils’ in India. India marks the first leg of the g...

INDIAN TYRE INDUSTRY: The fatal Chinese bite

The bite of the Chinese dragon is beginning to get fatal for the Rs 50,000 crore Indian tyre industry. On the one hand while Indian tyre majors are facing a severe shortage of raw material like rubber in the countr...

‘Make in India’ loses sheen in auto components industry; Records degrowth in exports

For the first time in five years, “Make in India” lost some of its sheen in the Indian auto components industry as imports increased dramatically and exports recorded a negative growth. Exports recorded (-) 3.7pc gr...

Tyrexpo New Delhi Edition on June 14 to see new products, tech displays

Having successfully staged the last Tyrexpo India 2015 show in Chennai, SingEx Exhibitions - the organiser of India’s one-stop marketplace for the Tyres, Automotive Repair and Maintenance, Services and Smart Soluti...

Apollo Vredestein tyres take top spot in 2016 ADAC test

Apollo Vredestein’s high performance summer tyres, the Giugiaro-designed Ultrac Vorti and Sportrac 5, have once again done well in this year’s European tyre tests. The Sportrac 5 took top honours in the 2016 ADAC te...

India a key growth market for Bosch Two-Wheeler & Powersports

Bosch has proactively been working in India with its two-wheeler customers to offer antilock braking system (ABS). ABS will be a mandatory requirement for all two-wheeler above 125cc beginning April 2018 in India. ...

Subros Manesar facility gutted in massive fire

A major fire on May 29, 2016 (Sunday) gutted almost the entire facility of Subros in Manesar. Subros is a leading player in car air conditioning. The plant been set up in Manesar in vicinity of the Maruti Suzuki Ltd...

Bosch diagnostic tools for International Reifen tyre show in Germany

For the International Reifen 2016 fair in Essen, Germany, auto component major Bosch has presented new tyre -service devices and related test equipment. These include two wheel balancers with a feature allowing con...

TVS Eurogrip showcases flotation radial tyres at Reifen 2016

TVS Srichakra, a leading Indian tyre manufacturer has showcased its new product range - flotation radial off-road tyres and a select range of the two-wheeler tyres at the Reifen 2016, Germany.

ACDelco celebrates 100 years of Aftermarket leadership

ACDelco is celebrating its 100th birthday not only by reflecting on its deep heritage, but planning its future as the automotive industry is being transformed again.Since its birth in Flint, Michigan, ACDelco – the ...

Aerospace, Defence sectors offer vast opportunities, says ACMA

With the objective of facilitating its members diversify into the fast growing Aerospace & Defence sector, the Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA) organised its second Aerospace and Defenc...

JK Tyre completes acquisition of Kesoram Industries tyre unit

With the acquisition of CIL, JK Tyre will have additional capacity of truck & bus radials, an important and high growth segment, where it is already the market leader. It will also provide JK Tyre entry into the fa...

Tyrexpo India comes to New Delhi starting June 14, 2016

Singapore based SingEx Exhibitions, a subsidiary of SingEx Holdings which is wholly owned by Singapore’s investment company, Temasek Holdings, will be organising its fourth Tyrexpo India in New Delhi in June 2016. ...

Eaton to establish global innovation centre in Pune

Power management company Eaton has announced its decision to establish a global innovation centre in India for which a modern 390,000 sq. ft. facility is being built at Magarpatta City in Pune. The establishment of ...

Avtec receives “TPM Excellence” award

Avtec, one of the largest independent manufacturers of powertrain and precision-engineered products in India, recently received the ‘Award for Excellence in Consistent TPM Commitment-2015’ at the JIPM award ceremony...

Apollo Tyres enters 2 -wheeler tyre market

Leading tyre manufacturer Apollo Tyres Ltd announced its entry into the two wheeler tyre market with the launch of their ‘Apollo Acti’ series. The company began its operations as a commercial vehicle tyre manufactur...

Uno Minda acquires global lighting business of Europe based Rinder Group

Automobile components manufacturer Minda Industries Ltd announced an acquisition of the global lighting business of Spain based Rinder Group that manufactures automotive lamps- head lamp, tail lamps and small lamps....

Yokohama India launches Advan Sport V105 & City SUV tyre Geolandar SUV

Yokohama India has launched two new patterns “Advan V105” & City SUV Tyre “Geolandar SUV” for the Indian market. While the specialised new compound in “Advan Sport V105” is jointly developed with one of the world’s ...

Sono Koyo Elfa car draws crowds at Auto Components show

At the 13 Auto Expo- Components Show held at Pragati Maidan, Sona Koyo Steering Systems Limited showcased an automobile which gave a glimpse into the future of mobility. The automobile named Elfa showcased the crit...

ACMA’s summit focuses on ‘Make Quality & Technology in India’

The Automotive Component Manufacturers Association (ACMA), the apex body representing the Indian auto component Industry organised the New Delhi Automotive Summit 2016 on the theme “Make Quality & Technology in Indi...

13th Auto Expo - Components Show sees more than 1500 companies

The 13thAuto Expo – Components Show was formally opened at New Delhi’s Pragati Maidan by Union Minister for Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises Anant Geete at the ribbon cutting ceremony.

ZF TRW to launch electric park brake technology in India

ZF TRW has announced through its joint venture, Brakes India Limited, that it has won the first business award for its Electric Park Brake (EPB) system in India. Launching with a major global vehicle manufacturer, t...

Continental announces Localisation of driving safety technologies

With increasing awareness and acceptance of safety technologies in vehicles, India is emerging as a focus market for airbags, Anti-lock Brake Systems (ABS) and Electronic Stability Control (ESC). The Chassis & Safet...

Pricol unveils new brand identity; Targets revenues of Rs 3000 crore by 2020

Pricol Limited, a leading manufacturer of automotive components for the global market, has unveiled its new brand identity, a new logo that demonstrates the value and the commitment Pricol brings to its four signifi...

New lightweight Bosch M Li-ion motorcycle battery

The new Bosch M Li-ion battery for motorcycles, scooters, quads and jet skis is a real powerhouse. Thanks to its innovative lithium-ion technology, it features just one third of the weight of comparable lead-acid ba...

Honda Cars India introduces information platform - Honda Connect

Leading car manufacturer Honda Cars India Ltd has launched Honda Connect, an intelligent and advanced information platform for customers. Honda Connect paves the way for advanced connectivity and enables new form of...

CEAT and Pirelli collaborate to distribute premium motorcycle tyres in India

CEAT has announced their partnership with Italian tyre manufacturer, Pirelli to distribute tyres in India for the growing premium motorcycle market in the country.

ICAT organises two-day symposium on lighting

The International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT) organised a two days event, International Symposium on Lighting (ISOL) for the automotive fraternity across the globe on November 23 and 24, 2015 at Epicent...

Ltd edition Apollo-Manchester United tyres for Middle East, North African markets

Carrying forward its association with Manchester United Football Club (MUFC), Apollo Tyres introduced the limited edition dual branded -- Apollo and Manchester United -- tyres for the Middle East and North African (...

Magneti Marelli new robotized gearbox plant inaugurated

Magneti Marelli, through its ‘Magneti Marelli Powertrain India Private Ltd.’ joint venture (JV between Magneti Marelli, Maruti Suzuki and Suzuki Motor Company in force since 2007), recently inaugurated a new industr...

Bridgestone India launches fuel efficient tyres Ecopia

Bridgestone India launched the new Ecopia EP150 and EP850 tyres on October 7, 2015. The company claims that Ecopia tyres are more fuel efficient than conventional tyres, the EP150 provides 7 pc better fuel efficienc...

Continental makes winter tyres from dandelion rubber

Last year Continental had presented the first test tyres in a limited series made from the innovative material that the company is calling Taraxagum, derived from the botanical name for dandelion (taraxacum). Manufa...

AVTEC LTD: On a Hi-Tech Journey

Avtec Ltd, among the several brilliant companies of the CK Birla Group, has got several formulas ready for engineering a massive growth in the near future. But the common ingredient that will make all these formulas...

BHARAT FORGE LTD: Forging a Make in India Global Plan

For the Rs 7,625 crore Kalyani group controlled by Baba Kalyani, ‘Make in India” has been a way of life. For long, this group which has business interests in the fields of automotive, energy, rail, marine, aerospace...

Harley-Davidson branding on Michelin tyres

Michelin and Harley-Davidson, who have been partners since 2008, announced globally they have signed an agreement allowing the tyres with both Michelin and Harley-Davidson branding on their sidewalls. These tyres wo...

JK Tyre premium range of SUV tyres- Ranger

JK Tyre & Industries Ltd, pioneers of radial tyres in India, launched its exclusive range of highly advanced multi-terrain tyres- Ranger in Panaji, Goa. With the Ranger series, JK Tyre aims to augment its presence i...

Apollo launches high mileage car tyre for India

Apollo Tyres has launched their all new Apollo Amazer 4G Life tyre in India. The tyre has been specially designed for increasing mileage and durability of 100,000kms.

Stanadyne launches EcoForce, a high-tech fuel injection system	in India

Stanadyne, a global leader in the design and manufacture of diesel and gasoline fuel systems has launched EcoForce. This is a next generation diesel fuel system developed for the below 50 horsepower engine market. E...

Auto Component Industry grows by 11pc in FY 14-15

Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA), the apex body representing India’s Auto Component manufacturing industry, announced the findings of its Industry Performance Review for the fiscal 2014...

New Meyle CV stabiliser repair kit to fit Mercedes-Benz Actros models

Stabiliser assemblies on commercial vehicles are particularly vulnerable to wear owing to the truck's high overall weight. Normal vibration resulting from road imperfections is magnified under the vehicle load, thus...

India’s first ‘lifetime engine warranty’ for consumers from Shell

We have heard of slogans like “fill it, shut it, forget it” for petrol driven motorcycles. Now there should be a “Pour it, forget it” slogan too with Shell Lubricants, the global leader in finished lubricants, annou...

Jaguar Land Rover India has a new parts distribution centre

Jaguar Land Rover India, part of Tata Motors, has opened a new Parts Distribution Centre (PDC) for the country, in Bhiwandi, near Mumbai. This state-of-the-art facility, spread over 70,000 square feet, will have reg...

New Renault Espace glows with Hella lights

In the new fifth generation Renault Espace, global lighting experts Hella has provided the combination rear lamp a complex shape and equipped it with innovative LED technology. This French crossover was first introd...

Apollo Tyres launches Manchester United Tyre in India

Apollo Tyres in collaboration with Manchester United Football Club from Manchester, UK have launched their limited edition signature Manchester United tyre in India.

Michelin Latitude Sport 3 tyre makes India debut

French tyre major Michelin is introducing its internationally acclaimed premium range SUV tyres in India--the Michelin Latitude Sport 3. The new Latitude Sport 3 (LS3) is the third generation of Latitude on-road ...

Motherson Sumi gets Rs 15,400 crore order from Daimler

Global automotive supplier Motherson Sumi Systems Ltd. (MSSL) through its subsidiary Samvardhana Motherson Automotive Systems Group BV (SMRPBV) has received a massive order worth Rs 15,400 crore from Daimler for the...

Goodyear launches Assurance TripleMax tyres for power braking

Next time when the roads are wet and you brake hard to avoid hitting someone and the car comes to a sudden stop; You owe your life to not just the ABS in the car but also to your tyres, provided you have the new Goo...

Magneti Marelli inaugurates 2 new plants in China

Auto components major Magneti Marelli has inaugurated two production sites in China the field of lighting and electronic systems, in two key regions for the Chinese automotive scenario - Xiaogan and Guangzhou. The ...

Apollo increases its focus on retreading; Opens 3rd ARZ in Mumbai

Spreading its network further for branded retreading outlets, Apollo Tyres has inaugurated its 3rd Apollo Retread Zone (ARZ) in Mumbai, in the western part of India. Rajesh Dahiya, Group Head, Sales-APMEA (Asia Paci...

Honeywell Turbochargers in VW, Skoda models in India

Honeywell Transportation Systems is providing its variable-geometry, diesel turbocharger technology to Volkswagen for its new 1.5L TDI diesel engine designed and developed in India.

Ceat launches Milaze tyres for scooters in India

Ceat Ltd has launched its new range of tyres for scooters called the Milaze Tyres. Available in sizes3.50-10 TT and 90/100-10 TT, the tyre offers an improved load carrying capacity with high mileage and will be avai...

Bosch control units have made transmissions efficient

Compared to manual transmissions, modern automatic transmissions enhance driving comfort and also save on fuel, which is because they independently determine the point at which the engine runs most efficiently. In s...

Bosch inaugurates engine Dynamometer Lab at NITK

Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions (RBEI) has inaugurated the Engine Dynamometer Laboratory at National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal (NITK). It is the first Engine Dynamometer Laboratory...

BorgWarner provides all-wheel drive technology to BMW

BorgWarner is supplying its GenV all-wheel drive (AWD) coupling for the BMW Group’s all-new 2 Series Active Tourer. The electro-hydraulically actuated AWD coupling automatically distributes power between the front a...

Federal-Mogul Powertrain, Anand Group India form 2 JVs

Anand India and Federal-Mogul Powertrain, a division of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation have announced that they have entered into an agreement to convert the Sealing and Piston Ring businesses of Anand into join...

FARO acquires ARAS 360 Technologies Inc

FARO Technologies Inc, the world’s most trusted source for 3D measurement, imaging, and realisation technology, recently announced the acquisition of ARAS 360 Technologies Inc., a global leader in the development of...

Uno Minda, Kosei Aluminum JV for alloy wheels

Nirmal Minda controlled Uno Minda and Kosei Aluminum Co. ltd. a leading Japanese alloy wheel manufacturer have entered into a joint venture agreement to manufacture and sell alloy wheels in India. The JV ceremony to...

Over 400 companies from 16 countries at ACMA Automechanika New Delhi

The 2nd edition of India’s premium automotive aftermarket trade fair – ACMA Automechanika New Delhi—began in New Delhi on February 26, 2015. More than 400 exhibitors from 12 countries are showcasing the latest in au...

Liqui Moly and Anand Automotive partner in India

German lubricants and oil major Liqui Moly has partnered with Anand Automotive to expand its reach and gain significant market share in India. Ansysco, an Anand Automotive group company, and Liqui Moly signed a part...

Bosch Automotive Aftermarket at ACMA Automechanika

Bosch Automotive Aftermarket is showcasing the best of its mobility solutions business at ACMA Automechanika New Delhi which began in the Capital on February 26, 2015 and will continue till March 1, 2015.

BorgWarner equips VW diesel engines with turbocharger technology

BorgWarner, a product leader in highly engineered components and systems for powertrains around the world, is supplying its advanced variable turbine geometry (VTG) turbochargers for the newly developed 1.4-litre th...

‘New Product Display’ zones at ACMA Automechanika 2015

The 2015 ACMA Automechanika to be held in New Delhi from February 26 to March 1, 2015 will have two ‘New Product Display’ zones. These zones will showcase the latest speciality products, auto components and innovati...

Sigma Freudenberg Nok (SFN) 2nd facility opens in Punjab

Sigma Freudenberg NOK (SFN), an Indo-German- Japanese joint venture company has set up its second production facility in Basma, Punjab for manufacturing of critical oil seals and sealing products for domestic and ...

Ford expands retail distribution of genuine parts to South India

Ford India has appointed Eureka Ford Parts as the exclusive distributor for Ford Genuine Parts in Tamil Nadu. According to a company press note, Eureka Ford Parts will reach out to all auto part retailers and indepe...

Force Motors plans new Pune engine plant with 50000 p.a. capacity

Pune-based and Prasan Firodia controlled Force Motors Ltd has informed the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) that the Board of Directors of the Company has approved the establishment of a factory in Chakan, near Pune for ...

BMW India partners with Force Motors for engines, gear boxes

BMW India has partnered with major Indian auto component suppliers for sourcing of components for local production of its cars at BMW Plant Chennai. According to a BMW India press release, the suppliers are Force Mo...

Bosch completes acquisition of ZF Lenksysteme

On January 30, 2015, the Bosch Group completed the acquisition of ZF Friedrichshafen AG’s 50 pc share in the joint venture ZF Lenksysteme GmbH (ZFLS). The antitrust authorities have approved the acquisition. This me...

TVS Srichakra unveils new brand identity, logo

TVS Srichakra Ltd, a leading manufacturer and exporters of two and three wheeler tyres and Off-Road Tyres in India, unveiled its new brand identity and logo at a press conference in Chennai. Embarking into the n...

Continental expands technical centre in Bangalore

Continental AG has now expanded its research and development footprint by inaugurating their 13,000 square metre facility in Bangalore. The current head count of engineers now stands at 1000. The total investment at...