Michelin Scorcher tyre range for Harley-Davidson motorcycles in India

Leading global tyre manufacturer Michelin announced the availability of co-branded Harley-Davidson range of Michelin Scorcher tyres in the Indian replacement market through Michelin authorised dealer network. The Mi...

JK Tyre launches racetrack tested Blaze two wheeler tyres

JK Tyre & Industries Ltd, a leader in commercial vehicle tyres, has launched Blaze range of two-wheelers tyres. Equipped with built-in hybrid technology, the Blaze tyres have been developed for premium high performa...

ACMA Study on Indian Automotive Aftermarket: The Road Ahead

The Indian automotive aftermarket stood at Rs 56,098 crore (USD 8.4 billion) in 2016-17 with a total vehicle parc of 228.7 million across the country. The Indian automotive aftermarket is expected to reach Rs. 75,70...

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...

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). ...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Bosch Limited inaugurates 6th plant in India

Bosch Limited, one of the leading suppliers of technology and services in the area of mobility services, among others, has inaugurated its sixth manufacturing unit in India. The unit has been setup in Gangaikondan, ...

Theft proofing vehicles in India: Varroc-Scorpion JV

Varroc, one of India’s leading auto component manufacturers from India, has now officially collaborated with the UK based company Scorpion Automotive Pvt. Ltd., a very well trusted brand in vehicular securities. Bot...

Luman Automotive Systems, Hengst of Germany forge JV

Luman Automotive Systems, manufacturers of automotive lighting and electrical components as well as engine induction air filtration systems, has entered into a joint venture agreement with Hengst SE & Co.KG, a leadi...

UNO Minda, Toyoda Gosei establish JV for rubber hoses

UNO Minda, part of the NK Minda Group, an major Indian automotive supplier has entered into a joint venture with Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd. of Japan to manufacture and sell rubber hoses in India. The collaboration was fi...

European auto industry embracing 48v hybrids

Controlled Power Technologies (CPT), a major sponsor of the recent 48V hybrid vehicle conference in Germany, together with leading car makers and tier 1 suppliers, discussed the need for an internationally agreed 48...

Delphi, Ottomatika offer solutions to automated driving

Delphi Automotive, a leader in advanced driver assistance systems, will partner with Ottomatika, Inc., a company started by Carnegie Mellon University, which provides advanced automated driving software, to jointly ...

GKN produces world’s first two-speed eAxle for hybrids, EVs

GKN, the world’s leading supplier of automotive driveline components and systems, has produced the industry’s first two-speed eAxle. This new technology has already entered production on the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sp...

Diesel holds sway in India, EU while China prefers gasoline

While worldwide gasoline or petrol engines are the most popular powertrain, in India and the European Union (EU), every second new car is a diesel. According to Bosch, a leading global supplier of technology and ser...

Brembo brakes for powerful bikes at EICMA 2014

At the ongoing EICMA 2014 international motorcycle show in Milan, Italy brake genius Brembo is represented through some very powerful motorcycles. Brembo SpA is the world leader and acknowledged innovator of disc br...

Bosch aims to double Asian business by 2020

Over the past ten years, Bosch has doubled its sales in Asia Pacific. By 2020, it is aiming to double its sales in the region again. This was stated by Dr. Volkmar Denner, Chairman of the Bosch board of management, ...

Safran, Bharat Forge alliance for aircraft parts

France based global Aerospace, Defence, and Security leader Safran and India’s leading auto components company, Bharat Forge recently announced the start of a long-term partnership

Panasonic and Uno Minda  JV for batteries

Panasonic Corporation of Japan and Minda Industries Ltd. (Uno Minda group) have agreed to establish a joint venture company to develop, manufacture and sell lead acid storage batteries in India. According to a com...

Delphi Automotive acquires Unwired Technology

Close on the heels of Delphi Automotive acquiring US based Antaya Technologies Corp, it has announced entering into a definitive agreement to acquire media connectivity module supplier, Unwired Technology LLC, expan...

Delphi to acquire Antaya Technologies in US

Delphi Automotive has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Antaya Technologies Corp, a leading provider of proprietary on-glass connectors. With this acquisition, Delphi will be enhancing its portfolio in the ra...

Shell next gen motor oil to power Indian cars

Shell Lubricants, global market leader in finished lubricants, has announced the launch of next generation motor oil in India by the name of Shell Helix Ultra with Shell PurePlus Technology. In a press release, the ...

Honeywell turbo in Zest petrol engine

The new Tata Revotron 1.2T petrol engine recently launched in the 2014 Tata Zest, owes its turbo technology to Honeywell Turbo Technologies. The company has partnered with Tata Motors to develop their first ever pet...

TVS tyre is showcased at Reifen 2014, Germany.

TVS Srichakra Ltd, a company that manufactures and exports a large range of off-road tyres in India, recently showcased its latest Agri Radial Tyre ‘Tigertrac’ at an international tyre show in Germany. The tyres tha...

ZF, Honda Performance Development ties up.

Global leader in driveline and chassis technology ZF Friedrichshafen AG has entered into a technical partnership with Honda Performance Development (HPD). As part of this tie up, HPD will implement ZF’s high-perform...

Acma meet on polymer composites

To address the usage of advanced, high performance composites used in making vehicles lighter, safer and more fuel-efficient in synch with the existing global standards, the Auto Components Manufacturers Association...

Dana gaskets for Asia Pacific region

Dana Holding Corporation has begun the production of Victor Reinz multi-layer steel (MLS) cylinder head gaskets, exhaust gaskets, and transmission valve body separator plates at its facility in Wuxi, Jiangsu Provinc...

Dana gaskets for Asia Pacific region

Dana Holding Corporation has begun the production of Victor Reinz multi-layer steel (MLS) cylinder head gaskets, exhaust gaskets, and transmission valve body separator plates at its facility in Wuxi, Jiangsu Provinc...

Hella is part of project for traffic safety

With the goal of improving traffic safety at dusk and in low-light conditions, the German Federal Ministry of Research and Education (BMBF) will be sponsoring the research project “VoLiFa2020” over the next three ye...

BorgWarner tech drives 2014 world car winners

A few weeks back the motoring world hailed the winners of the World Car of the Year, World Luxury Car and World Performance Car awards. Now it’s time to hail the company that gave the technology to these cars. US b...

Technico enters into JV with Shiroki Corpn

Shiroki Corporation of Japan and Technico India Pvt Ltd have formed a new joint venture company Shiroki Technico India Private Limited. Shiroki will have a 51pc stake in the new JV while Technico will have the remai...

Bharat Forge global subsidiary wins Euro 250m deal

Bharat Forge Limited announced that its German Subsidiary Bharat Forge Aluminumtechnik GmbH & Co KG (BFAT) has won a multiyear contract approximately worth Euro 250 million (Rs 2058.6 crore approx.) from a German OE...

Borgwarner begins making visctronic fan drives

BorgWarner recently began producing its electronically controlled visctronic fan drives at its new plant in Itatiba City, Brazil. By operating only when needed and precisely controlling the fan speed when engine coo...

Bosch, IBM create engineering platform

IBM and Robert Bosch GmbH announced a collaborative partnership to create a new, data-driven model to more efficiently and accurately develop intelligent, interconnected automotive products. According to a company s...

Bosch opens new plant in Cluj, Romania

On May 9, 2014, Bosch opened its second automotive technology manufacturing plant in Romania. The international supplier of technology and services’ new location in Cluj will produce electronic components and contro...

SKF range of innovations for oil and gas industry

SKF showcased a range of innovations for Oil & Gas OEMs at Offshore Technology Conference from May 5-8, 2014 in the US. The new products have been customised especially to meet the needs of the oil and gas industry...

Meritor and Brakes India sign expanded Agreement

Meritor, Inc and Brakes India, Ltd. have announced the signing of a Licensing and Technology Assistance Agreement for the manufacture and sale of Meritor ELSA air disc brakes in India. According to a Meritor stateme...

Hella’s pioneering lighting & electronic solutions

At the world's largest trade fair for green technology, IFAT, which is being held in Munich from May 5-9, 2014, Hella, the international automotive supplier, is showcasing a treasure trove of innovative lighting and...

Setco Automotive, Lingotes of Spain form JV

Setco Automotive Ltd (Setco) and Lingotes Especiales S.A. (Lingotes) have announced the formation of a 30 million Euros (Rs 250 crore approx.) joint venture over threeyears called Lava Cast Pvt Ltd, focused on devel...

DTM cars race with critical Bosch parts

All the cars that line up to race in this year’s DTM German Touring Car Masters series will once again have Bosch technology on board. The Bosch critical parts that go into these cars include engine control units, d...

Continental acquires Emitec shares from GKN

Germany based automotive components major Continental has strengthened its systems competencies in the field of drivetrain technologies. The company intends to purchase the outstanding shares in Emitec Gesellschaft ...

Ricardo tech director to chair key R&D associatio

Simon Edwards, Ricardo’s global director of technology, has been appointed to chair EARPA, the influential association of automotive R&D organisations across Europe Founded in 2002, EARPA – the European Automotive R...

Autodesk unveils 2015 Design Suites in India

Autodesk, Inc. has announced the release of its Autodesk 2015 Design Suites in India, featuring tighter integration with Autodesk cloud services. The 2015 Design Suites offer customers the ability to collaborate, si...

China’s JMH collaborates with Ricardo

Jiangling Motor Holding Co. Ltd (JMH) the company that produces vehicles under the Landwind brand within China has joined hands with Ricardo on vehicle and transmission development for the new Landwind X5 8AT SUV pr...

Huge scope for Lanxess polyamide oil pans for CVs

Oil pans fitted in the 12.8 litre Euro 6 engines for the Mercedes Actros from Daimler are up to 120 cm long, 40 cm wide and 35 cm deep. To date, they are the largest engine oil pans for trucks to be made of polyamid...

Omron sets up first Automation Centre in India

The 650.5 billion Yen (Rs 38,824 crore approx) Japan-based Omron group with business interests in Industrial automation, electronic components, automotive electronics, social systems and healthcare, has set up its f...

MagnetiMarelli focus on eco-sustainable tech

Leading auto component manufacturer MagnetiMarelli is taking part in the 13th edition of Auto China that opens to the public on April 23, 2014. The show is held every two years in Beijing. MagnetiMarelli has an exhi...

Osram LED lights for bestseller Ford F-150

One of America's legendary pickup trucks, and the biggest seller in the USA, is now blazing the pioneer trail in lighting thanks to Osram, leading light manufacturer from Germany. The 2015 model of the Ford F-150 wi...

BorgWarner optimistic about Asian region business

US based BorgWarner, a $ 7.4 billion global leader in powertrain solutions is extremely optimistic about new business in the Asian region, which would be primarily driven by China and other nations. In his latest an...

Bosch doing some great work in direct injection

After having successfully brought in the common-rail technology for diesel engines, Bosch is doing wonders with the gasoline direct injection technology. According to a press statement, the company has already revol...

Lubrizol to invest Rs 299 cr in India plant

Lubrizol Corporation has announced the groundbreaking for a new TempRite chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) compounding plant in Dahej in India’s Gujarat state. The estimated investment in the new plant is more t...

ZF ends making 6 speed ATs in Germany

ZF Friedrichshafen AG has announced to stop making 6 speed automatic transmissions at the Saarbrücken plant in Germany after producing 70,50,232 units in a span of 13 years. According to a company statement, the l...