LANXESS PBT compounds let the engine breathe properly

Pocan B3233HRLT (hydrolysis-resistant, laser transparency), which is already used in a range of large-series applications, can be employed to manufacture, for example, housings for mechatronic actuators for swirl control. Read more...

Madhya Pradesh: The heart of India

Located centrally, Madhya Pradesh is a beneficiary of mega infrastructure projects, with both North-South and East-West corridor crossing the state. There has been a rapid increase in industrial investment in Madhya Pradesh in the recent months and the state expects to sustain the growth momentum in the future. Read more...

DEP is planning to set up new testing center in India

Established in 1998 in Troy (Michigan, USA), Detroit Engineered Products (DEP) - an engineering services, product development, software development and talent acquisition company - today is a global company with footprints in Europe, China, Korea, Japan and India. Read more...

FPT Industrial’s engine plant in Bourbon-Lancy receives Gold WCM Medal

Thanks to the application of the World Class Manufacturing (WCM) methodology, FPT Industrial’s activities have been undergoing a process of continuous improvement and achieving increasingly higher levels of competitiveness. Read more...

What to expect for auto manufacturing sector in 2021?

As auto industry starts to rebound (after witnessing a slowdown during pandemic), Nitin Lall, GM, Industrial Technique, Atlas Copco, lists down a few technology trends that will transform the automotive manufacturing industry in 2021 Read more...

STMicroelectronics’ SPC56 automotive microcontrollers to be offered till 2034

SPC56 automotive microcontrollers, which we launched in 2014, are deployed in millions of powertrain, chassis, and body-electronics applications worldwide. Read more...

Auto component major BorgWarner aims to grow EV revenues to 45% by 2030

As part of its Project Charging Forward, the company will invest to further expand electrification portfolio through organic and inorganic growth. It has also announced commitment to achieve carbon neutrality by 2035. Read more...

Manav Kapur: India was unable to capitalise on Chinese absence

Manav Kapur, Executive Director, Steelbird International talks about new product launches, tyres for EVs and counterfeiting menace in a telephonic interaction with Pushkar Oak. Read more...

For the first time India’s auto component exports exceed imports

The industry clocks turnover of Rs 1.19 trillion ($ 15.9 billion) in the first half of 2020-21 (April-September 2020) registering a de-growth of 34%, as per the data released by Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA). Read more...

Continental India celebrates production of 50 mn wheel speed sensors

The localisation efforts substantially benefited from the safety regulations introduced in April 2019 - mandating Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) in all the passenger cars and 2-Wheelers upwards of 125 CC caused a spike in demand for wheel speed sensors. Read more...

Govt extends PLI Scheme to 10 new sectors with incentives of Rs 1460 bn

10 sectors eligible for Production-Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme are ACC batteries, electronics/technology products, automobiles & auto components, pharmaceutical drugs, telecom & networking products, textile products, food products, solar PV modules, ACs & LED, and speciality steel Read more...

Reconsider Haryana’s rule of 75% reservation for locals in pvt sector: ACMA

The Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA) believes that such a move would not only adversely impact the ‘ease of doing business’ in the state, but also be detrimental to Haryana’s image of an industry friendly state and in attracting future investments. Read more...

Motherson Sumi buys Bombardier’s electrical harnesses unit in Mexico for $ 10 mn

Bombardier Transportation’s Electrical Wiring Interconnection Systems (EWIS) provides world-class harnesses and electrical assembly based on standard solutions. MRS will continue manufacturing the electrical harnesses product at the Huehuetoca site in Mexico. Read more...

Ramp up R&D to reduce auto component imports: Amitabh Kant

Niti Aayog CEO added that there is need for new synergies such as with IT industry in the areas of power electronics. India must look at using the first mover advantage for producing all components for electric vehicles, thus driving towards the path of being a future global leader. Read more...

Indian auto component industry de-grows 11.7% in FY 2019-20, clocks Rs 3.49 lakh crore

According to ACMA, sales to OEMs declined 17 per cent, imports by 11.4 per cent and exports by 3.2 per cent. On the other hand, auto component aftermarket at Rs 69,381 crore ($ 9.8 billion) remained stable. Industry cautiously optimistic as green shoots emerge Read more...

Padmini VNA, Vitesco JV to offer powertrain solutions for clean mobility

The JV - PV Clean Mobility Technologies - will offer enhanced emission reduction technologies and will focus on sensors and actuators, as well as fuel delivery modules for passenger car, commercial vehicle and two-wheeler-markets. Read more...

MAHLE, Trumpf & Porsche collaborate to make 3D printed aluminium pistons

The bionic design reduces piston weight and increases maximum engine speed. It saves material and has the potential to make the 3D printed piston up to 20 percent lighter than its conventionally manufactured counterpart while increasing rigidity. Read more...

Practical ways to prevent rust during major auto build-ahead programs

Due to lockdown (triggered by COVID 19 pandemic), many components or critical parts have to be stored in warehouses. During storage it is important to know how to stop rust on these components. Given here are few ways to prevent rust in auto component industry. Read more...

Auto component firm Minda Corp’s German subsidiary files for insolvency

Minda Corporation had acquired Minda KTSN Plastic Solutions, a maker of kinematic and non-kinematic plastic components for the automotive industry, in 2007 and has since infused more than Euro 35 million in MKTSN Read more...

With Scrappage Policy auto industry can revive faster

The Covid 19 pandemic is having enormous effects globally. The global economy has been hit hard, even worse than the Great Depression in 1930. Read more...

Coronavirus disrupts forging and auto component industries in India

The association also observed that the commercial, passenger and the two wheeler segments will be severely affected. Read more...

Italy’s UFI Filters opens automotive filters plant at NCR

Initial production will be to the tune of 6 million filters per year, including cabin filters and air filters for cars and heavy vehicles, as well as dedicated hydraulic filtration spares. Read more...

Global auto component maker Carraro to set up new facility in Pune

The expansion will allow Carraro to expand its capabilities towards new product ranges, such as portal axles, specifically designed for the Indian off-road vehicles and specialised tractors market Read more...

Elconconnectors Cables ties up with Indonesian firms to make auto wiring harness

JV partners – Elconconnectors, PT Askara Internal and PT Banshu Group - will invest Rs 20 crore to build a facility for manufacturing customised wiring harness for automotive OEMs Read more...

Meritor and Automotive Axles open axle assembly facility for automotives

The new assembly facility expands Meritor India’s production capacity by 25%, equipping it to better serve customers in the commercial vehicle, off-highway and defense sectors. Read more...

Jaya Hind Industries produces complex aluminium structural parts for automaker

Foray into large aluminium structural parts manufacturing will open up new opportunities for Jay Hind, a part of Dr Abhay Firodia Group, given the severe pressure on OEMs to reduce vehicle weight Read more...

EV buyers to get benefit of additional IT deduction of Rs 1.5 lakh: Budget 2019-20

To further incentivise e-mobility, budget 2019-20 has exempted customs duty on certain auto components (parts) of electric vehicles Read more...

Budget announces changes in customs duty for some products

Import of defence equipment, currently not manufactured in India, are being exempted from the basic customs duty, said Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Read more...

Tata AutoComp to make Fortaco’s safety cabins for off-highway vehicles in India

A safety cabin has been designed by Finland-based Fortaco Group to suit Indian conditions and safety requirements Read more...

ACMA organises sixth MSME Summit for auto component makers

The topic of the summit was ‘An Enabling Environment for Global Leadership in Automotive Manufacturing’ Read more...

US-based auto component maker BorgWarner expands Tamil Nadu facility

The new 43,000-sq ft facility has a VCT production line which provides localised manufacturing in Kakkalur, Tamil Nadu Read more...

FAR is focusing more on exports to boost revenues

Fenwick And Ravi (FAR), a supplier of critical accessories to machine tools, is experiencing robust demand for its products due to pick up in automotive production and aerospace industry. Read more...

Auto component firm Schaeffler India opens Pune facility

The company has announced successful completion of merger of INA Bearings India Pvt Ltd and LuK India Pvt Ltd with Schaeffler India Ltd Read more...

BorgWarner opens new production line in Tamil Nadu

New VCT production line provides localised manufacturing in Kakkalur, Tamil Nadu Read more...

ACMA’s annual session mulls over the future of Indian auto component industry

The auto component association also released a study, conducted by McKinsey & Co, on the theme of “Auto component industry in India: Preparing for the future” on the occasion Read more...

ACMA appoints Ram Venkataramani as President

Deepak Jain, Managing Director, Lumax Industries Ltd, has been appointed as Vice President of Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA) for 2018-19 Read more...

Lumax Cornaglia opens R&D centre in Pune for auto components

The targeted product line for the R&D centre is air intake systems, urea tanks, other automotive tanks, CAC ducts and other blow moulded parts. Read more...

Henkel partners TVS unit MAS for vehicle & repair aftermarket

With this, Madras Auto Service (MAS), a division of TVS, has become Henkel India’s channel partner for pan India vehicle repair & maintenance (VRM) sales Read more...

Germany’s Continental opens R&D facility in Gurgaon

This follows the company’s recent announcement, on the occasion of its tenth anniversary celebration, to invest in high Rs three-digit crore for expansion in India Read more...

International Automotive Components opens new Manesar plant

The new plant will produce vehicle headliners, center console systems, and instrument panel components Read more...

Indian auto component industry reaches $51.2 bn in 2017-18, up 18.3%

ACMA demands uniform 18% GST rate across the auto component sector. While 60% of the auto components attract 18% rate currently, the rest (majority of which are two-wheelers and tractor components) are taxed at 28% Read more...

Dana to acquire Oerlikon’s drive systems biz for $ 600 mn

The acquisition optimises Dana’s global manufacturing presence to be closer to customers in key growth markets such as China and India, as well as the US Read more...

India will become a key player in the global machine tools industry

Wendt India draws its technological superiority from Wendt GmbH which is a part of Winterthur Technology Group (WTG ) Switzerland and sound and ethical management practices from Murugappa Group. While Wendt GmbH is the pioneer in super abrasive tooling solutions and high precision grinding machines for insert grinding and steel industries for over 8 decades, the 100 year Murugappa Group is the market leader in diverse businesses such as engineering, abrasives, finance, general insurance, cycles Read more...

ACMA participated at the 16thAutomechanika Dubai 2018

Auto Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA), the apex body representing the interest of Indian auto component industry with the support of ‘Ministry of Commerce’ participated at Automechanika Dubai 2018 for the 5th straight edition Read more...

Robotics: Will auto component suppliers drive the market?

While auto OEMs are prime drivers of robots in India, their suppliers (tier-1, 2, 3, 4) are also investing in advanced robotic technology to maintain their competitive edge and scale new heights. Read more...

National Capital Region: A model for cluster development

Even though manufacturing sector participation has declined, it remains as one of the primary employment generators in the overall NCR economy, according to Dr Sangita Singh and Mansi Chaudhary. Read more...

Outlook for Indian rubber industry is positive

Rubber finds application in number of products, which are used in all industries. India is the third largest producer and fourth largest consumer of natural rubber in the world and also the fifth largest consumer of natural rubber & synthetic rubber put together. In this interaction with IPF, Kamal K Chowdhury, President, The All India Rubber Industries Association (AIRIA), discusses latest demand trend and India’s position in the global rubber industries market. Read more...

GST: A structural reform propelling India's growth story with greater compliance

With Goods and Services Tax (GST) becoming operational from July 1, 2017, the whole government machinery is working day & night to ensure smooth roll out and efficiency at every step. While there are no two opinions about the long term benefits of the one-tax regime, there are concerns being raised by the industry with respect to implementation and initial compliance issues. Let’s look at the positive side first. Read more...

Auto Components Industry on a roll

Combined with a proactive government policy and the increasing investments by OEMs, there are several triggers which will push the Indian auto component industry to a new high. Read more...