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Market Needs High Performance Lubes

New generation lubricants have to be developed to ensure compatibility with new generation engines and after-treatment devices, Adrian Hill, Automotive Product Manager, Morris Lubricants, told T Murrali of AutoParts Asia. Edited Excerpts: Q: Globally lubricant manufacturers are mandated to bring in new generation oils that can enhance overall efficiency of the engine. How Morris Lubricants

Bosch Brings Better Solutions To Aftermarket

Bosch Automotive Aftermarket is responsible for the supply, sales and distribution of all Bosch-branded automotive parts and accessories for vehicle servicing, diagnostic equipment , technical after-sales service, imparting technical information, training and consulting In India. The range of products is the largest under one brand. They find applications in two and three-wheelers, cars, MUVs, LCVs,

Auto Care Prepares Suppliers for The Road Ahead

The Auto Care Association is the voice of the $356-billion auto care industry providing advocacy, education, networking, market intelligence, technology standards and communication resources to serve the collective interests of its about 3,000 member companies. They represent over 150,000 independent business locations that manufacture, distribute and sell motor vehicle parts, accessories, tools, equipment, materials and

MG Group Makes Passion Statement With ‘Columbus’

MG Group, one of India’s largest bus building companies, has recently unveiled its first special application coach (tarmac coach) – ‘Columbus’ and the flagship premium coach ‘Mammoth’. Columbus is the first-of-its-kind, fully monocoque ultra-low flat-floor tarmac coach developed currently for international markets with a passenger entry floor height at as low as 290 mm (after

Gestamp To Reshape Metal Stamping In India

Gestamp, a Spanish multinational company that designs, develops and manufactures metal components for the automotive industry, constantly innovates product designs to make safer, lighter, energy efficient and environment-friendly vehicles. Founded in 1997, the company, with 95 plants and 11 more under construction, is a global supplier of new products and technologies. Its hot stamping lines

Allison Aligns Transmissions With Market Demand

The US-based Allison Transmission is the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial-duty automatic transmissions and hybrid propulsion systems. Allison Transmission India Pvt Ltd has its manufacturing facility at Oragadam, near Chennai. It is also a base for exports to Japan, SE Asia, China, Australia and Europe. Consistently for over a century Allison has been developing and

Fast Forwarding To BS VI

The Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) is building capacities and getting equipped to support the Indian automotive industry in its drive to the 2020 BS VI target. In an interaction with AutoParts Asia, Rashmi Urdhwareshe, Director, ARAI, explained the preparedness from different perspectives. Q: How prepared is ARAI to support the Indian automotive industry

OESA Projects Shore Up Faltering Vendor Spirits

The Detroit-based Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA) champions the business interests of over 500 member organisations. Since 1998, the association is committed to addressing issues of common concern throughout the supply chain, and advocating on behalf of the automotive supplier community. It has been fostering collaboration throughout the supply chain and help members make critical

Timken Moves With Times To Move India Smoother, Safer

Timken India Limited, subsidiary of Timken Company, a world leader in bearings, with plants in Jamshedpur, Raipur and Chennai, offers friction management solutions that maximise performance, fuel-efficiency and equipment life. Wherever parts move and turn, Timken products and services can make things run a little smoother, safer and more efficiently. In an exclusive interaction, Sanjay

Excels In After-Sales Service

In an exclusive interaction with Autoparts Asia, P.K Shah, Executive Vice President, Desma India, explained the technologically advanced after-sales service system of the company. Q: How do you help your customers improve equipment efficiency to increase machine availability, product capability and quality capability? Shah: We are into customised production of rubber molding machines. In some

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