Interview articles

Focus On Skills, Innovation

Focus On Skills, Innovation

In an exclusive interaction with AutoParts Asia, Parakramsinh G. Jadeja, President, IMTMA, said as president his priority was skill development and innovation through R &D in the context of the need for working in a very flexible manufacturing system.  The excerpts:: Q: As President what is your immediate priority? Jadeja: The immediate priorityfor the next

Automation makes automotive industry safer

Established in1966 by the Union Ministry of Labour as an independent, voluntary, non-political society, National Safety Council of India, has wide range of activities like awareness campaigns, education and training. In an exclusive interview to T Murrali of AutoParts Asia, V B Sant, Director General of the Council, explained its various activities for safety. Edited

ACMA Seeks Ecosystem For Innovation, R&D

The automotive component industry has been asking the Government for the creation of a Technology Upgradation and Development Fund to make the industry globally competitive on the technology front. In an exclusive interview, Arvind Balaji, the new President of the Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA) and Joint Managing Director, Lucas TVS, told T

IMI Sets Skill Training Standards Globally, Walks Ahead of Megatrends

 By T Murrali Established in 1920 as the Institute of Motor Traders, the Institute of Motor Industry (IMI) UK, a not-for-profit-company, sets standards for training throughout the automotive sector, especially the aftermarket. It offers 250 qualifications through 700 training providers around the world, promotes automotive job opportunities for the young people, and campaigns for greater

Delphi Dwells In Niche Areas For Growth

Delphi Product & Service Solutions systematically keeps itself insulated from the vagaries of the automotive markets. It has innovative service offerings. It also creates niche product areas for its OE and aftermarket customers. In an exclusive interview, Vivek Palta, Vice President, EMEA, spoke to T Murrali on the strategic moves of the company. Edited excerpts:-

Bridgestone Revving To Be Numero Uno

By T Murrali  Bridgestone, based in Japan, is the world’s largest tyre manufacturing company. As the global growth centre of automotive production and use, the Asia Pacific region is its primary market. In an interview to Autoparts Asia, Hanashi Shinichi, CEO and Member of the Board of Bridgestone Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd, explained how the

India to be Stanadyne’s hub for new fuel pump production

The US-based Stanadyne along with its Indian partner Amalgamations has launched a new diesel fuel injection system for the off-road segment. It was developed in India mainly for Indian and similar environment. The new fuel pump will allow manufacturers to develop engines with reduced emissions in the 2017 timeframe without much impact on cost of

Auto component industry can definitely become an engine of growth: Ramesh Suri

Auto Component industry has been facing difficult times for quiet some time. There were some positive trends in the early part of the last fiscal but was not consistent for all the segments. In this scenario, is it possible for the industry to achieve its goal of reaching USD 100 billion by 2020? The President

SaarGummi to focus on Traditional and Growing Markets

SaaGummi, the global supplier of automotive sealings, has very strong presence in Europe, North America and Asia. It has made rapid inroads into the fast growing automobile markets of China and India. Michael Lorig, who was appointed CEO of the company in September 2014, told in an exclusive interview to T Murali of AutoParts Asia, that