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Auto Expo 2016 Matches Industry Trend

Auto Expo 2016 Matches Industry Trend

The recently-concluded 13th edition of the Auto Expo Motor Show reflected the mood or the performance of the auto industry during the first three quarters of the 2015-16 financial year. This period witnessed a mixed trend. The two-wheelers wereflat, the passenger car grew marginally while the commercial vehicles, especially the medium and heavy segment, witnessed

Renesas Electronics Working For Today And Tomorrow Of Automotive Industry

By T Murrali Renesas Electronics India Pvt. Ltd, a subsidiary of Renesas Electronics Singapore Pte., organised the second edition of ‘DevCon India’ in Bangalore recently. The two-day conference focused on embedded technologies that provide system engineers an opportunity to view, study and experience the company’s latest devices and technologies, including microcontrollers, analog power devices, and

Deluge Dismisses Divide

By T Murrali The rains since November that battered Chennai, the automotive hub of the country, culminated in a catstrophic deluge on December 2, 2015; it inundated slums, housing colonies, life-style apartments, bungalows, premises of hospitals, educational institutions, Information Technology enterprises, national and multinational automotive manufacturers and small-scale autoparts companiesand a host of others. The

EMO Milano Rings In Positivity For World Machine Tool Industry

By T Murrali After six years, EMO Milano 2015, the worldwide exhibition of machine tools, was held at fieramilano, Milan, in Italy, from October 5 to 10, 2015. Promoted by the European Association for Machine Tool Industries (CECIMO), the six-day trade show had  more than 1,600 participants from across the globe, showcasing products offering  manufacturing

Without Creation ‘Making’ Will Vanish

By: T Murrali ‘Make in India’ has become a cliché of the present government. There is nothing new. There had been a National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council since 2005. There is only a rephrasing of an ongoing concept by changing the word ‘manufacture’ to ‘make’. The previous governments had realised the important role of ‘manufacturing’ in

PT Pricol Surya Transforms To Become Engineering Partner For OEMs

By T Murrali Indonesia-based PT Pricol Surya (PTPS), the wholly-owned subsidiary of the Coimbatore-headquartered Pricol Limited, is making its foray into Powertrain Products. It is in talks with OEMs and fleet operators for products supply. PTPS will be supplying shortly a new oil pump to Suzuki. Pricol classifies its products under four sections: Driver Information

Innovation Challenges IC Engines Development

The automotive industry continues to be beset with challenges from various aspects, including environmental regulations, fuel efficiency, value enrichment and also innovation. The automobile manufacturers, who vehemently field latest models and variants, are slow to launch new engines. They use a proven engine not only for passenger cars but also for utility vehicles. Developments in