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Altigreen Makes Electric Powertrains For In-use And New Vehicles

Altigreen Makes Electric Powertrains For In-use And New Vehicles

By Pramod Thomas: India is on a journey to electric transportation by 2030. Slowly but steadily, it is progressing to this goal. The recently-concluded Auto Expo 2018 in New Delhi showcased many new developments which indicate that the ‘Future is Electric.’ The Bengaluru-based Altigreen Propulsion Labs designs, develops, tests, certifies and manufactures powertrains for fully

TVS Apache RTR160 Is Reborn With Four Values

By APA Bureau: Celebrating a decade of its Apache brand, TVS Motor Company, a leading manufacturer of two-wheelers and three-wheelers, launched the new 2018 TVS Apache RTR 160 4V. A testimony to the racing legacy of the TVS Apache RTR series, the new vehicle, according to the company, is the most powerful 160cc motorcycle, creating

KOSTAL India To Expand Capacity, Plans New Products

By T Murrali: KOSTAL India Private Limited (KOIN), the wholly-owned subsidiary of the German technology company KOSTAL Group that manufactures mechatronic modules, ECUs, switches and panels, has embarked on a major expansion drive. By 2020 the company wants to make a substantial jump in its current revenue of Rs 157 crore by expanding production infrastructure

Autoform To Set Up New Plant In Gujarat

By Sharad Matade: Autoform, one of the largest premium car seat cover makers in India, will set up its eighth manufacturing plant in Gujarat. The plant is expected to start in a year with an initial annual capacity of 12,000 -15,000 seat covers. “Many OEMs are setting up their base in Gujarat. The new plant

Wheels India Engineers Solutions For OEMs

By APA Bureau: Chennai-headquartered Wheels India, part of the TVS Group, is planning to manufacture cabins for construction and mining equipment. These cabins will be primarily for multinational OEMs operating in India and for exports, Srivats Ram, Managing Director of the company, said. The cabins will be manufactured at one of its satellite plants in

Hyundai Motor India Fine-tunes For Production Ramp-Up

By T Murrali: Y K Koo, Managing Director and CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL), has reasons to cheer as the company’s production capacity has been on the rise since he took over in November 2015. The annual capacity of HMIL has swelled from 600,000 to 700,000 units without raising the footprint. Though seemingly insignificant,

Omron Offers 3-i Concept For Smart Manufacturing

By Sharad Matade: Omron, a global leader in advanced automation, sensing and control technology, with its 3-i concept provides comprehensive solution for smart manufacturing and enables companies to make world-class in India, meeting Industry 4.0 expectations. Intelligent, Integrated and Interactive are the three main ingredients of Omron’s 3-I concept. The Intelligent aspect makes manufacturing processes

Steelbird International Forays Into Tyres,Expands Filter Production

By Sharad Matade: Steelbird International, a manufacturer of rubber components and automotive filters, will make two-wheeler and e- rickshaw tyres to mitigate the likely loss from its filter business due to electric vehicles. “In electric vehicles (EVs) there will be no filters, which is our major business segment. We want to counter the loss of

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