ATS ELGI launches new range of equipment for CV segment
VECV delivers 50 CNG buses to PMPML in Pune
Lucas TVS chosen as one of India's best workplaces in auto industry
The certification was done by The Great Place to Work Institute which works with the purpose of giving companies an opportunity to benchmark their practices that make every workplace unique for employees
JAMNA AUTO launches new trailer air suspension, bullish on market success
Understanding the pulse of the Indian customers, drivers and operating conditions, the home-grown company has come up with an ‘Indian product for Indian roads at Indian price’, reports N. Balasubramanian
Bridgestone drives Saabri Logistics' advancement with top-notch end-to-end tyre management
It is never easy for a fleet operator to strike the right balance between tight revenues and rising fuel and parts’ costs. However, if chosen wisely, important elements such as tyres can help in business advancement. Rajesh Rajgor finds this to be true in the case of Saabri Logistics
ZF to invest Euro 200 million as part of ‘Refresh India' strategy
ZF has announced a significant investment of around Euro 200 million as part of a strategic consolidation of its business domains with renewed impetus to drive growth in the Indian market over the next decade.
Chasing records, making roads, with Tata trucks
Jagdish Kadam, Chairman & Managing Director, Raj Path InfraCon shares details with MOTORINDIA about striving to create a world record for the longest road constructed in 24 hours, his company operations, and his fruitful association with Tata Motors.
IPL-Shaw JV for DEF solutions takes flight!
Commenting on this development, Gautam Venkataramani, Director, IPL Shaw Solutions India, said, “India Pistons Limited’s customer experience, local manufacturing strength over 60+ years with research and development and application engineering expertise will be used to provide DEF system solutions with light-weighting, performance-oriented approach leading to CAFE focus.”
What COVID has taught the resilient auto retail industry
In this special Guest Column, Vinkesh Gulati, President, Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA), shares his observations and views on how the Indian automotive retail sector has weathered the COVID storm and the key learnings and takeaways from the experience
“Cautiously optimistic on growth as COVID continues, emphasis on strong exports and aftermarket” - Vinnie Mehta
Contributing more than 6% to the nation’s GDP as per reports in April 2021, the Indian automotive industry in its entirety provides employment to about ‘37 million people’.
Driving the lifeline of the Nation with Tata trucks
K M Trans Logistics Pvt. Ltd., a Jaipur-based company in the freighting business for over 30 years, has grown leaps and bounds over the years. MOTORINDIA speaks to the company’s leadership, on their journey, the changing industry demands and their long-standing partnership with Tata Motors
VBG Truck & Trailer Equipment: A valued partner in traffic safety
Ringfeder Power Transmission India, part of VBG Group that owns three different businesses internationally, supports its group company VBG Truck & Trailer Equipment’s business in the Indian market
PM Modi addresses World Environment Day event
E-100 pilot project launched in Pune for production and distribution of ethanol
The split between diesel and alternative fuel in 3-wheelers will change drastically going forward – PIAGGIO'S DIEGO GRAFFI
Piaggio Vehicle India (P) Ltd. (PVPL) Managing Director and Chairman, Diego Graffi, is among the heads of the industry calling for self-reliance and is leading his company in that direction. Sharing his insights with Rajesh Rajgor, he discusses the opportunities and impetus involved to strengthen the company’s products in India and abroad
Renault Trucks to offer an electric range for each market segment from 2023
Volvo Group’s subsidiary Renault Trucks is pursuing its investment in electric mobility. From 2023, an all-electric Renault Trucks offer will be available for each segment, namely distribution, construction and long distance. To support these developments and be able to offer a complete and competitive Renault Trucks range on the market, the company is setting up an organisation dedicated to electric mobility. Renault Trucks is thereby confirming its commitment to fossil-free transport.
SafeStorage Building secure storing facilities
SafeStorage has been around for over five years in India, managing and storing household appliances, corporate documents, office furniture and providing supporting space for small-scale businesses. The necessity of people to safely keep their precious goods in the cities where they work without paying full rent as they return to their hometown during the pandemic has opened up a large business opportunity for the company, writes Rajesh Rajgor
DRIVER TRAINING Native language please!
In the field of driver training, it is noticed that the ease and expressional confidence that drivers enjoy in their native language is usually far superior to what they have in a different language, says Raghuram Sharma
Eicher heavy-duty truck range Uncompromising focus on uptime
The year gone by was undoubtedly the toughest year one would have seen in many decades. The pandemic that started in March 2020 brought the whole country, including the commercial vehicle industry and over 10 million trucks, to a screeching halt — paralysing cargo movement completely. While the economy has now started reviving, various industries are still facing the adverse effects of last year. Hence, it is critical now for every sector, including the transportation industry, which is the backbone of the economy and the barometer of the economic health of the country, to work harder and non-stop to make up for the lost time.
Bridgestone's unique Pay-PerKilometre (PPK) solution propels Kool-Ex' business
Kool-Ex has a fleet of 300+ reefer trucks and undoubtedly tyres have a very critical role to play in the company’s quest for efficiency, reliability and safety, particularly in the current times where cold chain transporters are on the move all the time. It is here that its association with Bridgestone has been of utmost benefit, writes Rajesh Rajgor
BOSCH charts roadmap to navigate through uncertain year ahead
Acknowledging FY21 as a difficult year for the automotive industry, the company expects the current fiscal to turn out to be better than the previous one, reports Rajesh Rajgor
MAVYN Winning with tech-enabled freight consolidation
Applying artificial intelligence and big data in the full truck load segment, Mavyn is fast winning immense trust and goodwill in an industry that is rapidly absorbing unified freight consolidation with automation, writes Rajesh Rajgor
FORTPOINT AUTOMOTIVE Adopting new strategies to tackle difficult times
With prolonged remote working and several restrictions on vehicle movement, automotive dealers have been managing with a lot of challenges over the past one year. Rajesh Rajgor shares how Eicher CV dealer Fortpoint Automotive has been grappling with the new reality given the fact that the second wave has once again brought about a fresh economic slump
GO EXTRA CAMPAIGN Hitting the highway in Central India
Energy is always in motion — and the good news is that you get to decide the direction. Let yourself sink slowly into the quick sands of the Go Extra campaign, leap out of the fog and on to your upward path, eager to embrace the winding road. It’s time you choose boldness. It’s time you choose to begin. We bring you the first leg of the pan-India campaign of travelling in a truck to create awareness about Bridgestone V-STEEL Mix M721 – the 15% extra mileage tyre – and a host of other class-leading products for the CV fraternity
COVID second wave disrupts CV sales
The second wave of COVID-19 has started to leave its mark on vehicle sales. While, for many OEMs the year-on-year April sales would appear positive, given there was hardly any sales in April 2020 due to a nation-wide lockdown, most companies have seen sales decline in April 2021 as compared to March 2021, notes Rajesh Rajgor
APOLLO TYRES enters truck-bus segment in North American market
Tyres to be shipped from the company’s manufacturing facilities in Hungary and Chennai
BEBBCO takes agile approach to meet changing customer needs in CV bodybuilding
From meeting the requirements of customers in building tippers, load bodies, military trucks, ambulances to electric bus bodies, Bharat Engineering and Body Building Co. (BEBBCO) has been creating new benchmarks and proving its excellence with innovative work, observes Rajesh Rajgor
Transforming drivers into ‘SMART DRIVERS'
Raghuram Sharma narrates his experience of conducting training programmes for drivers under the aegis of an initiative undertaken by the Indian Oil Corporation
Excellence and efficiency of Bridgestone delivers huge savings for YRC Logistics
This automotive veteran from Indore, Madhya Pradesh, hit upon a success streak a few years ago when he opted for Bridgestone tyres for more than half his fleet. Manoj Choubey, Director, YRC Logistics is only too happy to share with Sarada Vishnubhatla his experience with the tyre manufacturer and elaborates on how the tyre professionals have helped him in making his business successful while keeping down-time to almost nil! Here’s the report.
SIAM hosts 12th Lecture Series on hybrid and electric vehicles
The session provided good learning on the technical aspects of hybrid and electric vehicles development, testing and homologation
ZF WABCO's ‘safety-first' technologies garnering traction from Indian OEMs and fleets
Growing awareness about road safety – be it of people or cargo – among all the relevant stakeholders is a step in the right direction – towards achieving zero accidents. With the central government’s focused initiatives on formulating safety regulations, OEMs, fleets and technology providers are working towards achieving the same. ZF WABCO, a pioneer in the field of intelligent and integrated systems for the CV sector, is ready with new and advanced safety-first technological solutions. P. Kaniappan, Managing Director, WABCO India talks about the company’s paramount focus on safety solutions in the Indian context with Motorindia’s N.Balasubramanian.