Indian CV industry: Post-pandemic outlook
In the new normal scenario that the commercial vehicle industry in India is currently facing, there will be many changes, opines Rajesh Khanna, CEO, RACE Innovations (P) Ltd.
Lumax Auto Technologies – Building a sustainable ecosystem for Indian OEMs
In an interview with Rajesh Rajgor, Vikas Marwah, CEO, Lumax Auto Technologies Ltd. (LATL) talks about adding value to Indian OEMs by bringing the right products at the right price and from the right location as well as about his company’s several JVs, market segmentation and medium to long-term plans
COLDRUSH LOGISTICS: Primed for rapid growth
The evolving cold chain transporter has shown much promise in the last eight years. With considerable investment in vehicles, infrastructure and technology, Coldrush Logistics is realising its full potential as a renowned player in the cold chain segment, writes Rajesh Rajgor
KLUBER LUBRICATION: Preferred partner for companies working on new mobility concepts
N Balasubramanian and Sarada Vishnubhatla talk to Frank Werner, Head, Business Unit Automotive Industry, Klüber Lubrication and Dinkar Pande, Associate General Manager (Global Business Team), Klüber Lubrication India and explore their future plans to propel new mobility solutions using hydro lubricants, besides touching upon hot topics like new customers post-BS-VI transition and the competitive after market sector in India.
Padmini VNA's patented ClearBlade wiper solution – the next level in erasing safety concerns
A windshield cleaning system that is made as unobtrusive and performance-oriented as is possible – making it highly safe giving the driver a clear see-through view of the road. Prakash Bhalekar, President and CEO, Padmini VNA Mechatronics shares more about its unique capabilities and other niche products in the pipeline, besides talking about the company’s market strategy with N.Balasubramanian.
EVage: Creating niche in electric 4-wheel last mile delivery vehicles
EVs today are a busy playground world over. And, mushrooming are companies and start-ups that make EVs or EV components to push the EV age forward. So, how does another start-up, EVage, set itself apart from the competition? EVage opts to play in the last mile delivery vehicle segment – a vital link in the supply chain which no one else has focused on. Inderveer Singh, Founder and CEO of EVage lays it all out in simple terms to N Balasubramanian.
TATA MOTORS launches Ultra T.7 LCV for urban transportation
The 7-tonne GVW vehicle comes with a new sleek cabin for easy maneuverability through narrow streets and tight corners and offers a best-in-class driving experience, NVH levels and fuel efficiency. It is available in various deck lengths and 4-tyre & 6-tyre options.
Volvo Eicher Commercial Vehicles: Exemplifying ‘Smart' via Digital Transformation
VECV’s digital transformation has already touched a multitude of milestones – be it in manufacturing and design leading to higher efficiency, faster decision-making powers, a 360-degree integrated view of complete dealership network or more. In an exclusive interview with N. Balasubramanian, Rajesh Mishra, the Chief Digital Officer of VECV, shares extensively on how the digital transformation has helped VECV in addressing a variety of issues during COVID times.
Building the road to the future with Tata CVs
Infrastructure development has been one of the key factors driving our country’s progress on the economic front in recent years, while also contributing towards robust growth in the commercial vehicle sector. Team MOTOR INDIA speaks to Devkinandan Agarwal, Director – Mechanical, G.R. Infraprojectson India’s road development and the importance of having reliable and durable construction vehicles to get the job done in the best and most efficient way possible
Five Defining Moments For Indian CV Industry In 2020
Kaushik Narayan, CEO, Leaptrucks takes a look at five defining moments that showcased the grit and resilience of the CV industry in the face of a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic. They marked the trials, tribulations and triumphs of the CV industry in the year 2020
Milky Mist and Bharatbenz: ‘Quantum of Solace'
BharatBenz has got what it takes to make a preferred trucking partner to a leading dairy foods firm to realise its ‘farm to fork’ promise to its end customers. Dhiyanesh Ravichandran in conversation with T. Sathish Kumar, MD of Milky Mist Dairy Food – a company with one-hundred percent BharatBenz fleet and the first user of the brand’s BS-VI trucks in its region
‘Lighting' up sales with a road journey
Since its establishment, DH Lighting has played a pivotal role in the global automotive lighting industry with consistent technology development and pioneering spirit for the future. Automotive light bulbs and LED modules produced by DH Lighting under the popular ‘Excelite’ brand are sold across the globe, lighting up the night driving of all the drivers safely and brightly. In India, it is represented by DH Lighting India, with Harish Sharma, a very popular and respected figure in the aftermarket space, driving the brand’s growth. In this enchanting travelogue, Harish recalls the road journey he took during the ongoing pandemic to visit his dealers, customers and distributors across the country
DAIMLER's electric CVs prove their capabilities in customer use worldwide with over 7 million km driven
Daimler Trucks & Buses is celebrating another milestone on the road to the electrification of its vehicle portfolio: Customers worldwide have already covered more than seven million kilometers with battery-powered, locally CO2-neutral trucks and buses.
“We see opportunity in consolidating complete tractor-trailer solutions for customers” - BPW Trailer Systems India
In this exclusive interview with Nagaraj Ubale, Director (Technical), BPW Trailer Systems India Private Limited, Rajesh Rajgor finds out how the company resumed operations post the lockdown, about their new 12 T and 14 T air-suspensions for the new 54 T and 55 T GVW tractor-trailers and consolidation efforts to provide complete trailer solutions including axles, suspensions, landing gear, mudguard, lighting systems and spare parts to customers
HARKIRAT SINGH RYAIT: G S Auto International's 4th gen scion has futuristic plans
You cannot tie him down to a desk to work from 9 to 5. He is ‘at home’ when he is elbow-deep in grease and oil while tuning the kinks out of a piece of machinery. Call him a technology junkie or an ideas man, Harkirat Singh Ryait brims full of not only ideas to explore, things to experiment with but also loves to pick brains of the experts in the field. As the 4th generation heir to the family business, Harkirat is all but ready to strike out in new automotive verticals. Sarada Vishnubhatla has the details.
Captains of auto comp industry share insights on market outlook and recipe for growth
Following the deliberations that were held during the 60th SIAM and ACMA Annual Conventions, MOTORINDIA had reached out to an elite set of experts from the auto component industry to know their views on how the auto and auto component industry would perform during the rest of the current financial year and the next year and what they think the government and vehicle manufacturers could do to put the industry back on the growth path.
Miba – Technologies for a cleaner planet
Whether it is reducing CO2 emissions, increasing the efficiency of existing drive concepts or keeping pace with the trend toward new alternative energy sources, Miba supports its customers every day with pioneering technologies. In this exclusive interview with MOTORINDIA, Satish Barve, Managing Director, Miba Drivetec India (P) Limited shares insights about the company’s India operations, its manufacturing capabilities, expansion plans and the measures adopted to fight the ongoing pandemic
Axiscades – Offering innovative, sustainable & safe engineering solutions
Axiscades Engineering Technologies is a technology solutions company that offers engineering solutions and value-added services. It brings its expertise to industries across the board, where in automotive forms a big chunk. Sharadhi Babu talks to Sarada Vishnubhatla about Axiscades’ capabilities to deliver innovative, sustainable and safer products worldwide.
Automechanika Shanghai introduces new digital platform
The show is radically transforming its web-based tools to meet market demand so that it not only takes place onsite, but also simultaneously in a virtual setting
6 key takeaways from Leaptrucks Goods Transporters Sentiment Survey
The corona virus-triggered pandemic has had a devastating impact on the commercial vehicle (CV) industry. To understand this impact up close, Leaptrucks, one of the largest marketplaces for buying and selling used trucks and buses, conducted a detailed survey of goods transport operators. This article by Kaushik Narayan, CEO and Founder, Leaptrucks, summarises the issues and challenges operators have had to face and highlights their expectation of a quick economic rebound
“Financial impetus needed for new CV purchase to pick up pace” – Veejay Nakra, CEO (Automotive Division), Mahindra & Mahindra
He has a new title following his name but he is not new to the volatility of the automotive segment. In this candid interaction with MOTORINDIA’S N Balasubramanian, Veejay Nakra, CEO (Automotive Division), Mahindra & Mahindra Limited, opens up on how his company has weathered the pandemic-triggered lockdown while getting manufacturing facilities ready, preparing for the BS VI changeover, dealing with changing consumer preferences and exploring new opportunities for the small, medium and heavy commercial vehicles
MAHINDRA launches iMAXX telematics connected vehicle technology to help CV fleets
Mahindra Truck and Bus (MTB) has announced the launch of its connected vehicle technology, Mahindra iMAXX, as part of its efforts to deliver a distinguished fleet management experience for its customers.
WebNMS – Gearing up for future mobility
Karen Ravindranath, Director, WebNMS, the IoT division of Zoho Corporation, speaks to Sarada Vishnubhatla about the company’s strategy, product roadmap development, innovations and how they are gearing up to cater to future mobility. Her passion for work comes through when she talks about how IoT connectivity can bring about transformation in asset management. WebNMS caters to major industry domains, including automotive, transportation and logistics.
Indian Auto Component Industry clocks turnover of Rs. 3.49 lakh crore in FY 19-20, de-grows by 11.7%
The Indian auto component industry has clocked a turnover of Rs. 3.49 lakh crore (USD 49.2 billion) for the period April 2019 to March 2020, registering a de-growth of 11.7 per cent over the previous year, reported Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA), while sharing results of the auto component industry performance review with the media.
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iGloble making waves with cutting-edge Predictive Analytics
The SaaS platform by iGloble Software Solutions for connected vehicles enhances operational efficiency, reduces overheads and predicts a number of scenarios to diminish downtime for fleet owners and increase RUL. Dr. Amit Shekhar, Founder & CEO, iGloble Software Solutions, talks to Sarada Vishnubhatla about what gives iGloble a distinctive edge in predictive and prescriptive analytics.
Bridgestone's unmatched performance in increasing tyre mileage and fuel efficiency delights My Home Group
In this exclusive article, Rajesh Rajgor reports on how the unmatched performance of Bridgestone’s tubeless tyres and the tyre maker’s dedicated on-ground team have delivered fantastic results for My Home Group’s logistics business, thereby helping the fleet significantly reduce its total cost of ownership
APOLLO TYRES continues to see opportunities amidst COVID-19 challenges
Speech delivered by Onkar S Kanwar, Chairman, Apollo Tyres at the company’s 47th Annual General Meeting
Alliance Commercial Transport Poised to undertake big expansion plans
Nimish Saraf, CEO – Alliance Commercial Transport, reveals his strategy and big plans to expand not just nationally but also in the international arena and redefine professionalism and business ethics in ODC movement as a responsible transporter. Sarada Vishnubhatla reports.
ADR Group prepared for long haul in Indian market
Even if the ongoing pandemic has made a slight dent in the India operations of ADR Group, manufacturers of axles for trailer and agricultural applications, the company’s vision continues to be as clear as ever, says the company’s President, Flavio Radrizzani, in this exclusive interview with N. Balasubramanian