The Proposed Transaction subject to the carrying out of modifications proposed by ZF Friedrichshafen AG(ZF), under Regulation 25 (1A) of the Competition Commission of India (Procedure in regard to the transaction of business relating to combinations) Regulations, 2011 was recently approved. After making public the definitive merger plans last year in March, ZF acquired 100 per cent shares of WABCO Holdings Inc (WABCO) as per a combination notice filed with the Competition Commission of India (CCI) in February 2020. Aiming to help ZF sustain its expertise in autonomous-driving technologies, the merger is part of ZF’s NextGeneration Mobility strategy. Set to acquire all outstanding shares of WABCO for USD 136.50 per share in an all-cash transaction for an equity value of over USD Seven billion as per the agreement, ZF, on the back of this merger is ready to set its foot in the commercial vehicle braking solutions for the first time.
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Single Technology Base
In an Upfront and exclusive interaction, Jerome Mortal, Director of New Mobilities at Valeo shares the strategic focus areas for new ‘zero-emissions’ mobility solutions with Team ACI.
The Substitutional Alloy
Largely constituting MSMEs, non-ferrous metal component manufacturers are striving hard to stage a recovery from the pandemic induced degrowth. Ashish Bhatia with inputs from Deven Lad traces the headwinds and tailwinds around ancillaries based out of Asia’s largest brass micro-market.
Meeting Customer Expectations
The Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) rose to the challenges to meet customer expectations in unprecedented times. Ashish Bhatia highlights the efforts made.
The Rolling Resistance
The tyre industry has done well to keep the wheels of the nation rolling in a pandemic marred financial year. Ashish Bhatia gets the stakeholders to reflect on the changes, for good and bad, in an ongoing series of engaging conversations.
In his new role as Director at Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI), Dr Reji Mathai has his task cut out. He shares with Ashish Bhatia, his focus on collaborative research and development with the industry.
Committed to 100 per cent carbon neutrality, Valeo has launched a pedal assembly for e-bikes. Team ACI looks at the mobilisation of this ‘zero-emission’ product in the portfolio.
A Positive Outlook
In an Upfront and exclusive interaction, K M Mammen, Chairman, Automotive Tyre Manufacturers Association (ATMA) speaks highly of the close-knit approach of tyre manufacturers taking along raw material partner suppliers and the OEMs. Ashish Bhatia gauges the sectoral impact on the coming quarters.
Made In India Daicel Airbag Inflator
In January, Kita-Ku, Osaka headquartered Daicel Corporation made public the plans to establish a new production site for automobile airbag inflators in India.
Union Budget 2021: Auto Components Special
The Union Budget 2021 attempts to offer the necessary “succour” to the automotive components industry. Ashish Bhatia takes you through the key budgeted allocations and brings out the expert opinions.
Time To Increase Supply
In an Upfront and exclusive interaction, Parag Satpute, Managing Director at Bridgestone India opines that its time to increase the supply to meet the rise in demand. Ashish Bhatia with bureau inputs highlights the changes in tyre manufacture and business for the company.
WATCHING FROM AFAR
IOT AND PREDICTIVE MAINTENANCE HELP PREDICT OUTCOMES AND PREVENT FAILURES. COMPANIES WOULD DO WELL TO USE THEM TO THEIR FULL CAPACIT
ZF CV TECH PORTFOLIO
Aided by the acquisition of Wabco, ZF is enhancing its CV technology portfolio.
Optimising dampers for different motorsport disciplines is a key facet of shock absorber technology. Racecar spoke to those at the forefront of suspension system development to fi nd out more
जेड एफ इण्डिया की सबसे बड़ी सीख में कोविंड में आपूर्ति श्रृंखला की जोखिम को कम करना शामिला।
वायरस-ट्रिगर महामारी एक अनुभव रहा है जिससे मोटर वाहन उद्योग अब नई रणनीतियों के साथ उभरने की कोशिश कर रहा है। राजेश राजगौर के साथ इस साक्षात्कार में जेड एफ इंडिया के अध्यक्ष, सुरेश केवी, इस बारे में विस्तार से बताते हैं कि उनकी कंपनी ने लॉकडाउन से कैसे निपटा और कैसे अधिकतम देखभाल के साथ संचालन फिर से शुरू किया गया, जल्द ही परिचालन को सामन्य रूप में वापस लाएगा।
ZF launches new WABCO Diesel Exhaust Fluid for BS-VI vehicles
With the Indian automotive industry moving towards cleaner vehicles on account of the implementation of BS-VI emission norms from April 2020, global standards are finally being met. The BS-VI norms are very stringent and are expected to reduce nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions by up to 70% along with a decrease in hydrocarbon emissions and particulate matter. As a result, OEMs are making several technical changes in diesel vehicles such as SCR provision for fitting diesel particulate filters and Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR).
“THE TOPMOST PRIORITY FOR US IS CUSTOMER FOCUS.”
MANAGING DIRECTOR UTKARSH MUNOT HAS GUIDED ZF STEERING GEAR (INDIA) TO A NEW CORPORATE CULTURE BASED ON CUSTOMER VALUE AND TRUST.
Once the government stimulus packages are announced and implemented, the industry should be able to get back on its feet, says Suresh K V, President, ZF India (P) Ltd.
WABCO OptiDriveTM – Leading modular transmission automation solution for CVs
The Indian commercial vehicle (CV) industry is experiencing a transformation both in terms of technology and product offerings.
WABCO raising the bar with a range of proven safety, efficiency and connectivity solutions for bus fleets
The Indian bus market is known for its sheer size and scale and is second to China in terms of number of buses sold every year. Popular for its front-engine buses with bus bodies built by third party bodybuilders, the market is fast transforming into a mature and organized sector with fully-built solutions from OEMs gaining traction thanks to fleet customers’ growing preference for the same.
Race clutch design and manufacture remains one of the most challenging fields in motorsport engineering, as we discovered when we engaged with some of the leading companies in the industry