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November-December 2010

NON-STOP BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES ASIAN MAGAZINE FOR AUTOMOTIVE, OEM’S, AFTERMARKET & COMPONENTS Bi-monthly, Vol. 5 No.39 REGD.NO. F2(A-11) Press/2000 - RNI DELENG/2000/675

A house full of color The sign of the parrot Looking for a specialist Fastener Fair, Mumbai, India Moving without metals? Micra by Nissan Revai launched New Volvo XC60


MANN+HUMMEL INDIA is expanding production capacity

New automotive components production plant at Bawal near New Delhi

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erman supplier underlines commitment to the Indian market: With its new manfufacturing facility in India, MANN+HUMMEL will be located very close to major OEMs in north India. The new plant will produce filter systems for the air and fluid management of the engine, mainly for passenger cars. Goods will be delivered “just in time”. The new Bawal production site, which is extremely environmentally-friendly in design, represents an important step within MANN+HUMMEL’s expansion strategy in Asia. New Delhi/Bangalore – December 14, 2010 – The Bawal plant is being set up to cater to MANN+HUMMEL India’s customers in the Northern part of India who are currently serviced from the plant in Tumkur near Bangalore. Setting up the plant in Bawal would speed up delivery times and reduce transport costs. The new plant increases flexibility and improves response time, an important aspect in a dynamic market environment like India. MANN+HUMMEL, with its Head Office in Germany, is a development partner and original equipment supplier to the international automotive and engineering industries. The new plant in Bawal will produce the company’s core products, which includes plastic air intake manifolds, air cleaner systems, cylinder head covers and crank case ventilation systems, washer reservoir systems etc. The major focus of the plant would be on components for the passenger cars and motorcycle segments, as well as the commer-

cial vehicle and three-wheeler sectors. The Bawal plant will incorporate environmentally-friendly technology and design, including for example a rain water collection and retaining system, energy-saving lighting, electrical interlock switch to save power, battery operated forklifts to avoid pollution on the shop floor and expansive green spaces and landscaping to enhance the green touch. In addition, the roof and walls of the entire plant will be insulated to prevent energy loss. Here too, the insulation material used is environment friendly. MANN+HUMMEL India already has a manufacturing facility in Tumkur, close to Bangalore which was set up in 2006. Mr. Axel Grossmann, Managing Director of MANN+HUMMEL INDIA reiterates “It is our goal to be first choice for our Indian customers and top supplier in our segments in Asia. The Indian economy is booming and the investments by local and foreign companies like MANN+HUMMEL will drive the country to a bright future, by 2018, we will increase our Asian sales share to 25 per cent, and India is one of our Asian key markets to reach this goal. About MANN+HUMMEL Group: The MANN+HUMMEL Group is a development partner and original equipment supplier to the international automotive and mechanical engineering industries. Employing 11,800 people at 41 locations world-wide, the company achieved turnover of 1.67 billion Euros in 2009. The Group’s product portfolio includes air filter systems, intake manifold systems, liquid filter systems, cabin filters and cylinder head covers made of plastic with many integrated functions for the automotive

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industry, as well as filter elements for vehicle servicing and repair. For general engineering, process engineering and industrial manufacturing sectors the company’s product range includes industrial filters, a series of products to reduce carbon emission levels in diesel engines, membrane filters for water filtration, filter systems and complete lines as well as units for conveying, dosing and drying of free flowing plastics. Further information about MANN+HUMMEL can be found under http:// www.mann-hummel.com. About MANN AND HUMMEL India:

The MANN AND HUMMEL FILTER PRIVATE LIMITED in India is a 100% subsidiary of MANN+HUMMEL group. The subsidiary with its corporate office in Bangalore, production facility in Tumkur near Bangalore and liaison office at Delhi and Pune currently employees 185 people. The company together with the Bosch Group, established a Joint Venture in Tumkur in 2005. MANN AND HUMMEL FILTER PRIVATE LIMITED concentrates on the sale of filters and filtration systems to Indian automotive and Industrial OEMs, Water filtrations systems and in all other fields of activity of the MANN+HUMMEL Group. The MANN+HUMMEL brand MANN-FILTER will serve the Indian Automotive and industrial aftermarket. MANN-FILTER products are available in OES quality.


Axel Grossmann is new MANN+HUMMEL India Managing Director Clear commitment to Indian market

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ANN+HUMMEL India is under new leadership. Mr. Axel Grossmann will continue to extend the company’s business activities in the automotive and industrial filtration segments to increase Asian sales share to 25 per cent. He will also enlarge the local R+D activities based in Bangalore. Bangalore, 25 November 2010 – The Indian market plays a major role in the Asian growth strategy of MANN+HUMMEL, development partner and series supplier to the international automotive and engineering industries. Mr. Axel Grossmann, new head of the Indian subsidiary, is an experienced veteran who has led MANN+HUMMEL ventures in many countries from the start-up to the consolidation phase. He did so very successfully in countries like Argentina, Brazil, China and Russia where the MANN+HUMMEL companies have achieved exceptional growth. Mr. Grossmann follows Mr. Hans-Georg Hummel, who laid a strong foundation for the Indian subsidiary during the last years. “It is our goal to be the first choice for our Indian customers and top supplier in our segments in Asia. The Indian economy is booming and the investments by local and foreign companies like MANN+HUMMEL will drive the country to a bright future,” says Grossmann. “I am very proud to be able to contribute to this success together with our Indian-German staff. By 2018, we will increase our Asian sales share to 25 per cent, and India is one of our Asian key markets to reach this goal. So we will further extend our OE and also the aftermarket business in industrial and filtration automotive, both in the passenger cars and commercial vehicles segments. A very strong focus will be our

water filtration business. MANN+HUMMEL will continue to serve Indian customers with solutions for their specific needs. And we will enlarge our local R+D activities.” MANN+HUMMEL will further invest into new additional plants and into our current set up in Bangalore, Tumkur and Nalagarh in order to cope with the two-digit growth of the market in India in the next few years. Along with these investments, the company underlines its commitment to the local market by constantly extending and updating the range of air, oil, fuel and cabin filters of its aftermarket brand MANN-FILTER. MANN-FILTER is one of the strongest filter brands in the world. It has been launched in India in 2009. MANN+HUMMEL’s most recent business activities concern water filtration solutions, specifically for the Asian markets. The company’s water purifying systems are designed to meet the needs of Asian and Indian customers: they are highly standardized, modular and highly adaptive with no need for further engineering at the customer site. They are based on proven technologies like Reverse Osmosis, Membrane Bio Reactor and Ultra Filtration. “MANN+HUMMEL India had an excellent start. We will pursue the aim of gaining direct access to national and other global customers who are establishing themselves in India and offering them the latest innovative products from Germany and high quality plastic components,” says Mr. Grossmann. To reach this goal, the Germany-based filtration specialist will continuously increase its staff. About MANN+HUMMEL Group: The MANN+HUMMEL Group is a development

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partner and original equipment supplier to the international automotive and mechanical engineering industries. Employing 11,800 people at 41 locations world-wide, the company achieved turnover of 1.67 billion Euros in 2009. The Group’s product portfolio includes air filter systems, intake manifold systems, liquid filter systems, cabin filters and cylinder head covers made of plastic with many integrated functions for the automotive industry, as well as filter elements for vehicle servicing and repair. For general engineering, process engineering and industrial manufacturing sectors the company’s product range includes industrial filters, a series of products to reduce carbon emission levels in diesel engines, membrane filters for water filtration, filter systems and complete lines as well as units for conveying, dosing and drying of free flowing plastics. Further information about MANN+HUMMEL can be found under http:// www.mann-hummel.com. About MANN AND HUMMEL India: The MANN AND HUMMEL FILTER PRIVATE LIMITED in India is a 100% subsidiary of MANN+HUMMEL group. The subsidiary with its corporate office in Bangalore, production facility in Tumkur near Bangalore and liaison office at Delhi and Pune currently employees 185 people. The company together with the Bosch Group, established a Joint Venture in Tumkur in 2005. MANN AND HUMMEL FILTER PRIVATE LIMITED concentrates on the sale of filters and filtration systems to Indian automotive and Industrial OEMs, Water filtrations systems and in all other fields of activity of the MANN+HUMMEL Group. The MANN+HUMMEL brand MANN-FILTER will serve the Indian Automotive and industrial aftermarket. MANN-FILTER products are available in OES quality.


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Festive Month Reflected in Auto Sales in October 2010 in India

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he cumulative production data for AprilOctober 2010 shows production growth of 33.07 percent over same period last year. In October 2010, production grew at 44.80 percent over October 2009. Domestic Sales recorded a growth of 45.93 percent in October 2010 as against 21.63 percent growth in September 2010. The main issues that the automobile industry is facing is the availability of parts specter of price rise in raw materials.

Three Wheelers sales recorded a growth rate of 20.74 percent in April-October 2010. While Passenger Carriers grew by 23.75 percent during April-October 2010, Goods Carriers registered growth of 8.52 percent.

DOMESTIC SALES

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Passenger Vehicles segment during AprilOctober 2010 grew at 33.72 percent over same period last year. Passenger Cars grew by 34.29 percent, Utility Vehicles grew by 21.85 percent and Multi Purpose Vehicles grew by 50.45 percent in this period. The overall Commercial Vehicles segment registered growth of 37.77 percent during April-October 2010 as compared to the same period last year. While Medium & Heavy Commercial Vehicles (M&HCVs) registered growth of 53.19 percent, Light Commercial Vehicles grew at 26.25 percent.

During April-October 2010, overall automobile exports registered a growth rate of 41.44 percent. Passenger Vehicles segment grew marginally by 1.76 percent in this period. Commercial Vehicles, Three Wheelers and Two Wheelers segments recorded growth of 89.20 percent, 95.30 percent and 48.89 percent respectively during April-October 2010.

Two Wheelers registered a growth of 29.38 percent during April-October 2010. Mopeds, Scooters and Motorcycles grew by 25.00 percent, 52.11 percent and 25.60 percent respectively.

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Mahindra REVA launches REVAi in Hyderabad

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co-friendly, ‘green’ car to be available from 5 Mahindra Dealer outlets in the city

Mahindra REVA Electric Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. (Mahindra REVA), one of the pioneers of electric vehicle technology in India, today announced that its REVAi vehicle will be available at select Mahindra dealerships in Hyderabad. This is the first major initiative announced by the company post its acquisition by the US $ 7.1 billion Mahindra Group in May 2010. The Honourable Sabita Indira Reddy P. from the Ministry of Home, Jails, Fire Services and Sainik Welfare, handed over the keys of the first two REVAi vehicles to Mr. Anurag Bajaj of the Park Hotel, Hyderabad. “We are delighted to launch the REVAi in Hyderabad where there is already a great deal of interest in our vehicles. With issues such as climate change and carbon footprint taking centre stage globally, eco-friendly transportation has become the need of the hour. The electric vehicle market is hence, poised to grow rapidly. Mahindra’s extensive distribution network, coupled with our unique finance plan will help us make significant inroads into the local market,” said Mr. R. Chandramouli, Chief of Operations, Mahindra REVA. The company has also tied-up with Mahindra finance which will enable them to offer

customers a unique financing plan. REVAi buyers can now pay an interest free, refundable deposit of Rs. 1,00,000/-, followed by monthly instalments of Rs. 8999/- for a period of 36 months (3 years) and drive home a REVAi. At the end of 3 years, the customer can either continue using the car by making a final payment of Rs. 50,000/- or return the car and claim the refundable deposit of Rs. 1,00,000/-. The REVAi is a technologically advanced car equipped with a `boost’ mode for acceleration and power. It also has a ‘hill restraint’ feature which allows enhanced negotiation on slopes. As an eco-friendly and economical car, it offers ease of driving without clutch and gears. Its small size makes parking hassle-free and manoeuvrable for safe driving on city roads. Further, the vehicle can drive at 80 km per hour with acceleration from 0-40 km in 7 seconds. REVA’s patented technology incorporated in its Energy Management System (EMS) ensures optimum performance and life from the battery. The car also has a regenerative braking system by which energy is pumped to the battery while slowing down or applying the brakes. With a range of up to 80 km per charge, the REVAi is suitable for most journeys within the city. Its automatic drive, no emission and no noise make it the ‘perfect city car’. About Mahindra REVA Electric Vehicles Pvt Ltd Mahindra REVA is a pioneer of EV (electric vehicle) technologies and one of the first

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companies to introduce electric vehicles worldwide. Founded in 1994 as REVA Electric Car Company, a joint venture between the Maini Group of Bangalore and AEV LLC of USA, the company was acquired in May 2010 by the USD 7.1 billion Mahindra Group of India. The REVA electric vehicle was launched in Bangalore in 2001 and in London in 2004, (latter under the G-Wiz brand). In September 2009, at the Frankfurt Auto Show, the company unveiled two new cars, the 4 seat REVA NXR and the 2 seat REVA NXG. Today Mahindra Reva has one of the largest deployed fleets of electric cars in the global market and has accumulated data from more than 100 million km of user experience. The company’s electric vehicle platforms, technologies and regional vehicle assembly are offered under license. Mahindra Reva has 280 employees and is headquartered at the Bommasandra Industrial Area in Bangalore, India, next to Electronic City, one of the world's technology hubs.

In 2006 REVA was acclaimed by Businessworld India as one of India’s ‘Cool Companies’ and in 2008 was the recipient of the Frost & Sullivan Automotive Power train Company of the Year award. In 2010 Overdrive and CNBC TV 18 declared the REVAi as the Green Car of the Year.


Continues growth momentum with a 212% growth in October 2010 Mahindra Two Wheelers, a part of the US $7.1 billion Mahindra Group, has further consolidated its presence in the two wheeler segment, with record sales of 21,204 two wheelers in October 2010. Mahindra Two Wheelers today announced that its sales for the month of October 2010 stood at 21,204 units, as against 6,804 units in October 2009, an increase of 212%. The sales for Motorcycles stood at 2,664 units. Total cumulative sales from April to October 2010 stood at 92,034 units, as compared to 22,758 units for the same period last year, an increase of 304%. “Consumers have laid their trust in the Mahindra Two Wheeler brand and this is borne out from the momentum that is reflected in our monthly sales figures. We have achieved a double digit market share in scooters last month and our consumer base is growing rapidly. This month we have also embarked on our motorcycle journey with the launch of Stallio and the initial response has been very encouraging.” said Mr Anoop Mathur, President Two Wheeler Sector and Member of Group Executive Board Mahindra & Mahindra. Mahindra 2 Wheelers’ Power Scooters cater to a range of consumer segments. The Mahindra Rodeo with its very innovative, contemporary features is popular amongst the Indian youth, while the Mahindra Duro is positioned as a family scooter. The Flyte is the Indian woman’s two-wheeler of choice. The stylish Stallio creates a niche for itself in the motorcycles.

ABOUT THE MAHINDRA GROUP Mahindra embarked on its journey in 1945 by assembling the Willys Jeep in India and is now a US $7.1 billion Indian multinational. It employs over 1,00,000 people across the globe and enjoys a leadership position in utility vehicles, tractors and information technology, with a significant and growing presence in financial services, tourism, infrastructure development, trade and logistics. The Mahindra Group today is an embodiment of global excellence and enjoys a strong corporate brand image. Mahindra is the only Indian company among the top tractor brands in the world. It is today a full-range player with a presence in almost every segment of the automobile industry, from two-wheelers to CVs, UVs, SUVs and sedan. Mahindra recently acquired a majority stake in REVA Electric Car Co Ltd. (now called Mahindra REVA), strengthening its position in the Electric Vehicles domain. The Mahindra Group expanded its IT portfolio when Tech Mahindra acquired the leading global business and information technology services company, Satyam Computer Services. The company is now known as Mahindra Satyam. Mahindra is also one of the few Indian companies to receive an A+ GRI checked rating for its first Sustainability Report for the year 2007-08 and has also received the A+ GRI rating for the year 2008- 09.

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Bosch Limited registers 32 % growth in third quarter of 2010. third quarter of the year stood at Rs.1,707.0 crores which is 32.3% higher than the corresponding period in 2009. Profit before tax at Rs.333.3 crores, registered an increase of 24.3% compared to the same period last year. Profit after tax at Rs.236.1 crores posted an increase of 21.1% compared to the same period last year. For the nine months of 2010, the company achieved net sales and income from operations of Rs.4,943.5 crores. Profit Before Tax stood at Rs.936.8 crores; an increase of 59.4% compared to nine months of 2009 and accounted for 18.9% of net sales and income from operations compared to 16.8% for the nine months ended Sept 2009. The Profit After Tax stood at Rs. 648.4 crores posting an increase of 49.9%, accounting for 13.1% of net sales and income from operations as compared to 12.3% for the previous nine months.

Mr. V. K. Viswanathan, President, Bosch India and Managing Director, Bosch Limited

The operating profit has increased by 117.6% over the previous nine months. The reduction in interest income and other income due to lower Interest rates and 2009’s one time profit on sale of marketable securities has resulted in the PAT growth of 49.9 % over the same period.

Diesel business sees robust growth of 38% Company to expand capacities to growing demand Bosch Limited has registered a revenue growth of 32.3% in the third quarter of 2010 over the same period of last year. Overall, the growth for the nine months of 2010 is 41.1%. The growth saga continues in all segments of the automotive market and non automotive segment as well, resulting in an impressive growth in overall business. The revenue growth has once again been particularly strong in its Diesel business with a growth of 38% in the third quarter compared to the same period in 2009. Businesses from Gasoline systems, Automotive Aftermarket, Power Tools and Security Technology divisions have performed very impressively, clocking robust double digit growth in the third quarter of 2010. Net sales and income from operations in the

Announcing the company’s financial results, Mr. V. K. Viswanathan, President, Bosch India and Managing Director, Bosch Limited, said “The growth in the economy has been very encouraging and market sentiments are extremely positive. This is reflected in the impressive growth of the overall automotive market. All segments, be it commercial vehicles, passenger cars or tractors – have registered all time high numbers. Against this backdrop, Bosch Ltd. has performed exceptionally well. The company plans to expand capacities further wherever required and will introduce innovative and market relevant products to meet the growing needs of the automotive industry especially in view of the implementation of the new legislative norms for emissions ". Mr. Vishwanathan further added that to secure its future growth the company will continue to invest with focus on human resource development and nurturing of talents.

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ABOUT BOSCH GROUP The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In the areas of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology, some 275,000 associates generated sales of 38.2 billion euros in fiscal 2009. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 300 subsidiaries and regional companies in over 60 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for growth. Each year, Bosch spends more than 3.5 billion euros for research and development, and applies for some 3,800 patents worldwide. With all its products and services, Bosch enhances the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial. The company was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861-1942) as “Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering.” The special ownership structure of Robert Bosch GmbH guarantees the entrepreneurial freedom of the Bosch Group, making it possible for the company to plan over the long term and to undertake significant up-front investments in the safeguarding of its future. Ninety-two percent of the share capital of Robert Bosch GmbH is held by Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, a charitable foundation. The majority of voting rights are held by Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG, an industrial trust. The entrepreneurial ownership functions are carried out by the trust. The remaining shares are held by the Bosch family and by Robert Bosch GmbH.


First All-in-One Digital One-Chip for Automotive Radio Innovative low power solution integrates AM/FM radio and audio signal post-processing in a single chip

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XP Semiconductors N.V. (Nasdaq: NXPI) announced the industry’s first RFCMOSbased, all-in-one digital chip for automotive radio applications. The TEF663x integrates AM/FM radio and audio signal postprocessing functions in a single integrated circuit (IC). Until now, the tuner, radio DSP and audio post-processing DSP cores were separate ICs. NXP’s TEF663x will be on demonstration during the International CES 2011 at NXP’s showcase, located at the Wynn Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV. The TEF663x will be showcased along with the SAF356x multi-standard baseband processor for digital terrestrial radio systems and other automotive infotainment products, integrated into a complete stand-alone system Concept Radio Demonstrator. Facts/Highlights:  NXP’s RFCMOS-based Digital One-Chip Receiver TEF663x, includes tuner front-end, radio and audio processing with support of HD radio, DRM and single or dual tuner DAB/ DAB+/T-DMB via NXP’s SAF356x.  By combining the RFCMOS front-end with mixed signal PLL and audio codecs, the TEF663x offers more than 30 percent improvement in power consumption for equivalent system functions based on previous generation ICs.  With advanced radio and audio algorithms for signal processing, the automotive qualified TEF663x meets key car OEM radio and audio performance requirements, as well

as the AEC-Q100 standard, and supports all major analog radio and terrestrial digital radio standards, with the companion chip SAF356x.

effective solution for Alpine and will strengthen our relationship with NXP.”

 The audio signal processing contains basic functionality such as tone-volume-mute control as well as advanced digital audio processing such as audio equalization, chimes, etc. Additionally, the TEF663x offers a rich selection of digital and analog inputs and outputs to allow flexible integration of multiple audio sources and outputs.

 “As complete DSP-based radio and audio signal processing become more prevalent in automotive applications, design engineers are in need of higher system integrations and affordable solutions that improve power consumption and help speed time to market,” said Torsten Lehmann, Vice-President and General Manager, Business Line Car Entertainment, NXP Semiconductors. “The TEF663x underscores NXP’s commitment to the latest automotive-qualified RFCMOS technology and cost-effective, high-quality solutions optimized for car radio manufacturers worldwide.” Pricing and Availability Samples of the TEF663x are available for customers worldwide and mass production will ramp in 2011.

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 “As the leading global automotive supplier, we depend on NXP for the development of our automotive infotainment innovations in radio and audio processor technologies,” said Kiyoshi Katsuki, vice general manager and senior manager OEM design department of Alpine Electronics. “Integrating NXP’s TEF663x into our platform was seamless and with shorter development cycles. With NXP, we’re able to offer an outstanding end result that gives our customers the ability to enjoy highquality personalized content from multiple sources and to adapt the potential of RFCMOS technology with authoritative roadmap products. Additionally TEF663x will be a cost

NXP Semiconductors N.V. (Nasdaq: NXPI) provides High Performance Mixed Signal and Standard Product solutions that leverage its leading RF, Analog, Power Management, Interface, Security and Digital Processing expertise. These innovations are used in a wide range of automotive, identification, wireless infrastructure, lighting, industrial, mobile, consumer and computing applications. Headquartered in Europe, the company has approximately 28,000 employees working in more than 25 countries and posted sales of USD 3.8 billion in 2009. For more information, visit www.nxp.com.

 The only solution where the radio receiver integrates AM/FM RF front-end with radio and audio baseband processing on a single die, the TEF663x offers automotive infotainment engineers a simple way to reduce PCB space, RF design risk and R&D costs.

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Dedicated trade show for the fastener and fixing industry in Mumbai

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ith Fastener Fair India, Mumbai, due to take place from 16-17 April 2011 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, exhibition organisers Inter Ads - Brooks Exhibitions (India) Pvt. Ltd offers companies of the fastener and fixing industry a dedicated trade exhibition. The event is organised by Inter Ads - Brooks Exhibitions (India) Pvt. Ltd, a joint venture between the organisers of Fastener Fair Stuttgart, Mack Brooks Exhibitions, United Kingdom and Inter Ads Brooks, India. Fastener Fair Mumbai will be co-located with BLECH India 2011, a dedicated trade exhibition for sheet metal working. The first BLECH India exhibition, which took place in November 2009 was a great success. The show attracted 50 exhibitors from 8 countries and some 3,600 visitors, mainly from India. For suppliers of the fastener and fixing industry seeking to expand their businesses, Fastener Fair India 2011 is an ideal platform to establish successful business relations, both with customers for fastener and fixing systems, and with international agents or partners. The show profile ranges from materials and semi-finished products via production equipment, surface technology and quality assurance to finished products in diverse materials and modern bonding processes. Storage, distribution and information services round off the exhibition profile. The Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC), where Fastener Fair India 2011 will take place, is ideally situated along the Western Express Highway in Goregaon and is only a 10 minute drive from the national airport and 20 minutes from the heart of the city.

Information on Fastener Fair India, Mumbai 2011 is available at www.fastenerfair.com/ mumbai

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With class – leading technology, Volvo re-defines compact luxury SUV segment with launch of ‘Volvo XC60’

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Paul de Voijs, Managing Director, Volvo Auto India alongside the newly launched compact luxury SUV 'Volvo XC60'

Volvo XC60 debuts at Rs. 39.5 lakhs Exshowroom First batch already booked ahead of its launch In the picturesque locale of Lavasa, Volvo Auto India today crafted a new definition of luxury by unveiling the much awaited Volvo XC60. With state-of-the-art technology, unmatched combination of power and style the Volvo XC60 is all set to create a new benchmark in the compact luxury SUV segment in India. Powered by the high performance latest generation D5 Twin-Turbo diesel engine, Volvo XC60 will be the only SUV in its category to offer unique features such as Laser Assisted Automatic Braking (City Safety), Turn with Steering Lights (Active Bending Lights), Haldex AWD (All Wheel Drive) with Instant TractionTM, Continuously Controlled Chassis Concept (FOUR-C) and Power Tailgate amongst others. Speaking at the launch ceremony, Paul de Voijs, Managing Director, Volvo Auto India, said, "Volvo XC60 is a perfect embodiment of our brand’s core attributes of safety, comfort, quality, Scandinavian design and innovation. Heart-stopping looks coupled with innovative technology and off-road capabilities, it is a perfect blend of style and practicality. We are confident that in India, Volvo XC60 will give us a competitive edge in its segment.”

Priced at Rs. 39.5 Lakhs (Ex-showroom, Delhi) and Rs. 41.41 lakhs (Ex-Showroom, Mumbai, incl. Octroi), the Volvo XC60 will be retailed through Volvo’s dealerships across the country starting November 2010. “The pre-bookings of the first batch of XC60 bears testimony to the faith our customers have for the Volvo brand. The launch today further reinstates our commitment to provide best-in-class quality and technology to our customers in India”, Mr. de Voijs further added. In India Volvo XC60 will be imported as CBU (Completely Built Units) from the company’s manufacturing facility in Ghent, Belgium.

lamp cluster with micro-optics and LED technology, adds sheer distinctiveness and expression to its visual appeal. Embedded in the trapezoidal grille, the large iron mark provides a distinctive character to the SUV. The new angled position lights on both sides of the grille together with the headlamps and the sweeping front wings, radiate an aggressive stance that also emphasizes the bonnet’s classic V-shape. The interior of the XC60 is driver oriented and designed to create a dynamic feel. The lines on panels and surfaces connect different interior panels with each other to create a harmonious style.

Globally Volvo XC60 has been a great success and has won over 22 coveted awards including – United States: International Truck of the Year; UK: SUV of the Year; Australia: Best SUV over $40,000; Germany: Paul Pietsch Award for City Safety; Germany: Autoflotte Award; France: Innovation for Safety Award; Russia:”Golden Klaxon", the best compact crossover; Portugal: Innovation & Technology Award; Malaysia: Car of the Year with special mention of safety award amongst others.

INNOVATIVE & CLASS – LEADING TECHNOLOGY

MODERN SCANDINAVIAN DESIGN THAT’S DISTINCTLY VOLVO The stunning new XC60 signals the onset of a new era of modern Scandinavian design. The core design DNA is strikingly simple, yet unique. Its muscular shoulder-line smoothly blends into a curvaceous rear. The rear tail

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 Laser Assisted Automatic Braking (City Safety) - Unique in its segment  Hill Descent Control (HDC) for steep inclines (even at 45 degree inclines) - the only SUV in its segment to have this feature working on reverse gear as well  Turn with Steering lights (Active Bending Lights) - Unique in its segment  Power tailgate – one touch opening and closing – Unique in its segment  Dynamic Stability and Traction Control (DSTC)  Roll Stability Control (RSC) – Active stability system


 Advanced braking technologies - Adaptive Brake Lights, Ready Alert brakes; Hydraulic brake assist; ABS with Electronic brake force distribution  Protective Advanced safety technologies – Side Impact Protection system (SIPS); Whiplash Protection System (WHIPS); Rollover Protection System (ROPS); 2-stage airbags; Seatbelt pre-tentioners; Inflatable Curtain (IC); Side Airbags

 Collision Warning with Auto Brake alerts the driver if the distance to a vehicle ahead suddenly decreases. This system gives the driver a fair chance to mitigate a collision – Unique in its segment

 Front and rear skid plates  Adaptive Cruise Control also in slow queues - which helps the driver to maintain a safe distance with the vehicle in front at speeds over 30kmph - Unique in its segment  A range of other features

HIGH STANDARDS OF RIDE COMFORT  Continuously Controlled Chassis Concept (FOUR-C | Comfort, Sport and Advanced) – Unique in its segment  Haldex AWD (All Wheel Drive) with Instant TractionTM  230mm Ground Clearance D5 TWIN TURBO – DIESEL ENGINE

 Running boards smoothly integrated with the sills  Side cuff plate - stylish matte aluminium finish

 Driver Alert Control is a unique technology to detect and alert tired and distracted drivers  Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) helps detect vehicles in the offset rear blind spot on both sides of the SUV  Lane Departure Warning alerts the driver if the SUV runs across the lane markers without the turn indicator being used

205 hp and 420 Nm - With the latest Twin Turbo and Peizo high-pressure technology, the inspiring five-cylinder state -of-art is high on performance and low on fuel consumption. A maintenance free diesel particulate filter effectively reduces soot particles in exhaust gases upto 95% (and advanced emission control contributes to low nitrogen oxide level). The D5 complies with Bharat IV emission standards.

 Premium Sound with Dolby Pro-logic II Dynaudio | USB and iPod Music Interface | Bluetooth hands-free system

Official Mileage – 13.8 kmpl

 Satellite Navigation System

STYLISH AND LUXURIOUS INTERIORS

 19” Alloy wheels

INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR ACCESSORIES  Front and Rear Park Assist Camera  Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) - dual 7 inch - screens with dual DVD

 Two – tone leather interiors with a unique X theme on the seats  Ergonomically designed seats with pronounced side supports and luxurious padding - both front and rear with integrated seatbelts  Unique floating centre console (a Volvo trademark) slightly angled towards the driver to enhance driver dynamics  Illuminated lockable glove box  Flat folding three-section rear seat (40/ 20/40 split)  High quality textile/ leather upholstery  Leather - clad/ classic wood steering wheels OPTIONAL FEATURES

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Facts about Volvo Auto India: Volvo Auto India is a luxury car company in India, a gigantic, fast-growing market and one of the most competitive in the world. Volvo established its presence in India just over three years ago and has since then worked intensively to market the Swedish brand. With a corporate office in Gurgaon, Volvo Auto opened its first dealership in March 2008 and currently markets its products through its dealerships in New Delhi, Mumbai, Chandigarh, Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Kochi and Pune with Ahmedabad and Jaipur in the pipeline. Volvo currently sells two premium models in India – luxury SUV Volvo XC90 and luxury sedan Volvo S80. Get the Volvo Advantage Volvo is the first to introduce free of charge service for up to 2 years or 60,000 kms (whichever is earlier). The servicing takes care of all the consumables and schedules maintenances (excluding batteries & tyres). Volvo Car Assistance Volvo gives 24x7 road assistance service to ensure that the journey is smooth and uninterrupted. This programme provides its customers a stress-free vehicle ownership and motoring experience all over India.


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Trafic presents its year 2011 edition

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he twelfth edition of the fair will take place between 27th and 30th September next

The International Road Safety and Equipment Exhibition, TRAFIC, an event organised by IFEMA, has presented its next edition, which is due to take place between 27th and 30th September 2011. The fair's Organising Committee has met in order to shape the contents of its twelfth edition, which will once again be promoted by the State Traffic Department (DGT) and the State Roads Department (DGC), thus demonstrating the considerable degree of interest that this event entails for all sectors linked to the field of road safety and infrastructures. In addition, the Catalan Traffic Department, attached to the Catalan Regional Government, and the Traffic and Vehicles Department of the Basque Regional Government have renewed their support for the fair. In this respect, at its next edition, TRAFIC aims to highlight its role as a highly representative sectorial forum for all professionals from the field, as well as providing a key point of reference for the industry. The meeting recently held by TRAFIC's Organising Committee also presented some of the new features that will be included at the year 2011 edition of the fair. Among these, we might mention the creation of an INNOVATION GALLERY at the fair, an initiative designed to promote research and the development of new technologies within the industry. The Gallery will also recognise and disseminate the most cutting-edge ideas launched by companies operating within the road infrastructure and road safety sectors. In this respect, the INNOVATION GALLERY will bring together the latest new products and solutions in all of the different sections that make up the exhibition: Road Infrastructures; Road Safety; Intelligent Transport Systems; Car-Parks; and Road Sustainability. These ideas will be widely promoted amongst visitors to TRAFIC and the media. BUSINESS AND PROMOTION

Foreign Guest Programme. This initiative, organised by TRAFIC and AMEC URBIS, will identify potential customers with high decision-making powers from different upand-coming markets and invite them to attend the fair. These are markets that are often difficult for exhibitors to gain access to, but which can entail some excellent business opportunities. The aim of this programme is to multiply the transactions carried out by the fair's participants and to promote the organisation of B2B (Business to Business) meetings during the course of the fair.

With a view to promoting TRAFIC's role as a marketing tool and a means of providing a boost for business activity within the industry, the fair will once again organise its

Once again this year, TRAFIC aims to become a highly useful and profitable forum for the industry, thus consolidating the satisfactory results achieved at the event's last edition,

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which brought together some 292 companies from 25 different countries and welcomed 6,562 professionals, a 3% increase compared to the previous edition. TRAFIC, the International Road Safety and Equipment Exhibition, will take place between Tuesday 27th and Friday 30th September 2011. It will be open from 10.00 a.m. through to 7.00 p.m., except for the Friday, when the fair will close its doors at 2.00 p.m. For further information: Helena Valera, International Press Tel: +34 91 722 51 74 | Fax: +34 91 722 57 93 E-mail: evalera@ifema.es Internet: www.prensa.ifema.es www.fotoprensa.ifema.es


Tata Motors Finance to extend funding for all FIAT Cars

FIAT cars in India and operates through a wide- spread network of over 175 Tata-Fiat dealerships in 130 cities across the country which provides Sales & Service support for Fiat cars. As part of this extended support, Tata Motors Finance will now provide finance facilities to Fiat customers in addition to Tata Capital which has been financing Fiat cars since 2009.

Tata Motors Finance Ltd, a subsidiary of Tata Motors Ltd today announced that it will extend finance to all FIAT cars in India. Fiat customers can now avail benefits of quick loan approvals, higher quantum of funding, competitive rates and across-the-counter services.

Commenting on this Retail Financing arrangement, R. Ramakrishnan, Vice President- Commercial passenger Car Business, TATA Motors Ltd said “We are delighted to offer to our valued Fiat Customers a retail funding facility through Tata Motors Finance. Our Fiat Customers can expect competitive, convenient and prompt financing support while purchasing any Fiat car from our dealerships.”

Tata Motors is the exclusive distributor of

Speaking on this occasion, Mr. Ravi Bhatia,

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Vice President-Commercial, Fiat India Automobiles Limited said, “At FIAT, it is our constant endeavor to provide our customers with high quality of automobiles and services. In conjunction with Tata Motors Finance, we are glad our consumers can now avail of quick loan approvals and a hassle-free purchase from any FIAT dealership. We believe that our association with Tata Motors Finance will positively add to the experience of owning a FIAT.” Tata Motors Finance Ltd will support Fiat through its 140 branches which will cover approximately 1000 locations and dealer outlets. The company has appointed a National Sales Manager responsible for Fiat business who will be supported by the entire field organization comprising Regional Managers, State Heads, Area Managers, Branch Managers and Sales Managers. This initiative is bound to make Fiat cars an even more attractive proposition for its customers.


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