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Vol. 12 No. 34

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15 October 2012

24 Pages

FOCUS

INTERVIEW

NEW MATERIALS

“WE HAVE FINALLY DEVELOPED AN ENGINE WORTHY OF THE BRAND”

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Dr Venki Padmanabhan, CEO, Royal Enfield

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PCP looks at becoming global supplier Nabeel A Khan New Delhi

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olkata-based Paracoat Products Ltd (PCP), NVH reducing components supplier, is gearing up to be a global player. It is looking to make Thailand as its another important base to cater to the South East Asian countries. The first plant of the company in this country is expected be inaugurated in the third week of November this year. The company had a trading presence for last eight years but with opening of its manufacturing unit it will have access to two major emerging markets including Malaysia and Indonesia with favourable duty regime. “This is a strategic decision, as under the ASEAN trade agreement, we can

The company is looking to have the access to markets like Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand apart from availability of capital at lower interest rates export and import in Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia without any duty,” Rajesh Poddar, Managing Director & Director, Business Development, PCP told Auto Monitor. The component maker currently supplies to GM, Suzuki and Nissan in Thailand and Malaysia’s Proton from India. It is looking to supply to these

customers from its upcoming Thailand facility as and when it becomes operational. PCP has also clinched a joint venture partnership with an Indonesian company to set up a manufacturing unit. Nissan Indonesia wants local billing and not import for which PCP will do the final value addition at Indonesia plant while child part will be shipped in from Thailand. Thus it will help them give local billing. The construction of the Thailand plant was started last year. In the first phase company is investing around `12 crore and plant is spread over one acre. A similar sized capacity plant will come up by 2015 in the second phase. The company expects that from this plant it will earn revenues of around Rs 45 crore on full utilisation, expected by 2015.

Despite the high cost of labour in Thailand, the company took the decision in order to have the access to markets like Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand apart from availability of capital at lower interest rates. “When we look at today’s automotive scenario, OEM customers want global suppliers. They want to talk to a person who can provide service at multiple locations,” Poddar added. PCP’s export business currently contributes around five percent of its total turnover. The company notched up a turnover of around Rs 135 crore in the last fiscal and hopes to clock to reach `225 crore by FY15. The export contribution is expected to rise to ten percent. In the first year of the operation of Thailand plant that is FY 12-13 it is hoping to earn

around `15 crore. The company has maintained a CAGR of around 25 percent for last ten years for which it has continuously invested in the expansion. PCP makes an EBITA margin of around nine percent while PAT is two percent. The family owned and managed PCP has been supplying NVH to Hindustan Motors and Fiat from Kolkata. It shifted towards North India and set up its plants in Bhiwadi near New Delhi in the 90s. Currently, it has two plants in Gujarat, one each in Pune and Hosur. Another plant is likely to be operational in Chennai. The company has also plans to enter UAE and is evaluating opportunities there. The company also has presence in Europe through an alliance partner for trading of its product.

Auto industry’s dismal September show compels SIAM to extend AMP by a decade Our Bureau New Delhi

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IAM has urged the Government to extend the Auto Mission Plan up to 2026. It believes that leverage of a decade would allow sufficient time to nurture the

DATA MONITOR Top 5 Car Makers Company

Sep-11

Sep-12

Change

Maruti

78,816

88,801

12.67%

Hyundai

35,955

30,851

-14.20%

Tata Motors

30,809

29,261

-5.02%

M&M

22,189

26,310

18.57%

12,807

12,115

-5.40%

TKM

Top 5 Car Exporters Company

Sep-11

Sep-12

Hyundai

21,867

22,706 3.84%

Change

Nissan

7,192

10,043

39.64%

Maruti

6,749

5,187

-23.14%

Ford

2469

1624

-34.22%

Tata Motors

767

856

11.60%

* Source: SIAM/ ** Excluding exports/ *** all sub segments considered/ ^ excluding MRPL

sector in order to extract the full potential benefit for the economy in terms of contribution to the Gross Domestic Product, value addition and employment creation. SIAM has taken the step after seeing a considerably slower growth in the second quarter this fiscal. Passenger vehicles sales have registered a meagre 4 percent growth over the last year and the overall growth for auto industry has remained at 3.62 percent. “Going by the assumptions, as per the current growth, we would have fallen short by 20-25 percent than what was projected in the Auto Mission Plan,” President, SIAM, S Sandilya pointed out. More than the overall growth, it’s the dismal show especially in the month of September that has further dented the sentiments of the industry. While the overall production has declined by almost six percent, domestic sales for the month of September 2012 have registered a decline of 9.43 percent. Most disturbing has been the four percent negative growth seen in the two wheeler seg-

The gloom surrounding the Q2 results for the auto industry has led SIAM revise its forecast that reflected a projected growth of 11-13 percent in July 2012 to 5-7 percent in Oct 2012 ment in the second quarter. The month of September saw a 13 percent decline. “Primary concerns impacting the two wheeler segment is weak rural demand, stagnant income levels, higher interest rates and increased fuel prices,” explains President, SIAM, S Sandilya. SIAM has further shown intentions for understanding the phenomenon of degrowth of the two wheeler segment. While the three wheelers have remained almost flat during the quarter, major concerns have been related to the introduction of very small four wheeled good carriers. Similar show put

S Sandilya, President, SIAM

up by commercial vehicles has been credited to mainly the stagnant economic growth on which the MHCV has taken a beating. While LCVs have seen 13 percent growth, 20 percent of this growth has come from less than 3.5 tonne capacity vehicles while there has been a decline in growth of vehicles exceeding 3.5 tonne capacity. Sandilya has further termed that the supply is more than the demand in this segment. Apart from the domestic sales, exports have been another region of concern and has seen a decline month after month. The three wheeler segment appears to be the worst hit with around

21 percent decline followed by a negative 10 percent growth in the two wheeler category. SIAM has further expressed concern over the reduced drawback rates for commercial vehicles, two & three wheelers from 5.5 percent to two percent that they feel would further impact the exports. SIAM has also managed to point out some positive aspects like government’s focus on rural development and money targeted at the schemes. However, it feels that it is yet to reach its beneficiaries. SIAM has also remained positive on constant commodity prices and deregualtion of fuel prices. The gloom surrounding the Q2 results for the auto industry has also led SIAM revise its forecast that reflected a projected growth of 11-13 percent in July 2012 to just 5-7 percent in October 2012. The projections based on Q2 performance indicate a greater growth percentage for Utility Vehicles than previous projections owing to aggressive pricing and new launches. SIAM is however not bullish on the upheaval of the market in the festive season as well.


EDITORIAL Reach Out

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uto industry had been bracing up for a relatively slower growth in the passenger cars sales last month but the slowdown in the two wheeler sales is proving to be a major disappointment. The second quarter of this ďŹ scal witnessed four percent decline in the two wheeler sales, according to SIAM. The month of September saw a 13 percent decline. SIAM President has pointed out that slowdown in growth is visible across multiple vehicle categories and that the Government needs to take note of it and provide conducive environment and policy measures to address the difďŹ cult situation. The key issue with two wheeler segment appears to be high base rate coupled with visibly lower consumption in the rural areas that is beginning to accentuate itself over the past few months. It may be a suitable time for the two wheeler manufacturers to enhance and upgrade their distribution network in addition to identifying newer market segments. This is especially true for new products as manufacturers cannot count on festive season rush to sustain sales even in the medium term. If a leading bike maker is to be believed ďŹ nancing is also

assuming a more prominent role in the two wheeler sales in the rural and semi urban areas compared to a few years back. But it’s NBFC and not banks that may be key to wider reach as the issue that is required to be addressed is to acquire wider and deeper penetration and this has been achieved by some of the prominent NBFCs like Mahindra Finance, Cholamandalam, Sriram in the process of pursuing their core business of tractor or CV ďŹ nancing. These will be players to watch out for in the coming months. Comments can be sent to am.editorial@network18publishing.com

QUOTES Sergio Marchionne, Fiat-Chrysler CEO on the production overcapacity in Europe in Reuters

I am concerned that if we don’t find a collective will to resolve this at a European level, this is going to become a permanent crisis

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Going by the assumptions, as per the current growth, we would have fallen short by 20-25 percent than what was projected in the Auto Mission Plan

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CONTENTS NEW MATERIALS Sunroof buffeting & acoustic impedance of flexible structures

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CD-adapco is pioneering aero-vibroacoustics methodologies, working with established experts and CFD-complementary software

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GLOBAL WATCH New Ford Transit custom delivers improved resale values

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Ford Transit Custom has secured a 10.5 per cent improvement in its three-year/60,000-mile residual value compared with its predecessor

Ford develops carbon fibre technology

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Ford unveiled carbon fibre reinforced plastic Ford Focus bonnet displayed at the Composites Europe event in Dusseldorf, Germany

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Honda signs MoU for fuel cell vehicles

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Honda, along with Toyota, Nissan, and Hyundai, signed an MoU with organisations from the Nordic Countries, to support FCEVs and its refuelling infrastructure between 2014 and 2017

CORPORATE Škoda Octavia will be back in 2013

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Skoda Auto India is planning to get its ‘Octavia’ nameplate back in India in the later half of the next calendar year

MyTVS, ABC Bearings join hand for multi brand services in Gujarat

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MyTVS entered in to a JV with the promoters of ABC Bearings for expanding its multi-brand car service business in Gujarat

Average used car values climb in September: BCA Pulse

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VW delivers more than four million cars in first three quarters

Ten years after the launch of the Thunderbird, Royal Enfield has given it a significant upgrade and priced the Thunderbird 500 at `1.82 lakh & the Thunderbird 350 at `1.43 lakh

Volkswagen delivered over 4.21 million vehicles to customers from January to September and 492,500 units in the month of September

Thunderbird launched with major updates

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Across the board used cars averaged £6,315 in September, an increase of £157 (2.5 percent) over August figure, according to BCA’s latest Pulse Report

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“We have finally developed an engine worthy of the brand” ..said Chief Executive Officer, Royal Enfield, Dr Venki Padmanabhan before the launch of its latest motorcycle, Thunderbird 500. In a tete-a-tete with Jagdev Kalsi, he also claimed that Royal Enfield is on its way to sell one lakh motorcycles this year and that he believes that technology isn’t the reason why people buy leisure motorcycles. Excerpts from the interview.

What are Royal Enfield’s plans on the expansion front? Do you plan to target specific areas? We have about 240 dealers around the country in India and we’re in 45 countries globally. We don’t target any specific areas. We’re not in all places where our brand is recognized, so we’re going to those places or markets. We prefer our dealers to be of the mindset that understands riding and is himself/herself a rider. As we find these people in markets where we are under-represented, we open a dealership. We will also be coming up with a new product, the Café Racer in 2013 that we showcased at the Delhi Auto Expo. Being a cruiser motorcycle manufacturer, don’t you think you should grow your dealer network further? Apart from our network of authorised service stations, there’s also a strong private mechanic network that understands our motorcycles and can repair them. We interface with them and educate them so

that they can understand how to service the new UCE (Unit Construction Engine) engine and provide them with parts. Other manufacturer’s like Hyosung have also recently shown interest in cruiser motorcycles and will be coming with new products in the segment. How do you see the competition in them? There’s a lot of room in the cruiser segment and Indians are still discovering the beauty of long distance cruising. We’ve coexisted with many cruiser bike manufacturers around the world and just because they are now coming to India, I don’t think it takes too much away from how Royal Enfield satisfies its customers’ needs in a specific way. We are delighted that other big brands are coming and legitimising leisure riding in India. There is a perception that Royal Enfield bikes are not the most reliable products. What steps have been taken on the reliability aspect of your products? The change over from the cast iron engine to the UCE engine has been one of the most important moments in our history. We’ve gone from not having a separate clutch box and gear-box to having gear shifts on more conventional side that has now reduced parts by 30 percent and has become less complicated and more relia-

ble. We believe that we now have an engine platform that is worthy of the brand and provides the kind of reliability and maintainability that customers expect from a modern motorcycle. We’re able to provide the same reliability now in a classic timeless form. Royal Enfield bikes are not the most technologically advanced products. Don’t you think you lag behind in that department as well? Royal Enfield bikes are about style, power and utility. To satisfy those requirements, we’ve been smart about what technologies are relevant. So if you look at the new headlamps with the application of LED lighting, they might not be new or state of the art technologies, but it’s okay for us since we aren’t hell bent on differentiating ourselves on the platform of technology. Subtle technologies make sense, like Royal Enfield comes with hazard lights. It delivers value and does what is required. Technology isn’t the reason why people buy leisure motorcycles. Marketing plays a huge role in a product and brand’s success story. How significant is it for Royal Enfield? Since Royal Enfield is a niche company it has to be careful of how it does what it does. For a niche manufacturer there is very less room to make mistakes. In

Photograph: Joshua Navalkar

How has Royal Enfield fared in the current year? At 40 percent growth when everyone is going down, we’re going up in terms of volumes and are on track to sell one lakh vehicles this year. In a sense we’re disconnected from the industry, so at times it is advantageous to be a niche manufacturer.

our case, our marketing has and will always be very simple. We invite riders to come to our dealerships and take them out for long drives for them to make decisions. It has also worked for us brilliantly and it is relevant in the way we position our brand. How do you plan to market the new Thunderbird 500? Considering market sentiments, do you think this is the right time to launch a new product? Thunderbird was launched in 2002 and we’ve had a lot of requests from our customers to make it more powerful with the 500cc engine. So, I guess the timing is brilliant. You are pitching the Thunderbird 500 as a highway cruiser. Won’t that limit your

customer base as there are a lot of people who’ll drive it in the city as well? One of the USPs of Royal Enfield bikes is that they are fundamentally practical and convenient. So, you’ll probably never ever find a motorcycle from our stable that doesn’t allow you to go to work and back. In some sense, not much by design but by inheritance, Thunderbird has that quality of being able to do the daily commutes. Add to it, the construction of engine is such that you get high torque at low RPMs. That becomes a brilliant application for commuting. So the engine is the real big story and now that we’ve got the engine right, we’re sure that rest of the bike with oval section rigid swing arm, fatter suspension, disc brakes and ergonomic seating will compliment it.

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Sunroof buffeting & acoustic impedance of flexible structures Fred Mendonça & Deborah Eppel

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ith the transpor t i ndu st r y facing a continuing demand from customers and regulators to improve the aeroacoustic and vibroacoustics performance of their products, reducing flowinduced noise has become more relevant than ever. Traditional Fluid-Structure Interaction (FSI) CFD coupled methods have been judged too time consuming, technically challenging and/or computationally expensive to lend themselves to production level aeroacoustics analyses. Imagine sitting in your car on a sunny summer day, driving through the beautiful countryside and listening to your favourite program on the radio. Everything is perfect, you even have a full tank. The air outside is fresh and pure, and you decide to open the sunroof to make the most of this idyllic, if slightly clichéd, situation. As you do so, the sound of the radio gets drowned by the buffeting of the sunroof. You are now facing a difficult choice: listening to your favourite radio program without damaging your hearing, or breathing some fresh air? Sound familiar? You’re not the only one. Numerous car components pro-

duce a perceivable aeroacoustic signature. Automobile manufacturers and component suppliers are keen to demonstrate expertise in applied technologies for noise minimization. However, although CFD aeroacoustics methodologies are well established, simulation has not yet been consistently adopted in production, design and development. Therefore, to prove CFD’s viability and reliability in the aeroacoustics field, there is a need to provide well validated, fast and repeatable methodologies across all these sectors. CD-adapco is pioneering aerovibroacoustics methodologies, working with established experts and CFD-complementary software. While STAR-CCM+ has demonstrated direct coupling to industry-leading acoustic and vibroacoustic tools, one class of aero-vibroacoustic simulation is viable entirely within the STAR-CCM+ environment. We illustrate here a fully integrated f low-structures interaction as applied to sunroof buffeting.

Simulating Sunroof Buffeting The noise associated with sunroof (or side-window) buffeting is caused by unsteady flow over the sunroof opening interacting with the roof panel and radiating sound to the vehicle

occupants. One way to reduce the noise signature associated with this phenomenon is to add deflectors to change the flow pattern over the opening, often by introducing additional mechanical parts. Another way is to add flexibility to the sunroof panel by changing the material it is made of. In a recent experimental study [1,2] performed by the Aeroacoustics Consortium of G er ma n Automot ive Manufacturers, a series of experiments were conducted on the SAE Body, modified to include a sunroof and passenger cavity volume. The results established that the aeroacoustics buffeting noise signature at the driver’s ear location is significantly affected by material damping properties of the panels used in the model. With the transport industry facing a continuing demand from customers and regulators to improve the aeroacoustic and vibroacoustics performance of their products, reducing flowinduced noise has become more relevant than ever. Traditional Fluid-Structure Interaction (FSI) CFD coupled methods have been judged too time consuming, technically challenging and/or computationally expensive to lend themselves to production level aeroacoustics analyses. However, by developing and commercial-

izing a new f luid-structure integrated capability for aeroacoustics simulations with structural impedance effects, CD-adapco has shown that it is no longer the case... The noise associated with sunroof (or side-window) buffeting is caused by unsteady flow over the sunroof opening interacting with the roof panel and radiating sound to the vehicle occupants. Validation tests using CD-adapco’s flagship software, STAR-CCM+, were conducted, initially assuming the model structure to be perfectly rigid. Results proved to be excellent through most of the vehicle operating speed range, with the exception of a minor over-prediction of the overall sound pressure level (OASPL) over a critical speed range, where the material damping effects were observed to be most pronounced. This over-prediction was put down to the initial rigidity assumption and was therefore not considered to be a major concern.

Simulation with Impedance Effects CD-adapco decided to rerun the simulations while taking into account the material structural impedance effects. Using STAR-CCM+, a series of fully compressible DES calculations were performed at a nominal vehicle speed of 80 kph. This combination, importantly for this application, takes into account the flow and acoustical feedback which is a strong mechanism at this speed. Approximately 3 million cells were used to represent the half-body, including about 500,000 cells to model the solid. STAR-CCM+ is unique in its ability to perform two-way coupled fluid-solid interaction: it uses a Finite Volume Solid Stress solver implicitly integrated with the Finite Volume Flow solver to analyze the acoustical damping effects of flexible materials. The solid is meshed in a similar way to the flow volume around it.

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Ford develops carbon fibre technology

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ord recently unveiled a prototype carbon fibre bonnet that could help lower fuel consumption. The carbon fibre reinforced plastic Ford Focus bonnet displayed at the Composites Europe event in Dusseldorf, Germany, is constructed from the super-strong material more usually associated with hand built racing vehicles or high-performance super cars. The prototype bonnet is 50 per cent lighter than a standard steel part. As a result of an on-going research project involving engineers from the Ford European Research Centre, production time for an individual carbon fibre bonnet is fast enough to be employed on a production line a significant step towards using more lightweight materials. “Reducing a vehicle’s weight can deliver major benefits for fuel consumption, but a process for fast and affordable production of carbon fibre automotive parts in large numbers has never been available,” said Advanced Materials and Processes Research Engineer, Ford European Research Centre,

Advanced materials such as carbon fibre are key to Ford’s plans to reduce the weight of its cars by up to 340kg by the end of the decade. Carbon fibre is up to five times as strong as steel & with one third the weight Inga Wehmeyer. “By partnering with materials experts through the Hightech.NRW research project, Ford is working to develop a solution that supports cost efficient manufacturing of carbon fibre components.” The involvement of the Ford European Research Centre in the Hightech.NRW research project follows Ford’s partnership with Dow Automotive Systems; a collaboration announced earlier this year that will investigate new materials, design processes and manufacturing techniques.

Dow Automotive Systems and Ford will focus on establishing an economical source of automotive-grade carbon fibre, as well as high-volume manufacturing methods. Carbon fibre offers a very high

strength-to-weight ratio. It is up to five times as strong as steel, twice as stiff, and one-third the weight. Advanced materials such as carbon fibre are key to Ford’s plans to reduce the weight of its cars by up to 340kg by the end of

the decade. “There are two ways to reduce energy use in vehicles: improving the conversion efficiency of fuels to motion and reducing the amount of work that powertrains need to do,” said Ford chief tech-

nical officer and vice president, Research and Innovation, Paul Mascarenas. “Ford is tackling the conversion problem primarily through downsizing engines with EcoBoost and electrification while weight reduction and improved aerodynamics help to reduce the workload.”

Ford has partnered with specialists from the Institute of Automotive Engineering at RWTH Aachen University, Henkel, Evonik, IKV, Composite Impulse and Toho Tenax for the Hightech Ford has partnered with specialists from the Institute of Automotive Engineering at RWTH Aachen University, Henkel, Evonik, IKV (Institute of Plastics Processing), Composite Impulse and Toho Tenax for the Hightech. Funded by the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, the project began in 2010 and, despite being set to continue until September 2013, has already made significant progress towards its targets of developing a cost effective method to manufacture carbon fibre composites for body panel applications that can be incorporated into existing vehicle production processes. It also aims at significantly reducing individual component production times, reducing the amount of finishing work required, meeting requirements for painting and at least 50 percent reduction in component weight. Initial testing suggests that CFRP components such as the prototype Ford Focus bonnet will meet Ford’s high standards for stiffness, dent resistance and crash performance. The component has also performed well in pedestrian protection head-impact tests, thanks to its innovative construction of a special foam core sandwiched between two layers of CFRP. The techniques that have been refined and developed for the prototype Focus bonnet will not be seen in production in the near future but they could be transferred to higher volume applications at a later date.


15 OCTOBER 2012

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Škoda Octavia will be back in 2013 Jagdev Kalsi New Delhi

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koda Auto India is planning to get its ‘Octavia’ nameplate back in India in the later half of the next calendar year. While there has been no formal announcement from the company on when the car will be launched, a company official told Auto Monitor that by the end of 2013, the country could see the Indian launch of the new Octavia. “The new Octavia will be positioned in between the C-segment sedan Rapid and entry level D-segment sedan Laura and will be based on the new MQB platform of the VW group. It will be launched in Nov-Dec 2013,”said the official. On the global front, while the make-1 Octavia was phased out and replaced by the current generation Laura, it co-existed in India owing to Octavia’s substantial sales. Later in 2010, it was discontinued due to environmental & pollution norms along

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with the dated design that created a void which Rapid filled in for the company in India. The Czech Republic automaker recently showcased a newer version of its Rapid nameplate in the Paris motor show for the European market that is based on the Škoda’s Vision D concept. The car is by far bigger than the Indian Rapid and based on the MQB (Modularer Querbaukasten in German for Modular Transverse Matrix) platform as well. The newly launched Rapid will make it to China in 2013 as disclosed by Skoda Auto. The showcased Rapid measures 4.48m in length, in between the 4.38m long Indian Rapid and 4.56m long Laura. Being 1.71m wide, it is slightly wider than the Rapid at 1.7m and narrower than the Laura that stands 1.77m wide and slotted between the two cars. The recently showcased Rapid will go on sale in UK later this year at the starting price of £12,900 translating to Rs.10.75 lakh, which ultimately places the sedan even price-wise between the Rapid and Laura in India.

Sunroof buffeting..... Contd. from page 09 External components such as side mirrors, A-pillars and windshield wipers: these directly excite the vehicle’s glass panels, which transmit noise to the driver’s ear; Under-the-hood turbo-machines such as the cooling fan and turbocharger: Their noise can be heard above the idling engine; Ducting and climate control system components such as the blower fan and flaps: These create noise that is directed into the passenger compartment; Open apertures such as sunroofs and windows: These suffer buffeting caused by oscillation of the separated shear layer at the aperture leading edge. Built-in meshing algorithms allow for conformal meshing between the fluid and solid domains. The mesh is allowed to deflect if the displacement of the solid is significant compared with the local grid resolution. Momentum and energy are exchanged between the fluid and solid systems. This directly accounts for energy extraction from the fluid system to deflect the solid if the conditions are conducive. Three material types were assessed: aluminum, Perspex and MDF (MultiDensity wood Fibre). In the Finite Volume Solid Stress model, the Young’s modulus, Poisson’s ratio and density were changed according to the respective material. The effects of the material properties on the roof panel deflection were found to be significant. Perspex and plywood deflect by almost two orders of magnitude more that the baseline aluminium. As energy absorption due to the mechanical movement of the roof panel changes the perceived acoustic pressure at the driver’s ear location, this shows that the driver’s experience will be much quieter with a sunroof made of Perspex than with an aluminium panel.

Conclusion One industrial aeroacoustics case study, among a multitude of other possible applications in the transport industry, has been brief ly described in this article. The results proved to be accurate and the study helped illustrate how a deeper understanding of acoustical phenomena can be gained through the use of STAR-CCM+, thereby enabling a higher degree of engineering value to be added while reducing costs and timescales in the CAE process.

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MyTVS, ABC Bearings join hand for multi brand service network in Gujarat Our Bureau Mumbai

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yT VS recent ly entered in to a joint venture with the promoters of ABC Bearings, a leading supplier of bearings for automotive sector, for expanding its multibrand car service business in Gujarat. Through this tie-up, the company will aim to set-up multi-brand car service outlets in various cities of Gujarat, over the next few years, to provide integrated car service solutions under one brand. TVS Automobile Solutions Ltd (TASL), a subsidiary of TV Sundram Iyengar & Sons (TVS & Sons) Ltd, has been in the business of multi-brand car servicing and 24X7 emergency road side assistance for the around a decade. The company operates the business through ‘MyTVS’ brand and has been hived off as a separate com-

pany in February 2011 with equity infusion from Kitara Capital. The company has 32 own outlets and about 40 franchise outlets in Tamilnadu, Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.

Brand Recognition Director, ABC Bearings, Sahir Patel said that there is a huge potential for the multi-brand car service sector in Gujarat. The first facility of the JV is likely to be established at Subhanpura in Vadodara, he added. TASL has a significant brand presence across India through its 24x7 emergency roadside assistance service business with all India service capability and has been aggressively expanding its multi-brand car ser vice workshop network across the country. Through its integrated car service solutions, it aims to provide telematics based vehicle tracking system and immobilizer, car diagnos-

tics, as well as insurance claims management services. MyTVS currently has 32 own outlets and aims to have 100 own outlets across India by 2015.

Growing Presence With the formation of joint venture, TVS will provide the service expertise and train the workforce on quality service, timely delivery, procurement of quality service products, and customer care activities. The promoters of ABC Bearings will complement in administration activities and work in tandem with MyTVS in marketing campaigns to woo the Customers. ABC Bearings manufactures roller and slewing bearings in technical collaboration with NSK, Japan and caters to the OEM and aftermarket requirements in the automotive, industrial, construction, and wind energy sectors. It has three manufacturing plants and a network of offices and distributors throughout the country.


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Thunderbird launched with major updates Our Bureau Mumbai

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en years after the launch of the Thunderbird, Royal Enfield has given it a significant upgrade that now makes it the flagship model of the company. The

Thunderbird 500 is priced at `1.82 lakh (on-road, Mumbai) and the Thunderbird 350 is available at `1.43 lakh (on-road, Mumbai). The Thunderbird 500 costs approximately `25,000 more than the Classic 500 with front and rear disc brakes, project headlamps and LED tail lamps

Shaji Koshy, Sr.VP-Sales & Marketing, Siddharth Lal, MD&CEO, Eicher Motors Ltd and Venki Padmanabhan, CEO, Royal Enfield

Royal Enfield lifts its ‘bird’s flight Jagdev Kalsi Bangalore Royal Enfield has launched a powerful new version of its Thunderbird motorcycle with the existing 500cc UCE engine and has improved the dynamics as well. Christened as the ‘Ultimate Highway Cruiser’, the Thunderbird now churns out 27.2 bhp of maximum power and 41.3 Nm of maximum torque at just 4,000 rpm. The existing 500cc engine has been lifted off the Royal Enfield Classic and mated to a constant mesh 5 speed gearbox on the Thunderbird. The 500cc UCE (Unit Construction Engine) engine has been blackened and buffed up to give a modern look. Chief Executive Officer, Royal Enfield, Dr Venky Padmanabhan believes that re-engineering and redesigning existing engines to the UCE ones has been the most transformational event for Royal Enfield. The 500cc engine has

also been carefully machined at the fins, claims Royal Enfield, in order to refine the engine. Thunderbird now gets an oval section swingarm for sta-

bility at higher speeds coupled with 41mm thick front telescopic suspensions to aid handling. The new setup not only makes the Thunderbird planted on

highways but also makes city rides a breeze. Reworked chassis has also allowed Royal Enfield to mount the seat, footpegs and handlebar ergonomically for a comfortable riding position. The seat however feels a bit stiff for the long cruises. The Thunderbird now also gets 240mm rear disc brakes with single piston caliper for reassured braking at high speeds. Fuel tank capacity has been increased 20l from 13l previously that now further increases the range of the motorcycle. Fuel filler cap position on the fuel tank is offset from the centre that makes it vertically the topmost position when parked for maximum fuel refilling, a subtle change. The Thunderbird also gets projector headlamps for a brighter and focused beam, with a neon halo ring in the middle and rear LED lights that act as a distinctive element. Apart from these, other changes include digital tripmeter, integrated handle lock, service reminder, malfunction indicator, hazard lights (a first for 2w in India) and side stand indicator. The Thunderbird also gets the provision to take off the rear seat completely via a pull mechanism that enables the rider to carry loads and backpacks with ease aimed squarely to aid the touring intent. and a large 20 litre fuel tank. The company claims a range of 500 km for the 500 and over 600 km for the 350. The 350 uses a carburetor instead of an electronic fuel injection system as on the 500. Both bikes get backlit blue LCD instruments with two independent trip meters and an improved swing arm. Speaking at the launch, MD and CEO Eicher Motors Ltd, Siddhartha Lal said, “With its 360-degree design language and its higher powered engine that has our signature flat torque curve, we have upped the ante in leisure motorcycling.” The company is struggling to keep up with demand for its motorcycles. The new plant under construction in Chennai will increase capacity to 1.5 lakh units from the current one lakh. It is slated to become operational by the first quarter of next year. At present, RE is selling 10,000 units per month of which 1,000 units have been allocated for the Thunderbird. Classic 500 is the best seller contributing to 45 percent of RE sales. CEO, Royal Enfield, Dr Venki Padmanabhan said, “there is a lot of latent demand for REs to which we are trying to meet.” In addition to the new plant, the company is ramping up its dealership network. A large number of the new dealerships added to the network are run by existing Royal Enfield customers with entrepreneurial skills. Venki said that this makes for a good combination. Next year will see a minimum of two launches from the RE stable, a facelifted Bullet and the Cafe Racer. Also launched with the Thunderbird were RE’s range of riding gear and biker apparel.


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New Ford Transit custom delivers improved resale values

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esidual values confirmed for the all-new Ford Transit Custom have provided a further boost for the launch of the recently crowned International Van of the Year 2013. Leading residual value (RV) analysts CAP evaluated the Ford Transit Custom, which is available from dealerships this autumn, and calculated its theoretical resale value in three years’ time. The Ford Transit Custom, which is the UK market leader’s new entrant in the one-tonne van segment, has secured a 10.5 per cent improvement in its threeyear/60,000-mile residual value compared with its predecessor. The new Ford Transit Custom has been valued at £725 more than its rival by CAP. This £1,975 turnaround achieved by the incoming

model equates to a 10.5 per cent boost in Transit RVs. At four years in service and 80,000 miles, Transit Custom RVs are enhanced by £1,500 - moving the new model from being £1,000 behind its benchmark competitor to £500 ahead. Mark Ovenden, Ford of Britain managing director, said: “This is a more stylish and more functional Transit, which also manages to reward owners by retaining more of its value. Thanks to this latest endorsement by CAP, we’re even more convinced that our new Transit Custom will continue the vehicle’s market leading position.” A new Ford Transit Custom 290S 100PS six-speed 310Nm model will be worth £6,800 at three years and £5,250 at four years - £725 and £500 ahead

of its nearest competition, respectively. Ford Transit and Transit Connect vans have been selected by Greenshields JCB, who specialise in the distribution, service and repair of JCB and Thwaites dumper vehicles. Seven short-wheel-base Ford Transit and four Ford Transit Connect vans have been delivered already and a further 17 mediumwheel-base and long-wheel-base, high roof Transits are due for delivery by the end of October. In total, 32 new Ford vans have been ordered, adding to the existing fleet of 15 Ford vehicles previously purchased by the company. All vehicles have been supplied to Greenshields from Guildford-based Ford commercial vehicle dealer, Grays Truck & Van. The high-spec Transits are

all fully sign-written, fitted-out and ready for the road. Tom Greenshields, aftermarket director for Greenshields JCB, said: “I’m happy to announce our continued loyalty to Ford commercial vehicles. When we make comparisons with other brands we look for the products that are fit for purpose and the most reliable.

Stephen Powell, Ford of Britain fleet business manager, said: “This is an excellent partnership between ourselves and Greenshields JCB. With the introduction of four all-new Ford commercial vehicles over the next 18 months, it offers us even greater scope to cement our business relationship further in the years ahead.”

Denso to showcase transportation technologies at Vienna fair

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enso Corporation is showcasing products and technologies for Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) “Everyday Confidence, Extraordinary Safety”, at the 19th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems and Services,to be held in Vienna, Austria.

Its main exhibits will include: a vision sensor designed for use in Lane Departure Warning and Automatic High Beam Control systems; a millimeter-wave radar sensor, which is a key device for Pre-crash Safety systems and Adaptive Cruise Control systems; and, a Driver Status Monitor that uses a camera to detect the driver’s inattentiveness level. In addition, the company will debut its new large-screen, fullcolour Head-up Display, as well as talk about a new technology that can create 3D road maps by using in-vehicle laser radar sensors to capture information from the cloud.

Denso will debut its new large-screen, full-colour Head-up Display & 3D road maps by using in-vehicle laser radar sensors The company, headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan, is a leading global automotive supplier of advanced technology, systems and components in the areas of thermal, powertrain control, electric, electronics and information and safety. It has more than 200 subsidiaries and affiliates in 35 countries and regions (including Japan) and employs over 120,000 people. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2012, totaled US$38.4 billion. In North America, the company employs more than 14,000 people with consolidated sales of $6.2 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2012.


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Honda signs MoU for fuel cell vehicles

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onda, along with Toyota, Nissan, and Hyundai, signed a Memora ndu m of Understanding (MoU) with organisations from the Nordic Countries, to support the market introduction of fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) and hydrogen refuelling infrastructure between 2014 and 2017. This collaboration follows last month’s announcement by Honda’s CEO, Takanobu Ito, of the company’s development of an all-new fuel cell electric vehicle for Japan, the US and Europe, to be launched from 2015, which will showcase further technological advancements and significant cost reductions. It also comes off the back of a month-long and high profile Europe Hydrogen Vehicle Road Tour, organised

by H2 Moves Scandanavia, which moved across the UK just last week with an event at the UK’s first public-access hydrogen refuelling station based at Honda of the UK Manufacturing in Swindon. The goal with the project H2moves Scandinavia is to gain customer acceptance for Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs). By operating several FCEVs in Scandinavia and building one new hydrogen refuelling station in Oslo, the broad public has been introduced to a technology ready to be commercialised. Honda has been engaged in fuel cell Research & Development since the mid 1980s and has been at the forefront of the industry in both R&D and sales of this technology. The MoU seeks to

The MoU seeks to generate dialogue with stakeholders in Norway, Sweden, Iceland and Denmark on accelerating the market introduction of FCEVs and follows an agreement signed by car manufacturers in Europe in 2009

generate further dialogue with public and private stakeholders in Norway, Sweden, Iceland and Denmark on accelerating the market introduction of FCEVs and follows an agreement signed by car manufacturers in Europe in 2009, which identified 2015 as a potential point for market introduction in regions where hydrogen refuelling is available. Commenting on Honda’s involvement in this project, Ken Kier, Executive Vice President,

Honda Motor Europe said, “In 2002 Honda became the world’s first carmaker to put a fuel cell car on the road with regular customers, delivering the Honda FCX Clarity to fleet users in the United States and Japan. We want to continue to lead the way for fuel cell technology across the world including Europe. This MoU signifies that commitment.” The MoU was signed in the presence of the Danish Minister for Transport and the Director of

the International Energy Agency, directorate of Sustainable Energy Policy and Technology at the 3GF conference in Copenhagen. Under the Kyoto Protocol and Climate Change Act , the UK has signed a legally binding agreement to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050 and like other countries, sees the reduction of emissions from vehicles as one objective to achieve this target. The Kyoto Protocol is an international agreement linked to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The major feature of the Kyoto Protocol is that it sets binding targets for 37 industrialized countries and the European community for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Citroën DS5 Hybrid4 models offer efficieny, power

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itroën’s f lagship DS5 is more efficient and environmentally considerate than ever. All three Hybrid4 200 Airdream EGS6 models in the DS5 range have received technical updates to deliver CO2 emissions from just 91g/km with improved fuel economy. New management software has been developed for the full-hybrid diesel powertrain with a number of technical improvements to optimise DS5’s efficiency. Key enhancements include improved energy recovery when decelerating and braking, and a new battery management system.

Key enhancements include improved energy recovery when decelerating and braking, and a new battery management system On sale now, the newly re-homologated DS5 Hybrid4 drivetrain reduces the official CO2 emissions for the DSign model from 99g/km to 91g/km (BIK tax band 10%). DStyle and DSport versions see their emissions reduce from 107g/ km to 102g/km, with a BIK band change from 12 percent to 11 percent. As previously announced in July, 17-inch ‘Houston’ alloy wheels are available as a nocost option on Hybrid4 DStyle and DSport versions. These smaller diameter alloy wheels reduce the cars’ CO2 emissions from 102g/km to 91g/km - the same as the entry-level DSign (giving a further BIK reduction from 11 percent to 10 percent).


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Average used car values climb in September: BCA Pulse

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cross the board used cars averaged £6,315 in September, an increase of £157 (2.5 percent) over August figure, according to BCA’s latest Pulse Report. The year-on-year figures show a modest increase of £63 or 1 percent over 2011, with cars being on average older and higher mileage. There were value rises in each of the individual product sectors, as on-going supply issues meant professional buyers had to compete hard for the best vehicles. Average fleet & lease car values improved by £185 compared to August to reach a new record monthly value of £8,339 - the fifth consecutive month that a record value has been established. Year-on-year, the fleet & lease sector again posted double digit improvements, the fourth month in a row this has happened. Having virtually stalled last month, average part-exchange values increased sharply by £162 in September, representing a 5.5

percent increase over August and breaking the £3,000 barrier for the first time on record. Nearly-new values also posted an improvement. “There is no question that September enjoyed higher levels of demand than we had seen since the spring months resulting in record breaking average values, but it is important to place these figures in context. With stock remaining thin on the ground, buyer demand is focused on the best quality vehicles - the Condition 1 and 2 cars - and this is driving values up. Over the coming weeks, we expect to see some pressure on values as volumes rise in the wholesale sector and retail demand softens in the run-up to the year end,” said BCA Communications Director Tony Gannon. Fleet & lease cars averaged £8,339 in September, up by £185 compared to August to reach a new record monthly value. CAP performance

Average partexchange values increased sharply in September, rising by £162 to reach £3,113, representing a 5.5% increase over August and breaking the £3,000 barrier for the first time on record rose by a point to 98.44 percent compared to August, with average age and mileage falling slightly. Performance against original MRP (Manufacturers Retail Price) improved by over a point to 42.05 percent across the fleet & lease sector. Year-on-year, the f leet & lease sector recorded a significant 10.3 percent uplift, which means year-on-year comparisons have recorded double digit

improvements for four months consecutively. Average part-exchange values increased sharply in September, rising by £162 to reach £3,113, representing a 5.5% increase over August and breaking the £3,000 barrier for the first time

on record. Values compared to CAP Clean rose by two and a half points to 95.4 percent, while average age and mileage fell slightly over the month. Year-onyear, values were ahead by 13.2 percent, with age and mileage relatively flat over the period.

ACEA offers platform to discuss crisis in auto industry

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EOs of four of Europe’s automobile manufacturers, European Commissioners and MEPs recently came together to discuss ‘Innovation for Europe, Skills for the Future’ with 40 young Europeans. This debate was held in the framework of Our Future Mobility Now (OFMN), a youth project launched by the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) last year in order to look into the future of transport and mobility through the eyes of young people. “With sales on a downward trend for the past five years running, most automobile manufacturers are losing money in Europe at the moment. And the outlook is far from rosy, as we now expect new car registrations to decrease by between 8-10% compared to 2011. It is a question of survival for many manufacturers who are struggling to sustain the same level of capacity as in pre-crisis times,” ACEA President and CEO of Fiat SpA, Sergio Marchionne. As demand is cyclical it is nonetheless vital that the auto industry preserves its current workforce and guarantees that it has the people who will drive innovation in the future. “We believe very strongly that ‘skills’ and ‘innovation’ offer two pathways to help Europe out of the current crisis, and to enable the European automobile industry to remain ‘one step ahead’ on the global stage,” Marchionne explained. “Within ACEA we want to have a dialogue on these issues directly with young people. They are the very ones who will be developing and applying the necessary skills, and they will be the driving force of innovation in the future. They are also the ones bearing the brunt of the economic crisis and it is important that they are not left out of the picture.” Marchionne was joined at the press briefing by Harrie Schippers, CEO, DAF Trucks and ACEA Commercial Vehicles Board Chairman; Alfredo Altavilla, CEO, IVECO SpA; Didier Leroy, CEO, Toyota Motor Europe; and Ivan Hodac, ACEA Secretary General. ACEA also welcomed the fact that the European Commission has recognised the importance of both skills and innovation in its Communication on Industrial Policy. Two of the priority areas in this communication are ensuring that skills meet industry’s needs and securing investments in technologies and clean vehicles. ACEA stresses that if these priorities are to be realised, it is essential that the EU maintains the proposed 80 billion budget for ‘Horizon 2020’ - which is the framework programme for research and innovation for 2014 to 2020.


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Volkswagen delivers more than four million cars in first three quarters

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olkswagen delivered over 4.21 million vehicles to customers from January to September and 492,500 units in the month of September. In the Asia-Pacific region, the brand grew deliveries by 16.4 per-

cent from January to September and handed over 1.68 (1.44) million vehicles to customers, of which 1.52 (1.29; +17.2 percent) million units were delivered in China. The brand also performed very well on the American continent in the period

Kia announces plans for an all-electric Soul

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ia’s first commercially available all-electric car will be based on the next-generation Soul and will go on sale in 2014. Kia currently makes an electric version of the Ray - a subcompact car for the Korean domestic market - but only in very small numbers for use by government agencies as part of a real-world test f leet. The battery-powered Soul will be a regular production model for sale around the world, however, and Kia UK leaders are now lobbying to make sure that it is also built with righthand drive.

An extensively reworked Sorento SUV, a new sevenseat Carens MPV and the second-generation threedoor pro-cee’d hatch are the next renewals on the way By next spring the current Soul will be Kia’s oldest model and the company will have replaced every other car on its European f leet in just over two years. An extensively reworked Sorento SUV, a new seven-seat Carens MPV and the second-generation three-door pro cee’d hatch are the next renewals on the way. Kia says it is this investment in new products which is behind the remarkable sales records it is now setting around the globe, including the depressed European market. The total European market is currently down 7.1 per cent on the already bad 2011 figures. Among the companies which have been especially badly hit are Renault, Fiat, Opel, Peugeot-Citroën and Ford. Yet Kia is showing a 23.1 per cent increase in the same period - a figure which is more than being matched in the UK - and will sell a record 345,000 cars in Europe this year, including 65,000 in Britain.

to September, increasing deliveries in the North America region by 26.1 percent to 456,500 (362,000) units. Growth was especially strong in the United States, where customers took possession of 323,100 (235,500; +37.2 percent) vehicles. In South America, deliveries rose by 8.1 percent to 626,200 (579,400) vehicles. The brand also handed over 1.3 (1.30; +0.2 percent) million vehicles to

customers on the overall European market in the first three quarters. The brand generated growth in Central and Eastern Europe, where deliveries rose by 32.1 percent to 199,800 (151,300) vehicles. In Russia, the region’s largest single market, deliveries increased to 123,000 (78,900; +55.9 percent) units. In Western Europe (excluding Germany), on the other hand, the number of vehicles handed over to customers fell by 6.2 percent to 653,300 (696,100) units as a result of the difficult situation on the overall market. In Germany, Volkswagen Passenger Cars delivered 447,000 (449,600; -0.6 percent) vehicles in the period to September. “Volkswagen Passenger Cars enjoyed further strong growth in September, above all outside Europe. Given the continued difficult conditions on automobile markets in Western

Given the continued difficult conditions on automobile markets in Western Europe we remain very vigilant, but we are nevertheless optimistic as regards the Volkswagen Passenger Cars - Christian Klingler, Member of VW board Europe we remain very vigilant, but we are nevertheless optimistic as regards the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand, because we are launching our most important vehicle, the new Golf, over the coming weeks. We are very satisfied with over 15,000 advance orders placed so far”, Board Member for Sales and Marketing for the Volkswagen Group and the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand, Christian Klingler.


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Source: SIAM

Domestic Sales For the month of August 2011

I Passenger Vehicles (PVs) A : Passengers Cars - Upto 5 Seats Micro: Seats Upto-4, Length Normally <3200 mm, Body Style-Hatchback, Engine Displacement Normally upto 0.8 Litre Regular: Tata Motors Ltd (Nano) 1,143 6,719 26,481 33,600 1,202 Total 1,143 6,719 26,481 33,600 1,202 Micro: Seats Upto-5, Length Normally <3600 mm, Body Style-Hatchback, Engine Displacement Normally upto 1.0 Litre Regular: General Motors India Pvt Ltd (Spark) 660 464 13,868 3,556 1,297 Hyundai Motors India Ltd(Santro) 9,356 9,087 54,574 60,589 6,959 Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (M800, Alto,Wagon R,A-Star) 43,434 27,597 257,054 183,746 37,496 Total 53,450 37,148 325,496 247,891 45,752 Compact: Seats Upto-5, Length Normally 3600-4000 mm, Body Style-Sedan/Estate/Hatch/Notchback, Engine Displacement Normally upto 1.4 Litre Regular: Fiat India Automobiles Pvt Ltd (Palio, Grande Punto) 876 407 6,323 2,911 956 Ford india Pvt Ltd (Figo ) 6,935 8,404 38,845 36,195 5,204 General Motors India Pvt Ltd (Beat, U-VA) 3,997 4,845 18,824 23,646 4,740 Honda Siel Cars India ltd (Jazz, Brio) 570 2,285 600 20,100 600 Hyundai Motors India Ltd(Getz, i10, i20) 33,603 26,506 172,671 158,971 14,555 Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (Swift, Ritz, Estilo) 15,175 5,820 85,900 99,737 16,043 Nissan Motor India Pvt Ltd (Micra) 9,874 5,534 49,220 32,761 1,345 Renault India Pvt Ltd (Pulse) 0 344 0 2,635 0 SkodaAuto india p.ltd ( Fabia ) 940 303 8,576 1,994 1,108 Tata Motors Ltd (Indica,Indica Vista, Indigo CS) 11,243 11,906 54,424 50,256 10,626 Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt Ltd (Liva) 2,967 2,838 6,271 17,796 2,816 Volkswagen India Pvt Ltd (Polo) 3,299 2,594 22,677 15,130 2,615 Total 89,479 71,786 464,331 462,132 60,608 Super Compact: Seats Upto-5, Length Normally 4000-4250 mm, Body Style-Sedan/Estate/Hatch/Notchback, Engine Displacement Normally upto 1.6 Litre Regular: Hyundai Motors India Ltd (Accent) 3,026 1,830 16,203 14,430 714 Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd (Verito) 1,803 1,707 7,391 6,717 1,710 Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (Dzire) 7,890 3,019 35,781 66,844 7,856 Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt Ltd (Etios-Sedan) 3,213 4,781 20,445 23,416 2,708 Total 15,932 11,337 79,820 111,407 12,991 Super Compact: Seats Upto-5, Length Normally 4000-4250 mm, Body Style-Sedan/Estate/Hatch/Notchback, Engine Displacement Normally upto 1.6 Litre Specialty: Volkswagen India Pvt Ltd (Beetle) 0 0 0 0 3 Total 0 0 0 0 3 Mid-Size: Seats Upto-5, Length Normally 4250-4500 mm, Body Style-Sedan/Estate/Hatch/Notchback, Engine Displacement Normally upto 1.6 Litre Regular: Ford India Pvt Ltd (Ford ikon,Fiesta Classic) 2,106 1,508 8,219 7,432 1,945 General Motors India Pvt Ltd (Aveo) 54 0 679 18 126 Hindustan Motors Ltd (Lancer) 62 0 150 24 57 Honda Siel Cars India Ltd (City) 3,857 2,475 12,282 12,359 5,819 Hyundai Motors India Ltd (Verna) 4,204 5,148 19,128 29,998 4,211 Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (SX4) 2,038 23 9,910 2,091 1,893 Nissan Motor India pvt Ltd (Sunny) 0 4,823 0 28,286 0 Renault India Pvt Ltd (Scala) 0 1,106 0 1,106 0 Skoda Auto India pvt Ltd (Rapid) 8 2,070 22 11,813 0 Tata Motors Ltd (Indigo, Manza) 1,490 522 7,339 3,402 1,680 Volkswagen India Pvt Ltd (Vento) 3,304 1,811 16,771 10,282 3,019 Specialty: Hindustan Motors Ltd (Ambassador) 248 147 1,148 878 226 Total 17,371 19,633 75,648 107,689 18,976 Executive: Seats Upto-5, Length Normally 4500-4700 mm, Body Style-Sedan/Estate/Hatch/Notchback, Engine Displacement Normally upto 2.0 Litre Regular: Fiat India Automobiles Pvt Ltd (Linea) 39 47 2,770 988 113 General Motors India Pvt Ltd (Optra, Cruze) 741 349 5,773 2,619 824 Hindustan Motors Ltd (Cedia sports) 1 10 37 50 2 Honda Siel Cars India Ltd (Civic) 150 55 1,350 420 330 Hyundai Motor India Ltd (Kizashi) 0 605 0 822 0 Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (Kizashi) 0 0 0 0 8 Renault India Pvt Ltd (Renault FLUENCE) 199 12 859 730 171 Skoda Auto India Pvt Ltd (Laura) 696 110 3,422 1,668 386 Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt Ltd (Corolla ) 901 495 3,774 2,992 913 Volkswagen India Pvt Ltd (Jetta) 451 450 729 1,599 319 Specialty: Hindustan Motors Ltd(Lancer EVO X) 1 0 3 0 1 Total 3,179 2,133 18,717 11,888 3,067 Premium: Seats Upto-5, Length Normally 4700-5000 mm, Body Style-Sedan/Estate/Hatch/Notchback, Engine Displacement Normally upto 3.0 Litre Regular: Honda Siel Cars India Ltd ( Accord ) 0 0 660 0 132 Hyundai Motors India Ltd ( Sonata ) 4 0 101 238 12 Nissan Motor India Pvt Ltd (Teana) 128 0 128 24 13 Skoda Auto India Pvt Ltd (Superb) 400 145 1,792 1,079 200 Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt Ltd (Camry ) 0 74 0 74 34 Volkswagen India Pvt Ltd (Passat) 110 13 683 953 133 Specialty: Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt Ltd (Prius ) 0 0 0 0 0 Total 642 232 3,364 2,368 524 Luxury: Seats Upto-5, Length Normally Over 5000 mm, Body Style-Sedan/Estate/Hatch/Notchback, Engine Displacement Normally upto 5.0 Litre Regular: BMW india pvt Ltd (7 Series All Models) 877 1,048 4,265 4,030 816 Mercedes-Benz India Pvt Ltd ( S-Class Mercedes-Benz All Models) 601 425 3,061 2,472 614 Tata-JLR (Tata-JLR All Models) 0 85 0 358 0 Volkswagen - Audi (A8, Audi-All Models) 0 0 0 0 514 Volkswagen India Pvt Ltd (Phaeton) 0 0 0 8 2 Total 1,478 1,558 7,326 6,868 1,946 Coupe: Roadster - 2 Doors; 2/4 seater, retractable/firm roof Regular: Nissan Motor India Pvt Ltd (370Z) 0 0 0 0 0 Total 0 0 0 0 0 Exotics: Upto 5 Seats, Price >Rs. 1 Crore Mercedes-Benz India pvt. Ltd (SLS AMG) Total 0 0 0 0 0 Total Passenger Car 182,674 150,546 1,001,183 983,843 145,066 B: Utility Vehicles (Uvs) B: Utility Vehicles / Sports Utillty Vehicles; 2x4 or 4x4 offroad capability; Generally ladder on frame; 2 box ; 5 seats or more but upto 10 Seats UV1: Length<4400 mm, Price Upto Rs. 15 Lakh Force Motors Ltd (Trax-GAMA) 29 10 153 102 27 Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd (Bolero, ST) 7,617 9,650 36,675 45,373 5,930 Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (Gypsy, Ertiga) 535 7,128 2,968 31,989 1,285 Renault India Pvt Ltd (Duster) 0 3,002 0 4,512 0 Tata Motors Ltd (Sumo) 1,178 2,986 6,559 14,040 1,333 Total 9,359 22,776 46,355 96,016 8,575 UV2: Length<4400 - 4700 mm, Price Upto Rs. 15 Lakh General Motors India Pvt Ltd (Tavera) 1,892 2,204 9,090 7,533 1,912 International Cars & Motors Ltd (Rhino) 27 18 169 204 31 Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd (Scorpio, Bolero, HT, Xuv500, Xylo) 9,054 13,288 43,207 60,987 8,024 Tata Motors Ltd (Sumo Grande, Safari) 1,139 849 7,087 5,391 1,208 Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt Ltd (Innova) 4,222 6,400 20,189 33,171 4,303 Total 16,334 22,759 79,742 107,286 15,478 UV3: Length>4700 mm, Price Upto Rs. 15 Lakh Force Motors Ltd (Trax, Force One) 283 268 1,319 1,852 285 Tata Motors Ltd (Aria, Xenon) 429 192 1,506 1,118 220 Total 712 460 2,825 2,970 505 UV4: Price Between Rs. 15 to 25Lakh Ford India Pvt Ltd (Endeavour) 274 166 1,181 1,192 233 General Motors India Pvt Ltd (Captiva) 0 0 0 0 113 Hindustan Motors Ltd (Pajero, Outlander) 183 181 887 822 207 Honda Siel Cars India Ltd (CRV) 0 0 0 0 26 Hyundai Motors India Ltd (Santa Fe) 330 60 500 451 226 Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (Vitara) 0 0 0 0 5 Nissan Motor India Pvt Ltd (X-Trail) 0 0 0 0 26 Renault India Pvt Ltd (Koleos) 0 5 0 186 0 Skoda Auto India Pvt Ltd (Yeti) 156 50 1,082 286 118 Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt Ltd (Fortuner) 904 1,296 4,365 6,524 897 Total 1,847 1,758 8,015 9,461 1,851 UV5: Price > Rs. 25Lakh Hindustan Motors Ltd (Mentero) 8 0 34 9 8 Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt Ltd (LC,Prado) 0 0 0 0 8 Volkswagen India Pvt Ltd (Touareg) 0 0 0 0 0 Total 8 0 34 9 16 Total Utillity Vehicles (Uvs) 28,260 47,753 136,971 215,742 26,425 C: Vans; Generally 1 or 1.5 box; seats upto 5 to 10 V1: Hard tops mainly used for personal transport, Price Upto Rs. 10 Lakh Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd (Maxximo Minivan VX) 2 401 4 2,302 0 Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (Omini,Ecco) 14,291 12,528 70,148 48,103 12,500 Tata Motors Ltd (Venture) 626 269 3,501 1,717 560 Total 14,919 13,198 73,653 52,122 13,060 V2: Soft tops mainly used as Maxi Cabs, Price Upto Rs. 10 Lakh Force Motors Ltd (Trip) 0 0 100 0 16 Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd (Gio, Maxximo Mini Van) 2,878 2,449 9,690 12,381 2,424 Tata Motors Ltd (Magic, lris) 5,526 6,979 21,632 29,260 4,923 Total 8,404 9,428 31,422 41,641 7,363 Total Vans 23,323 22,626 105,075 93,763 20,423 Total Passenger Vehicles (PVs) 234,257 220,925 1,243,229 1,293,348 191,914 II Commercial Vehicles (CVs) M&HCVs A: Passenger Carriers A1: Max. Mass exceeding 7-5 tonnes but not exceeding 12 tonnes (M3(B1)) (b): No. of seats including driver exceeding 13 (M3(B2)) Ashok Leyland Ltd (Lynx) 228 115 1,186 1,312 205 Mahindra Navistar Automotives Ltd (Tourister32, Tourister 40) 103 0 347 516 47 SML Isuzu Ltd (41 Seater, 32 Seater NQR Bus) 232 464 1,228 2,383 330 Tata Motors Ltd (LP1112, LP912, Starbus Ultra) 554 620 2,940 3,635 545 VE CVs - Eicher (10.90, 11.10, 11.12) 215 257 1,681 1,846 254 Total A1 1,332 1,456 7,382 9,692 1,381 A2: Max. Mass exceeding 12 but no exceeding 16.2 tonnes (M3(C)) (b): No. of seats including driver exceeding 13 (M3(C2)) Ashok Leyland Ltd (Viking, Cheetah, 12M) 1,774 1,714 8,576 8,424 1,343 SML Isuzu Ltd (LT Bus) 4 0 37 29 5 Tata Motors Ltd (LPO1512,LPO1612, Starbus, Divo) 1,405 948 5,295 4,447 1,184 VE CVs - Eicher (20.15) 73 227 271 556 49 Volvo Buses India Pvt Ltd (8400 & 9400 4X2) 17 16 109 112 17 Total A2 3,273 2,905 14,288 13,568 2,598 A3: No. of seats including exceeding 13 and max. mass exceeding 16.2 tonnes (M3(D)) Passenger Carrier (D) Volvo Buses India Pvt Ltd (9400 XL) 20 52 184 246 23 Total A3 20 52 184 246 23 Total M&HCVs(passenger carriers) 4,625 4,413 21,854 23,506 4,002 M&HCVs B: Goods Carriers (c) Max Mass exceeding 7.5 tonnes but not exceeding 10 tons Ashok Leyland Ltd (eComet) 55 163 259 962 21 SML Isuzu Ltd (Super Supereme) 279 119 1,350 1,083 228 Tata Motors Ltd (LPT9109) 717 752 3,305 3,677 780 VE CVs - Eicher (10.80, 10.90, 10.95) 984 675 4,371 3,444 893 Total 2,035 1,709 9,285 9,166 1,922 (d) Max. Mass Exceeding 10 tons but not exceeding 12 tons Ashok Leyland Ltd (eComet) 461 255 1,778 2,702 211 SML Isuzu Ltd (Samrat Super 12) 75 109 635 768 118 Tata Motors Ltd (LPT1109) 1,029 323 4,707 2,919 1,960 VE CVs - Eicher (11.10, 11.12) 1,061 1,065 5,128 5,407 882 Total 2,626 1,752 12,248 11,796 3,171 Total B 4,661 3,461 21,533 20,962 5,093 B2: Max Mass exceeding 16.2 tonnes (N3(A)) (a) Max. mass exceeding 12 tonnes but not exceeding 16.2 tonnes (N3(A1)) Ashok Leyland Ltd (4x2 Tipper, 4X2 Haulage) 1,996 1,688 9,142 7,213 1,546 Asia Motor Works Ltd (1618 TP) 0 15 0 51 0 SML Isuzu Ltd (IS12T) 0 0 4 2 0 Tata Motors Ltd (LPT1613, LPK1616, SK1613) 6,093 4,128 24,550 16,473 3,629 VE CVs - Eicher (20.16, Terra 16) 559 172 2,341 1,581 448 Total B2 8,648 6,003 36,037 25,320 5,623 B3: Max Mass exceeding 16.2 tonnes-Rigid Vehicles (N3(B1)) (a) Max. mass exceeding 16.2 tonnes but not exceeding 25 tonnes Ashok Leyland Ltd (6X2 Mav, 6X4 Mav, 6X4 Tipper) 1,640 1,193 6,708 5,075 1,523 Asia Motor Works Ltd (2518HL, 2516 HL, 2518 TP, 2523TP, 2518TM) 894 428 4,124 2,261 785 Mahindra Navistar Automotives Ltd (MN25) 44 103 287 464 89 Tata Motors Ltd (LPT2518, LPK2518) 3,987 3,921 22,809 14,519 3,608 VE CVs - Eicher (30.25, Terra25) 60 103 477 810 60 Total 6,625 5,748 34,405 23,129 6,065 (b) Max. mass exceeding 25 tonnes Ashok Leyland Ltd (8X2 Haulage, 8X4 Tipper) 924 1,073 5,124 4,426 850

2012

Exports Cumulative April-August

For the month of August 2011

Cumulative April-August

11-12

12-13

2012

11-12

12-13

6,507 6,507

26,441 26,441

34,132 34,132

0 0

1 1

1,125 1,125

2 2

530 8,519 22,062 31,111

13,018 34,290 197,576 244,884

3,219 51,192 145,873 200,284

4 4,455 13,899 18,358

0 1,651 3,377 5,028

24 18,771 47,286 66,081

16 9,580 36,257 45,853

397 6,295 4,281 2,800 14,012 6,059 1,187 572 291 10,694 1,977 2,431 50,996

5,583 27,796 16,610 1,518 86,522 80,793 7,258 0 7,089 48,464 6,104 16,042 303,779

3,057 26,356 22,890 17,721 71,821 94,804 5,281 2,266 1,942 50,327 11,081 13,781 321,327

0 1,517 12 0 17,718 241 8,905 0 0 193 0 0 28,586

0 2,509 30 14 15,867 99 2,685 0 0 598 1,282 0 23,084

659 9,718 65 0 78,196 5,847 42,540 0 0 1,503 0 0 138,528

41 9,264 89 111 88,915 4,843 23,407 0 0 2,244 8,256 0 137,170

154 2,102 3,085 3,721 9,062

4,716 7,147 35,972 19,874 67,739

1,357 6,251 61,456 19,277 88,342

2,180 0 60 0 2,240

1,109 0 415 948 2,472

10,605 0 102 0 10,707

12,483 0 6,191 3,234 21,908

0 0

30 30

1 1

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

1,465 33 0 2,536 4,880 447 2,757 120 1,128 526 1,556

7,340 754 145 16,083 19,248 9,713 0 0 0 6,946 13,591

6,563 182 24 11,478 27,763 2,573 12,849 120 10,010 3,997 9,800

17 6 0 0 0 126 0 0 0 6 0

3 21 0 6 2 0 4,831 0 0 48 596

363 59 0 6 0 127 0 0 0 178 447

420 56 0 29 10 3 12,567 0 0 377 1,412

175 15,623

1,140 74,960

717 86,076

0 155

0 5,507

0 1,180

0 14,874

75 348 7 53 608 0 131 168 492 342

2,293 4,873 25 1,181 0 157 383 2,726 3,767 750

1,004 2,087 57 362 662 23 774 1,416 2,941 1,254

0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

179 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

24 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 2,224

3 16,158

0 10,580

0 4

0 12

0 193

0 62

34 19 2 125 60 68

517 83 33 1,473 103 769

188 199 26 839 60 456

0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0

2 0 0 0 0 0

1 0 0 0 0 0

3 311

4 2,982

5 1,773

0 0

0 0

0 2

0 1

809 502 203 794 0 2,308

4,033 2,755 0 2,252 6 9,046

3,569 2,135 900 3,321 1 9,926

0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0

2 2

0 0

0 0

0 0

0

0 0

0 118,142

0 745,991

0 752,440

0 49,343

0 36,104

0 217,816

0 219,870

14 8,017 6,883 3,184 3,007 21,105

149 34,414 3,415 0 6,838 44,816

94 41,918 33,133 4,378 13,610 93,133

0 8 2 0 25 35

0 1 5 0 58 64

1 88 59 0 197 345

0 56 101 0 187 344

2,215 30 11,712 1,282 6,439 21,678

9,020 161 39,629 7,095 20,209 76,114

7,459 196 57,177 4,890 33,194 102,916

12 0 156 4 0 172

2 0 442 6 0 450

40 6 1,668 55 0 1,769

13 18 2,211 53 0 2,295

395 46 441

1,261 1,263 2,524

1,770 284 2,054

0 68 68

0 59 59

0 87 87

0 310 310

80 38 182 47 65 0 4 29 77 1,289 1,811

1,138 702 881 134 621 19 101 0 753 4,358 8,707

651 193 830 183 378 9 47 158 487 6,523 9,459

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 14 13 27 45,062

34 37 4 75 132,236

9 67 13 89 207,651

0 0 0 0 275

0 0 0 0 573

0 0 0 0 2,201

0 0 0 0 2,949

803 11,593 249 12,645

0 66,628 2,782 69,410

1,615 46,546 1,716 49,877

0 28 0 28

0 129 0 129

0 574 2 576

0 472 0 472

2 1,695 6,812 8,509 21,154 184,358

120 9,010 20,626 29,756 99,166 977,393

7 11,302 28,684 39,993 89,870 1,049,961

0 0 0 0 28 49,646

0 10 32 42 171 36,848

0 0 102 102 678 220,695

0 30 213 243 715 223,534

196 41 359 515 259 1,370

1,242 192 1,352 2,733 1,692 7,211

1,447 625 1,934 3,407 1,699 9,112

28 0 0 0 3 31

12 0 3 0 23 38

92 0 5 230 38 365

32 0 3 95 98 228

1,234 0 1,010 221 17 2,482

6,480 36 4,986 221 108 11,831

6,797 14 4,934 464 112 12,321

465 0 156 0 0 621

399 0 33 11 0 443

1,821 0 779 19 0 2,619

2,059 0 439 73 0 2,571

48 48 3,900

187 187 19,229

237 237 21,670

0 0 652

0 0 481

0 0 2,984

2 2 2,801

96 205 475 702 1,478

164 1,051 3,649 4,168 9,032

417 936 2,377 3,329 7,059

0 20 37 27 84

72 30 134 13 249

34 140 623 59 856

237 70 846 123 1,276

530 96 1,475 1,218 3,319 4,797

1,180 607 8,196 4,715 14,698 23,730

1,976 665 7,539 5,493 15,673 22,732

20 0 77 25 122 206

6 1 107 14 128 377

97 2 386 71 556 1,412

134 1 274 67 476 1,752

1,164 13 0 2,639 283 4,099

7,003 0 3 13,865 1,704 22,575

6,018 47 21 11,520 1,367 18,973

398 0 0 603 50 1,051

133 0 0 286 13 432

1,992 0 0 2,775 316 5,083

1,207 0 0 1,328 67 2,602

1,186 350 125 3,562 140 5,363

6,455 3,621 373 19,880 416 30,745

5,551 2,170 538 14,475 774 23,508

80 0 0 100 0 180

31 0 0 266 3 300

411 0 0 1,095 0 1,506

354 0 0 832 6 1,192

1,007

4,588

4,960

0

0

0

0


15 OCTOBER 2012

S I A M D ATA

Category Segment/Subsegment Manufacturer.

Production For the month of August 2011

2012

Asia Motor Works Ltd (3118HL, 3118TP) 62 43 Daimler India Commercial Vehicles Pvt Ltd 12 0 Mahindra Navistar Automotives Ltd (MN31) 0 25 Tata Motors Ltd (LPT3118) 5,189 3,489 VE CVs - Eicher (35.31) 75 105 VE CVs - Volvo (FM400) 48 79 Total 6,310 4,814 Total B3 12,935 10,562 B4: Max. Mass exceeding 16.2 tonnes-Haulage Tractor (Tractor-Semi Traller/Traller)(N3(B2)) (b) Max. mass exceeding 26.4 tonnes but not exceeding 35.2 tonnes Ashok Leyland Ltd (4x2 Tractor 4X4 Tipper) 294 192 Asia Motor Works Ltd (3518 TR) 31 0 Mahindra Navistar Automotives Ltd (MN35) 2 0 Tata Motors Ltd (LPS3518) 0 527 Total 327 719 (c) Mass exceeding 35.2 tonnes but not exceeding 40 tonnes Ashok Leyland Ltd 0 0 Mahindra Navistar Automotives Ltd (MN40) 4 17 Total 4 17 (d) Max. mass exceeding 40 tonnes but not exceeding 49 tonnes Ashok Leyland Ltd (4X2 Tractor) 187 96 Asia Motor Works Ltd (4018TR, 4923TR) 66 64 Tata Motors Ltd (LPS4018, LPS4023, LPS4928) 169 800 VE CVs - Eicher (40.40) 0 2 Total 422 962 (e) Max. mass exceeding 49 tonnes and Above Ashok Leyland Ltd (6X4 TRACTOR) 30 33 VE CVs - Volvo (FM400HD, FH520) 27 6 Total 57 39 Total B4 810 1,737 Total M&HCVs (Goods Carriers) 27,054 21,763 Total M&HCVs 31,679 26,176 LCVs A: Passenger Carriers A1: Max. Mass upto 5 tonnes (a): No. of seats including driver exceeding 13 (M2(A2)) Force Motors Ltd 872 1,252 Mahindra Navistar Automotives Ltd (Tourister15) 132 1 Tata Motors Ltd (SFC407, CityRide) 604 351 Total 1,608 1,604 A2: Max. Mass exceeding 5 tonnes but not exceeding 7-5 tonnes (M3(A)) (b): No. of seats including driver exceeding 13 (M3(A2)) Ashok Leyland Ltd (Stag) 145 58 Force Motors Ltd 0 25 Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd (Tourister 25) 0 0 Mahindra Navistar Automotives Ltd (Tourister 25) 215 175 SML Isuzu Ltd (20,32,26,24 Seater Bus) 257 232 Tata Motors Ltd (LP709, SFC410, LP410) 1,517 1,534 VE CVs - Eicher (10.50, 10.60, 10.75) 265 317 Total A2 2,399 2,341 B2: Max. Mass upto 5 tonnes (b): No. of seats including driver not exceeding 13 (M2(A1)) Force Motors Ltd 444 653 Tata Motors Ltd (Winger Platinum, Winger 10 Seats) 124 676 Total B2 568 1,329 Total LCVs (Passenger Carriers) 4,575 5,274 LCVs B: Goods Carriers (a) Max. Mass not exceeding 2 tons-Mini Truck Segment Force Motors Ltd 0 0 Mahindra Navistar Automotives Ltd (Gio, Maxximo) 4,790 3,691 Piaggio Vehicles Pvt.Ltd (Ape Truck, ApeTruck Plus, Ape Mini Truck)) 1,082 291 Tata Motors Ltd (ACE, ACE Ex, ACE Zip) 13,575 17,349 Total 19,447 21,331 (b) Max. Mass not exceeding 2 but no exceeding 3.5 tons-Pick Ups Ashok Leyland Ltd (Dost) 0 2,866 Force Motors Ltd 669 225 Hindustan Motors Ltd 20 6 Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd 7,501 10,037 Tata Motors Ltd (Super ACE, Tata 207, Xenon, WingerDV) 7,023 3,741 Total 15,213 16,875 (a) Max Mass exceeding 3.5 tons but not exceeding 6 tonnes Ashok Leyland Ltd 0 0 Force Motors Ltd 162 108 Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd (DI3200 CRX, Load King CRX) 0 0 Mahindra Navistar Automotives Ltd (DI3200 CRX, Load King CRX) 590 326 SML Isuzu Ltd (Cosmo) 14 9 Tata Motors Ltd (SFC407, LPT407) 3,499 1,496 VE CVs - Eicher (10.50, 10.55) 68 95 Total 4,333 2,034 (b) Max Mass exceeding 6 tons but not exceeding 7.5 tonnes Mahindra Navistar Automotives Ltd (Load King CRX Sherpa) 19 20 SML Isuzu Ltd (Sartaj, Prestige Premium) 130 107 Tata Motors Ltd (SFC709, LPT709) 387 1,102 VE CVs - Eicher (10.59, 10.60, 10.75) 652 366 Total 1,188 1,595 Total LCVs (Goods Carriers) 40,181 41,835 Total LCVs 44,756 47,109 Total Commercial Vehicles 76,435 73,285 IV Two Wheelers A: Scooter/Scooterettee : Wheel size less than or equal to 12” A1: Engine Capacity less than 75cc Mahindra Two Wheelers Ltd (Kine) 504 220 TVS Motor Company Ltd (teenz, Pep) 2,038 38 Total 2,542 258 A2: Engine Capacity 75cc and less than equal to 90cc TVS Motor Company Ltd (Pep+, Streak) 29,581 24,923 Total 29,581 24,923 A3: Engine Capacity >90 cc and less than equal to 125cc Hero MotoCorp Ltd (HERO PLEASURE, HERO MAESTRO) 33,705 41,832 Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (Pvt) Ltd (Activa, Dio, Aviator) 99,339 118,218 Mahindra Two Wheelers Ltd (Duro/Duro DZ, Rodeo, Flyte) 16,621 12,878 Piaggio Vehicles Pvt.Ltd (Vespa LX125) 0 2,470 Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt Ltd (Access, Swish) 22,284 27,734 TVS Motor Company Ltd (Wego) 18,657 13,342 Total 190,606 216,474 Total Scooter/Scooterettee 222,729 241,655 B: Motor cycles/Step-Throughs : Big Wheel size more than 12” B2: Engine Capacity 75cc and above but less than 125cc Bajaj Auto Ltd (Boxer CT, Platina, Discover) 162,440 165,089 Hero MotoCorp Ltd 411,439 341,048 Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (Pvt) Ltd (CB Twister, Dream Yuga) 10,086 34,470 India Yamaha Motor Pvt Ltd (Crux, YBR110) 6,979 5,144 TVS Motor Company Ltd 55,541 28,912 Total 646,485 574,663 B3: Engine Capacity 110cc and above but less than 125cc Bajaj Auto Ltd (Boxer, Platina, Discover, KTM) 54,775 51,254 Hero MotoCorp Ltd (HERO SUPER, SPLENDOR, HERO GLAMOUR) 38,377 53,241 Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (Pvt) Ltd (CB Shine, CBF Stunner/Fi)) 36,242 48,758 India Yamaha Motor Pvt Ltd (SS 125, Enticer, YD125) 6,052 771 Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt Ltd (Hayate, Slingshot) 3,526 8,677 TVS Motor Company Ltd (Victor GLX, Flame, STAR CITY 125) 1,843 2,258 Total 140,815 164,959 B4: Engine capacity > 125 cc but less than equal to 150 cc Bajaj Auto Ltd (Boxer,Discover, Pulsar) 94,696 56,728 Hero MotorCorp Ltd 27,829 4,125 Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (Pvt) Ltd 12,530 21,019 India Yamaha Motor Pvt Ltd (FZ, Fazer, SZ, R15 27,272 28,372 Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt Ltd (GS150R) 958 527 Total 163,285 110,771 B5: Engine capacity >150cc and less than equal to 200 CC Bajaj Auto Ltd (KTM, Pulsar) 13,609 17,218 TVS Motor Company Ltd (Apache) 20,926 13,758 Total 34,535 30,976 B6: Engine capacity >200cc and less than equal to 250 CC Bajaj Auto Ltd (Pulsar, Avenger, Ninja) 11,748 7,157 Hero MotorCorp Ltd (HERO KARIZMA) 3,640 2,780 Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (Pvt) Ltd (CBR 250R) 2,541 643 Total 17,929 10,580 B7: Engine capacity >250cc and less than equal to 350 CC Royal Enfield (Unit of Eicher Ltd) 5,863 9,162 Total 5,863 9,162 B8: Engine capacity >350cc and less than equal to 500 CC Bajaj Auto Ltd (KTM) 0 7 Royal Enfield (Unit of Eicher Ltd) 1,044 1,075 Total 1,044 1,082 B9: Engine capacity >500cc and less than equal to 800 CC Bajaj Auto Ltd (Ninja) 32 34 Total 32 34 B10: Engine capacity >1000cc and less than equal to 1600 CC H-D Moto Company Ltd 0 63 Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (Pvt) Ltd (CBR1000RR, CB1000R) 0 0 India Yamaha Motor Pvt Ltd (R1, FZ1) 0 0 Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt Ltd (VZ 800, GSX -R-1000) 0 0 Total 0 63 B11: Engine capacity >800cc and less than equal to 1000 CC H-D Moto Company Ltd 0 23 Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (Pvt) Ltd (VT1300, VFR1200F) 0 0 Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt Ltd (Hayabusa) 0 0 Total 0 23 B12: Engine capacity >1600cc (TW) H-D Motor Company India Pvt Ltd ( Fat Boy, Fat Boy Special) 0 0 Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt Ltd (Intruder) 0 0 Total 0 0 Total Motor Cycles/Step-Throughs 1,009,988 902,313 C: Mopeds: Engine capacity less than 75cc & with fixed transmission, big wheelsize>12” Engine Capacity<75cc Mopeds TVS Motor Company Ltd (MOPED) 62,145 55,864 Total 62,145 55,864 Total Mopeds 62,145 55,864 Total Two Wheelers 1,294,862 1,199,832 III Three Wheelers A: Passenger Carriers A1:No. of seats including driver not exceeding 4 & Max.Mass not exceeding 1 tonnes Atul Auto Limited 1,107 1,286 Bajaj Auto Ltd 44,044 38,830 Force Motors Ltd 0 0 Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd 4,547 4,448 Piaggio Vehicles Pvt.Ltd 12,897 13,125 Scooters india Ltd 450 367 TVS Motor Company Ltd 4,456 4,084 Total 67,501 62,140 A2: No.of seats including Driver exceeding 4 but not exceeding 7 & Max.Mass exceeding 1.5 tonnes Force Motors Ltd 84 6 Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd 0 0 Scooters india Ltd 240 291 Total 324 297 Total Passenger Carrier 67,825 62,437 B: Goods Carriers B1: Max.mass not exceeding 1 tonnes Atul Auto Limited 879 978 Bajaj Auto Ltd 674 327 Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd 1,360 1,464 Piaggio Vehicles Pvt.Ltd 4,816 4,087 Scooters india Ltd 482 446 Total 8,211 7,302 B2: Others Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd 350 180 Piaggio Vehicles Pvt.Ltd 44 0 Scooters india Ltd 229 298 Total 623 478 Total Goods Carrier 8,834 7,780 Total Three Wheelers 76,659 70,217 Grand Total of all Categories 1,682,213 1,564,259

* Exports of Ford indicate CKDs

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Cumulative April-August

For the month of August 2011

Exports Cumulative April-August

2012

11-12

For the month of August

Cumulative April-August

11-12

12-13

12-13

2011

2012

213 55 194 23,794 494 260 30,134 64,539

230 0 381 11,010 958 272 17,277 40,406

48 32 70 3,300 94 24 4,418 10,483

51 0 66 3,475 179 40 4,818 10,181

165 49 351 16,497 450 118 22,218 52,963

220 0 405 11,648 877 188 18,298 41,806

0 0 0 9 0 0 9 189

0 0 0 6 0 0 6 306

11-12 0 0 0 53 0 0 53 1,559

12-13 0 0 0 10 0 0 10 1,202

1,127 31 2 969 2,129

1,022 57 60 2,341 3,480

146 6 0 618 770

223 0 2 547 772

938 6 0 3,450 4,394

1,123 51 37 2,159 3,370

13 0 0 0 13

7 0 0 0 7

51 0 0 2 53

29 0 0 1 30

0 106 106

25 177 202

0 24 24

0 7 7

0 103 103

0 136 136

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

747 375 1,611 74 2,807

520 232 4,198 100 5,050

166 71 1,077 2 1,316

125 42 983 8 1,158

785 328 4,824 42 5,979

582 202 4,351 60 5,195

0 0 0 0 0

0 0 2 2 4

0 0 86 0 86

0 0 72 2 74

612 102 714 5,756 127,865 149,719

208 58 266 8,998 95,686 119,192

121 16 137 2,247 23,446 27,448

87 2 89 2,026 21,103 25,003

652 87 739 11,215 110,483 129,712

314 33 347 9,048 92,559 114,229

0 0 0 13 1,459 2,111

0 0 0 11 1,126 1,607

0 0 0 139 8,193 11,177

0 0 0 104 5,660 8,461

4,183 930 2,661 7,774

6,061 250 2,345 8,656

840 251 502 1,593

914 183 305 1,402

3,999 1,100 2,464 7,563

5,366 1,023 2,440 8,829

15 0 0 15

15 0 5 20

52 0 91 143

68 0 20 88

696 22 0 1,239 1,482 7,720 1,689 12,848

1,023 55 0 1,828 1,278 7,409 2,559 14,152

36 2 0 65 308 1,065 243 1,719

44 3 0 69 124 905 305 1,450

193 40 0 1,055 1,362 5,929 1,655 10,234

267 32 0 950 951 6,548 2,334 11,082

46 0 0 0 0 416 0 462

44 0 0 0 22 458 24 548

151 0 0 0 15 1,122 47 1,335

313 0 15 0 39 979 185 1,531

2,517 407 2,924 23,546

2,279 1,522 3,801 26,609

468 219 687 3,999

546 395 941 3,793

2,426 951 3,377 21,174

2,090 1,354 3,444 23,355

0 15 15 492

0 6 6 574

5 18 23 1,501

0 34 34 1,653

192 22,626 5,412 77,871 106,101

0 20,117 1,902 74,223 96,242

13 4,232 1,100 14,610 19,955

3 3,469 220 16,373 20,065

94 20,613 5,187 67,534 93,428

32 17,817 1,561 77,699 97,109

0 655 0 1,033 1,688

0 483 60 912 1,455

0 1,530 6 9,329 10,865

0 2,615 187 7,326 10,128

0 2,603 100 33,491 13,936 50,130

12,841 1,759 89 48,162 15,778 78,629

0 570 15 5,907 2,035 8,527

2,835 272 11 8,300 3,372 14,790

0 2,406 69 27,468 8,042 37,985

12,884 1,561 76 37,632 12,572 64,725

0 28 0 757 1,007 1,792

0 10 0 1,658 870 2,538

0 28 0 4,726 2,181 6,935

2 11 0 8,843 4,223 13,079

0 626 0 2,065 25 13,404 682 16,802

0 573 0 1,281 67 7,181 351 9,453

0 132 0 575 13 2,570 64 3,354

1 102 0 202 8 1,791 76 2,180

0 594 0 1,992 24 11,279 667 14,556

1 582 0 1,247 38 8,963 302 11,133

0 1 0 0 0 411 1 413

0 0 0 0 0 80 20 100

0 2 87 0 0 1,905 50 2,044

0 0 35 0 0 996 24 1,055

112 571 3,488 2,604 6,775 179,808 203,354 353,073

160 594 5,028 2,113 7,895 192,219 218,828 338,020

14 113 420 418 965 32,801 36,800 64,248

29 78 508 321 936 37,971 41,764 66,767

65 412 2,117 1,787 4,381 150,350 171,524 301,236

172 443 2,157 1,667 4,439 177,406 200,761 314,990

0 34 44 129 207 4,100 4,592 6,703

0 5 406 74 485 4,578 5,152 6,759

0 108 461 584 1,153 20,997 22,498 33,675

0 8 1,447 364 1,819 26,081 27,734 36,195

1,523 8,029 9,552

1,140 371 1,511

572 1,788 2,360

233 63 296

2,270 7,847 10,117

1,076 424 1,500

6 0 6

0 0 0

6 0 6

0 0 0

126,965 126,965

119,236 119,236

29,239 29,239

22,789 22,789

123,408 123,408

113,126 113,126

1,746 1,746

143 143

9,539 9,539

6,027 6,027

175,664 423,134 61,785 0 112,749 76,180 849,512 986,029

201,002 617,022 54,101 12,294 135,313 70,281 1,090,013 1,210,760

28,251 97,860 14,548 0 22,145 17,674 180,478 212,077

42,836 112,288 9,795 2,700 27,866 14,610 210,095 233,180

158,825 413,483 58,119 0 112,654 73,046 816,127 949,652

187,846 599,049 49,490 11,118 135,636 69,961 1,053,100 1,167,726

3,921 1,253 77 0 0 1,806 7,057 8,809

2,476 6,072 644 2 0 586 9,780 9,923

16,267 7,300 462 0 90 5,266 29,385 38,930

13,224 16,248 1,450 2 396 2,340 33,660 39,687

855,571 2,031,099 77,051 30,111 251,361 3,245,193

891,688 2,047,552 116,393 34,540 205,046 3,295,219

94,361 395,050 8,211 5,054 42,599 545,275

96,122 335,746 31,443 4,619 29,631 497,561

491,152 1,959,947 61,229 24,134 202,621 2,739,083

514,498 1,988,930 102,664 24,767 150,543 2,781,402

70,723 8,785 1,900 491 11,360 93,259

70,900 7,830 2,416 1,264 8,297 90,707

382,097 47,256 15,456 3,842 60,198 508,849

379,311 44,154 11,011 7,366 48,009 489,851

229,710 193,436 175,451 31,399 22,462 9,199 661,657

254,800 260,219 271,163 15,286 30,865 16,754 849,087

42,589 35,609 34,137 2,922 3,547 122 118,926

45,793 47,578 45,331 1,763 8,199 0 148,664

186,053 187,129 164,764 14,456 20,655 807 573,864

203,554 246,192 259,814 9,268 30,350 13,157 762,335

10,189 1,593 2,328 3,472 91 18,543 36,216

7,146 1,097 2,870 660 0 2,342 14,115

43,381 5,749 9,952 14,373 223 8,782 82,460

45,154 6,623 9,706 3,944 359 14,380 80,166

408,606 132,074 63,272 139,193 5,010 748,155

333,508 65,434 108,284 146,052 2,231 655,509

73,696 24,840 9,757 21,953 456 130,702

35,053 2,547 19,800 20,914 447 78,761

310,150 123,153 50,846 101,362 2,620 588,131

220,808 60,934 95,320 98,654 2,593 478,309

22,382 1,727 2,766 5,593 640 33,108

24,539 623 1,893 8,290 0 35,345

100,933 5,989 12,051 29,365 2,640 150,978

121,472 3,772 12,120 36,385 134 173,883

56,260 85,127 141,387

67,727 78,335 146,062

8,809 13,465 22,274

12,764 9,782 22,546

35,456 56,642 92,098

46,686 54,587 101,273

4,008 8,326 12,334

4,695 3,603 8,298

23,696 33,897 57,593

23,468 19,664 43,132

46,346 19,861 9,175 75,382

39,694 16,740 3,123 59,557

7,094 3,866 2,369 13,329

5,302 3,032 288 8,622

29,232 19,876 8,934 58,042

28,512 16,495 2,049 47,056

4,193 12 0 4,205

1,979 36 212 2,227

17,033 76 0 17,109

12,311 138 888 13,337

28,171 28,171

42,512 42,512

5,727 5,727

8,827 8,827

27,964 27,964

41,889 41,889

62 62

0 0

110 110

307 307

0 4,033 4,033

7 5,316 5,323

0 637 637

0 966 966

0 2,335 2,335

0 4,026 4,026

0 208 208

0 190 190

0 1,213 1,213

0 1,317 1,317

52 52

123 123

10 10

59 59

17 17

59 59

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 17 0 0 17

337 0 0 0 337

0 2 5 0 7

72 12 1 2 87

0 28 38 0 66

338 29 15 8 390

0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0

117 0 0 117

0 0 0 0

15 2 8 25

0 1 0 1

97 6 39 142

0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0

0 0 0 4,904,047

0 0 0 5,053,846

0 0 0 836,887

7 2 9 766,127

0 0 0 4,081,601

7 9 16 4,216,897

0 0 0 179,392

0 0 0 150,882

0 0 0 818,312

0 0 0 801,993

326,070 326,070 326,070 6,216,146

325,620 325,620 325,620 6,590,226

58,818 58,818 58,818 1,107,782

58,618 58,618 58,618 1,057,925

315,423 315,423 315,423 5,346,676

325,527 325,527 325,527 5,710,150

1,387 1,387 1,387 189,588

256 256 256 161,061

4,084 4,084 4,084 861,326

926 926 926 842,606

5,089 210,601 0 19,038 57,947 2,192 21,899 316,766

5,949 162,634 0 17,193 54,692 1,599 14,920 256,987

1,131 17,325 0 4,705 11,461 413 1,209 36,244

1,386 17,940 0 4,324 12,077 388 1,200 37,315

5,004 74,683 4 18,060 50,794 1,800 4,866 155,211

6,095 79,418 1 17,928 51,476 1,784 5,718 162,420

0 26,730 0 276 1,536 0 3,505 32,047

0 22,303 0 286 1,016 0 2,707 26,312

80 142,445 0 1,470 7,168 0 13,439 164,602

123 90,992 0 724 3,505 0 10,569 105,913

217 0 1,128 1,345 318,111

561 0 1,112 1,673 258,660

0 0 265 265 36,509

0 0 238 238 37,553

0 209 1,104 1,313 156,524

0 0 1,070 1,070 163,490

84 0 0 84 32,131

140 0 0 140 26,452

252 0 0 252 164,854

532 0 0 532 106,445

4,803 3,030 6,819 25,091 2,601 42,344

5,430 2,266 6,634 20,637 1,806 36,773

921 630 1,276 4,958 498 8,283

936 311 1,524 4,191 464 7,426

4,764 2,938 5,649 24,712 2,177 40,240

5,462 1,784 6,113 19,979 2,071 35,409

0 0 76 74 0 150

0 0 130 128 0 258

16 0 386 358 0 760

11 0 582 666 0 1,259

2,157 80 1,079 3,316 45,660 363,771 8,176,219

1,043 38 1,133 2,214 38,987 297,647 8,519,241

413 0 263 676 8,959 45,468 1,409,412

156 0 251 407 7,833 45,386 1,354,436

1,929 0 1,053 2,982 43,222 199,746 6,825,051

927 0 1,095 2,022 37,431 200,921 7,276,022

0 48 0 48 198 32,329 278,266

0 0 0 0 258 26,710 231,378

0 84 0 84 844 165,698 1,281,394

0 48 0 48 1,307 107,752 1,210,087


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Pg No 1, BC

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T: +91-80-40200555

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E: engexpo@infomedia18.in

W: www.acemicromatic.net

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Auroral Sinter Metals Co., Ltd.

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T: +886-37-542-988

T: +91-253-6618100

E: sh69032.tw@msa.hinet.net

E: sales@foxindia.net

W: www.auroral-sinter.com.tw

W: www.foxindia.net

Auto Mach’2013

16

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T: +91-124-4014060

T: +91-80-40431252

E: rachna.jindal@cii.in

E: info@gwindia.in

W: www.ietfindia.in/automach.aspx

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T: +91-22-30034650

T: +91-80-39127800

W: www.adea.in

E: info@igus.in

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13

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T: +91-22-22021730

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Pg No FIC

T: +91-9313137970 E: enquiry@kamalcedsolution.com

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Makino India Private Limited

15

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11

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Puja Fluid Seals Pvt Ltd

22

T: +91-20-27112016

10

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Seal Jet Seals

W: www.igus.in

Dhoot Transmission Pvt Ltd

Advertiser’s Name & Contact Details

9

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Swajit Abrasives Pvt Ltd

12

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Ecocat India Pvt Ltd

3

Productivity Buzz

T: +91-129-4266500

T: +91-80-66246600

E: alok@ecocatindia.com

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W: www.imtma.in

W: www.ecocat.com

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T: +91-20-30435400

T: +91-2827-287081

E: marketing@electronicahitech.com

E: info@jyoti.co.in

W: www.electronicahitech.com

W: www.jyoti.co.in

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