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Auto Monitor Vol. 12 No. 03

16 - 29 February 2012

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INTERVIEW CANADIAN COMPONENT MAKERS NEED TO LOOK AT UNCONVENTIONAL MARKETS Steve Rodgers, President, APMA, Canada

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Schaeffler to launch innovative products

NEWS IN BRIEF Maruti Suzuki clocks `10 million sales mark Our Bureau Mumbai

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aruti Suzuki India recently crossed the 10 million cumulative domestic sales mark, becoming the only automobile company in India to cross the milestone.

The company, which had rolled out its first car in December 1983, attained domestic sales of `five million in February 2006. The next `ve million in sales have been achieved in six years. The 10 millionth vehicle, a Red Swift Vxi, was dispatched to Coimbatore from the company’s Manesar plant. While Maruti 800 and Omni powered sales for almost two decades, the success of WagonR and Swift has accelerated the company’s progress towards the `10 million mark. To mark the occasion, Maruti Suzuki unveiled a celebration edition of its SX4 sedan, which features body graphics.

DATA MONITOR Domestic Sales Sector

Dec-10

Dec-11

Change

PV

190,464

207,316

8.85%

CV

63,048

72,192

14.50%

3W

43,715

42,219

-3.42%

2W

1,006,289

1,091,982

8.52%

TOTAL

1,303,516

1,413,709

8.45%

Exports Sector

Dec-10

Dec-11

Change

PV

39,927

38,864

-2.66%

CV

7,763

9,099

17.21%

3W

22,001

28,554

29.79%

2W

128,557

153,030

19.04%

TOTAL

198,248

229,547

15.79%

* Source: SIAM/ ** all sub segments considered

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STUDY TRANSFORM BUSINESS WITH VERSION 6

Shambhavi Anand & T Murrali New Delhi

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uided by mega trends it has observed worldwide, Schaeffler Group, the supplier of a host of automotive components including clutches, torque converters, hydraulic and transmission systems, plans to introduce innovative products for the powertrain to the Indian market in order to optimise reduction of friction. It sells products under three brands—Luk, INA and FAG. “We are discussing products with our customers, which can enable automation of transmission. We also make intelligent sensors for the stop-and-start technology, which can help in reducing the consumption of fuel,” President, Schaeffler Automotive Asia-Pacific, Zink Matthias told Auto Monitor. The two mega trends which guide Schaeff ler’s strategies are, first the downsizing of the engine with an intention of reducing friction and light weighting while either increasing its power and torque or at least keeping it the same. The

can be operated electronically. It employs sensors for the stopand-start technology which can detect the position of the clutch and start and stop the engine. “In order to optimise fuel consumption either one needs an automatic transmission or a much disciplined driver. In India, the drivers are not so disciplined and the automatic transmission is expensive. In addition, the drivers Zink Matthias, President, are in habit of shifting Schaeffler Automotive Asia Pacific the gear or may even second mega trend is the desire like doing it,” Matthias said. for increasing degree of automaSo the system of making clutch tion in transmission. electronically operated and letBoth these trends pose huge ting the gear shift be manual may challenges on the clutch. In line suit the Indian market. The cost with them and based on their would also be competitive when assumption that till 2020 up to the reduction of fuel consump90 percent engines used will be tion is also taken into account. combustion engines, the Group Also, a display in the cockpit has brought in innovative solurecommending the driver on tions for the clutch system. Using shifting of gears is an option and its technology, one can retain helps in reducing fuel consumpthe gearshift while the clutch tion significantly.

While on the one hand, it is working on modifying the existing driveline and optimising the performance of the combustion engine, the Group is also gearing up for the future. It has clutches for hybrids and mild hybrids, which it thinks are the immediate future after the combustion engine. It is also working on developing solutions for electric vehicles. In the Indian market the company, by increasing its market share, content per vehicle and bringing in new products and technologies, hopes to achieve a growth rate of double digits. It also intends to add 1,200 more to its team in the next five years. It currently has three plants— in Hosur for clutches, in Pune for engines and Vadodara for bearings. It also plans to start a new plant in Gujarat for bearings. The new plant is already under construction and will commence production by 2012. In Hosur, it is adding capacity, which will help it in meeting the growing demand and also introduce new products. It plans to launch hydraulic release system this year, which will be manufactured in Hosur.

Auto component suppliers to curtail capex: CRISIL Our Bureau Mumbai

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utomotive component suppliers are looking to curtailing their capital expenditure plans by around 35 percent to counter the slowdown in demand and pressure on margins, according to CRISIL. Such proactive measures are likely to help players manage business pressures better than during the previous downturn in 2008-09, and ease pressure on their credit risk profi le. These measures appear to be in addition to conventional measures of pruning costs and prudent working capital management, according to the Mumbai based rating agency in its recent study. Rising interest rates, a weaker economic environment, and high fuel costs have caused a significant slowdown in demand for medium and heavy commercial vehicles (M&HCVs) and passen-

ger cars in 2011-12. “Demand recovery in the M&HCV and passenger car segments is likely to be gradual, due to limited flexibility of the government to stimulate demand. Around 80 percent of CRISIL-rated component suppliers had ‘Stable’ rating outlooks as on 31 December , 2011,” stated Head, CRISIL Ratings, Anuj Sethi. The increasingly uncertain business environment in Europe could also hurt export growth in the near term, according to the release. Other concerns include labour and input price increases and volatility in foreign exchange rates. An analysis of listed companies in CRISIL’s rated portfolio of 275 suppliers revealed that their average profitability margins have been impacted by almost 200 basis points in the second quarter of 2011-12, as compared with the corresponding period in 2010-11. During such a challenging scenario, key component suppliers

rated by CRISIL are continuing their focus on improving cost efficiencies and managing working capital. The emphasis is on enhancing labour productivity, accessing relatively low-cost power sources, including renewable energy, and avoiding stretch in debtor and inventory levels. “Despite these measures, which were initiated during the previous slowdown, companies are unlikely to benefit materially,” pointed out Director, CRISIL Ratings, Nagarajan Narasimhan. Industry players have indicated that they also plan to prune capital spending for the next 15 months by around 35 percent, notwithstanding requests from OEMs to continue with capacity additions. Comparatively, capex spending by these players was pruned by only around 10 per cent during the slowdown in 2008-09. The capex pruning is expected to ease the strain on their credit risk profi les.

Around 80 percent of CRISILrated component suppliers had ‘stable’ rating outlooks as on 31 December, 2011; also, just three percent had their ratings revised downwards or their outlooks revised to ‘negative’ between April and December, 2011. In comparison, 28 percent of CRISIL-rated auto component suppliers were downgraded or had their outlooks revised to ‘negative’ during the slowdown in 2008-09, corroborating that component suppliers are managing business pressures better this time around. CRISIL is one of the largest credit rating agencies in India. It is a market leader with the largest number of rated entities and rating products. Its rating experience covers more than 46,496 entities, including 23,500 small and medium enterprises (SMEs). As on 31 December, 2011, they had over 15,643 ratings (including over 8,000 SMEs) outstanding.


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EDITORIAL Operation Infrastructure

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fter the electrifying show—Auto Expo, last month, there is a lull in the auto industry since most of the companies have exhausted all the information that they had been sharing during the expo. After visiting the Expo, a senior-most executive of a leading multinational company shared with me that the exhibits proved that India is second to none, and complimented the domestic OEMs for their efforts in designing and developing vehicles that are at par with their international peers. The Expo also ensured that global players would not neglect India henceforth. In fact the event implanted a strong message to the world—better late than never. To the existing players, it sent positive signals to expand and look at the country as a manufacturing base for their overseas business. Beginning from the Auto Expo, there have been a series of delegations coming to India from almost all the continents, and especially from the most technologically advanced countries like Germany and Japan. While the delegates have been delighted to visit manufacturing facilities, especially those of component makers, most of them are looking at many options including setting up Greenfield facilities, joint ventures and technical collaborations besides, research and development in India. The reasons for the intent are many —vast and diverse markets; land availability, though expensive in the existing clusters; availability of skilled manpower, though not at the required places and low motorisation levels, which means a huge potential for growth. Also, manpower availability should not be a problem, though, considering the sheer population of the country.

However, the major impediment that every foreign delegation expressed is poor infrastructure—be it ports, be it roads, be it power—there are serious issues concerning these three major enablers of the industry. In spite of several impediments, the majority of the global companies are present in India and are looking at further expansion of their business. In addition to the major existing automotive clusters such as NCR, Pune and Chennai, there needs to be at least two more clusters to support the production of ten million cars by 2020. Gujarat is emerging as the fourth major cluster and the next one is yet to emerge. And creating a conducive infrastructure will catalyse the foreign direct investments further. The journey for the industry in general and automotive in particular, will be smooth if the issues relating to infrastructure are addressed at the earliest. Wishing you much pleasure reading. Do send us your feedback.

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CONTENTS CORPORATE Two-wheeler segment may face slowdown over coming months

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The growth of the overall two-wheeler segment is likely to hover around 10 percent in the coming months and the next fiscal, according to Bajaj Auto

Denso to use common components for synergies

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Denso is looking to have commonalities in components and designs in some of its exiting and newer products to reduce cost for customers from resulting synergies

Brose India to manufacture for domestic market

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Brose Automotive Systems India is in the process of starting production of several components in their Pune plant for its customers in India

Italian consortia helps increase the bargain value of dealers

US-based Fluke acquires TTL Technologies

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Fluke Corporation has acquired TTL Technologies,its master distributor in India, for an undisclosed amount recently

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The representative of the consortium of dealers in Italy, Maurizio Sala deliberates on the formation, structure, benefits and viability of such a module in India

VW Group to launch MQB platform in Geneva

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Audi’s new A3 will be the first vehicle to use parent Volkswagen Group’s new Modular Transverse Toolkit, which will underpin six million vehicles across 40 different models

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Honda unveils first engine from Earth Dreams Technology range

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Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology, comprising 1.6-litre diesel engine being introduced over the next three years, will be on display at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show

Industry pledges support for Fight Freight Crime campaign

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The Road Haulage Association, the Freight Transport Association and Road Transport Media, are joining forces to help secure the future of TruckPol FFC campaign

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THE OTHER SIDE

Paracoat Products to set up Thailand facility

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Paracoat Products is planning to expand its footprint in the Asian region inlluding a new greenfield facility in Thailand

We want to create cars that an OEM cannot or will not do

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Known more for his style and auto design for over two decades, Dilip Chhabria has stepped up and included the entire production into his fold

Japanese auto industry looks at India for expansion

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Malkit Singh has been in transport business since 1982 as a partner of Bal Road Lines and dedicates time to several social and humanitarian causes

Maruti launches Swift DZire Maruti recently launched the new Swift DZire measuring under four metres in length with a larger wheel base, but smaller boot space of around 316 litres with a base price of `4.79 lakh (ex-showroom New Delhi). The company, along with its vendors, has invested over `230 crore towards this full model change for the new Swift DZire. The model is a category leader with over 39 percent market share in the entry sedan segment. Clocking monthly sales of around 10,000 units, the company expects the new Swift DZire with the full model change to strengthen the entry sedan portfolio and sell much larger numbers. About 32 engineers from the company have smartly integrated over 150 changes on the new Swift DZire. The car has been launched with around 150 new features and available in petrol and diesel variants with an automatic transmission option mated to a 1.2 litre petrol engine.

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EVENT of the fortnight

Despite infrastructure constraints in India, Japanese companies are keen to invest in the country to set-up manufacturing facilities catering to domestic market as well as exports

Bal Malkit Singh, President, AIMTC


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INTERVIEW

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Canadian component makers need to look at unconventional markets

In the current scenario, which is laden with Euro-Zone crisis and a slack in the US, the Canadian auto components manufacturers have been left with the only option of improving engineering design processes and innovations to sustain in the future. The President of Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association (APMA), Canada and the leader of the Canadian business delegation to India during Auto Expo 2012, Steve Rodgers, while speaking to Nabeel A Khan said that this is definitely the right time for APMA members to look at unconventional markets. He added that it is imperative to work more closely with both Indian suppliers and OEMs to take advantage of the growing automotive market here. In the present scenario, as an association what kind of efforts are you taking to build confidence? We are working with our members in several different areas. This includes optimisation of the manufacturing and engineering design process, pushing innovation on both product and process, focusing on growing automotive regions and helping to build better relationships with the global OEMs. Is it the right time for APMA members to look into unconventional markets? This is defi nitely the right time for APMA members to be looking at unconventional markets. The NAFTA economy, while not roaring is at least stable and improving; the Canadian dollar has strengthened, which increases buying power in foreign markets. And with Canada’s share of the NAFTA market declining, Canadian suppliers needed to looking at automotive markets that are expanding.

What kind of learnings can the Canadian component manufacturers get? We will learn more about the India Automotive marketplace and existing India automotive suppliers. It will also help us to better understand the needs, wants and operational methodologies of the Indian automotive OEMs. Euro-zone crisis is building pressure everywhere. Where do you see this heading? There is no doubt that the Euro-Zone crisis is affecting automotive markets worldwide. This will continue to be the case as we head into 2012. This will put more focus on opportunities in both Asia, NAFTA and SA (South Africa). India has emerged as one of the fastest growing countries in the industry. Are you looking to have any special agreement, which could be beneficial for the component makers and OEMs of both countries?

Defi nitely we need to work more closely with both India suppliers and Indian OEMs to take advantage of India’s growing automotive market.

Do you think Indian players should look at your country for acquisition? If yes, want kind benefits would your government and market offer to them? There are several reasons that Indian players would want to look towards NAFTA-based acquisitions. These include acquiring technology, accessing the NAFTA market but most importantly, to be able to handle global platforms. What kind of raw material, components and technologies can be imported from Canada that would be helpful for the Indian manufacturer economically and otherwise? Canada has considerable expertise in lightweighting and bio-fibres. Thus a focus on aluminium, magnesium, bio-fibres, composite materials and other materials makes good sense. There are also a wide range of technologies that include hydroforming, roll forming and several metal processing technologies as well as composite technologies. The whole area of the connected car remains a major area of opportunity between India and Canada. How is the manpower and land cost right now? Certainly labour costs and land costs are higher in Canada than India.


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Two-wheeler segment may face slowdown over coming months: Bajaj Auto Our Bureau Mumbai

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he two wheeler segment may have to brace for a significant slowdown compared to the growth witnessed over the last few months, according to President, Motorcycle business, Bajaj Auto, K Srinivas. He added that some of the pockets within the twowheeler segment are likely to outperform the overall segment growth. The growth of the overall two-wheeler segment is likely to hover around 10 percent in the coming months and the next fiscal. The company recent ly unveiled Pulsar 200NS (Naked Sports) with a four-valve triple spark engine controlled by an advanced electronic control unit. The company has patented this technology but does not plan to offer it in the existing motorcycle range. The next generation Pulsar also comes with liquid cooling and a six speed gear box. The company plans to launch the Pulsar 200NS in the next Fiscal and is likely to offer the new motorcycle for under a lakh.

“Products tend to be phased out by customers and not by any manufacturers,” said Managing Director, Bajaj Auto, Rajiv Bajaj on any plans for phasing out existing models from the Pulsar range. He added that the company is closely collaborating with Austrian bike maker KTM to bring out high powered motorcycles compared to the company’s existing model range. “Our goal is to achieve appropriate positioning for Bajaj and KTM bikes and draw synergies from each other’s capabilities and experience,” said Bajaj. It would also evaluate export opportunities after adequately addressing the demand for the new range of bikes in the domestic market. The company is looking to upgrade its existing 600 odd dealerships to provide a superior customer experience on par with its ‘probiking’ showrooms. The initiative is aimed at widening the probiking experiment, initiated around six years back, and to help dealers upgrade quality and service delivery standards to a new level. The company is looking to make way for its Austrian brand

(L-R) Abraham Joseph, Chief Technology Officer; Rajiv Bajaj, MD; K Srinivas, President Two-Wheelers, at the unveviling the Pulsar 200NS

KTM, to tap the growing performance biking market in India, by converting its existing 34 probiking showrooms into KTM outlets. These dealerships would also offer other premium and sports bike including Kawasaki Ninjas.

Bajaj unveiled its fi rst KTM product – the 200cc Duke at `1.2 lakh recently. The 200 Duke – powered by a single cylinder, 200cc, liquid cooled, four-valve engine with a top power of 25 bhp is likely to compete with Yamaha R15 and

Honda CBR250R. The company, which has a strategic 39 percent stake in Austria-based KTM, plans to open six new showrooms in Dehradun, Lucknow, South Mumbai, Guwahati, Kathmandu and Margao to sell KTM bikes.

Pulsar 200NS (Naked Sports)

Around 600 dealers of Bajaj Auto would be provided with requisite training on service delivery, quality and etiquettes to provide customers across the country with experience that is on par with its unique ‘probiking’ experiment. “We are looking to upgrade all our dealers to widely replicate the probiking showroom as we feel that customers across the country, and not fortunate few, deserve to have probiking experience. We are looking to upgrade all our exisiting dealerships by the end of the current year,” said Managing Director, Bajaj Auto, Rajiv Bajaj. The company has identified a ‘model’ dealership in Pune which will be gradually replicated across the country. “Our dealers are expected to upgrade and invest in their showrooms but our focus would be mainly on soft skills training in terms of service delivery and customer satisfaction as we replicate our successful ‘probiking’ initiative across the country. This will also involve dealers upgrading their showrooms to experience zones with necessary infrastructure and support,” elaborated President, Two-Wheelers Business, Bajaj Auto, K Srinivas.


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Denso to use common components for synergies Abhishek Parekh Mumbai

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enso is looking to have common components and aggregates in some of its existing and newer products to reduce costs for customers from resulting manufacturing synergies. The company has already conveyed results to its customers and is looking to widen the initiative to many different systems in the coming months. Components comprising an air-conditioning unit, for instance, including a condenser, heater and generator are of different shapes sizes and performance grades that can lead to a lack of manufacturing synergy and higher manufacturing costs. The application engineering centre in India that was recently kicked off, is likely to play a major role in this initiative. “Currently, we are engaged in modifying products for applications suiting the requirements of customers in the Indian market but going forward, we would be doing application engineering

work in India for local customers. New product development and innovation centre for Denso would continue to be in Japan,” said Managing Director, Denso International India, Yoshitaka Kajita. The company has six technica l centres globa lly, including the newly opened technical centre in India, for localising products as per customers’ requirements. The focus of the Indian centre would be on software development for ECUs and other electronic controls for cars. The company aims to establish a service training centre adjoining the technical centre. It has been looking to gradually localise components for its electronics and electrical systems and other business. “Localisation has been a very challenging task for us as we have limited knowledge of suppliers here and whether they would be able to meet our quality standards on a consistent basis,” said Kajita. The efforts at localisation have gathered momentum in recent times due to rising cost of components, currency fluctuations

Denso Products (L)Diesel Injector For Common Rail System (R) Invertor For HVs

and other risk associated with imported components. The company currently focuses on products, which do not require any OEM approvals for selling in the aftermarket and products which are identified as Denso’s competency in India. The company is looking to introduce fuel pumps in the aftermarket and there are other products that are currently supplied to OEMs that are under evaluation for introduction in the aftermarket. It is also looking to introduce

air-conditioning systems in the aftermarket for buses. “We have clearly demarcated operations and products which we will be looking to develop and market, and the ones that will be developed and marketed by our JV partners,” said Vice President, Denso International India, KK Viswanathan. He added that some JVs and wholly owned entities have similar product lines but different customers and business focus areas. The company has developed

‘Resonance 2021,’ a vehicle cockpit simulator designed for the automotive society in 2021 and showcased it during the recent Auto Expo ’12. In an automotive environment where people, vehicles and society are all connected by communication devices and sensors that enables people to drive more safely as well as providing content that drivers want in the vehicle. Based on information from technologies such as radar, sonar sensors and vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication, the conductor assesses the real time risk of a potential collision between one vehicle and another. When the system detects an imminent collision, it vibrates the steering wheel to alert the driver and also automatically takes control of the steering wheel to help the driver stay safe. The smart map monitor system informs the driver of real time road conditions and changing traffic hazards based upon vehicle probe information gathered through vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication and other sources. The system is designed to ease traffic congestion and make driving more convenient and comfortable. The driver can get information from a headup display, the car navigation monitor and/or the instrument cluster display. The information guide system connects the vehicle and the driver’s personal computer and/or smart phone to an information centre that analyses the driver’s preferences. Based on the driver’s oral request, the system uses the conductor to immediately select and show or voice information in which is specialised to the driver’s preference. Denso has a widescale presence in India with six companies and four manufacturing locations and employs around 2,469 people. It has a presence in India through various entities. Denso International India was established in 1999 and is engaged in sale of automotive components and is a wholly owned by the Japanese parent. Denso India, established in 1984, is engaged in manufacture and sale of electrical automotive components, electric fans, ventilators, magnetos and windshield wiper motors. Denso Haryana is engaged in manufacture and sale of fuel pumps, injectors and engine ECUs. While Denso Kirloskar, established in 1998, is engaged in manufacture and sale of radiators and car air conditioners. Denso Thermal Systems, established in 1999, manufactures and sells HVAC units and heaters at Shirur near Pune.


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Andy Kalambi President- South Asia, Dassault Systèmes

aguar Land Rover’s heritage comprises some of the world’s most iconic vehicles, including the Jaguar Mark II, the E-Type, and the Land Rover Defender. Having passed through the corporate hands of Ford, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has emerged within Tata Motors as an exciting, dynamic global enterprise. A glance at the Jaguar C-X16, C-X75 and Land Rover DC100 shows the shape of things to come, while press acclaim greeted Range Rover’s recent launch of the lighter, greener Evoque. Turning heads from Chicago to the foothills of Kanchenjunga, Nepal, Evoque is a true inheritor of its parent brand’s hard-won esteem.

Complex History Due to its varied ownership history, JLR inherited a complex mixture of auto industry software from its previous owners, not scaled or supportive of JLR’s aggressive business plan. JLR’s director of Product Development Operations, Paul Davies leads the teams that define JLR’s vehicle development processes, tooling technology,

JLR i-PLM covers the entire vehicle definition and features across 14 domains. This allows people to more fully engage with JLR and its spirit of innovation. Sharing designs synchronizes teams at JLR and its suppliers. Knight-Gregson added: “i-PLM makes better use of resources, including time. It also introduces multiple efficiencies.”

and project and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) technologies for the worldwide engineering community of 8,000 JLR people. “The challenge of expanding JLR’s vehicle portfolio into segmentdefining products requires strong technical foundations,” Davies said. “Our IT history has generated more than 600 islands and silos of JLR legacy data. The majority is not inter-compatible. To flourish in business, all our data must be interoperably integrated and intuitively available to every JLR stakeholder.” To enhance innovation and reduce development time, JLR has partnered with Dassault Systèmes (DS) to deploy Version 6 in a business transformation programme called i-PLM. “Many business users, and even suppliers of PLM strategies, fail to understand its end-to-end power,” Davies said. “They see PLM as a data management system rather than a business transformation (BT) tool, as IT rather than BT. Version 6 provides a powerful yet simple out-of-the-box PLM solution with ENOVIA as its backbone and CATIA, DELMIA, SIMULIA, and 3DVIA to deliver business and engineering value across the JLR organisations.” JLR i-PLM covers the entire vehicle defi nition and features across 14 domains. These include bills of material, parts and assembly, requirements and verification, plus in-vehicle embedded software, which accounts for 60% of new car development. Electrical design, styling, and computeraided engineering, including multi-physics and FEA, are also included assets. This allows people to more fully engage with JLR and its spirit of innovation. Sharing designs synchronizes teams at JLR and its suppliers. Engineers, manufacturers, marketing and sales, feasibility, sourcing, and finance can collaborate earlier with the joint vision Version 6 delivers.” 3DVIA extends digital enfranchisement even further, providing accurate, live, current and fully validated 3D data within and beyond JLR. It reduces errors, losses and waste by providing accurate, timely information. These factors raise

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morale as people work with PLM solutions matched to their needs.

Team Challenge As design progresses, DELMIA Version 6 simulates and validates JLR production environments virtually, including buildings, production cells and even technicians, who are represented by lifelike digital manikins. “Simulated digital representations in DELMIA enable optimisation of our production environments,” Knight Gregson explained “3D digital factory overviews, coupled with highly detailed machining operations, allow us to more fully understand and further optimise operations. This also enhances processes and their interactions at JLR. These measures augment sustainable development through efficiencies leading to reduced energy and resource usage. ENOVIA Version 6, meanwhile, gives JLR a single source for regulatory and materials compliance data that is available to all stakeholders. This helps JLR increase scale and volume of products with confidence of compliance. ENOVIA Version 6 Program Central, for example, manages collaboration and helps to deliver business acceleration through concurrent development. “When information is open and shared, skills can be deployed more effectively,” Davies said. “This data availability means people can work up to 20 percent more efficiently.” Knight-Gregson added: “i-PLM makes better use of resources, including time. It also introduces multiple efficiencies.” For example, SIMULIA Version 6 enables JLR to perform virtual tests of vehi-

cle and material performance in a virtual 3D environment. Errors are detected and corrected earlier to produce significant savings. “In addition, virtual build improves physical build quality and productivity through enhanced training and cognition for production engineers,” Knight Gregson said. “It also values fitted parts in real-time, providing an accurate business cost of each vehicle made.” i-PLM with Version 6 also extends beyond the JLR enterprise, supporting access by JLR dealers, service engineers, and customers. “This allows vehicle purchasers and drivers to more fully understand ranges and option choices for better driving, owning and servicing experiences,” Davies stated. Version 6 and i-PLM are being jointly developed by Jaguar Land Rover and Dassault Systèmes to become the automotive industry’s most advanced PLM system. “We chose Dassault Systèmes as a partner, not just on technical or commercial merit, but because they display the same level of passion and pride in heir business as Jaguar Land Rover does,” Davies felt. “Together we are building a lifelike product experience system that connects us to our products and communicates throughout the enterprise using the universal language of 3D. Harnessing the power of our partnership with Dassault Systèmes, i-PLM helps Jaguar Land Rover confidently and successfully builds on its heritage through Version 6 business transformation.” (Views expressed are personal)


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Brose to plant slew of products Shambhavi Anand New Delhi

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rose Automotive Systems India is in the process of starting production of several components in their Pune plant for its customers in India. Currently, the plant has been producing for the export markets, especially in Europe. The component manufacturer intends to bring the entire range of products to the country. “We will start with the production of window regulators for our Indian customers at our Pune plant. This will be followed by several other products which will be supplied to the Indian customers,” President, Brose India, Ashwani Aggarwal said. The production of the window regulators for the Indian market

will not be a problem when it comes to exports in case we fi nd some opportunity; we also have the flexibility of importing from other locations,” he added. Currently, the research and development centre of Brose India at Pune is working on design and development of electronic, hardware, software, simulation activities, benchmarking activities among others. The centre is engaged in developing products for the Indian automotive market and also for the global market. Some products like the closure systems have been developed in India with the support of the global centres. “We have intensified our development activities in India considerably over the last two years. We also continue to invest in the advancement of our local

suppliers to establish an efficient and quality focused supplier base. This enables us to offer OEMs a reliable pa r t nership a nd ensure that internat iona l qua lit y standards are met w it h cost opt imised products,” Aggarwal said. Sh a r i n g t he plan for expansion Aggar wa l said that the company has already invested in people, development centre and so now it will continue to invest in buildings, machinery and construction etc. Globally,

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We started off the R&D centre with two objectives. Firstly, it helps us in understanding the requirements of the Indian market and in providing support in the local region. Secondly, it helps in understanding the requirements of the future—Ashwani Aggarwal will commence from this month. This will be immediately followed by the production of seat height adjusters. The side door latches will be produced in the third quarter of 2013. And the rest of the Brose products will soon follow. Currently, the company is exporting majorly to the European market. Apart from the consumption in the Indian market primarily, they will also be exported to other locations of Brose if required. Aggarwal added that some of these products are intended for the new customer though he did not divulge their names. “In India there are two sets of customers, some of them are global companies who are our customers and some are Indian manufacturers like Tata and Maruti,” he said. The company also supplies to Tier I component manufacturers like Bosch, Continental, Denso, Delphi, Behr, Valeo, Magneti Marelli among others. Globally, it supplies to Mercedes, BMW, Audi, Volkswagen, General Motors and many others. With the primary objective of supplying to the Indian market products of international quality at competitive prices, the company has invested in a local research and development centre in Pune. “We started off the R&D centre with two main objectives. Firstly, it helps us in understanding the requirements of the Indian market or any other local market where such a centre is based. Also, it helps us in providing the required support in the local region. Secondly, it also helps in understanding the requirements of the future,” he said. “We are already exporting to the European market and there

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he recently concluded Auto Expo ’12 in New Delhi showcased evolving needs for a prospering country with several new launches and previews of mid-size and premium passenger vehicles. The showcase combined state-of-the-art technology and innovation to deliver models high on performance and unique in design. As many as 13 car makers unveiled their vehicles at the 11th Auto Expo, jointly organised by Automotive Component Manufacturers Association (ACM A), Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), from 5-11 January 2012 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. The 11th edition of the Auto Expo saw 1,500 participants from around 23 countries with visitors restricted to one lakh everyday. Some of the concept vehicles unveiled at the show included compact SUV XA Alpha from Maruti Suzuki, new Sonata from Hyundai, the seven-seater Evalia from Nissan, Ford EcoSport, compact SUV -Audi Q3, the new futuristic A3 e-tron concept, the Audi S6 limousine, the powerful Audi Q7 V12 and new Land Cruiser 200 from Toyota. Suzuki introduced the 125cc scooter, Swish and the 110cc motorcycle, Hayate. India Yamaha Motor, displayed its new scooter concept, the Yamaha Ray, designed for the Indian woman. Other scooters on display included the Mio, Fino and Xeon from manufacturers based in the ASEAN region. Apart from multiple launches from automobile manufacturers, an awareness campaign against counterfeits set up by ACMA titled the Asli Naqli pavilion, was kicked-off. The pavilion had an IPR Cell, which is the first initiative of its kind to offer advisory to an exhibiting company against display of its counterfeits by any infringing company. The Asli-Naqli show had sixteen leading component manufacturers participating to create awareness against counterfeits and displayed the difference between genuine and fake products to promote the industry’s fight against counterfeits.


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Italian consortia help increase the bargain value of dealers Modernisation of the working system should be top priority of the dealers around the world to counter the increasing pressure on the profit margins. The representative of the world’s only consortia of dealers in Italy, Maurizio Sala deliberates on the formation and viability of such a module in India. Speaking to Nabeel A Khan, he said that the Italian consortia will share know-how to implement the module in India. Can you elaborate on the consortia of dealers in Italy? This is an experience devel-

oped in Italy, and at the moment this is the only country where the dealer’s consortia work. Each con-

sortium is independent and has a region allocated to it. However, the functioning of each consortium is identical. A consortium is a non-profitable organisation, which doesn’t act for profit, but rather for the welfare of the dealers and gives impetus to smooth business transactions. The consortia help to increase the bargain value of the dealers by bringing all the dealers together.

The suppliers and other people support and provide better deal as they get huge volume of business from one point. How are the fi nancials of the consortia managed and how does one become a member? The dealers will profit with absolutely no investments. This is revolutionary because every dealer owns a stake in the con-

The main objective is to sell genuine parts to independent bodyshops, authorised shops and workshops. We have over 700 members and they serve 12,000 workshops

sortium for free but he must have to contribute to the purchase of the vans (the van is used for supplying parts to the dealers) and payroll of the employees of the consortia. All the costs are divided amongst each dealer in equal parts. Another factor like the cost of parts bought will be depending on the invoices that a dealer generates every month. What are the advantages of buying from the consortia? The consortia provide a cost benefit in the spare parts business to the dealerships. Now-a-days dealers sell around `one million worth of spare parts through the consortia and saves five percent costs, which was spent just in the vans, before the consortia existed. Apart from that, there is cooperation between dealers of each brand. The main objective is to sell genuine parts to independent repair shops, independent body-

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Contd. from page 22 shops and to authorised shops and workshops. For instance, if I am a Tata dealer and take a used car from Mahindra & Mahindra, when I want to repair the Mahindra vehicle, I can buy the parts via the consortia from another dealer with a discount and get that delivered. We have over 700 dealers members and they serve 12,000 workshops which is massive. With all this we jointly go to the insurance provider, tyre makers, oil producers, suppliers, loan providers and bargain for the best deal. How did the idea of forming such consortia come about? Initially, it was intended only to dismiss the dealer vans and develop cooperation between the dealers of different brands and the same brands especially. However, when the dealers understood that staying together, would give better business, they lived with it and explored more and more opportunities. However, it is intended not only to develop profit margins of the dealers but also to manage and control the market in every area. How different are the challenges for Indian dealers from the other markets in the world? The problems of the Indian market are exactly same as that of Italian, French, German and American markets. The consortia give training and access to the direct information from the manufacturer. I believe that, yes, there are different realities but the problem of the dealers is exactly the same. All over the world, the approach to the business and customer is same. You might have a different future and different expectations here because you are a growing economy with a lot of young customers

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24 buying cars for the fi rst time. We are ready to share the know-how with Indian dealers to introduce the consortia module here. Do you think the used car business holds a greater opportunity for dealers? The market of the used car and the spare parts business is very important. A substantial part of the profit of the dealership comes from here. They must not focus only on the new cars as the revenues from the new cars are moderating. Last year, more than 60 percent of the dealers in Italy suffered losses. The rest 40 percent made only a marginal average profit margin of around 0.4 percent. Do you think the used car business holds a greater opportunity for dealers?Do you think this kind of module can help curb the counterfeit products? Absolutely yes; it was mainly developed to be competitive against the non-original spare parts and against independent dealers of spare parts because ten years ago, when it started, the aftermarket counterfeit did not exist. However, now the strongest competitors are t he non-branded and independent sellers of spurious products. Customers come to the consortia if they need original spare parts, because in certain areas, dealers are not allowed to sell the parts to independent customers directly, but only through the consortia. The independent bodyshop and workshop providers also have to buy the parts through the consortia only. Suppose one doesn’t have a branded workshop, then he could buy the part by calling the nearest dealer and the consortium procures the parts and delivers to his bodyshop or workshop.

(L) Gnanvatsal Swamiji, (Centre) Maurizio Sala & Nikunj Sanghi at the inauguration of Auto Summit

Do the consortia have a single communication channel? Does one consortium helps another in terms of sharing of parts and services? Yes, there is an inter-consortium service. Suppose a consortium has been allocated in a region and a customer comes with a demand of a particular product, which it doesn’t have, then it can simply call the neighbouring consortium and it will deliver the product directly to the customer within 48 hours. In ten years, there has been quite a change in the aftermarket in Italy and Europe over the world especially in the last two or three years and the aftermarket. How does this give an edge

over spurious products? Non-original spare parts or counterfeits as you call them, don’t have any kind of warranty format that the brands have; it’s not possible to compete with the cost and discount by the non-original parts. The only way to be competitive is to propose a warranty, timely delivery, correct discount or a system of payments after two to three months depending on the agreement which the consortia offer. Suppose, an independent workshop has a problem in repairing a Tata vehicle and doesn’t have access to the official Tata repair shop, then if you work with the dealer of the consortium, you can have access to original spare parts and have description of

how to retrofit them. Why is the profit of dealers getting trimmed? The automotive segment is a very conservative and poorly oriented to the innovative system. We are working exactly as we were 20-years ago. And this is the same problem that you have everywhere. There are also some manufacturers but not spare parts dealers who are trying to develop innovation—I mean car sharing, temporary showroom, new system of CRM, new procedures when the customer is entering a dealership. However, the number of innovators in the automotive industry is low, and the system is getting older and older.


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Paracoat Products to set up Thailand facility Shambhavi Anand New Delhi

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aracoat Products (PCP), a manufacturer of components for reduction of noise and vibrations (NVH) for use in the automotive industry, is planning to expand its footprint in the Asian region. On cards is Greenfield project in Thailand. The company is setting up a manufacturing facility in the country for the production of NVH reduction components. The facility is expected to commence production by May 2012. PCP has put in an investment of `10 crore in the new facility. “Currently we have been

Rajesh Poddar, Director, Business Development, PCP

exporting to Thailand from our plants in India. But due to

the rising demand in that market, we think the time is right to take such a step,” DirectorBusiness Development, PCP, Rajesh Poddar told Auto Monitor. He also added that in spite of its proximity to Toyota’s plant in Thailand, the upcoming facility is not meant for any specific customer but for the overall demand in the country. Current ly, PCP exports to Thailand and other Asian nations like Indonesia, Malaysia, and Vietnam among others. It is also evaluating opportunities to set up facility in Indonesia by 2014. The company started by supplying underbody sound deadeners to Hindustan Motors in Kolkata and has four plants

across India at present. These plants are in Hosur, Bhiwadi, Pune and Kolkata. It also has a research and development centre in Hosur. It has a tie-up with Kolano and Saha Engineers, USA for design and development of NVH parts.

Future Plans It is also considering diversification in terms of its product portfolio and plans to venture into the accessory business for pickup trucks. It plans to produce bed liners and moulded floor in order to increase the life of vehicles. The spokesperson also indicated that there is joint venture with a Japanese company in pipeline, however,

refrained from divulging further details on the same. The compa ny recent ly launched a motor home—Terra—during last month Auto Expo in New Delhi. It plans to import 90 units of the vehicle in the fi rst year of business in CKD form from Thailand. In the meanwhile, it intends to set up an assembly plant in Uttaranchal pumping in an investment of `25 crore. The product has been built in collaboration with Van Tech of Japan and Siam MotorHome of Thailand on the platform of Mahindra and Mahindra’s Genio. The company is expecting to touch a turnover of `125 crore in FY12 and by FY13 it expects to reach the mark of `200 crore.

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harda Motor Industries, one of the leading Tier I supplier to auto majors, is entering in to full fledged research and development activity to support vehicle manufacturers with innovative as well as cost effective solutions. Towards this initiative, the company has inaugurated its R&D facility recently at Mahindra World City in Chennai. In addition to providing local support from concept to implementation, the centre will also help in reducing cost and enhance performance through value engineering and value analysis. To support its initiative, Sharda Motor has joined hands with Ricardo and Sango for

Sharda Motor Industies R&D facility

the technical assistance and development programmes. The technical collaboration will help the company in implementing independent self-sustaining and

state-of-art product development capabilities. It has already invested `35 crore in the R&D facility and is planning to increase it to `75 crore by 2014.

Speaking at the inauguration of the event, the Chairman of Sharda Motor, ND Relan said that the R&D centre would provide support for its customers in development of exhaust products, advance emission control and noise reduction technologies. It will also involve in modelling and simulation tools to design and optimise exhaust components and full system. The company will also explore opportunities for the joint development and partnership program. “Chennai was our natural choice for setting up the centre due to the availability of abundant engineering talent and also with the presence of OEM’s” he added. Sharda Motor has spent around fi ve years to conceive and close to three years to build

the R&D centre. Currently it has recruited around 32 employees and hopes to double it in the near future. “Our R&D facility is a right mix of youth and experience. We are proud of the fact that while we have dynamic, young trained and potent engineers, we also have wise mentors to guide them at every stage” said the Head (R&D), SMIL, Sivanandi Rajadurai. The company has 13 manufacturing facilities across the country and it is setting up two new plants in Gurgaon and Alandi, near Pune to make exhaust systems and sheet metal components respectively. The company’s consolidated turnover was `2,500 crore last fi nancial year and it is targeting `3,200 crore this year.


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We want to create cars that an OEM Known more for his style and auto design for over two decades, this time automotive designer, Dilip Chhabria has stepped up and included the entire production into his fold. In response to his foresight to explore an untapped market, or propelled by an inner urge to achieve a dream, Dilip Chhabria speaks to Auto Monitor about his car, his plans and his vision. Nandita Rohit Kapadia Mumbai

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ilip Chhabria (DC) unleashed his first Indian ‘super-car’, DC Avanti at the Auto Expo 2012. Launched by none other than veteran actor and friend, Amitabh Bachchan, the Avanti scorched the Expo grounds with its presence, and today continues to be raved about as India’s answer to Italian style/sports cars like Ferrari and the Lamborghini.

first creation was a red Gypsy that was titled Hurricane. Also, one of his innovative designs was a Maruti 1000 converted into a two-seater Japanese-style sports car. In 2006, Chhabria announced DCStar, a tie-up bet ween Eximstar (an ETA group company) and Dilip Chhabria Design. The company has been reported to have been set-up in Dubai, to customise cars to suit customers’ requirements. He also runs an automobile designing institute called as DC-DYP in association with Dr DY Patil University in Pune, Maharashtra.

Dilip Chhabria’s Early Illustration Of The Avanti

The Beginning DC Avanti At the Expo, DC stated, “The design is our very own, as is the engineering and the production process. The approval a nd on-road tests wou ld follow soon,” said DC to Auto Monitor, “We are currently augmenting its capacity. Already for the current facility, we have put in an investment of over `50 crore, and we have an additional commitment of `60 crore.” When asked about the Avanti, he elaborated, “We intend to produce 300 units of the Avanti in 2013-2014 and we could ramp up production to go into four figures per annum. Till now, DC Design was noted for its design and customisation, but then we

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“As far back as my memory takes me, I’ve been crazy about cars, drawing on walls, tissues and whatever I could lay my hands on. It was and still is an obsessive interest,” said Chhabria in Indian Express (1/8/2011). After graduation, he went on to study at the Art Center College of Design from Pasadena, Ca lifornia for four yea rs. Later, he worked at the Design Centre at General Motors, US. Moreover, he is known to have started his own auto accessor y business in India. By 1993, he set-up his own design company called DC Designs in Mumbai. According to a Telegraph report in 2005, Dilip Chhabria’s

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cannot or will not do: Dilip Chhabria added complete engineering and prototyping to our roster of services, and working for the world’s biggest names helped us understand and add to our expertise.”

The Avanti: Features DC Design is using proprietar y parts from various ca r ma kers, especia l ly in t he a rea s of d r ivet ra i n and suspension. The super-car

is powered by a specially tuned Ford EcoBoost 2.0-litre four-cylinder, 16-valve engine. Also, the power and torque from the midmounted engine is transferred to the wheel by a six-speed manual gearbox, is sourced from Ford Europe. The super-ca r “features a combination of complex concave and convex surfaces” that lend it with its iconic aesthetics. It’s light in weight, but has

a strong chassis. The Avanti’s suspension is w ith unequal leng t h w ishbones work ing in conjunction with coil over shock absorber s. Spec ia l ists i n sa fet y eng i neering li ke Bosch has been pulled in to develop the ABS bra ke y stem s a nd SR S air bag tech nolog y for t he Ava nt i. T he Ava nt i is pr iced at a b ou t `30 lakh (ex-showroom).

Dilip Chhabria, Automotive Designer as a concept? As a company, we have to grow, and look at niches that manufactures will not get into. It’s a benchmark to other super-cars of the world—nothing beyond that. Also, the whole body is bespoke. It’s proprietary to us. How were the aspirations of your customers (and potential customers) inculcated in the design? Our position is that we want to create cars that an OEM cannot or will not do, the super-car falls into that niche. Essentially the car had to have drop dead looks and quality.

What was the inspiration for the Avanti design? Having proved ourselves in the design and prototyping business and having established an enviable brand connect with

the aff luent customers, we had no choice but to get into manufacturing specialist and niche vehicles. How do you design your car

Has the car been designed for easy manufacturability? Yes, the car follows the same strategy on other super-car manufacturers considering they all produce cars in the range of 500 to 5,000 cars only. Has it been designed for better/cost effective serviceability? It is designed to be bench-

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marked in terms of durability, endurance, quality and services to globally accepted super-cars. Please enlist the Indian OEMs whose cars you have designed to date? Almost all Indian and foreign OEMs: Tata, Mahindra, Maruti Suzuki, Ford, GM, BMW and Aston Martin. Where do you source auto components? They are sourced from across the world—60 percent comes from India. Engine and suspension disks come from England. Some electronics come from Germany. How many of the Indian components pa rts a re bespoke? Almost 100 percent body and chassis components are proprietary; whereas on the mechanical aggregate side, 30 percent is proprietary. Can you discuss the level/ kind of engineering involved while designing the shell. Did

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the design of shell influence the engineering or vice-versa? We have an unparalleled domain knowledge and experience on body shells, hence the whole process of integrating the style, design and engineering was achieved digitally. What is the profile of the members of the DC team? Your website states that your R&D team comprises designers, engineers and other specialists. Our design team comprises highly qualified engineers, auto designers. stylists, modellers, engineers of BIW; polymers, mechanical plus colour and trim specialists. Your base is in Pune. Where else is your R&D centre located? Yes, R&D base is in Pune, and another small section (R&D) is in Mumbai. What is the approx no. of people in team at each centre? Our team comprises 34 members in all.

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Maruti most trusted brand: Brand Trust Report Our Bureau Chennai

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he Brand Trust Report 2012, released by the Trust Research Advisory, enumerates India’s 1,000 most trusted brands based on an intensive research conducted on 2,718 ‘influencer’ respondents across 15 cities. As per the report, Maruti Suzuki, the pioneer in the passenger car market, bagged the title of being the most trusted automotive brand in the country and ranked sixth from among 1,000 most reliable brands. The sedan version of Maruti’s Swift Dzire, was assessed as the most trusted car while the Germany-based auto maker, BMW was ranked as the most trusted premium car brand. In this report, after Maruti Suzuki, BMW, Hero

Honda, Toyota and Honda were amongst the top five contenders. Other emerging competitive brands such as Skoda, Hero, Audi, Yamaha and Ford were positioned in the list of top ten reliable automobile brands in the country. The CEO of Trust Research Advisory, N Chandramouli said, “The report measures 61 tangible and intangible aspects of brand trust, which combine to encompass all positive behaviours and attitudes toward a brand.” The 2012 study is the result of a primary research based on the proprietary 61 component trust matrix. Trust matrix has resulted from several hundred hours of research with sociologist, communication experts and behavioural scientists. This year’s research was conducted among 2,718 inf luencer respondents

across 15 cities. Trust Research Advisory was conceived in 2008 to decipher, analyse and measure Brand Trust, to make it universally understood and easily applied.

The organisation’s focus areas include research, publishing, trust training and licensing. Trust Research Advisory, is committed to bring forth concepts

or ideas to bring out Trust in all its manifestation that shall redefine branding, marketing communication and the behavioural science.

Scania to set-up manufacturing presence in India Our Bureau Mumbai

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c a n ia C om merc ia l Vehicles India is looking to set up a Complete Knock Down (CKD) assembly unit for truck and bus chassis manufacturing in Narasapura Industrial Area, Bangalore. It is also looking to have a bus body building for city buses and coaches and service workshops for trucks and buses as a part of this facility at a later stage. The company is planning to employ up to 800 people in this facility over the next five years. The company is looking to grow its operations in India in phases with around 2,000 heavy haulage trucks and 1,000 inter-city buses and coaches to be rolled out from Bangalore facility over the next five years. Besides these vehicles, Scania is also preparing to sell engines to its OEM customers. These engines are more compact, resulting in lesser fuel consumption, leading to lower emissions. “This investment advances Scania’s commitment to the Indian market and this is the right moment for us. With the commercial vehicles segment likely to register a higher volume growth of eight-10 percent this year, the outlook for the industry is very promising,” said MD, Scania, Henrik Fagrenius. It will also go a long way in sourcing of components locally from India, said the company in a statement. R&D activities are concentrated in Sweden, while production takes place in Europe and South America, with facilities for global interchange of both components and complete vehicles. In 2010, net sales totalled SEK 78 billion and net income amounted to SEK 9.1 billion. In India, Scania is present through its partner Larsen & Toubro (L&T) since 2007. Scania has several sales and service points through L&T. So far, L&T has distributed and supported over 600 heavy trucks in India. Scania has now formed a new company: Scania Commercial Vehicles India, which will establish a plant for bodywork and undertake the outfitting of trucks and buses, and provide a parts depot within the country.


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Japanese auto industry looks at India for expansion Our Bureau Chennai

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espite infrastructure constraints in India, Japanese companies are keen to invest in the country to set-up manufacturing facilities catering to domestic market as well as exports, as stated by the Head of the delegation and Director General (Manufacturing and Environment Industry Department), Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO), Tokyo, Kensuke Ichihara. Addressing a seminar on ‘Auto Component Industry In South India: Sourcing Opportunities From Japan,’ Ichihara said there are several Japanese companies operating in the country and especially in Tamil Nadu. Japanese auto industry has been facing saturation in the domestic

(L-R) Shinya Fujii, Director General, JETRO Chennai, Arvind Balaji, Chairman, Southern Region, ACMA & Jt MD, Lucas TVS, PS Rajamani, Co-Chairman, International Networking Forum, CII South

market for some time. Since automobiles and auto components sectors have been the major contributors for the GDP as well as employment, these sectors have identified India as the best bet for their future expansion. The seminar was organised

by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) and the Auto Component Manufacturers’ Association of India (ACMA). During the event, the Japanese delegation was looking for the potential buyers

for their products and partners for the technological collaboration, including licensing of their technology. According to Ichihara, Japan is interested in India due to its strong economic fundamentals, a large and expanding market, skilled human resources and the facilities for exports to Asian, African and European countries. He also stated that the best way to level the imbalance in Indo-Japanese trade is to manufacture Japanese products in India instead of importing them from Japan. Along with expansion, the Japanese companies will engage in research and development of next generation electric hybrid vehicles. According to industry estimates, hybrid vehicles will account for ten to 12 percent of the global market in about ten

years. New technical systems and detailed roadmaps are put in place to be in tune with the changing scenario, he said. Director General of JETRO, Chennai, Shinya Fujii said “Chennai is known as the Detroit of India and there are 131 Japanese auto component companies operating in and around Chennai. He also suggested that the creation of ‘factories-on-rent’ in India as in China and Taiwan would facilitate easy investment and production by the SMEs”. JETRO, which had opened its office in Chennai in May 2010, has been receiving several hundreds of enquiries from diverse sectors including automobile, engineering and machinery, electronics, logistics, infrastructure, trading, IT and IT-enabled services. Co-Chairman, International Networking Forum, CII Southern Region and Whole time Director, Simpson & Company, PS Rajamani said the global auto component industry is estimated at $1.2 trillion in value terms and is likely to increase to $1.7 trillion by 2015. The sourcing from low cost countries, which was $65 billion in 2002, is likely to increase to $375 billion by 2015. In this global scenario, Indian automotive industry has the potential to emerge as one of the largest in the world. India’s share in the global auto components market will increase from the present 0.9 percent to 2.5 percent by 2015, he added. Elaborating on the automotive industry in Chennai, Rajamani said that from a low-key supplier providing components to the domestic market alone, the auto components industry in Chennai has emerged as one of the key auto component centres in Asia and has become a significant player in the global automotive supply chain. The automobile industry has 100 percent approval for foreign equity investment. Considering the market potential the Investment Commission has set a target of attracting foreign investment worth $ five billion for the next seven years. Chairman, Southern Region, ACMA and Joint Managing Director, Lucas-TVS, Arvind Balaji said, India is the future market for automobiles and auto components. The Indian products are already meeting the global standards and vehicle manufacturers from all over the world are using them. According to him, India’s automobile market has been continuously growing and the vehicle production is expected to reach ten million by 2020. It has a good supply of skilled manpower, world-class product development, design, export and IT capabilities. The intellectual property protection in India is strong and there has been increased focus in the area of research and development, he said. Foreign companies can invest in greenfield facility or partner with Indian SMEs. They can also discover their supply base in India and choose the level of partnership, which can be narrowed down to even a single product. With strong economic fundamentals, a robust domestic market for automobiles and adequate export facilities the Japanese companies can think of full-fledged manufacturing facilities in India, he added.


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TVS & Sons inaugurates ALL dealership in Madurai Our Bureau Chennai

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VS & Sons, one of the largest automobile distribution companies in India, recently inaugurated one more state-of-the-art dealership for Ashok Leyland with 3S (Sales, Service and Spares) facilities in Madurai. The 24x7 facility will have equal shifts and equal skill set functions and will always aim to provide ontime delivery to customers. The company has also inaugurated a 2S (Service & Spares) facility in Salem for Ashok Leyland; again this is the second facility in addition to the existing 3S facility in Salem. Both the facilities were today inaugurated by Executive Director, Marketing, Ashok Leyland, Rajive Saharia, in the

Parveen Travels launches Mercedes Benz Service Our Bureau Chennai

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oad tra nsportation tour company, Parveen Travels has introduced a new Mercedes Benz to its tour division. This latest addition to the fleet will give super comfort to its customers, especially children and senior citizens during their travel. The bus can be hired by individuals,

families and corporates, depending on their requirements. The bus has an integrated electro-pneumatic brake system, which ensures high safety to its passengers by building the brake pressure precisely and rapidly when compared to that of other conventional pneumatic braking systems. The bus has two LCD screens and a hi-fi audio system with cordless microphone installed with seating arrangement for accommodating a total of 41 passengers. According to the company, the bus has been developed using fi reproof material. Other Features The push-back seats are fi nely furnished with imported German fi xtures with individual seatbelts for the safety of the passengers. The other features that contribute to the comfort and safety of the passenger are the vinyl flooring, PA Cordless System and RV Camera. The bus also comes with a German coffee machine. A trapezoidal shaped imported refrigerator, fitted between the seat-back which has a capacity of 67 liter. The bus features a flush toilet facility with automatic sensor enabling the traveler to commute long distances without taking a break. The metallic paint fi nishing on the bus gives it an attractive appearance. The passengers can also order food items from the standard menu and will be charged separately.

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presence of President, Dealership Line of Business, TVS & Sons, Krishnamoorthy. With these two new facilities, the company takes its tally of Ashok Leyland facilities in Tamil Nadu to 25 and the

overall Ashok Leyland facilities to 65 across India. TVS & Sons has Ashok Leyland dealership / service facilities in all of Karnataka, in addition to their spread in Kerala, MP and UP.

While inaugurating the facility, Executive Director, Ashok Leyland, Rajive Saharia, said, “Relationship between TVS and Ashok Leyland are historic and deep rooted. Both share the same philosophy of customer centricity and complement each other. TVS has been a very strong and reliable partner to ALL in reaching it’s products and services to customers. The combination of excellent products, backed by committed service of TVS provides customers with a winning edge. Expanding TVS network provides customers an opportunity to avail service closer to their locations.” Speaking at the inauguration, President, TVS & Sons, N Krishnamoorthy, said, “The inauguration of two new facilities goes to show the further strengthening of our relationship. Going forward, we would be looking to establish

more facilities in Tier II & III locations within a grid of 50 to 100 km depending on the requirement of the location to serve the customers better. Besides network development, TVS & Sons has also taken up many improvement initiatives in commercial vehicle servicing using tools such as Kaizen and Lean which has helped reducing the turn-around time of the service by half.” TVS & Sons has been constantly investing not only in business expansion and infrastructure, but also in upgrading the skills of its employees for the benefit of all its associates and stand by its founder’s vision of innovation and quality in service deliverables. The new facility in Madurai is spread across at an area of 66,000 sq ft, and Salem facility is spread across at an area of 48,000 sq ft.


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ExxonMobil showcases advanced polymer solutions at PlastIndia Our Bureau Mumbai

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x xonMobil Chemical showcased its poly mer solut ions enabling innovation in packaging, automotive and nonwovens applications at the recent PlastIndia International Plastics Exhibition and Conference held in New Delhi. These solutions include Enable and Exceed metallocene polyethylene resins (mPE), Vistamaxx propylenebased elastomers, Santoprene t hermoplast ic v u lca ni zates (TPVs), Vistalon EPDM rubber, ExxonMobil polypropylene (PP) resins, Exxtral polyolefi ns and

SV Greentech, Dynetek Industries form Indian JV Our Bureau New Delhi

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V Greentech, an affi liate of SV Energy has signed a agreement with Canadabased Dynetek Industries and formed a joint venture Dynetek Cylinders India aimed at garnering a share of the Indian lightweight compressed natural gas (CNG) cylinder market. The JV will be 49 percent owned by Dynetek and 51 percent owned by SV Greentech. In exchange for its 51 percent interest, SV Greentech will invest the capital necessary for DNK India to establish a winding and systems assembly facility near Mumbai, and fund the initial working capital requirements of the JV. The facility is expected to be operational by the end of the second quarter of 2012 and will replicate the operations of Dynetek’s German subsidiary. Liners will continue to be sourced from Dynetek on an exclusive basis and shipped to DNK India for cylinder winding and fi nal system manufacture and assembly. Pending establishment of the DNK India facility, Dynetek will manufacture and provide cylinders and systems to DNK India to meet initial demand. Once sufficient sales volumes have been achieved by DNK India, a liner production facility may be established in India. Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Dynetek, Douglas Pigot said “We are excited about the opportunity to capitalise on our fi rst-mover advantage in India. Dynetek remains the only Type III manufacturer with systems certified for sale in India. Prototype systems have been provided to several leading municipal bus operators with very encouraging results that highlight the performance and long-term life cycle economic advantages of our Type III product over the currently used Type I alternatives.” Director, SV Greentech, Amit Shah said, “We see a great future for Dynetek’s products in India where demand for CNG fueling and bulk transportation systems continues to grow at an accelerating rate.”

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Achieve polymer resins. The company demonstrated its products in the processing halls on machines from leading manufacturers. It also delivered few presentations on innovation in automotive, nonwovens, packaging and compounding, including Santoprene TPV solutions for automotive applications,

Exxtral performance polyolefi ns in automotive applications, innovative nonwoven solutions from ExxonMobil Chemical, and finally expanded business opportunities with metallocene polyethylene resin blends. Additionally, there were other presentations on Vistama x x propylene-based elastomers—inspiring f ilm

i n nov at ion s, E x xon Mobi l PP resins—innovative solutions for injection moulding, Vistamaxx—high value solutions in compounding. Some of the demonstrations by the company included high performance lamination fi lms based on Exceed & Enable mPE resins,

three layer solution (25 micron), three layer solution (30 micron), five layer solution (40 micron), collation shrink fi lm solutions based on Exceed & Enable mPE resins, three layer solution (40 micon), five layer solution (55 micron) and monolayer solution (70micron). The company also demonstrated injection moulding solutions with L&T machines for automotive air duct moulding w it h Sa ntoprene TPV and Ferromatik Milacron— 10 litre pail processing with Ex xonMobil PP7684KN resin and 300ml thin-wall containers processing with Ex xonMobil PP7555KNE2 resin.


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US-based Fluke acquires TTL Technologies TTL sales, service and staff complement Fluke technology, solidifying Fluke as a leader of the Indian test and measurement market and positioning it for future growth

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luke Corporation, one of the global leaders in portable electronic test and measurement technology, announced that it has acquired TTL Technologies, for an undisclosed amount recently. TTL has represented Fluke in India since 2001 as a master distributor. The new business combines TTL’s many years of experience in the Indian test and measurement market, its national distribution network and its renowned customer care and accredited calibration labs with Fluke technological innovation, manufacturing excellence and world class business processes. TTL businesses and

TTL’s acquisition by Fluke is a huge step forward. We will utilise this new strength to widen and deepen our reach to customers across India, creating tremendous excitement and growth,” said Joey Joseph, CEO & Managing Director, TTL Technologies

Peter Van Den Broek, President Emerging Markets, Fluke Corporation

Peter Van Den Broek has been part of the Fluke Corporation

leadership tea m for f ive years. He started as Sr Vice President of Europe and Latin A merica, including coverage of the Middle East, Africa, Russia and Eastern Europe. During that time, Van Den Broek also managed the Fluke Automation business globally. As the emerging markets grew in size and importance, so did the relevance of his market knowledge. In 2011, he was elevated to President of Fluke’s Emerging market business, guiding major investments in

Russia, Brazil, and now India. Before joining Fluke, Van Den Broek spent ten years in various business leadership roles for GE Plastics and GE Consumer Products divisions. Those responsibilities included extensive emerging market focus, including several business development projects for GE in India. Van Den Broek is an aeronautical engineer by profession and Dutch by nationality. He is married with two children and lives in The Netherlands.

employeeswillbeintegratedintothe Fluke organisation. The corporation’s products are used throughout Indian transportation, defence and ma nufacturing indust ries, spanning natural gas to power generation, transmission and distribution, railways, basic metals, pharmaceutical, automotive, capital goods and electronics R&D, as well as the major calibration labs. “We are excited to welcome TTL to the Fluke family,” said President Emerging Markets, Fluke Corporation, Peter Van Den Broek. “TTL has been a great partner and now together we will substantially increase our overall customer offering. This agreement reinforces our commitment to our customers in India and positions us for rapid growth in an important market.” “TTL’s acquisition by Fluke is a huge step forward. We will utilise this new strength to widen and deepen our reach to customers across India, creating tremendous excitement and growth,” said CEO & Managing Director, TTL Technologies, Joey Joseph. “Customers can look forward to a higher level of access to Fluke technology and support.” The company’s business and employees will be integrated into the Fluke organisation. There are no plans for changes in staffi ng or facility locations. “Our top priority is our customers and meeting their needs,” said Van Den Broek. “Our goal is for the transition to be as seamless as possible.”


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Germany gets set for 4th international trade fair for industrial coating technology PaintExpo: Around 400 exhibitors to present solutions for efficient painting and coating

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he fourth PaintExpo at t he Ka rlsr u he Ex hibition Centre to be held on 17-20 April, 2012, is expecting roughly 400 exhibitors from 22 countries. During the course of the fourday event, participants will present solutions for more efficient liquid painting, powder and coating coil coating on more than 105,000 sq ft of net exhibition f loor space. Offerings cover the entire process sequence from pre-treatment right on up to quality control for practically all materials. With around 400 exhibitors

The focus of the trade fair will be on improving quality, cost effectiveness and environment friendliness of wet painting, coating and coil coating

exclusively from the field of industrial coating technology, the fourth PaintExpo is experiencing significant growth of over 22 percent as opposed to the event in 2010. Around 25 percent of the exhibitors will come from outside Germany and a total of 22 countries will be represented. With an impressive increase in exhibitor numbers, internationalism and f loor space, the PaintExpo is expanding its position as the leading international trade fair for industrial coating technology. The event will be providing visitors from companies with in-house painting

operations and job-shop coaters with multi-sector offerings for a comprehensive range of materials, which are unavailable anywhere else to this extent. The portfolio encompasses equipment ranging from and application technology, paints, drying and cross-linking systems, conveyor systems, automation solutions and painting robots to identification and packaging.

New Products/ Enhancements On Show Numerous exhibiting companies take advantage of PaintExpo to present newly developed and enhanced solutions. These are laid out to conserve resources and reduce energy consumption, and at the same time to increase process reliability, quality, flexibility and ecology. Various exhibitors will present new processes and products based on nano-ceramics for more efficient and ecological pre-treatment of metallic surfaces. And there’s news with regard to blasting, grinding and ionising the surfaces of metals, plastics and woodenmaterialsbeforethey’resent to painting. A world’s fi rst in the field of paint feed based on a compact, high pressure, double diaphragm pump with gear ratios of 7:1 and 16:1 will also be presented. This innovation allows for large delivery rates of 2.6 or 1.25 litres per minute, and at the same a small number of double strokes, minimal shear effect in the fluid and extremely low-noise operation. The exhibitors at this year’s PaintExpo will also showcase lots of new products in the areas of liquid and UV paint systems, as well as powdered enamel systems. Where liquid paint is concerned, attention is still being focused on reducing VOC emissions through the use of so-called very high solid and ultra-high solid paints, as well as improved corrosion protection. UV paints, which offer a broad range of applications for painting both plastic and metal surfaces will also be presented. In addition to developments involving increased corrosion protection, systems which offer reduced baking temperatures, as well as the associated savings and higher throughput rates, are also a focal point where powdered enamels are concerned. Systems will be presented to this end for which it has been possible to reduce the baking temperature from 180 to between 140 and 160° with baking times of 10 to 15 minutes. Beyond this, one of the large paint manufacturers will unveil his new worldwide product brand for liquid paint and powdered enamel coating solutions in the fields of wind power, aviation, yachts and other maritime applications, as well as general industrial applications. Other new developments that will be put on display are painting robots, conveyor systems, test and inspection systems, accessories such as covering materials, painting hangers, filters and pumps, as well as paint stripping systems and agents.


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International auto round-up VW Group to launch MQB platform in Geneva Audi’s new A3 will be the fi rst vehicle to use parent Volkswagen Group’s new Modular Transverse Toolkit. VW plans to use the modular platform to underpin six million vehicles across 40 different models within the Audi, VW, Skoda and Seat brands by 2018. VW says the new platform, which is abbreviated to MQB (Modularer QuerBaukasten in German), will help it cut costs by 20 percent and reduce assembly hours by 30 percent per unit. The MQB architecture also will allow the auto maker to boost output, increase profit margins and allow it increased production flexibility when building different models and even different brands on the same assembly line, VW said in a statement. The second model to

use the MQB will be the seventhgeneration Golf, which will be unveiled at the Paris auto show in September. The modularity of the platform will let VW produce everything from the V W Polo subcompact to the VW Tiguan compact SUV. Carmakers have been utilising platform sharing for decades, but in the past it meant using the same chassis, leading to very similar cars that shared the same wheelbase and suspension setup. As platforms have become more flexible and the use of different large modules has become more common, automakers are now able to produce cars with dramatically different shapes and sizes at the same plant, that are all virtually identical under the skin. At the heart of VW’s MQB platform is the uniform engine-

mounting position that allows the automaker to integrate a range of 60-hp to 150-hp gasoline engines and 90-hp to 190-hp diesel units. The engine-mounting position also will allow the use of current alternative drivetrains such as natural gas, hybrid and battery driven, VW said in a statement. The other modular platforms that VW Group uses are Audi’s Modular Longitudinal System (MLB), Porsche’s Modular Standard System (MSB) and a mini car platform developed for the automaker’s so-called “New Small Family,” which is used for the VW Up, Seat Mii and Skoda Citigo models and will be rolled out in the next few years on other vehicles including a minivan and coupe. According to figures from PricewaterhouseCoopers, V W’s MQB will underpin 3.6 million

vehicles by 2015, ranking it second in the world for units off one architecture. PwC forecasts that Renault-Nissan’s X85 platform will be the world’s largest in 2015, underpinning 3.8 million vehicles.

Automakers oppose bill for faster auto parts Two California members of Congress have introduced a bill that would make it easier for other companies to produce replacement auto parts in a shorter timeframe. Automakers note the companies in China and elsewhere are already illegally copying US vehicles and parts—even with current legal protections. They note a nearly identical version of the F-150 is on sale in China. The bill would reduce the amount of time auto-

makers and parts producers could hold exclusive rights to produce parts. Darrell Issa, the Republican who chairs the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and Zoe Lofgren, a Democrat, introduced a bill that will “expand consumer choice, cut costs paid by insurers and drivers, and ensure competition in the automobile replacement part market.” The bill—the Promoting Automotive Repair, Trade, and Sales(PARTS) Act— would set a two-and-a-half year boundary on the exclusivity period for automotive design patents related to so-called alternatively supplied parts and equipment. During this patent protection period, manufacturers of these parts could conduct testing, research and development on a not-for-sale basis without infringing on the patents of the original manufacturer. Auto manufacturers and original parts suppliers currently hold a 14-year exclusivity period for collision repair parts. Wade Newton, a spokesman for the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers—the trade association representing Detroit’s big three automakers, Toyota and eight others—said the group opposed the legislation. All major automakers, auto dealers and others have opposed efforts since 2008, when similar legislation was introduced in Congress. “This legislation would promote unfair competition through the theft of original concepts and ideas. Not only does this bill deny businesses the ability to rightfully protect their intellectual property but it promotes piracy among all global industries,” automakers, dealers and others wrote in a 2008 letter opposing the bill. “As a result, this legislation would put American consumers, dealers, distributors, manufacturers and suppliers at risk.” Automakers argue that the bill would allow companies to produce parts that look similar without the development and safety testing conducted by the original designer.

Hyundai to boost US output Hyundai Motor is looking at ways to boost auto production in the United States. Hyundai produced 420,000 vehicles in the US in 2011 and was able to squeeze about 10 percent more vehicles out of its plant in Montgomery to meet demand. The company said after boosting production from 300,000 to about 335,000 at the Alabama plant, the automaker is looking at ways to boost production again in 2012. The fast-growing Hyundai is now the sixth largest seller of vehicles in the United States. The company doesn’t expect to get 10 percent more in 2012 but could see ‘incremental production gains’ at that plant and a Kia plant in Georgia, where Hyundai contracts for some production. The company has no plans to build a new factory in the United States. Hyundai has sharply reduced fleet sales in recent years. It plans to reduce fleet sales from 10 percent in 2011 to between six percent and seven percent in 2012. The shift is driven by the fact that Hyundai’s 815 US dealers have faced low supply of many models, and have asked Hyundai to send them more cars. The company only gave traditional cash


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International auto round-up rebates to 18 percent of Hyundai buyers in 2011, down from 70 percent three or four years ago. It has cut average incentive costs per vehicle to $1,005 in 2011.

Ford to boost South Korea production

JLR to partner with Chery for China output Jaguar Land Rover plans to partner with Chery Automobile to build vehicles in China. The companies have applied for regulatory clearance to establish the joint venture but the deal or arrangement has not been fi nalised. The partnership may be officially announced as early as April at the Beijing auto show. JLR’s owner, Tata Motors, said in May it had shortlisted unidentified partners in China to fuel expansion in the world’s largest auto market. China requires overseas carmakers to work with local manufacturers, who must own at least 50 percent of JV, to set up production. Locally built vehicles are cheaper because they’re not subject to import duties. In the fi rst half of the fiscal year beginning April, Land Rover deliveries in China rose 63 percent to 17,812 units, while Jaguar climbed 92 percent, the company said in an investor presentation. The company expects China to become the second-largest market for Land Rover, and the third-largest market for Jaguar in the year ending March 31, the presentation added. Chery, the sixth-largest automaker in China, was founded in 1997 and began making cars in 1999. The automaker assembles passenger cars, commercial vehicles and minivans. Demand for premium brands in China continues to grow, despite a general slowdown in the global economy. German luxury-car manufacturers’ sales last year were driven by strong demand in China, where they all posted sales gains of at least 30 percent, led by a 65 percent jump for Porsche. JLR’s global deliveries rose 45 percent in December, the biggest monthly gain since June 2010, boosted by the new Range Rover Evoque SUV, Tata Motors said last month. Their sales gained 22 percent to 216,412 vehicles in the nine months through December. The Evoque, which was introduced in September, was named the North American truck of the year last month in Detroit. It received 32,000 initial orders, John Edwards, Land Rover brand director said in November.

Suzuki forms JV with UK’s Intelligent Energy Japan’s Suzuki has formed a joint venture to manufacture fuel cell systems with UK-headquartered Intelligent Energy. The deal gives Suzuki access to the clean energy developer’s fuel cell technology for its next generation of fuel cell vehicles through a non-exclusive license agreement. Osamu Honda, who is VP and representative director at Suzuki, will be president of the 50-50 venture, called SMILE FC System Corporation. Fuel cells from Intelligent Energy have already been used in the zeroemission Suzuki Bergman scooter and in Boeing’s first manned fuelcell aircraft. BP and Exxon have recently released data which points to EVs making up only fourfive percent of all cars globally in 20 to 30 years, while some governments are targeting as much as a 60 percent market share.

Ford plans to boost its exports of new vehicles to South Korea by 50 percent in 2012 in the wake of a free trade deal. The Dearborn automaker expects to sell about 6,000 vehicles in

South Korea in 2012, up from 4,184 vehicles sold last year, sa id Ma rci Williamson, a Ford spokeswoman. Ford’s new product l au nc he s in Sout h Korea i nc lude t he Fusion Hybrid, its f irst gaselectric vehicle offering there. Ford is also offering EcoBoost versions of its Explorer, Taurus, Escape, Fusion, its new Escape, 2013 Fusion and the Focus Diesel, its first diesel offering in Korea. The company’s sales

blitz comes after automakers pressured the Obama administration to win concessions from South Korea to help open its market to more US exports. A trade deal was ratified by Congress in October, and the Korean parliament approved it in November. Korea has had one of the world’s most closed auto markets, US automakers have long complained. In 2010, US automakers exported 7,450 vehicles to Korea—accounting for 0.62 percent of all vehicles sold in that country. All imports accounted for seven percent of total Korean sales. By comparison, Korean automakers exported 560,000 vehicles to the United States. In December, Toyota Motor Corp.

said it plans to export its U.S.built Camry sedan to South Korea. The Japanese automaker plans to ship about 6,000 Camry vehicles annually and started last month. In November, Toyota started exporting its Sienna minivan to South Korea as well. It’s the fi rst time Toyota will export the US-built Camry outside North America. Toyota faces cost pressures in Japan in assembling vehicles there because of the strength of the Japanese yen. Under the Korea trade pact, manufacturers that sell 25,000 or fewer US-made autos and trucks in Korea can meet US standards rather than meeting South Korean standards when they import US-made vehicles into Korea.


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Honda unveils first engine from Earth Dreams Technology range

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he first example of Honda’s new Earth Dreams Technology will be on display at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show shortly. The 1.6-litre diesel engine is the fi rst in a new generation engines being introduced over the next three years. Lining up next to the engine display will be the NSX Concept, EV-STER and a prototype of the European C.

Earth Dreams Technology: Delivering class-leading fuel economy Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology is a new generation engine series delivering excellent performance and environmen-

1.6 litre diesel will be shown on the Honda stand.

Honda NSX Concept

tal values. Due to be introduced throughout the product range, the new technology will see Honda become number one in fuel economy within three years. The new 1.6-litre diesel will be the fi rst engine from this series

and it will be introduced to the new Civic in late 2012. It will be the lightest engine in its class, delivering sub 100g/km CO2 levels and a class-leading balance of fuel economy and performance. A cut engine display of the new

The stunning NSX Concept will make its European debut at the Geneva Motor Show badged ‘Honda’. Highlighting the design and technology direction for Honda’s next generation supercar, the NSX Concept features a V6 mid-mounted engine and will employ a range of new technologies including the Sport Hybrid SH-AWD (Super Handling All Wheel Drive) hybrid system. It is expected to go on sale within the next three years.

European CR-V Prototype

Honda will also present the European CR-V Prototype, a preview model highlighting the exterior styling direction of the new fourth generation European Honda CR-V, which is set to go on sale in autumn 2012. Compared to the previous generation, the model adopts a more aggressive stance with deeper sculpting of the body lines and a bolder front fascia. The lower front bumper wraps upward to convey SUV capability, while the lower front bumper design now integrates more smoothly into the fascia for improved aerodynamics.

New Jazz Models For Europe Two new Jazz derivatives will also be displayed for the fi rst time. The Jazz Si, on sale from summer 2012, features an upgraded sporty suspension package and styling changes to the interior and the exterior. The second derivative, the Jazz 1.2 with idle stop, delivers a reduction in CO2 emissions of 3g/km compared to the standard 1.2 variant and will available to order in Spring.

EV-STER Underlining Honda’s aim of developing sporty, exciting products, the Honda EV-STER will also make its European debut at the show. The EV-STER, an electric rear wheel drive two-seater open sports car, features dynamic and innovative styling and excellent environmental performance.

Alto Play: New special edition from Suzuki

S For 2, 3 & 4 WHEELERS

uzuki (GB) has recently a nnounced t he special edition Alto Play model which has gone on sale with around 500 being made available. Alto Play is based on the popular SZ3 mid-grade model with air conditioning, pollen fi lter and side airbags as standard equipment but offers added customer value with a higher specification including front fog lamps and various exterior and interior upgrades. The model is recognised by its stylish Oyster Blue metallic paint fi nish; unique blue seat fabric, silver accent on the front bumper and body coloured door handles and mirrors. With Suzuki’s popular VAT free offers recently extended to March 30 to help customers buy a new car ready for the ‘12’ registration, this means that Alto Play is available for just £7,595 including metallic paint. A flexible and very low deposit Personal Contract Purchase (PCP) is also available for customers wishing to purchase via Suzuki Financial Services. Alto is one of the least polluting five-door city cars on the market with tailpipe emissions of 103g/km as well as offering 64.2mpg on the EC combined cycle. Cost of ownership is also very low with an annual VED charge of £20 and insurance group 4E classification. Alto is also one of the most manoeuvrable City cars in its class with a tight turning circle of just nine metres.


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ADVERTISERS’ LIST

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Pg No. ........Advertiser ...................................................................................Tel ..................................................E-mail ...................................................................... Website 1 ................Ace Manufacturing Systems Ltd ..................................................+91-80-28360508 ..........................ams@bgl.vsnl.net.in ................................................ www.amsindia.net 42...............ADEA 4 ................Assab Sripad Steels Ltd ...............................................................+91-44-24951980 ..........................chennai@assabsripad.com...................................... www.assabsripad.com 12...............Bony Polymers (P) Ltd.................................................................+91-129-2211701 ...........................bony@bonypolymers.com ...................................... www.bonypolymers.com 15...............Carl Zeiss India (Bangalore) Pvt Ltd ............................................+91-80-43438102 ..........................imtndia@zeiss.co.in ................................................ www.zeiss.co.in 12...............Dr. Dinesh & Ramesh Engr. Pvt Ltd ............................................+91-79-25893704 ..........................hpatel@drecasting.com .......................................... www.drecasting.com 51...............Ecocat India Pvt Ltd....................................................................+91-129-4266500 ..........................alok@ecocatindia.com ............................................ www.ecocat.com 19...............Elantas Beck India Pvt Ltd ..........................................................+91-20-30210600 ..........................sanjay.patil@alanta.com ......................................... www.elantas.com 44 ..............Engg Expo 11 ...............Exxon Mobil Lubricants Pvt Ltd..................................................+91-124-4951300 ...........................kaushil.ganguly@exxonmobil.com ......................... www.exxonmobil.com 6 ................Fox Solutions ..............................................................................+91-253 - 6618100 .........................sales@foxindia.net .................................................. www.foxindia.net 35...............G W Precision Tools India Pvt Ltd ...............................................+91-80-40431252 ..........................info@gwindia.in ...................................................... www.gwindia.in 27 ..............Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd. ......................................................+91-22-67962751 ..........................trmktg@godrej.com ................................................ www.godrejtoolings.com 40 ..............GS Auto International Ltd ...........................................................+91-161-2511001 ............................................................................................................ www.gsgroupindia.com BIC .............Guhring India Private Limited ....................................................+91-80-40322500..........................info@guhring.in ..................................................... www.guhring.in 30 ..............Indian Machine Tool Mfg. Association........................................+91-80-66246600..........................imtma@imtma.in .................................................... www.imtma.in 20 ..............Involute Automation (P) Ltd .......................................................+91-40-2309 0022 / 0058 .............response@involuteautomation.com ....................... www.involuteautomation.com 25 ..............JMX Works...................................................................................+91-124-4147912 ...........................info@jmxworks.com ............................................... www.jmxworks.com 17...............Jyoti Cnc Automation Pvt. Ltd. ...................................................+91-2827-287081 ..........................info@jyoti.co.in ....................................................... www.jyoti.co.in FIC..............Kamal Ced Solutions Llp .............................................................+91-9313137970 ............................enquiry@kamalcedsolution.com ............................ www.kamalenvirotechgroup.com 41...............Larsen & Toubro Limited ............................................................+91-9967800456 ...........................SM.Haridas@larsentoubro.com ............................... www.larsentoubro.com 3 ................M And M Auto Indus Ltd .............................................................+91-124-4763200...........................corporate@mandmsprings.com.............................. www.mandmsprings.com 33...............Marks Pryor ...............................................................................+91-20-66743300 ..........................info@markspryor.com ............................................ www.markspryor.com 28-29 .........Meiban Engineering Technologies Pvt Ltd .................................+91-80-26860600 ..........................sales-turning@meibanengg.com ............................ www.meibanengg.com BC ..............Micromatic Machine Tools..........................................................+91-80-41492285 ..........................mmtblr@acemicromatic.com ................................. www.acemicromatic.com 21...............Molex Incorporated ....................................................................+86-28-8789-5088 ........................adam.ong@molex.com ........................................... www.molex.com 13...............National Engineering Industries Ltd................................................................................................................................................................................... www.nbcbearings.in 38 ..............Ningbo Jialilai Machinery Manufacture Co., Ltd .........................+86-574-8823-4268.......................bennyjin@chinajll.com ........................................... www.chinajll.com 10...............Omicron Machine Tools ..............................................................+91-2752-242385 ...........................omicronmachinetools@yahoo.co.in 43...............Omron Automation Pvt. Ltd. ......................................................+91-80-40726400..........................in_enquiry@ap.omron.com .................................... www.omron-ap.com 23; 31.........Osram India Pvt Ltd....................................................................+91-09871474036.......................... pankaj.pandey@osram.com ................................. www.osramindia.com45...............Padmini Vna Mechatronics Pvt. Ltd. ..........................................+91 124 3207398/99, 9818610607 sales@padminiengg.com ........................................ www.padminivna.com 26...............Patvin Engineering (P) Ltd ..........................................................+91-22-27780310...........................patvin@patvin.co.in ................................................ www.patvin.co.in 8 ................Precision Components Corporation ...........................................+91-40-65229339, 27242339.........info@dynatherm.in ................................................. www.dynatherm.in 24...............Presto Stantest Pvt Ltd ...............................................................+91-129-4272727 ..........................presto@vsnl.com ..................................................... www.prestogroup.com 22 ..............Rohan Standox Autolack.............................................................+91-22-65803331 ..........................sales@spraytec.net ................................................. www.spraytec.net 9 ................S.V.Greentech Pvt. Ltd. ...............................................................+91-22-32266868 ..........................write2us@dynetekindia.com................................... www.dynetek.com 7 ................Safexpress Private Limited .........................................................+1800-113-113 ...............................suyash.srivastava@safexpress.com ......................... www.safexpress.com 46 ..............Selvel Auto Traders .....................................................................+91-130-2243148 ...........................senior@ndf.vsnl.net.in ............................................ www.senior-rubbers.com 10...............Sreelakshmi Traders ...................................................................+91-44-24343343 ..........................sreelakshmitraders@gmail.com.............................. www.sreelakshmitraders.com 39...............Sumitron Exports Pvt Ltd. ..........................................................+91-11-41410631 ...........................sumitron@vsnl.com ................................................ www.sumitron.com 34 ..............Taitra (Taiwan External Trade Development Council) ................+886-2-2725-5200 .........................taitra@taitra.org.tw ................................................ www.taitra.com.tw 47...............Varroc Engineering Pvt Ltd .........................................................+91-240-2556227 ..........................varroc.info@varrocgroup.com ................................ www.varrocgroup.com 16...............Vinyork Leather Works ...............................................................+91-4172-247111 ...........................vinyork.leather@yahoo.co.in .................................. http://vinyorkleatherworks.com 49...............Windsor Machines Limited .........................................................+91-79-25841591...........................sales.imm@windsormachines.com ......................... www.windsormachines.com 32...............World Courier India Pvt Ltd ........................................................+91-80-43438607 ..........................ripudaman@worldcourier.co.in .............................. www.worldcourier.com 18...............Yamazaki Mazak.........................................................................+91-2137-668800 ..........................sudhir_patankar@mazakindia.com ........................ www.mazak.com

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Industry pledges support for TruckPol through Fight Freight Crime campaign

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he Road Haulage Association, the Freight Transport Association and leading sector publisher Road Transport Media, are joining forces to help secure the future of TruckPol through the “Fight Freight Crime, Save TruckPol” campaign. Since the withdrawal of government funding in April last year, the national police intelligence unit has been funded entirely by an appreciative and generous private sector. And unless further, urgent funding is found, the writing looks to be on the wall for what is the only resource of its kind dedicated to fighting

Hybrid power made to measure for Toyota Yaris

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nside a modern supermini every inch of space counts. That’s why Toyota had to be sure that in creating its new Yaris Hybrid, fitting a hybrid powertrain was not at the cost of room in the cabin, or in the boot. The result is a clever, compact version of Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive system that is used in larger models, such as Prius and Auris Hybrid. Extensive R&D work has produced an efficient, full hybrid system for Yaris using a petrol engine and electric motor, that gives a total power output of 99bhp (74kW).

Engine Specifications The system uses a new 1.5-litre Atkinson cycle petrol engine that weighs 16.5kg less and is 10 percent more compact than the 1.8-litre unit used in Prius and Auris. Likewise, other major components such as the electric motor, power control unit and transaxle were also made lighter and smaller: the size of the motor has been reduced by 20 percent and the PCU12 percent, compared to those in Auris Hybrid; and the transaxle has shed 11kg and is six percent shorter.

Details The packaging challenge also demanded careful thought about the size and location of the nickel-metal hydride battery pack and the fuel tank, in order to minimise the impact on cabin space for rear seat passengers and the size of the boot. Both are positioned under the rear bench seat, which means the car’s loadspace capacity, and rear passenger space is unaffected. With the benefit of full hybrid technology, Yaris hybrid is set to deliver class-leading CO 2 , NOx and particulates emissions, together with excellent fuel consumption and low total ownerships costs. The new model will go on sale in the UK in June 2012.

road freight crime. The Fight Freight Crime campaign is

looking for support and funding from the road freight sector

it represents; to raise funding for TruckPol at a time when organised truck crime is a growing threat. RHA Chief Executive, Geoff Dunning said: “To manage a problem, one must have the ability to fi rst measure its true scale. TruckPol provides vital information on such criminal activity and is the only police resource dedicated to collating and disseminating data and intelligence on UK truck crime. To see the demise of this unit would be a catastrophe and would set us back ten years.” FTA Chief Executive, Theo de Pencier also commented: “TruckPol plays a key role

in the fi ght against criminal gangs which target a sector that is both vulnerable and attractive to thieves. The fact that the industry it helps to protect has kept it afloat this last year shows how highly regarded it is. Sadly, without government funding, TruckPol is once again facing closure and it is up to industry to save it at the eleventh hour.” It costs approximately £120,000 to fund TruckPol for 12 months. However, in these straightened times the collective pot of private sector funding is still some £30,000 short of the mark and with April fast approaching time is running out.


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PRODUCT INDEX

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Products .......................................................... Pg. No.

Products .......................................................... Pg. No.

Products .......................................................... Pg. No.

3D coordinate measuring machine ............................15

EGR valve ....................................................................25, 45

Powder coating system ..............................................26

Acc padel sensor assy .................................................25, 45

Electrical checkout system .........................................6

Power chucking cylinder ............................................BC

Aircraft and heavy industrial vehicle .........................16

Electricalproduct cable ties .......................................39

Press tool....................................................................27

Aluminium casting .....................................................12, 20

Electronic control unit ...............................................25, 45

Press tools engineering services.................................27

Association .................................................................34

Electronics product ....................................................39

Proximity sensor ........................................................43

Auto ladle ...................................................................20

Encoder ......................................................................43

Quality steel ...............................................................4

Auto parts ..................................................................40

Epoxy & polyurethane systems ..................................19

Reamer .......................................................................BIC

Automatic painting system ........................................26

Exhibition - Modern Machine Shop-2012 ...................30

Rear axle ....................................................................40

Automotive electrical components ............................47

Extension spring .........................................................3

Robotic pouring .........................................................20

Automotive lighting solutions ....................................23, 31

Form&cylindercity tester ...........................................15

Roundness ..................................................................15

Automotive products .................................................16

Foundry automation ..................................................20

Rubber moulded product ..........................................12

Autopour ....................................................................20

Front axle ...................................................................40

Rubber parts for automobile industry .......................46

Autopouring ...............................................................20

Gravity casting............................................................20

Rubber-to-metal bonded product .............................12

Axle ............................................................................40

Gravity die casting .....................................................12

Safety lig.....................................................................43

Bolt.............................................................................40

Grinding machine.......................................................10

Salt spray chamber.....................................................24

Cable gland ................................................................39

Gun drill .....................................................................BIC

Sealer dispensing system ...........................................26

Car paint.....................................................................22

Gun drilling machine .................................................10

Seat assemblies ..........................................................47

Car polish ...................................................................22

Heat-shrink tubing .....................................................39

Self adhesive tape ......................................................10

Casting........................................................................12

Horizontal CNC machine ............................................17

Silicon carbide-based particulate ďŹ lter ......................51

CED/KTL coating .........................................................FIC

Horizontal machining centre .....................................17

Solderless terminal ....................................................39

Centralised asset and maintenance management system ..6

Hoses for automotive industry...................................12

Solid carbide drill .......................................................35

Centreless grinding machine ......................................10

Hot .............................................................................47

Solid carbide mill .......................................................35

CNC .............................................................................17

IC engine valve ...........................................................47

Solid carbide reamer ..................................................35

CNC HMCs ...................................................................17

Iintelligent automated guided vehicle .......................6

Solid carbide special drill ...........................................35

CNC lathe ....................................................................BC

Induction heating equipment ....................................8

Solid carbide special mill ...........................................35

CNC machine ..............................................................17

Industrial control and sensing device ........................43

Solid carbide special reamer......................................35

CNC oval turning centre .............................................17

Industrial metrology ..................................................15

Special purpose machine ...........................................27

CNC turn mill centre ...................................................17

Injection moulding machine......................................49

Spray gun ...................................................................26

Cnc turning centre ......................................................17

Level controller ..........................................................43

Spray painting equipment .........................................22

CNC vertical machining centre ...................................17

Logistics service..........................................................7

Strip steel ...................................................................4

CNC/VMC machine .....................................................18

Low-pressure die casting ............................................12

Switching relay ...........................................................43

Cold and warm forged machined parts .....................47

Lubricants ..................................................................11

Tap..............................................................................BIC

Compression spring....................................................3

Machinery steel ..........................................................4

Tempurature controller..............................................43

Connector ...................................................................39

Manufacturing execution system ...............................6

Thermocompression mould .......................................27

Counters and power supplies .....................................43

Marking solutions.......................................................33

Timer ..........................................................................43

Countersink ................................................................BIC

Measuring and monitoring relay................................43

Tool bit .......................................................................4

Cylindrical grinder ......................................................BC

Metal cutting tool.......................................................35

Tool steel ....................................................................4

Deep-hole drilling machine .......................................10

Milling cutter ..............................................................BIC

Torsion spring ............................................................3

Diamond tools............................................................BIC

Modular tooling system .............................................BIC

Tungsten carbide metal cutting tool ..........................41

Die casting automation ..............................................20

Molten metal handling...............................................20

Turning machine solutions.........................................28-29

Die casting dies ..........................................................27

Mould injection part ..................................................38

Turrets ........................................................................BC

Die casting engineering services ................................27

Multi gauging system .................................................15

Tyre pressure monitoring system ...............................6

Die casting products ..................................................38

Non-ferrous casting....................................................12

Upholstery leather for OEMs ......................................16

Drilling tools...............................................................BIC

Nuts ............................................................................40

Vaccum pump ............................................................25, 45

E-coatings solution.....................................................FIC

Opto-electropnic system ............................................15

Ventilator ...................................................................10

Paint circulatin system ...............................................26

Vertical line series ......................................................17

Paint pump ................................................................26

Vertical machining centers.........................................1, BC

Photo electric sensor..................................................43

Vision sensor ..............................................................43

Pipe extrusion line .....................................................49

VMC-linear series ........................................................17

Plant information display system ..............................6

Wine accessories machining products .......................38

Plastic moulded component ......................................47

Wire connector ...........................................................39

Pouring automation ...................................................20

Wire form ...................................................................3

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PRODUCTION AND SALES FLASH REPORT FOR DECEMBER 2011 Category Segment/Subsegment Manufacturer.

Production For the month of December 2010

2011

Cumulative April-December 10-11

11-12

Source: SIAM

Domestic Sales For the month of Cumulative December April-December 2010

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) 2,573 8,003 44,385 48,500 5,784 Total 2,573 8,003 44,385 48,500 5,784 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) 2,691 942 24,963 19,135 2,688 Hyundai Motors India Ltd(Santro) 11,999 13,270 91,443 115,046 7,123 Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (M800, Alto,Wagon R,A-Star) 53,922 51,490 500,685 417,901 45,733 Total 68,612 65,702 617,091 552,082 55,544 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) 132 183 9,106 8,774 85 Ford india Pvt Ltd (Figo ) 6,261 7,175 62,289 68,097 1,881 General Motors India Pvt Ltd (Beat, U-VA) 2,794 3,685 28,882 37,935 2,783 Honda Siel Cars India ltd (Jazz) 365 240 1,701 4,430 269 Hyundai Motors India Ltd(Getz, i10, i20) 38,332 29,753 309,160 289,750 16,726 Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (Swift, Ritz, Estilo) 22,228 21,463 206,412 161,040 20,557 Nissan Motor India Pvt Ltd (Micra) 12,639 8,521 42,185 87,932 1,057 SkodaAuto india p.ltd ( Fabia ) 2,012 958 6,259 12,924 1,853 Tata Motors Ltd (Indica,Indica Vista, Indigo CS) 10,738 13,162 126,349 122,362 10,013 Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt Ltd (Liva) 0 4,723 0 20,871 0 Volkswagen India Pvt Ltd (Polo) 2,505 1,749 18,939 29,899 2,356 Specialty: Fiat India Automobilies Pvt Ltd (Fiat 500) 0 0 0 0 1 Total 98,006 91,612 811,282 844,014 57,581 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) 3,800 2,187 27,388 27,747 983 Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd (Verito) 1,302 1,033 8,610 13,213 896 Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (Dzire) 8,590 9,583 79,025 70,506 8,601 Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt Ltd (Etios-Sedan) 518 5,053 518 35,829 407 Total 14,210 17,856 115,541 147,295 10,887 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 18 Total 0 0 0 0 18 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) 1,466 1,109 14,906 15,891 2,313 General Motors India Pvt Ltd (Aveo) 258 0 3,204 923 229 Hindustan Motors Ltd (Lancer) 4 0 446 303 4 Honda Siel Cars India Ltd (City) 4,358 559 37,103 20,329 4,380 Hyundai Motors India Ltd (Verna) 1,699 3,863 17,500 36,932 1,213 Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (SX4) 523 720 14,306 13,433 761 Nissan Motor India pvt Ltd (Sunny) 0 915 0 4,719 0 Skoda Auto India pvt Ltd (Rapid) 0 1,246 0 2,210 0 Tata Motors Ltd (Indigo, Manza) 502 1,370 26,228 13,931 1,143 Volkswagen India Pvt Ltd (Vento) 3,652 999 8,386 27,458 3,160 Specialty: Hindustan Motors Ltd (Ambassador) 206 125 5,275 1,720 401 Total 12,668 10,906 127,354 137,849 13,604 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) 172 93 6,470 3,301 189 General Motors India Pvt Ltd (Optra, Cruze) 911 274 9,163 8,468 911 Hindustan Motors Ltd (Cedia sports) 11 0 105 38 10 Honda Siel Cars India Ltd (Civic) 180 300 3,371 2,040 275 Hyundai Motors India Ltd (Elantra) 0 0 0 0 0 Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (Kizashi) 0 0 0 0 0 Renault India Pvt Ltd (Renault FLUENCE) 0 79 0 1,213 0 Skoda Auto India Pvt Ltd (Laura) 471 290 5,029 4,625 403 Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt Ltd (Corolla ) 1,103 220 7,823 6,171 917 Volkswagen India Pvt Ltd (Jetta) 71 225 3,035 1,722 236 Specialty: BMW india pvt Ltd ( 3 Series) NA NA 1,065 1,172 NA Hindustan Motors Ltd (EVO X) 0 0 0 4 0 Mercedes-Benz India Pvt Ltd (C-Class) NA NA 1,229 1,835 NA Volkswagen - Audi (A4) NA NA 0 NA NA Total 2,919 1,481 37,290 30,589 2,941 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 ) 119 121 1,663 1,140 185 Hyundai Motors India Ltd ( Sonata ) 11 5 180 106 21 Nissan Motor India Pvt Ltd (Teana) 0 0 0 128 14 Skoda Auto India Pvt Ltd (Superb) 300 66 3,130 2,832 246 Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt Ltd (Camry ) 0 0 0 0 14 Volkswagen India Pvt Ltd (Passat) 0 135 579 1,069 0 Specialty: BMW india pvt Ltd (Gran Turismo, 5 Series) NA NA 1,273 1,976 NA Mercedes-Benz India Pvt Ltd (E-Class) NA NA 1,015 1,633 NA Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt Ltd (Prius ) 0 0 0 0 13 Volkswagen - Audi (A6, A7) NA NA 0 NA NA Total 430 327 7,840 8,884 493 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 ) NA NA 0 0 NA Mercedes-Benz India Pvt Ltd ( S-Class) NA NA 320 278 NA Volkswagen - Audi (A8) NA NA 0 0 NA Volkswagen India Pvt Ltd (Phaeton) 0 0 0 0 2 Total 0 0 320 278 2 Coupe: Roadster - 2 Doors; 2/4 seater, retractable/firm roof Regular: BMW india pvt Ltd (6 Series, Z4) NA NA 0 0 NA Mercedes-Benz India Pvt Ltd (E-Coupe, E-Cabrio, CLS, SLK) NA NA 0 0 NA Nissan Motor India Pvt Ltd (370Z) 0 0 0 0 2 Volkswagen - Audi (R8, RS5) NA NA 0 0 NA Total 0 0 0 0 2 Exotics: Upto 5 Seats, Price >Rs. 1 Crore Mercedes-Benz India pvt. Ltd (SLS AMG) NA NA 0 0 NA Total 0 0 0 0 0 Total Passenger Car 199,418 195,887 1,761,103 1,769,491 146,856 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) 49 37 294 290 17 Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd (Bolero, ST) 7,085 8,457 55,597 67,732 6,755 Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (Gypsy) 245 49 3,353 4,014 264 Tata Motors Ltd (Sumo,) 913 2,844 11,725 14,955 1,179 Total 8,292 11,387 70,969 86,991 8,215 UV2: Length<4400 - 4700 mm, Price Upto Rs. 15 Lakh General Motors India Pvt Ltd (Tavera) 1,694 1,932 13,846 16,397 1,694 International Cars & Motors Ltd (Rhino) 55 30 520 365 44 Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd (Scorpio, Bolero, ST, Xylo) 8,359 10,008 69,388 80,496 7,950 Tata Motors Ltd (Sumo Grande, Safari) 1,172 1,020 15,213 13,034 1,313 Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt Ltd (Innova) 4,986 5,946 39,229 38,580 4,077 Total 16,266 18,936 138,196 148,872 15,078 UV3: Length>4700 mm, Price Upto Rs. 15 Lakh Force Motors Ltd (Trax) 256 482 2,100 3,129 247 Tata Motors Ltd (Aria, Xenon) 68 220 1,138 2,681 267 Total 324 702 3,238 5,810 514 UV4: Price Between Rs. 15 to 25Lakh BMW india Pvt Ltd (X1) NA NA 0 2,443 NA Ford India Pvt Ltd (Endeavour) 132 75 2,223 1,989 107 General Motors India Pvt Ltd (Captiva) 0 0 0 0 120 Hindustan Motors Ltd (Pajero, Outlander) 182 111 1,939 1,507 172 Honda Siel Cars India Ltd (CRV) 0 0 0 0 26 Hyundai Motors India Ltd (Santa Fe) 70 125 203 1,204 102 Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (Vitara) 0 0 0 0 6 Nissan Motor India Pvt Ltd (X-Trail) 0 0 0 0 31 Renault India Pvt Ltd (Koleos) 0 7 0 252 0 Skoda Auto India Pvt Ltd (Yeti) 140 174 431 1,769 115 Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt Ltd (Fortuner) 1,101 850 9,084 7,887 922 Total 1,625 1,342 13,880 17,051 1,601 UV5: Price > Rs. 25Lakh BMW india Pvt Ltd (X3, X5, X6) NA NA 0 271 NA Hindustan Motors Ltd (Mentero) 12 2 39 61 12 Mercedes-Benz India pvt. Ltd (ML Class, GL Class, R Class, G class) NA NA 0 0 NA Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt Ltd (LC,Prado) 0 0 0 0 12 Volkswagen - Audi (Q5,Q7) NA NA 0 0 NA Volkswagen India Pvt Ltd (Touareg) 0 0 0 0 0 Total 12 2 39 332 24 Total Utillity Vehicles (Uvs) 26,519 32,369 226,322 259,056 25,432 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 Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (Omini,Ecco) 13,278 6,894 120,292 107,742 13,547 Tata Motors Ltd (Venture) 3 613 102 5,062 0 Total 13,281 7,507 120,394 112,804 13,547 V2: Soft tops mainly used as Maxi Cabs, Price Upto Rs. 10 Lakh Force Motors Ltd (Trip) 30 0 208 100 37 Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd (Gio, Maxximo Mini Van) 33 2,597 92 18,860 10 Tata Motors Ltd (Magic, lris) 4,667 5,350 37,204 40,472 4,582 Total 4,730 7,947 37,504 59,432 4,629 Total Vans 18,011 15,454 157,898 172,236 18,176 Total Passenger Vehicles (PVs) 243,948 243,710 2,145,323 2,200,783 190,464 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 121 121 1,218 1,513 95 Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd 0 0 0 0 0 Mahindra Navistar Automotives Ltd 0 0 355 117 19 SML Isuzu Ltd 204 57 2,628 2,172 298 Tata Motors Ltd 469 108 4,207 4,061 302 VE CVs - Eicher 87 134 1,552 2,233 68 Total A1 881 420 9,960 10,096 782 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 2,539 2,721 17,703 15,485 1,906 JCBL Ltd 0 0 0 1 0 SML Isuzu Ltd 4 4 60 60 4 Tata Motors Ltd 1,470 1,284 13,325 10,313 887 VE CVs - Eicher 56 103 157 688 -4 Volvo Buses India Pvt Ltd 24 36 199 200 22 Total A2 4,093 4,148 31,444 26,747 2,815 A3: No. of seats including exceeding 13 and max. mass exceeding 16.2 tonnes (M3(D)) Passenger Carrier (D) Volvo Buses India Pvt Ltd 47 34 199 299 50 Total A3 47 34 199 299 50 Total M&HCVs(passenger carriers) 5,021 4,602 41,603 37,142 3,647 M&HCVs B: Goods Carriers (c) Max Mass exceeding 7.5 tonnes but not exceeding 10 tons Ashok Leyland Ltd 14 78 358 541 32 SML Isuzu Ltd 380 323 2,206 2,457 461 Tata Motors Ltd 700 510 4,314 4,833 863 VE CVs - Eicher 1,235 1,157 8,161 9,011 1,068 Total 2,329 2,068 15,039 16,842 2,424 (d) Max. Mass Exceeding 10 tons but not exceeding 12 tons Ashok Leyland Ltd 197 236 1,760 2,855 103

2011

10-11

Exports For the month of December

11-12

2010

Cumulative April-December

2011

10-11

11-12

7,466 7,466

46,760 46,760

47,112 47,112

0 0

548 548

1 1

2,276 2,276

1,365 11,138 38,593 51,096

25,048 62,227 407,620 494,895

18,802 81,004 337,423 437,229

3 4,440 8,352 12,795

0 2,474 14,042 16,516

59 30,070 95,979 126,108

55 26,959 78,895 105,909

270 4,114 4,828 327 13,723 20,653 1,036 1,471 14,847 4,399 2,835

8,683 52,691 27,331 3,731 174,291 196,885 6,441 6,399 106,522 0 18,697

7,838 48,925 36,799 5,343 152,765 154,186 12,912 12,287 110,979 20,260 28,427

102 2,086 11 0 14,108 1,137 5,546 0 582 0 0

18 1,282 30 0 15,390 188 2,211 0 42 0 0

1,005 7,014 158 15 130,172 8,947 12,097 0 4,919 0 0

1,098 17,812 157 21 139,279 7,332 70,013 0 2,472 0 0

0 68,503

1 601,672

0 590,721

0 23,572

0 19,161

0 164,327

0 238,184

575 1,263 9,189 5,446 16,473

11,570 6,720 78,416 407 97,113

7,271 12,915 69,976 35,619 125,781

2,512 0 63 0 2,575

1,670 0 92 0 1,762

16,709 1,500 536 0 18,745

20,139 0 320 0 20,459

1 1

332 332

59 59

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

1,748 125 29 600 4,002 843 533 1,296 1,348 2,437

13,918 2,976 447 35,131 16,107 14,002 0 0 27,059 8,551

15,557 1,179 278 24,431 36,608 12,505 3,663 2,253 12,920 25,842

277 29 0 13 0 6 0 0 103 0

0 4 0 0 0 204 0 0 18 0

1,035 118 0 46 0 41 0 0 1,267 0

641 85 0 9 0 578 0 0 389 0

101 13,062

5,111 123,302

1,714 136,950

0 428

0 226

0 2,507

4 1,706

231 711 1 68 0 51 149 375 257 214

6,547 8,265 142 3,613 2 0 0 4,839 7,630 2,568

3,014 8,344 42 1,808 0 387 1,137 4,121 6,206 2,119

5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

31 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

124 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0

298 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

NA 4 NA NA 2,061

1,372 0 1,278 707 36,963

1,299 8 1,473 1,310 31,268

0 0 0 0 5

0 0 0 0 33

0 0 0 0 130

0 0 0 0 324

61 11 9 470 0 111

1,814 202 196 2,981 216 658

978 106 86 2,434 140 1,170

0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0

8 0 0 0 0 0

4 0 0 0 0 0

NA NA 1 NA 663

1,431 1,078 110 488 9,174

1,905 1,351 7 754 8,931

0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 8

0 0 0 0 4

NA NA NA 0 0

307 272 5 26 610

203 195 189 14 601

0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0

NA NA 0 NA 0

61 103 8 5 177

35 74 2 66 177

0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0

NA 0 159,325

0 0 1,410,998

5 5 1,378,834

0 0 39,375

0 0 38,246

0 0 311,826

0 0 368,862

28 8,311 238 3,184 11,761

262 54,632 4,622 11,707 71,223

279 66,966 4,514 15,538 87,297

0 6 38 70 114

0 21 11 50 82

0 225 166 403 794

1 123 134 310 568

1,917 30 9,767 1,212 5,020 17,946

13,691 565 67,895 14,739 38,371 135,261

16,293 368 76,666 12,902 37,713 143,942

0 0 219 41 0 260

10 0 360 10 0 380

5 0 1,830 242 0 2,077

70 0 2,866 100 0 3,036

413 251 664

2,076 1,996 4,072

2,932 2,683 5,615

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 77 77

NA 117 47 95 16 67 0 18 41 326 813 1,540

0 2,124 1,288 1,920 397 210 76 343 0 406 8,922 15,686

2,016 1,985 1,022 1,470 211 1,198 20 191 264 1,300 7,872 17,549

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 0 0 0

NA 2 NA 12 NA 2 16 31,927

256 42 197 213 687 3 1,398 227,640

437 62 403 112 1,062 6 2,082 256,485

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 374

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 462

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2,871

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3,681

7,908 608 8,516

118,729 0 118,729

105,881 4,765 110,646

160 0 160

149 0 149

1,646 0 1,646

1,203 0 1,203

1 2,199 5,348 7,548 16,064 207,316

139 66 37,657 37,862 156,591 1,795,229

137 18,381 39,517 58,035 168,681 1,804,000

0 0 18 18 178 39,927

0 6 1 7 156 38,864

0 0 184 184 1,830 316,527

0 21 189 210 1,413 373,956

123 0 2 392 464 134 1,115

1,164 0 387 2,303 4,447 1,804 10,105

1,699 0 6 2,332 4,344 2,291 10,672

23 0 0 0 62 0 85

11 0 0 0 55 80 146

167 5 0 4 452 117 745

177 0 0 5 383 118 683

2,274 0 1 1,416 86 31 3,808

13,635 0 51 11,147 110 207 25,150

12,000 1 50 9,670 569 191 22,481

495 0 0 606 32 0 1,133

352 0 0 218 45 0 615

3,300 0 0 3,646 44 0 6,990

3,202 0 0 2,370 106 0 5,678

33 33 4,956

195 195 35,450

297 297 33,450

0 0 1,218

2 2 763

0 0 7,735

2 2 6,363

36 300 892 1,254 2,482

318 2,029 5,541 8,029 15,917

298 2,118 6,978 8,594 17,988

53 20 20 75 168

29 60 20 14 123

119 131 406 334 990

75 293 430 156 954

280

1,590

2,425

0

16

122

184


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S I A M D ATA

Category Segment/Subsegment Manufacturer.

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Production For the month of December 2010

2011

Domestic Sales Cumulative April-December 10-11

SML Isuzu Ltd 123 214 1,134 Tata Motors Ltd 1,272 1,156 9,143 VE CVs - Eicher 1,254 1,278 7,845 Total 2,846 2,884 19,882 Total B 5,175 4,952 34,921 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 2,039 1,703 15,094 SML Isuzu Ltd 1 6 2 Tata Motors Ltd 5,243 5,503 35,951 VE CVs - Eicher 379 525 2,658 Total B2 7,662 7,737 53,705 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 2,476 1,733 17,512 Asia Motor Works Ltd 570 278 3,889 Mahindra Navistar Automotives Ltd 44 121 508 Tata Motors Ltd 5,129 5,201 41,738 VE CVs - Eicher 74 142 563 VE CVs - Volvo 0 0 1 Total 8,293 7,475 64,211 (b) Max. mass exceeding 25 tonnes Ashok Leyland Ltd 1,075 1,258 6,987 Asia Motor Works Ltd 7 42 93 Daimler India Commercial Vehicles Pvt Ltd 0 0 188 Mahindra Navistar Automotives Ltd 247 106 538 Tata Motors Ltd 3,982 4,110 32,467 VE CVs - Eicher 84 121 407 VE CVs - Volvo 69 11 677 Total 5,464 5,648 41,357 Total B3 13,757 13,123 105,568 B4: Max. Mass exceeding 16.2 tonnes-Haulage Tractor (Tractor-Semi Traller/Traller)(N3(B2)) (a) Max. Mass exceeding 16.2 tonnes but not exceeding 26.4 tonnes Ashok Leyland Ltd 0 0 0 Total 0 0 0 (b) Max. mass exceeding 26.4 tonnes but not exceeding 35.2 tonnes Ashok Leyland Ltd 386 211 2,413 Tata Motors Ltd 0 2 0 Total 386 213 2,413 (c) Mass exceeding 35.2 tonnes but not exceeding 40 tonnes Ashok Leyland Ltd 0 0 2 Asia Motor Works Ltd 48 0 399 Mahindra Navistar Automotives Ltd 8 77 19 Total 56 77 420 (d) Max. mass exceeding 40 tonnes but not exceeding 49 tonnes Ashok Leyland Ltd 137 103 1,842 Asia Motor Works Ltd 0 14 147 Tata Motors Ltd 0 212 0 VE CVs - Eicher 21 13 67 Total 158 342 2,056 (e) Max. mass exceeding 49 tonnes and Above Ashok Leyland Ltd 65 78 1,325 VE CVs - Volvo 8 13 104 Total 73 91 1,429 Total B4 673 723 6,318 Total M&HCVs (Goods Carriers) 27,267 26,535 200,512 Total M&HCVs 32,288 31,137 242,115 LCVs A: Passenger Carriers A1: Max. Mass upto 5 tonnes (a): No. of seats including driver exceeding 13 (M2(A2)) Force Motors Ltd 755 1,253 6,110 Mahindra Navistar Automotives Ltd 165 2 2,345 Tata Motors Ltd 239 250 2,592 Total 1,159 1,505 11,047 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 39 58 714 Force Motors Ltd 1 0 152 Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd 0 0 0 Mahindra Navistar Automotives Ltd 19 227 1,227 SML Isuzu Ltd 211 332 2,098 Tata Motors Ltd 1,125 593 10,624 VE CVs - Eicher 154 93 1,926 Total A2 1,549 1,303 16,741 B2: Max. Mass upto 5 tonnes (b): No. of seats including driver not exceeding 13 (M2(A1)) Force Motors Ltd 475 497 3,623 Hindustan Motors Ltd 0 0 0 Tata Motors Ltd 72 102 1,176 Total B2 547 599 4,799 Total LCVs (Passenger Carriers) 3,255 3,407 32,587 LCVs B: Goods Carriers (a) Max. Mass not exceeding 2 tons-Mini Truck Segment Force Motors Ltd 56 0 1,005 Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd 5,027 6,228 29,731 Piaggio Vehicles Pvt.Ltd 804 668 6,996 Tata Motors Ltd 17,200 21,350 113,701 Total 23,087 28,246 151,433 (b) Max. Mass not exceeding 2 but no exceeding 3.5 tons-Pick Ups Ashok Leyland Ltd 0 1,042 0 Force Motors Ltd 663 501 4,009 Hindustan Motors Ltd 5 4 318 Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd 6,553 8,292 53,226 Tata Motors Ltd 2,003 3,008 15,576 Total 9,224 12,847 73,129 (a) Max Mass exceeding 3.5 tons but not exceeding 6 tonnes Force Motors Ltd 127 90 1,049 Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd 0 0 0 Mahindra Navistar Automotives Ltd 572 478 4,103 SML Isuzu Ltd 6 11 19 Tata Motors Ltd 3,200 3,520 19,950 VE CVs - Eicher 88 38 745 Total 3,993 4,137 25,866 (b) Max Mass exceeding 6 tons but not exceeding 7.5 tonnes Ashok Leyland Ltd 0 10 24 Mahindra Navistar Automotives Ltd 43 0 205 SML Isuzu Ltd 166 187 1,113 Tata Motors Ltd 462 583 3,982 VE CVs - Eicher 720 634 4,216 Total 1,391 1,414 9,540 Total LCVs (Goods Carriers) 37,695 46,644 259,968 Total LCVs 40,950 50,051 292,555 Total Commercial Vehicles 73,238 81,188 534,670 IV Two Wheelers A: Scooter/Scooterettee : Wheel size less than or equal to 12” A1: Engine Capacity less than 75cc Mahindra Two Wheelers Ltd 1,211 233 10,494 TVS Motor Company Ltd 1,284 844 14,236 Total 2,495 1,077 24,730 A2: Engine Capacity 75cc and above but less than 125cc Bajaj Auto Ltd 0 0 0 Hero Honda Motors Ltd 38,444 43,135 252,825 Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (Pvt) Ltd 70,016 109,531 673,339 Mahindra Two Wheelers Ltd 16,023 8,224 120,878 Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt Ltd 20,862 23,528 163,266 TVS Motor Company Ltd 47,176 47,993 316,446 Total 192,521 232,411 1,526,754 Total Scooter/Scooterettee 195,016 233,488 1,551,484 B: Motor cycles/Step-Throughs : Big Wheel size more than 12” B2: Engine Capacity 75cc and above but less than 125cc Bajaj Auto Ltd 103,826 138,703 1,353,998 Hero Honda Motors Ltd 429,437 498,208 3,450,803 Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (Pvt) Ltd 14,421 19,961 144,417 India Yamaha Motor Pvt Ltd 5,066 8,143 55,918 TVS Motor Company Ltd 49,549 40,629 469,137 Total 602,299 705,644 5,474,273 B3: Engine Capacity 125cc and above but less than 250cc Bajaj Auto Ltd 116,051 122,550 1,166,797 Hero Honda Motors Ltd 37,010 27,565 246,366 Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (Pvt) Ltd 42,953 55,907 408,510 India Yamaha Motor Pvt Ltd 27,298 38,670 206,105 Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt Ltd 4,616 4,440 34,177 TVS Motor Company Ltd 26,834 20,895 188,205 Total 254,762 270,027 2,250,160 B4: Engine capacity 250cc and above Bajaj Auto Ltd 0 1 0 H-D Motor Company India pvt Ltd 0 44 0 Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (Pvt) Ltd 0 487 0 India Yamaha Motor Pvt Ltd 0 0 0 Royal Enfield (Unit of Eicher Ltd) 5,566 6,116 40,293 Total 5,566 6,648 40,293 Total Motor Cycles/Step-Throughs 862,627 982,319 7,764,726 C: Mopeds: Engine capacity less than 75cc & with fixed transmission, big wheelsize>12” Engine Capacity<75cc Mopeds TVS Motor Company Ltd 65,001 65,520 524,770 Total 65,001 65,520 524,770 Total Mopeds 65,001 65,520 524,770 Total Two Wheelers 1,122,644 1,281,327 9,840,980 III Three Wheelers A: Passenger Carriers A1:No. of seats including driver not exceeding 4 & Max.Mass not exceeding 1 tonnes Atul Auto Limited 1,009 1,348 7,257 Bajaj Auto Ltd 35,588 38,593 321,317 Force Motors Ltd 0 0 0 Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd 4,438 5,369 31,843 Piaggio Vehicles Pvt.Ltd 14,645 10,943 116,512 Scooters india Ltd 299 443 2,806 TVS Motor Company Ltd 4,057 2,419 29,153 Total 60,036 59,115 508,888 A2: No.of seats including Driver exceeding 4 but not exceeding 7 & Max.Mass exceeding 1.5 tonnes Force Motors Ltd 0 77 84 Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd 0 0 908 Scooters india Ltd 324 377 2,055 Total 324 454 3,047 Total Passenger Carrier 60,360 59,569 511,935 B: Goods Carriers B1: Max.mass not exceeding 1 tonnes Atul Auto Limited 710 1,111 6,150 Bajaj Auto Ltd 427 440 2,656 Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd 1,052 976 8,690 Piaggio Vehicles Pvt.Ltd 5,825 4,736 44,877 Scooters india Ltd 466 443 3,298 Total 8,480 7,706 65,671 B2: Others Force Motors Ltd 0 0 15 Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd 626 325 5,111 Piaggio Vehicles Pvt.Ltd 64 35 88 Scooters india Ltd 226 369 1,591 Total 916 729 6,805 Total Goods Carrier 9,396 8,435 72,476 Total Three Wheelers 69,756 68,004 584,411 Grand Total of all Categories 1,509,586 1,674,229 13,105,384

* Exports of Ford indicate CKDs

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For the month of December

Exports

Cumulative April-December

2011

10-11

For the month of December

Cumulative April-December

11-12

2010

11-12

2010

2011

1,259 9,254 10,128 23,496 40,338

159 1,818 1,111 3,191 5,615

228 2,118 1,379 4,005 6,487

1,068 11,696 7,703 22,057 37,974

1,239 15,866 9,690 29,220 47,208

20 216 48 284 452

0 105 0 121 244

47 1,301 196 1,666 2,656

10-11

11-12 3 902 142 1,231 2,185

16,771 20 47,567 4,045 68,403

1,116 0 4,043 328 5,487

1,167 3 3,587 547 5,304

10,648 0 28,000 2,177 40,825

12,106 21 28,495 3,440 44,062

466 0 618 97 1,181

450 0 279 36 765

3,315 0 4,237 440 7,992

3,766 0 4,365 469 8,600

12,937 6,700 689 40,028 912 6 61,272

1,533 532 20 5,124 60 0 7,269

1,481 504 152 4,606 178 0 6,921

16,305 3,991 107 40,718 553 12 61,686

12,178 6,437 906 36,288 846 7 56,662

82 0 0 245 0 0 327

68 0 0 119 3 0 190

135 0 0 1,762 4 0 1,901

681 0 0 1,403 8 0 2,092

9,458 433 120 484 43,509 1,076 348 55,428 116,700

920 21 0 46 2,973 114 162 4,236 11,505

1,127 43 0 109 3,751 205 100 5,335 12,256

6,598 87 103 136 19,569 439 691 27,623 89,309

9,282 358 85 737 31,149 1,052 341 43,004 99,666

0 0 0 0 25 0 0 25 352

0 0 0 0 44 0 0 44 234

0 0 0 0 291 0 0 291 2,192

0 0 0 0 211 0 0 211 2,303

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

433 433

0 0

1,819 5 1,824

327 777 1,104

198 599 797

2,556 6,061 8,617

1,834 5,824 7,658

10 0 10

20 5 25

71 0 71

114 5 119

0 398 367 765

0 50 4 54

0 35 42 77

2 388 4 394

0 390 283 673

1 0 0 1

-2 0 0 -2

17 0 0 17

0 0 0 0

1,487 163 3,154 87 4,891

87 6 641 19 753

113 11 815 9 948

1,907 178 7,491 72 9,648

1,440 144 8,756 90 10,430

0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0

15 0 0 0 15

0 0 1 0 1

1,057 173 1,230 8,710 234,151 271,293

235 17 252 2,163 24,770 28,417

110 23 133 1,955 26,002 30,958

1,396 103 1,499 20,158 188,266 223,716

1,294 162 1,456 20,217 211,153 244,603

0 0 0 11 1,996 3,214

0 0 0 23 1,266 2,029

0 0 0 536 13,376 21,111

0 0 0 120 13,208 19,571

8,581 1,057 3,855 13,493

733 140 345 1,218

883 231 326 1,440

5,908 2,272 3,566 11,746

7,797 1,952 3,819 13,568

12 0 8 20

42 0 19 61

96 0 195 291

113 0 140 253

1,059 24 0 2,327 2,705 11,205 2,341 19,661

57 1 0 44 241 818 135 1,296

34 1 0 29 260 925 156 1,405

503 143 0 1,185 2,213 9,629 1,774 15,447

288 49 0 1,448 2,420 9,454 2,363 16,022

27 0 0 0 0 169 102 298

102 0 4 0 0 146 51 303

109 0 7 0 24 1,659 395 2,194

587 0 13 0 19 2,829 137 3,585

4,459 2 933 5,394 38,548

488 0 304 792 3,306

371 0 401 772 3,617

3,566 0 2,067 5,633 32,826

4,229 0 2,164 6,393 35,983

1 0 0 1 319

0 0 0 0 364

1 0 40 41 2,526

5 0 5 10 3,848

696 44,585 8,865 152,263 206,409

4,956 640 13,852 19,515

27 4,513 784 17,124 22,448

935 29,635 6,685 97,609 134,864

2,793 4,173 153 64,048 30,329 101,496

0 561 11 5,195 1,514 7,281

1,099 336 15 7,045 2,170 10,665

1,083 0 4,283 70 26,173 902 32,511

123 0 545 0 2,744 79 3,491

10 243 1,327 5,486 4,797 11,863 352,279 390,827 662,120

67

39,745 8,749 131,273 180,083

316

12 4 6 2,300 2,322

0 900 5 3,200 4,105

32

0 374 18 14,455 14,879

3,932 15 17,762 21,709

0 3,809 277 44,271 9,417 57,774

2,700 4,087 153 52,604 15,963 75,507

0 4 0 1,015 136 1,155

0 16 0 1,419 219 1,654

0 12 0 7,325 2,619 9,956

0 87 25 10,448 3,576 14,136

90 0 455 7 2,727 53 3,332

1,052 0 4,006 15 18,076 610 23,759

1,060 0 4,030 63 21,506 889 27,548

0 50 0 0 346 2 398

1 0 0 0 469 102 572

11 188 0 0 2,510 55 2,764

16 94 0 0 4,308 201 4,619

0 38 153 399 448 1,038 31,325 34,631 63,048

0 29 153 479 511 1,172 37,617 41,234 72,192

1 178 808 2,941 2,981 6,909 223,306 256,132 479,848

0 144 924 3,912 3,663 8,643 291,781 327,764 572,367

0 0 67 40 248 355 4,230 4,549 7,763

0 0 119 48 208 375 6,706 7,070 9,099

0 0 367 376 758 1,501 29,100 31,626 52,737

0 0 321 531 1,008 1,860 42,324 46,172 65,743

3,426 12,337 15,763

562 1,304 1,866

402 714 1,116

24,511 16,380 40,891

20,922 11,972 32,894

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

6 0 6

0 332,621 868,193 111,621 195,248 395,792 1,903,475 1,919,238

0 36,188 76,307 14,153 21,218 38,659 186,525 188,391

0 36,546 110,282 5,830 23,544 41,656 217,858 218,974

27 240,306 665,051 93,490 163,298 301,108 1,463,280 1,504,171

0 300,142 855,157 85,507 195,262 373,703 1,809,771 1,842,665

0 1,400 1,486 132 10 1,841 4,869 4,869

0 2,688 2,515 286 44 2,434 7,967 7,967

0 11,928 10,382 1,294 100 12,330 36,034 36,034

0 27,659 14,375 1,553 139 25,863 69,589 69,595

1,550,454 4,109,777 140,137 59,433 432,629 6,292,430

68,005 417,387 13,298 5,198 32,250 536,138

73,520 464,987 15,253 6,450 29,511 589,721

863,925 3,369,608 130,678 55,152 363,927 4,783,290

867,321 3,990,142 111,541 49,262 357,109 5,375,375

50,685 9,596 2,712 303 7,702 70,998

56,460 11,302 5,085 1,336 6,950 81,133

485,231 81,724 16,837 6,372 72,921 663,085

642,605 86,309 28,835 8,912 92,198 858,859

1,361,119 260,401 465,718 313,834 44,346 228,701 2,674,119

97,465 35,314 40,523 21,360 4,619 12,348 211,629

95,964 23,617 54,055 26,833 2,995 9,687 213,151

933,426 234,700 367,415 151,218 33,630 107,433 1,827,822

1,082,793 248,560 427,849 222,987 37,382 116,077 2,135,648

27,520 1,226 6,460 7,969 7 9,114 52,296

37,754 1,136 3,519 10,350 648 8,538 61,945

267,790 9,747 43,304 55,583 456 73,725 450,605

344,311 10,356 38,902 81,170 5,239 81,357 561,335

128 497 15,035 0 58,942 74,602 9,041,151

0 0 0 9 5,326 5,335 753,102

1 51 273 7 4,625 4,957 807,829

0 0 26 34 38,458 38,518 6,649,630

127 424 14,303 79 55,407 70,340 7,581,363

0 0 0 0 49 49 123,343

0 0 346 0 379 725 143,803

0 0 0 0 1,655 1,655 1,115,345

0 0 536 0 2,266 2,802 1,422,996

576,837 576,837 576,837 11,537,226

64,796 64,796 64,796 1,006,289

65,179 65,179 65,179 1,091,982

519,636 519,636 519,636 8,673,437

570,003 570,003 570,003 9,994,031

345 345 345 128,557

1,260 1,260 1,260 153,030

4,922 4,922 4,922 1,156,301

7,735 7,735 7,735 1,500,326

10,417 381,306 0 39,859 110,404 3,901 33,260 579,147

999 15,480 0 4,144 12,097 269 1,312 34,301

1,224 15,963 0 4,350 10,219 363 1,195 33,314

7,134 148,096 5 30,587 104,017 2,848 17,296 309,983

10,109 144,166 9 36,906 96,234 3,564 9,969 300,957

20 17,183 0 210 2,322 0 2,119 21,854

20 25,494 0 122 1,354 0 1,323 28,313

160 174,680 0 1,834 12,293 0 10,498 199,465

196 245,494 0 2,538 14,179 0 22,053 284,460

363 0 2,220 2,583 581,730

0 0 260 260 34,561

0 0 340 340 33,654

26 738 1,879 2,643 312,626

0 209 2,348 2,557 303,514

0 0 0 0 21,854

0 0 0 0 28,313

84 0 0 84 199,549

406 0 0 406 284,866

9,247 5,549 10,931 45,202 4,494 75,423

712 465 942 5,628 346 8,093

1,123 534 1,188 4,741 407 7,993

6,179 2,407 8,491 44,079 3,097 64,253

9,217 5,576 10,515 44,382 4,169 73,859

0 0 12 75 0 87

0 0 38 167 0 205

2 174 192 756 0 1,124

26 0 508 794 0 1,328

0 3,612 146 2,154 5,912 81,335 663,065 15,063,194

0 842 0 219 1,061 9,154 43,715 1,303,516

0 206 0 366 572 8,565 42,219 1,413,709

106 4,655 0 1,715 6,476 70,729 383,355 11,331,869

0 3,484 0 2,244 5,728 79,587 383,101 12,753,499

0 0 60 0 60 147 22,001 198,248

0 0 36 0 36 241 28,554 229,547

0 0 84 0 84 1,208 200,757 1,726,322

0 0 150 0 150 1,478 286,344 2,226,369


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THE OTHER SIDE

Getting Personal with Bal Malkit Singh, President, AIMTC If not in the auto industry, where would you be? My destiny could not be other than road transport industry as it is our family business and I am involved in this segment from very young age What car do you drive? What do you dream of driving? Currently, I drive Audi & Capitiva, but defi nitely my cherished indulgence would be Jaguar or Volkswagen, which is indeed a class apart Your most recent indulgence… My most recent indulgence has been to work for the road transport industry What are you currently reading? I am reading ‘The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari’ by Robin S Sharma, a book of oriental wisdom, which advises you to take charge of your life What is Mr Bal Malkit Singh doing when not talking auto? If not auto, then it’s the well-being and welfare activities for the road transport sector that takes a priority Outdoor activity you would miss office for… My other indulgence is spirituality that takes me to the Gurudwara and Sangat Where did you go for your last holiday? With my family in the US You get angry when… I get angry at peoples’ hypocrisy and when they are not being honest What is the one thing you would like to change about you? Disequilibrium of work-life

Illustration: Sachin Pandit

Best thing to have happened to you… Having been born in India is one of the best things happened to me

16 - 29 FEBRUARY 2012

In Person Bal Malkit Singh graduated from Sri Guru Nanak Khalsa College, Mumbai. Presently, he is the leader of the All India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC). He is a true family eu , a strict st ct disciplinard sc p a man, a successful entrepreneur, ntinues to inspire the ian, a philanthropist and continues younger generation through his words and deeds. He has been in the transport business since 1982 s. as a partner of Bal Road Lines. ired for his integHe is respected and admired rity. His relentless activism reinforced with a m popular and catsense of values has made him apulted him to the position of President, AIMTC, which is the voice off road transresents their port industry in India and represents vernments. concern to central & state governments. He is also the member of the Management Board of Sri Guru Nanak Khalsa College. He is re of drivers and crew actively involved in the welfare nsport Trade members attached with Transport ye testing eg road safety campaigns, eye mps and camps, health check up camps blood donation camps. He was the Former President, Bombay Goods ember Transport Association, a Member e, the of the managing committee, n and Mumbai Hockey Association ions the fi rst Vice President, Lions ). Club of Bombay (West Coast).

An experience I won’t forget… It is not exactly an experience but a hard fact of our transport trade where the drivers’ life is so miserable and pathetic to ignore. In my young age, I once toured from Mumbai to Chennai in one of our trucks to study en route problems faced by the drivers. The experience was indeed an eye opener to the harsh conditions on the roads. The frequent stoppages by RTOs, police and rowdy elements for extorting money and at times when the crew members were beaten, was heart rending. Their working conditions touched me and since then, I made it a point to provide quality work-life to drivers and crew members not only in my organisation, but at the same time work for their welfare and social security in the trade.


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