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SMMT | UK Pavilion @ 12th Auto Components Show

M J Systems Limited M J Systems are the market leaders in the design and manufacture of waste free transit packaging winning several Industry Awards for textile dunnage systems. With today’s environmental concerns and regulations, our waste free packaging eliminates the need for large quantities of disposable packaging and serves as a key means of conservation and cost saving within the manufacturing industry. Our waste free packaging offers significant cost savings over disposable packaging such as card, foam and plastic. Increased pack density Increased part protection Reuseable through a production loop Zero waste Low cost alternative to expendable packaging Fully collapsible packaging ideal for production loop Improved logistical performance

Jowitt Jowitt Grinding Wheels are manufacturers of specialist abrasive grinding wheels and segments. Now in their tenth decade of business, they have built an unparalleled reputation for the manufacture and supply of grinding tools to the automotive, aerospace, oil, gas, recycling, and related industry sectors worldwide. Jowitt are constantly researching and developing new products to service the ever changing demands of their customers for higher productivity, lower costs and continual improvement. To this end Jowitt employ the brightest scientific minds in both technical and commercial roles, so that their customers always feel they are getting the best products, the best support and the best value for money. Jowitt’s customer base ranges from multinational blue-chips all the way through to SMEs and they provide the same high standard of products, service and support regardless of customer size. Our new product lines will be of particular interest to manufacturers of the following: Coil-springs, bearings, piston-rings, pneumatic and hydraulic pumps, con-rods, engine valves, automotive components, transmission parts, friction materials, chipper/guillotine/shear-blade machine knives, titanium and nickel alloy processing for aerospace, to name a few.

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SMMT | UK Pavilion @ 12th Auto Components Show Scorpion is a well known and trusted brand in the field of Automotive Electronics. The company employs 60 people and offers a state of the art range of Alarms, Immobilisers, Tracking devices and bespoke electronics design and manufacture to the OE and aftermarket for Cars, Vans, Trucks, Motorcycles & Plant. Our in-house team design hardware and software in accordance with TS16949 standards, allowing rapid concept to prototype development. Manufacture is carried out in our modern PCB manufacturing facility complete optical inspection and in-circuit testing. Scorpion products are supplied world wide to automobile manufacturers such as DAF Trucks, Iveco, Renault, Subaru, Toyota, Aston Martin and Triumph Motor Cycles. We have now completed the formalities of forming a company called Scorpion Automotive Asia Ltd and opened a Rupee

Ranger Stork Ranger Stork is a British Company specialising in tyre service and repair products. The foundation of success of the Company is well laid back 25 years in the automotive tyre repair industry. It is a TYRE SHOP SUPPLIES SPECIALIST and a one stop solution for all professional tyre shops. A wide range of products are on offer. These include tube and tyre repair materials and consumables, tyre repair tools & accessories, tyre service tools, tyre valve & accessories, tyre inflation chucks and gauges, tyre pressure gauges, wheel balancing weights, wheel service equipment, tyre mounting and demounting levers and systems, hydraulic jacks, tyre repair consumables to name a few. We provide customized end to end solutions to our customers, which has led to a visible recognition from various Domestic and International tyre manufacturers of repute. Our premium quality products are well accepted worldwide. The Company will be showcasing many new and innovative products and would like to warmly welcome all customers at its stand in Hall 2, Auto Expo New Delhi 2014. The Company has set up an office and distribution warehouse for its India operations located in NCR very close to Anand Vihar metro, train and bus station Enquiries from dealer and distributors across India are solicited. 10 | January-February 2014 | autoASIA

bank account.The entry strategy is to concentrate on 3 main geographical areas, Delhi, Masharashtra and Kerla and to focus on the OE’s and theirs dealership network. Excellent progress has been made in the 2 wheeler sector with Bajaj, Hero, Royal Enfield and Hyosung all now on board and buying initial qty’s of product.

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SMMT | UK Pavilion @ 12th Auto Components Show

Innovative and Awad Winning Engineering Drive System Design is an innovative and award winning engineering, design and development consultancy specialising in driveline systems based in the UK with an expanding global client list. The company is a specialist in dynamic system optimisation including noise and vibration simulation, gear design, efficiency improvements, lubricant flow optimisation and shift quality optimisation. We carry out projects from initial concept, through to production design, including rig build, testing and validation with expert knowledge and experience in “on highway” and “off highway” vehicle applications, motorsport, motorcycle, electric and hybrid applications plus industrial and power generation, The company recently helped a major vehicle manufacturer reduce a vehicle’s CO2 figures by improving driveline efficiency. It also enabled another OEM with a persistent noise issue to reduce gear whine by a factor of 45 by re-designing the gears. Drive System Design has designed and developed its revolutionary multi-speed HEV powertrain,“MSYS” with a shift system that offers a 40% weight saving and up to 15% lower energy consumption. Drive System Design’s attitude and professionalism in engineering consultancy was one of the reasons why it won the prestigious “Consultancy of the Year” accolade in the 2010 British Engineering Excellence Awards.


outhco is a global designer and manufacturer of engineered access solutions, including latches, locks, hinges, handles, quick access and captive fasteners for applications in various industries including automotive, aerospace, mass transit, off-highway, marine, networking/telecommunications, healthcare and industrial machinery. Southco Automotive is a market leader for mechanical & electromechanical latching systems and position control mechanisms. Core products include glove box latches for instrument panels, head/ armrests and infotainment fittings,

centre console hinges, load floor latches and quick access fasteners for noise shield applications. As a proven automotive supplier serving OEMs and Tier 1s worldwide, Southco offers total programme management that seamlessly integrates into global vehicle platform development. Global operational reach is enhanced by the highest industry quality standards. Southco is focused on customised engineering solutions and worldwide support for its key customers. The company aspires to be a virtual engineering centre for its customers’ engineeredaccess solutions and is committed to providing outstanding quality and overall satisfaction. Southco’s promise to its customers is to connect, create and innovate to provide the best solution for every access engineering problem.

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Widest choice of tyre brands for buyers at Tyrexpo Africa 2014


how dates 4-6 March, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa

African tyre buyers will have the widest choice of brands and fitments ever assembled at a single trade exhibition, when Tyrexpo Africa 2014 opens its doors for business in Johannesburg next March. The global pulling-power of the three-day event is reinforced by the presence of dozens of international tyre manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors with specialist products for all market sectors, including PCR, TBR, OTR, Agricultural and Industrial. “The range and choice of tyres available to buyers at the show will be unparalleled at a single event in South Africa,” confirms Paul Farrant, managing director of Tyrexpo Africa organiser, ECI International. “Local dealers and fleet owners looking to add new brands to their portfolios will have the widest selection of well-respected manufacturers from South Africa and across the world.” One of those suppliers will be German wholesaler BaRo GmbH, who will be making a first appearance at the show, looking to extend its reach in Africa. BaRo is particularly strong in the TBR sector, distributing the TyRex, Antyre, Cordiant, Fullrun, Falken and Kama brands for commercial users. In the agricultural sector it supplies Belshina, BKT, Mitas, Rosava and TyRex products. Another European wholesaler, HBI Tyres & Wheels of The Netherlands, produces retreads under the private brand BANDENMARKT® for agricultural

machinery, excavators, dump trucks, port handling equipment, earthmoving and mining machinery. HBI is also the international wholesaler of the DELCORA® (private brand), EuroGrip, Tianli, Petlas and Linglong ranges of new tyres for agricultural and heavy duty OTR applications, as well as being the global wholesaler of three makes of OTR, radial tractor and farm trailer tyres. India’s Alliance Tire Group (ATG), which has a regional office and R&D centre in South Africa, is a leading player in the global OffHighway Tires business with its Alliance, Galaxy and Primex brands. The group has ambitious plans to exceed a global turnover of $1 billion by 2017, with a vision of being one of the top 3 market leaders in the Agriculture, Forestry, Construction (AFC) segment, while building a strong presence in niche OTR markets such as port and mining. For buyers of industrial and materials handling tyres, Trident International has developed a range of Solid Tyres designed for Skid Steer Loaders, Aerial Work Platforms, Wheel Loaders and Container Handlers. This equipment is usually fitted with pneumatic tyres, which can be prone to punctures and associated downtime, which is eradicated with a solid fitment. Trident says that solids have a lifespan three to five times longer than conventional pneumatic tyres and are particularly targeted at demanding applications such as construction, scrap and recycling yards, steel mills, solid waste management, ports and mines. The show will play host to many other familiar and leading names

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including Beltyre Africa, Stamford Tyres, Richards Bay Tyres and Bandenmarkt, Leaderquip, Leader Rubber, Rema Tip Top, Wheelquip and Nitralife.

showcase for the retreading, tyre repair and recycling sectors and for suppliers of workshop equipment, tools, accessories and consumables.

Since its launch in 2004, Tyrexpo Africa has established itself as an influential niche event bringing together leading domestic and international suppliers. In addition to passenger car, truck, OTR, industrial and agricultural tyres, the show will also be an important

Tyrexpo Africa 2014 takes place between 4-6 March at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg (SCC), South Africa. For more information go to www.

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Mercedes launches SLK 55 AMG model priced at Rs 1.26 cr The new model from the German luxury car maker has a starting price of Rs 1.26 crore and is the 8th product to be launched by Mercedes in India this year German luxury carmaker Mercedes Benz launched its new model, SLK 55 AMG, priced at Rs 1.26 crore (ex-showroom) as part of its product offensive in India. The two-seater car comes with 5.5 litre V8 petrol engine and is the 8th product launched by the company this year in India. “With the SLK 55 AMG, we unleash our AMG product (range) offensive for the Indian market as we plan to introduce remaining products from our global portfolio for the Indian customers,� Mercedes Benz India Managing Director and CEO Eberhard Kern told reporters During this year, the company has introduced new products, including the compact luxury car A Class, B Class diesel and GL Class. Kern had earlier said that the company is focusing on sustainable profitable growth in India.

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Land Cruiser Prado launched in India Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) launched the new version of its luxury sports utility vehicle Land Cruiser Prado in India priced at Rs 84.87 lakh (exshowroom New Delhi). Apart from new exterior looks, the new Prado will have features such as ‘crawl control’ - a system that makes accelerator and brake operations unnecessary when driving over jagged off-road terrain or on slippery surfaces, enabling the driver to concentrate fully on steering. It will also have multi-terrain select, a system that allows driver to choose between various road condition modes such as rock, rock and dirt, loose rock, and mud and sand. The company said bookings for the new Prado will start immediately. Commenting on the launch, TKM Deputy Managing Director & COO Sandeep Singh said ever since Prado’s launch in India in 2004, customer response has been very good and the company was confident of taking it forward.

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For Vespa, mantra is slow and steady Two-wheeler runs short of expectations, but company says it is stepping up efforts to increase sales Italian two-wheeler maker Piaggio & C. SpA’s results for the first three quarters of this calendar year had a brief, but significant, reference to its iconic scooter in India. “Vespa run rate falls short of our expectations; we are stepping up efforts to increase sales,” the company said in its November presentation. Ravi Chopra, Chairman and Managing Director of Piaggio’s Indian operations, would rather look at the bigger picture. “We are moving in the right direction and sales will step up. It is important to be patient,” he told Business Line over the phone from Pune. Chopra reiterated that for a premium scooter like the Vespa, volumes are not top priority. “On the other hand, we are creating a segment which we can own. The brand is getting accepted and people are talking about it.” Clearly, the Vespa is not in the same mass product category as the Activa, Pleasure, Jupiter or Ray. With a higher price tag, its sales would be confined to a specific category of buyers keen on showing off this scooter. As a result, the numbers will be slow in coming which is precisely what Piaggio had anticipated. Earlier this year, the company had slashed Vespa prices by nearly Rs 6,000, which meant the ex-showroom price would begin at around Rs 60,000. According to Piaggio, this was a result of better “operational productivity in the plant and efficiency through systems”. Chopra had then said this price slash would not impact the Vespa’s premium positioning in the market.

in April 2012, followed by the high-end VX version in July this year. Sales of the Vespa duo are reportedly averaging 5,000 units a month. The capacity at the Baramati plant near Pune is 1.5 lakh units a year and it was widely believed that it would be doubled by the end of this year. But then, market conditions have been difficult for automakers for a while now. It is this depressed sentiment, coupled with the Vespa’s higher price tag, that puts the sales numbers in perspective. Yet Chopra is not deterred. “People are noticing its distinctiveness and positioning strategy,” he said. Piaggio is also keen on spreading the network to other parts of India in course of time. For the moment, men take up over two-thirds of the buyer base for the Vespa, but this could change. Women prefer options like the TVS Scooty and the Hero Pleasure as well as the Honda Activa and the Yamaha Ray, which meet their style quotient as well as budgets. The Vespa is still in a premium league and its owners want to be associated with a scooter that is distinctly European and more upmarket.

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Even before its India launch, Piaggio was clear about the positioning of the Vespa as a ‘lifestyle, iconic, timeless and ageless product’. The idea was to sustain the brand image through an appropriate positioning and communication strategy focusing on its heritage and unique values. In an earlier interview to Business Line , Chopra had said: “Ours is not a scooter; it’s a Vespa and a way of life. The idea is to awaken a sleeping potential consumer who does not have such a product.”

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Nissan to showcase ‘Go’ in over 90 cities The Datsun Go is all set to be priced under Rs 4 laksh, with the roadshows giving future customers the chance to experience the car first hand before purchasing it Nissan Motor India said that it will showcase the Datsun small car ‘Go’ in more than 90 cities in India soon. To start with, it is showcasing the car in New Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai, and will reach other cities and towns by March-end, before the car is launched in April. To be priced below Rs 4 lakh, the company said it wants the customers in India to first touch and feel the car before it is officially launched. “Apart from metros and tier-I cities in India, we want to reach out to customers in the rural and tier-III and IV cities, including the northeast parts of the country, where the market is growing a lot,’’ Ajay Raghuvanshi, Vice PresidentBusiness Management, Nissan Motor India, told reporters here. The roadshows will give an opportunity for customers to experience the features of the car developed specially for India, he said.

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SMMT | UK Pavilion @ 12th Auto Components Show First Line is a Global brand well know for its premium quality components and has over 30 years experience in the Automotive Aftermarket. First Line offers a leading range of over 12 product lines and over 47 product families. We focus on availability, range, service and quality. The companies that form the Magal Group including Magal Cables Ltd have led the field in automotive mechanical engineering for more than fifty years. With UK manufacturing becoming more and more competitive, modern management techniques and lean practices have allowed Magal Engineering to remain at the forefront of the automotive industry. Magal Engineering is an automotive component and system supplier, a UK based company with manufacturing facilities in the UK, France, Turkey, India, USA and China. Within the Global automotive market, the Magal name is associated with delivering complex design solutions, consistent quality, on-time delivery, a depth of engineering capability and competitive pricing. Magal is winning significant new business, much of it export, on the reputation of the Magal brand. Key products include: • Thermal management systems and thermostats utilising both engineered plastic and aluminium housings • Medium and light duty complex control cables • Hydraulic steering mechanisms • Spare wheel carriers, Jacks and • Puncture management • Pedal box assemblies • Manual mechanical handbrakes • High volume precision machining • Engineered injection moulded plastic assemblies • Full Service design, development, testing and validation Magal is recognized as a Tier 1 global strategic supplier to the major OEMs attaining preferred supplier status with Ford, Daimler, Jaguar Land Rover, Renault Nissan and PSA.

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TRAC Auto Transmission

TRAC Auto Transmission is a pioneer in design and manufacture of door systems, sheet metal & plastic molded components. TRAC Auto manages the complete product cycle: research and development, product design, tool design and manufacturing, assembly and sale of the whole completed product. Grauer & Weil is the only company in India and one of the few in the world, to offer a complete package of corrosion protection solutions, consisting of electroplating chemicals, intermediates and plants, industrial paints, top coats, electrophoretic lacquers, industrial lubricants, zincflake coatings, phosphating, anodizing and speciality chemicals, effluent treatment plants and waste water recovery systems, all under one roof a one-stop-shop for the surface finishing industry. The prestigious Indian Council of Science and Technology has recognized Growel’s Chemical, Paints & R&D Division. With five divisions, six production units, the company operates on a global scale, showcasing over 1000 quality products. Today, Growel is selling well beyond Indian shores exporting to over 50 countries, with branch offices established in Shanghai – China and Bangkok – Thailand. Embracing new age possibilities Grauer & Weil, has created world class facilities where research, design, innovation and manufacture meets customer delight globally. “Every business enterprise carries the solemn responsibility to raise the living standards of mankind.” We at the ‘Growel Group’ individually and collectively remain dedicated to this cause and shall relentlessly strive to build the highest standard of goods, at the most economical cost. For more information visit us at 32 | January-February 2014 | autoASIA

The company has built a reputation as a leading manufacturer of automotive components in the domestic and international market. Our products include: window regulators, door sashes, front axels, sheet metal and plastic components. The state of art Research and Development center of TRAC Auto has the capability to develop new products responding to the diverse needs of its domestic and international customers. Operating in the backdrop of tough global competition, TRAC Auto strives to meet the highest quality demands of national and international regulatory bodies as well as stringent customer specific requirements.



“TT” is a manufacturer of chain terminals, connectors, fuse boxes, relay bases & custom connectors for electrical, electronics & auto industries. With an in house tool room, TT can develop & deliver parts at a speed which matches customer’s expectations. Production facility includes high speed stamping lines & injection molding machines, both hydraulic & all electric. TT has a capacity to produce up to 5.0 million parts a day, including stamped & molded parts. With well equipped tool room, the time of customer concept to parts development is reduced to weeks with practically all CNC machines available in the tool room. All the above is sustained by a system certification of IS0-TS 16949 & selective CE & UL marking on the products. Expertise in both stamping & molding can be well utilized for custom-built part developments leading to assemblies involving precise accuracies.

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ANAND EXPORTS (Hall No. 1B/Stand No. 77)

MANUFACTURER AND EXPORTER OF PISTON, PISTON PIN, PISTON RINGS AND LINERS features viz. Alfin , Double Alfin ,Oil Cooling Gallery, Top Hard Anodizing, Graphite, Phosphate, Tin Plated, BrassBush at Pin Bore, Steel Strut Design, Heat Plug.

The foundation of “Anand Exports” was laid by “Late Sardar. Tajinder Singh Anand” in 1980, with the aim of serving the auto world with good quality Pistons. It is Government recognized Export House and ISO 9001: 2008 certified unit. Today it makes piston assemblies, with diameter up to 160mm for wide range application of 2/3 wheelers, Cars, commercial light and heavy vehicles/ construction machinery , tractors, stationary engines, petrol/diesel, compressors and forged pistons, etc. Our aim is to produce high-quality products at most competitive price. We have won a great reputation world over in past 32 years as manufacturers of high-quality auto products. With aggressive sprit, we continue to improve its quality, under the dynamic conditions to meet after market requirements. We have a team of quality minded skilled workers and staff, well conversant with internationally accepted standard norms for optimum performance of the products. The production is backed up by, well equipped most modern toolroom, METROLOGICAL AND METALLURGICAL laboratory having Italian microscope, spectrometer from Max Germany, utilizing CNC TURNING AND MACHINING CENTERS, with most sophisticated CAMLESS PROFILE TURNING CNC two machines from M/s Takisawa Japan, model TPS-5000 and one from M/s Jyoti, Rajkot model I-Sect. Liners are centrifugally cast, CNC machined and plateau honed. Rings are individually cast in special material with optimum mechanical properties apart from regular cast iron. Currently we are manufacturing pistons with following various 34 | January-February 2014 | autoASIA

We manufacture a wide range of pistons for the below mentioned Engines starting from dia 40mm upto 160mm with over 1000 types including Andoria , Avia , Bedford, Bitzer, Caterpillar, Compressor, Copland, Cummins, Daf, Daimler Benz, David Brown, Eicher , Fiat, Ford, Guldner , Hino, Hyundai, IFA , International [IHC]- Case, JohnDeere , KHD , KIA, Kirloskar, Kraz , Kubota, Land Rover, Leyland, Liaz , Lister, Lombardini, Mack, Mahindra, MTZ , MAN, Maruti , Matadoor, Multicar, MWM, Perkins, Petter , Peugeot, RABA MAN, Renault, Romania, Rover, Scania , Schulter , Stayer , Swaraj Mazda, TATRA , TATA, Volk Wagon, Volvo, Willy Jeap , Yanmar, Zetor. We are an export Oriented Company and presently exporting to many countries, globally. We are regularly, participating in world’s largest aftermarket show, AUTOMECHANIKA-FRANKFURT, GERMANY, MIDDLE EAST, INDIA ,MOSCOW, EQUIP AUTO PARIS, INDIA SHOW, COLUMBO and AUTO EXPO DELHI, etc. for the last 20years. We are exporting Pistons to many countries round the globe including European countries such as Germany, Poland, Middle east countries such as Dubai, African Countries such as Nigeria , Asian countries such as Bangladesh and Sri-Lanka, etc. catering the requirement of the significant portion in the aftermarket.

GGB BEARING TECHNOLOGY GGB is the world’s leading manufacturer of high-performance self-lubricating and pre-lubricated bearings. With more than 1,000 employees globally, including production facilities in the U.S., Germany, France, Brazil, Slovakia and China. GGB serves more than 50,000 customers worldwide in a broad spectrum of application and industries including – • • • • • • • •


Offering the industry’s most extensive range of plain bearings, we are well positioned to serve as your single-source supplier. Our product offerings include metal-polymer, solid polymer, filament wound and metal bearings, bushing blocks and many more. These products are available in a variety of forms, including cylindrical wrapped bearings, flanged bearings, thrust washers, strips and special forms manufactured to customers’ specifications. We also offer industry-leading R&D and testing facilities, flexible manufacturing, superior technical support, and a global network of distributors assuring worldwide product availability. List of products – DU,DUB,DX,DX10,DP4,DP4B,DP31,HX,GAR-MAX,GAR-FIL,HSG, MEGALIFE,HPF,HPM,SBC,EP,ENGINEER ED POLYMER BEARINGS AND BUSHING BLOCK.


GM INDIA LAUNCHES ‘MYCHEVROLET INDIA’, THE SMART MOBILE OWNER APPLICATION • GM India launches ‘myChevrolet India’, the smart mobile owner application • Designed to provide customers with hassle-free ownership experience

As part of its commitment to continue providing customers with a value proposition, GM India launched the owner mobile application, ‘myChevrolet India App’. The mobile application will assist customers with a number of tools relevant to their vehicles post purchase. It will be available free of cost on Android and iOS platform for GM India customers. Commenting on the launch of the ‘myChevrolet India App’, Mr. Rajesh Singh, Vice President Sales, Marketing & After-Sales, GM India said, “GM India goes the extra mile to enhance its customer experience. We have developed ‘myChevrolet India App’ mobile app to provide features that give real- time benefits to the customer and provides a one stop shop. We feel the application will allow them to experience GM India services in an exciting new digital platform. This is another step in leveraging the potential of mobile technology to offer convenience and value to our customers,” he added. The application brings all Chevrolet services at the owner’s fingertips. Now Chevrolet owners can contact the company, schedule a service, access vehicle information and do a lot more at the push of a button. The application is here to make the Chevrolet ownership a smooth experience in every way. It features a list of services that spells smart access, ease of use, comfort and convenience. Schedule Service The myChevrolet App stores your preferred dealer’s information so that you can quickly schedule a service 36 | January-February 2014 | autoASIA

appointment. If you are on the road, the application locates the nearest dealer and makes contact easy with the touch-to-call feature. Parking Reminder Never mind if you forgot where you parked. The application lets you store information about your parking location on the myChevrolet App. Take photos and notes to capture parking details. The application will guide you to your car using Google Maps. Owner’s Manual When you have time or whenever you need to – get to know more about your Chevrolet. For the myChevrolet App brings your owner’s manual at your fingertips. Add to it a host of other features like storing the customer profile, Locate a dealer, Connectivity with various Chevrolet platforms on the web and so on and you have one smart app to complement your Chevrolet vehicle. The multifaceted ‘myChevrolet India App’ application can be downloaded free of charge from Google Play Store and Apple App store. Among the other unique programmes introduced by GM India to further bolster the Chevrolet ownership experience are unmatched Product Warranty of 3 Years/1,00,000 KM, Chevrolet U-First Free Service Camps and the Chevrolet Promise Cost of Ownership Programme that offers assured low cost of maintenance.


Friction solution provider to major Auto OEMs across segments Two wheelers / Three wheelers / Cars / MUVs LCVs / HCVs / Tractors / Farm equipments

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Honda unveils All New 4th Generation Honda City at a World Premiere in India • All New City to be launched with Diesel and Petrol • Starts pre-launch bookings for January 2014 launch


onda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL), leading manufacturer of premium cars in India, today unveiled the all-new 4th Generation Honda City at a World Premiere event in India. The world’s first glimpse of the car also marked the introduction of 1.5L i-DTEC diesel engine in the all-new City. Scheduled to be launched in January 2014, the pre-launch bookings of the model have begun across the country. The all-new Honda City has been developed at Honda R&D centre located in Tochigi, Japan following extensive market surveys in India, ASEAN countries and other markets for people’s driving needs and lifestyles. The development of all-new Honda City adopts Honda’s new ‘global operation reform’ of concurrent development and implementation of locally optimized design drawings to realize the best vehicle specifications with speed, affordability and low CO2 emissions for our customers. India, being a key strategic market for Honda in the Asia and Oceania region, has been specifi-

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cally chosen to lead the global production for the All New Honda City with the 1.5L i-DTEC diesel engine which is already gaining popularity in the country. This makes India the first country to manufacture and sell the All New City, which will eventually be sold in 60 markets to help expand Honda’s footprint in some of the fastest growing auto markets in the world. The grand conceptfor the all-new City is No 1 mid-size sedan impressing the whole world by being an Advanced Cool Stunner. “Stunner” is at the core of this concept and reflects sophistication and vigor while in motion and a striking presence when standing still. The development concept focused on three aspects: Advanced Sporty Design, Best Comfort and

Best Fuel Efficiency. Advanced Sporty Design The All New Honda City expresses Honda’s new design concept “Exciting H Design” and will be the first model in India to adopt this new design concept promoting unique character and strong presence. This design concept boasts of a Solid Wing Face, Well Toned Athlete Form body and Finely Honed Surfacing on the exterior. The new Sleek Cross-motion form exterior styling of the 4th Generation Honda City represents a breakthrough amongst conventional sedan styling uniting powerful One Motion Styling and elegant Coupe Styling to create a new expression with sporty feeling appropriate to Honda. Advanced in every way,

it is the perfect look for the benchmark mid sized sedan. The All New Honda City is sure to be the most stunning car on Indian roads. Best Comfort The packaging of the All New City delivers cleverly generated interior space that exceeds its class by further evolving Honda’s “man maximum machine minimum” concept which aims at maximizing the space available for people and minimizing the space required for mechanical components. While maintaining compact dimensions and realizing longer wheelbase, efficient use of space has been made for both driver and occupants to create a spacious interior cabin with widest front seat space and rear seat space beyond its class. The All New City measures 4440 mm in length (same as its predecessor), 1695 mm in width (same as outgoing model), 1495 mm in height (10 mm more than the

outgoing model) and 2600 mm as the wheelbase (extended by an additional 50 mm over outgoing model). In the most spacious and comfortable City that has been possible ever, the sophisticated and futuristic Layered Floating Cockpit takes refinement and ease of driving to the next level. The cockpit’s controls are concentrated for driver convenience and can be operated like a smartphone. For fun, comfortable driving, the cockpit’s advanced interface gives the driver intuitive control and instant access to all important information. Best Fuel Efficiency The All New City adopts the best of Honda’s powertrains to achieve best fuel efficiency performance. The Diesel variant of the City will be powered by the 1.5L 4 cylinder DOHC i-DTEC diesel engine. This engine has been developed exclusively for India considering Indian driving conditions and is based on the Honda’s latest ‘Earth Dreams Technology’ realizing both

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excellent driving performance and offering matchless fuel economy. The Petrol variant of the City will be powered by an improved 1.5L 4 cylinder SOHC i-VTEC petrol engine designed to offer the best balance of engine performance and fuel economy. Speaking at the occasion of its global unveiling, Mr. Yoshiyuki Matsumoto, Managing Officer, Honda Motor Company and Representative of Development, Purchasing and Production in Asia & Oceania Region said, “Honda City is currently sold in 55 countries across the world. City is the leading brand of Honda in Asia and Oceania region and with the 4thgeneration Honda City, we aim to raise its popularity further and make it a significant future model in Honda’s global portfolio which will be available in many more countries.” Focusing on the role and importance of Honda City for HCIL’s business, Mr Hironori Kanayama, President & CEO, Honda Cars India Ltd said, “With the unveil-

ing of the all new City, we enter a new era of Honda’s dominance in premium cars. City brand has been the face of Honda in India, enjoying strong leadership and popularity in its segment ever since its launch. India has been the focus market for Honda City, thus it was befitting to have the global unveiling of the All New Honda City in India.” “There has been very high anticipation amongst the Honda loyalists who have been eagerly waiting for the 4th Generation City and introduction of Diesel in the model. We are sure that the car will further strengthen the bond with our esteemed customers,” he added. Honda City has been one of the most successful car brands in India with very high brand equity. First introduced in India in January 1998 and later launched as 2nd generation in November 2003 and 3rd Generation in September 2008, Honda City has received a tremendous loyalty with over 4.3 lakh happy customers across the country. It is Honda’s most awarded car winning 12 J.D. Power Initial Quality Awards amongst many other accolades and recognitions.

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India Kawasaki Motors bets big on India’s high-end motorcycle market • •

Launches two high performance models Z1000- the first naked bike in India & Ninja 1000 All set to launch Exclusive Dealership in Delhi

Yuji Horiuchi, Managing Director (L) and Shigeto Nishikawa, Deputy Managing Director (R)- India Kawasaki Motors Pvt Ltd launching Ninja 1000 (L)& Z1000 (R)


ndia Kawasaki Motors (IKM) launched two of its globally renowned motorcycles – Z1000- the first naked bike in India, and Ninja 1000 to strengthen its presence in India’s high end motorcycle market. These high performance bikes combine the finest of power, torque, dexterous handling and super-sport styling. IKM is all set to inaugurate its exclusive dealership in Delhi to expand its footprint across North India. In India, the new bikes will be imported as completely built units (CBU) from Japan and will be retailed through the existing standalone showroom of Kawasaki in Pune and in Delhi after the launch. Both models – Z1000 and Ninja 1000 will be priced at Rs. 12,

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50,000 (ex-Showroom, Pune & Delhi) respectively.

super-naked bike currently available.

Commenting on the launch, Mr. Yuji Horiuchi, Managing Director, India Kawasaki Motors said, “The Indian high-end motorcycle market offers tremendous growth opportunities. We had recently launched two of our flagship models and received impressive response for these products. To further strengthen our presence in the country, we are now launching two more global products targeted at specific audiences. We are also launching our first exclusive showroom in North India, to strategically expand our national footprint. With incessant support from our long-standing partners, Bajaj Auto, we look forward to taking the Kawasaki brand in India from strength to strength.”

Ninja 1000 from the legendary Ninja stable, will offer bikers with the finest combination of comfort and control. The sportier handling features of the bike do not compromise on its comfort. The well balanced platform benefits from new integrated panniers, the flagship-level technology 3-mode KTRC (Kawasaki Traction Control) and customizable power modes. These innovative features add to the Ninja 1000’s unrivaled all-round performance. The bike also offers an upright seating position, large fuel tank, and adjustable windscreen among its features, as well as a transmission exclusively geared for street-riding.

The Z series of Kawasaki streetfighters has a strong legacy of more than four decades. Z1000 is not just another naked street fighter by Kawasaki Motors, given its new age design and specifications. It is a four-cylinder high performance motorcycle in the street-fighter segment, exemplifying unparalleled power and impeccable naked design. The Z1000 is an evolution of the dynamic super-naked bike series by Kawasaki engineers, who were determined to take the overall riding impact to the next level. The new-engine and chassis settings are crafted seamlessly to deliver a stiffer, more direct ride feel, which will certainly appeal to experienced bike riders. There is a significant transformation in this model, both in terms of design as well as riding experience. With these features Z1000 is touted as being India’s most advanced

In the steady super-bikes market of India, India Kawasaki Motors’ initial target for sales is 100 units per model per year. India Kawasaki Motors will expand its business territory in a phase-wise manner. With its focus on Maharashtra and NCR; the expansion will follow in the rest of the country. IKM is looking at carefully selecting and training staff that can work on the complete portfolio of motorcycles. The Ninja 1000 and Z1000 along with Ninja ZX-14R and ZX10R (and Ninja 650R and 300) will be sold and serviced through the exclusive showroom of Kawasaki in Pune and soon to be launched showroom in Delhi. India Kawasaki Motors (IKM) had launched its flagship motorcycles models - Ninja ZX - 14R and ZX -10R in India in the month of September, 2013.

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ISK BEARINGS INDUSTRIES, an ISO/TS 16949:2009 company, having made a modest beginning in year 2010, is most reputed and very well-known as Innovative Bearings Manufacturers, which is spread upon 37635 Sq. Ft. of base land in the satellite industrial township called - Metoda G.I.D.C. (Rajkot). Inspired by a unique blend of spiritual professionalism and technological prowess, ISK became India’s 1st manufacturers of Wheel Hub Bearing Units for new generation cars. The product range of the company comprises of Wheel Hub Bearing Units, Wheel Bearings (DAC Bearings), Clutch Release Bearings, Tapered Roller Bearings, Specialized Ball Bearings for new generation cars. ISK also invented the 3rd Generation Wheel Hub Bearing Units for Three Wheeler application. ISK has also introduced the New & Improved Steering Column Bearing (A Set of Upper & Lower Cone Set) for Three Wheelers, which is widely accepted all around. Wheel Hub Bearing Units (2nd & 3rd Generation) : For New Generation Cars • The 2nd Generation Bearings are Lightweight & Maintenance Free units, which combines the costeffectiveness of the 1st Generation Bearing with the convenience of an integral mounting flange. • The 3rd Generation Bearings are the combination of - A) Compact; B) Easy-To-Install; & C) ABS-Ready Assembly. The unit features a factory-adjusted preload and optimally rigid double-flange design. Wheel Hub Bearing Units (3rd Generation) : For Auto Rickshaws (3-Wheelers) This is the Innovative Bearing for 3-Wheelers. It combines the cost-effectiveness of the 1st Generation Bearing with the convenience of an integral mounting Axle Shaft, which helps to increase Mileage of 3-Wheelers and reducing the Engine Load for Smoothest Driving experience. It is Maintenance Free & cost-effective. Wheel Bearings / DAC Bearings (1st Generation Bearings) It is a good solution application due to Compact & Rugged design, featuring Lifetime Sealing & Lubrication. It comes 44 | January-February 2014 | autoASIA

with solid Inner and Outer Raceways with the assembly of Steel Balls with Cage made of either Glass Fibre reinforced Polyamide or Sheet Steel, duly supported with high-quality Rubber or Steel Seals to prevent water & foreign particles entering into the Bearing. Its Lower Friction leads to reduced heat generation and gives longer Grease operating life. Self-Aligning Clutch Release Bearings It helps releasing pressure which allows the engine and the gearbox to be move & declutch. They are designed for the special purpose to control clutch conditions. The Self-Aligning CRB is the lightweight, low torque, & long lasting Bearing. It comes with the Resin Sleeve, in response to uninterrupted requirement for improved FuelEfficiency. Tapered Roller Bearings It is a conical geometry made with rollers with taper, which permits greater loads to be carried. Tapered Roller Bearings are separable. The non-separable Inner Ring and Roller Assembly called as “Cone”, and the Outer Ring is called as “Cup”. Tapered Roller Bearings

are bearings that can take large axial forces as well as being able to sustain large radial forces. Steering Column Bearings The Steering Shaft, one of the components fitted with the Steering Column, is supported by the Two Bearings at both ends i.e. at the Top and Bottom end in the Steering Column. Thus, Steering Column Bearing is an important part of the Steering Column and contributes to effortless & precise Steering of the vehicle by which, optimum comfort can be achieved. The Steering Column Bearing is traditionally known as Upper & Lower Cone Set Bearing. ISK’s New & Improved Steering Column Bearing is totally maintenance free and very much easy to fit. Also it has incomparable advantages like low-friction, high rigidity, long-lasting performance, & the very most important is the costeffectiveness.

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AutoStart India Pvt. Ltd.

Crescent Foundry Crescent Foundry was established in 1982 in India, exporting to over 45 countries around the world including USA, Canada, France, Germany, UAE, South Africa, Australia and many more with a production capacity of 50,000+ tons between grey and ductile iron castings as well as steel fabrication. The foundry has DISA molding machines as well as hand molding. Their products are used in the following sectors: • Automotive • Hydraulic • Compressors • Railways • Agricultural • Construction Equipment (Counterweights for tractors and wheel loaders) • Counterweights • Fabricated products.

AutoStart India Pvt. Ltd. manufacturers of • Starter Motor • Alternator • Dynamo / Generator • Armature • Starter Drive Assembly • Solenoid Switch • Field Coil • Rotors • Stators • Cold Extrucsion, Cold / Hot Forgings Parts, • Cast Iron Products, Aluminium Pressure Die Castings, • Gravity Castings, CNC Turned Parts For more information, please contact:


With over 1500 products and manufacturing experience of more than 2 decades, Sainsons Exports is one of the leading Manufacturers and Exporters of spare parts to fit into European makets of passenger and commercials vehicles like, Trucks, Cars, Trailors and Earthmovers. PRODUCTS Our product range comprises of Engine Mounting, Center Bearings,Axle Rods, Spring cushions, Torque Rod, Transmission Mount, Strut Mount & Fan Hub. With a strive to expand our product range, we are adding new products every year. Customers can view the E-Catalogue online and Download the PDF from our website; you require a password to access and download the catalogue.

QUALITY & SERVICES We are an ISO 9001:2008 Certified company. To Ensure compliance with the Quality standards, regular tests and inspection are conducted on the finished and unfinished products at various levels & stages. We make sure that the best reaches our Customer. Their loyalty towards our products in the form of repeated orders confirms our consistent Quality and Services. CUSTOMERS “Our customer base speaks for our Quality and Exceptional services”. Known as the Pioneer of Quality, we are supplying to some of the most reputed brands in the Industry. Our own brand “ i Part” is widely accepted as a symbol of Quality. We have our customer base spread across various continents such as Europe, Middle East, Australia, South America & Africa. We prioritize Customer satisfaction above all principles.

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Company Certifications: • ISO 9001 : 2008 (Bureau Veritas) • ISO 14001 : 2004 (BSI) • OHSAS 18001 : 2007 Occupational Health and Safety (BSI)* • TS16949 under implementation PRODUCTION FACILITIES As an industry leader, the company has a comprehensive international standard production facilities geared to their quest for qualitative excellence as well as quantitative growth. In their core foundry business, the company is equipped to offer a full range of services ranging from product development to molding, in-house machining, as well as the facilities to provide the most stringent product testing. The highlight of production facilities are: • • • • • • • • • • •

Melting capacity of 50,000MT per year of cast iron using 6 induction furnaces & 6 cupolas for various grades of Cast Iron and Ductile Iron Auto CAD, Auto Cast and Pro-Engineer for designing products as well as optimizing using a series of simulations in Magmasoft® CNC & 4 axis VMC machines are being used to develop new patterns with great accuracy and speed Automatic sand plants for machine molding SINTO® Horizontal Flask-less High Pressure Moulding Line with Box Size 700x600x250/250 and 2 ARPA lines – ARPA 450 & 900. Cold Box and Hot Box Core Machine Comprehensive machining solutions Painting facilities as per customer requirement. Fabrication unit capable of producing customized fabricated products. Fully equipped lab with all testing facilities like Spectrometer, Image Analyzer, Hardness & Elongation testers and many more. Integrated SAP system to manage all our information.

Crescent Foundry, continue its 30th year of journey of success and growth, taking on new challenges and going beyond these, unswerving from their search for excellence and growth, at home and overseas. Crescent Foundy looking forward to join them in our journey and together, strive to grow.. beyond boundaries. For more information:

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HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS INDIA (P) LTD. In the Components Show of12th Auto Expo 2014 in New Delhi, Hitachi Automotive Systems has planned to introduce a broad range of products and technologies for next generation automobiles.


Booth 1, Hanger 6A

he displays are classified in to four major product groups as explained below. Our objective is to demonstrate Hitachi Automotive Systems Technologies developed for a safe, green and intelligent automobile for the future. Engine Powertrain System Hitachi Automotive Systems offers a range of Engine Powertrain Products meeting diverse engine designs for direct injection, port injection and diesel combustion engines. Hitachi engine components are designed to realize a highly efficient engine by reducing the conversion loss of fuel energy. Main systems and components consists of Valve Timing Control Systems, Solenoid Valve, Engine Control Units, Plug

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Top Ignition Coil, Air Intake Systems (Airflow Sensors, Electronic Throttle Body, Pressure Sensors) and Engine Components (Variable Displacement Vane Pump) Electric Powertrain System Hitachi Automotive Systems have been pioneering the development of electric systems that delivering the integrated electromechanical solutions. Hitachi technologies enable the shift from conventional gasoline engines to electric powertrain systems using electric motors and inverters. For HEV applications Hitachi offers integrated electromechanical solution for the reduction of size and weight for the enhancement of control efficiency. In HEV segment we offer wide variety of motors

and inverters with an output of 42Vand higher Li-Ion batteries, starters and alternators. Drive Control System Hitachi Automotive Systems advanced automotive safety technologies ensures safety thru motion control technologies and coordinate the capacity to look , sense and judge actions of driving, steering and braking. Electrically driven intelligent brake systems employ a simple actuation system in which the brake master cylinder is operated directly by an electric motor. Hitachi semi active suspension system includes a sensor that detects bumps on the roads and movements of the vehicle and controls the damper in each wheel. Steering Systems, Suspension systems and Drive power transmission systems (propeller shaft) are major products from Drive Control systems. Aftermarket Products Hitachi Automotive Systems technologies that developed over many years ensure comfort everywhere people live, work and gather. In the aftermarket related technologies, Hitachi Automotive Systems deliver components require stringent quality standards like Alternator, Starter, Fuel Pumps, Airflow Sensors and brake disc pads and shock absorbers. Hueco Electronic India located in Pune plays a major role in the manufacturing and supply of Automotive Electronic and Engine Management Parts like regulators, Ignition Coils, Ignition Modules, Glow control modules, rectifies and relays.



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