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Interview with Vishal Mathur, Senior Vice President, LMD Truck Business, VECV

Vishal Mathur, Senior Vice President, LMD Truck Business – VECV elaborates upon VECV’s Light & Medium Duty (LMD) business in India, the company’s product offering and the several advantages offered by Eicher trucks....

Interview with Anuj Prasad, Founder & CEO, Desmania Design Pvt Ltd

We are the first ones to build an automotive design studio outside the OEMs. We launched the studio in 2010. It has been a one-of-a-kind studio in India which has a clay modeling facility, and has a facility to make...

Interview with Vinod K Sahay, Chief Executive Officer, Mahindra Truck & Bus

Interview with Vinod K Sahay, Chief Executive Officer, Mahindra Truck & Bus / Mahindra Construction Equipment Divisions, Mahindra & Mahindra

Interview with Parveen Kharb, CEO and Co Founder, Twenty Two Motors

Having worked in some of the leading global automobile brands like BMW, Toyota and Harley Davidson, the chief brains behind Twenty Two Motors had a vision to revolutionise the way urban youth daily commute. With the...

Interview with Rajeev Mishra, CEO, UM Lohia Two Wheelers Pvt Ltd

In a candid interview, Rajeev Mishra, CEO, UM Lohia Two Wheelers Pvt Ltd talks about his company's ambitious growth plans.

Interview with James Lyijynen- FCA Global & Bill Zheng- FCA APAC

Interview-with-James-Lyijynen--Chief Program Engineer, Jeep Compass, FCA Global and Bill-Zheng--Head of Design, FCA, APAC

Interview with Sanjay Gupta,Sr. Director, NXP Semiconductors.

Interview with Sanjay Gupta, Sr. Director, NXP Semiconductors. Gupta says that according to IMS Research, the global market for automotive electronics is set to rise to Rs.13.04 lakh crore ($240 billion) in 2020.

Interview with Arun Siddharth, Head – Marketing (Motorcycles), TVS Motor Company

Interview with Arun Siddharth, Head – Marketing (Motorcycles), TVS Motor Company

Interview with Vikram Pawah, Managing Director, Harley-Davidson India

Interview with Vikram Pawah, Managing Director, Harley-Davidson India

Interview with Sohinder Gill, CEO, Hero Electric & Director-Corporate Affairs, Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles

Interview with Sohinder Gill, CEO, Hero Electric & Director-Corporate Affairs, Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles

Interview with Deepak Garg, Founder & CEO, Rivigo Pvt. Ltd.

Interview with Deepak Garg, Founder & CEO, Rivigo Pvt. Ltd. wherein he talks about hwy he opted for the logistics industry.

Interview with Sri Krishnan V, Vice President, Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions

Interview with Sri Krishnan V, Vice President, Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions

Interview with Mansi Madan Tripathy,Chief Marketing Officer, Lubricants, Shell India Markets Pvt Ltd

When the consumer is walking in here we are trying to provide him the entire experience, they get their RFIDs, take selfies, they can do their power, do a dyno test where they can actually test the power of their bi...

Interview with Dr Ravi Damodaran, President-Technology & Strategy, Varroc Engineering Pvt Ltd.

We have done that here. For example, lighting is one of our products for the Indian two-wheeler market. The technology on that are on the bikes are reflector based and bulbs. Going into the future with fuel efficien...

Interview with Madhav Rajgarhia, CEO, Raaj Unocal Lubricants Ltd

The highlights for us this year is Lubistrands and oil detact. Coming to Lubistrands, we have developed a lubricant which defies gravity, defies stickiness, there is complete lubrication inside the engine, and thi...

Interview with Niraj Hans, COO (Automotive), Sandhar Technologies Ltd

Everything we are showing here is new. Primarily we have been known as mechanical locks and mirrors company but today if you see our products we are mostly into electronics. As per our customer demand we are having ...

Interview with Arvind Balaji, President, ACMA

Prime Minister Narendra Modi talked about “Make in India” and we took that message very deeply. For our industry we translated that as Make Quality and Technology in India.

Interview with Simon Alford, Sr. Manager, Automotive Products, Autodesk Ltd, UK

P Tharyan, Editor, Motown India interviews Simon Alford, Sr. Manager, Automotive Products, Autodesk Ltd, UK at the Autodesk University event held recently in Las Vegas, USA

Interview with Pawan Shetty, Head Operations, Lamborghini India

Two Wheel Drive has been a very important product even when we had the Gallardo. Around 65pc of the sales of the Gallardo range was 2WD. So without a doubt it is an important offering that we had to give when we bro...

Interview with Leonardo DiCaprio, Hollywood star

Award-winning actor and global environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio will chair the newly-created Formula E Sustainability Committee. This body will focus on Formula E’s contributions to promoting the mass use of elect...

Interview with Dilbagh Gill, Team Principal, Mahindra Racing Formula E Team

Dilbagh Gill has been at the helm of the Mahindra Racing Formula E Team since its inception. In its second season, Mahindra Racing goes into battle as one of a select few manufacturers that is developing its own all...

Interview with Akash Passey & Suresh Chettiar of Volvo Bus

With Volvo coming in these were the key things that changed. We bought in rear engines, brought in bus chassis, and we brought in a complete bus concept. The effect of that was very positive in the initial years esp...

Interview with Dr. Ravi Damodaran, President- Technology & Strategy, Varroc Engineering Pvt Ltd

Varroc has probably the most diverse portfolio of products for the two wheeler industry ranging from plastics to electrical, electronics and metallic products for powertrains. We even make catalytic converters. We a...

Interview with Philipp Von Sahr, President BMW Group India

The BMW Plant Chennai started operations on March 29, 2007. The BMW Plant Chennai locally produces the BMW 1 Series, the BMW 3 Series, the BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo, the BMW 5 Series, the BMW 7 Series, the BMW X1, t...

Interview with Pankaj Dubey, Managing Director, Polaris India Pvt. Ltd.

Polaris India Pvt Ltd was established as a wholly owned subsidiary of Polaris Industries Inc. (USA), Polaris India Pvt Ltd. launched its flagship products including ATVs, Polaris Ranger RZR, Side x Side Vehicles and...

Interview with Karam Sahni, Head, Two Wheeler division, Elofic Industries

Elofic Industries is the leading filter manufacturer in the country. The company manufactures filters for all vehicles like passenger cars, tractors, commercial vehicles, two-wheelers etc in its three production uni...

Interview with Sohinder Gill, Director-Corporate Affairs, Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles and CEO- Global Business, Hero Eco

Hero Electric is part of the Naveen Munjal controlled Hero Eco Group which makes electric two wheelers. Based in Ludhiana, the Hero Electric plant can make 200 vehicles a day. Munjal started his company around 1999-...

Interview with Ronan LeRoy, Head of Two Wheeler, Vehicle Dynamics, Continental's C&S Division

Interview with Ronan LeRoy, Head of Two Wheeler, Vehicle Dynamics, Continental's C&S Division.

Interview with Pawan Sharma, Vice President, Domestic Sales Elofic Industries Ltd

Interview with Pawan Sharma, Vice President, Domestic Sales Elofic Industries Ltd

Interview with Tapas Gupta, Founder, SparesHub.com

SparesHub.com is an e-commerce site started by three friends –Tapas Gupta, Arijit Chakraborty and Diptanu Bhadra. SparesHub.com is a one stop shop for buying all car spare parts and accessories from reputed brands l...

Interview with Thomas Lich, Senior Expert, Bosch Accident Research (Robert Bosch Corporation, Germany)

Accident Research (AR) in general helps to identify key issues on traffic safety by analyzing in-depth accident data. Such data is collected in four locations in India currently (Status January, 2015). They are Coim...

Interview with Shivapada Ray, COO, DSK Motowheels

Established in 2012, DSK Motowheels, a part of the DSK Group (Diversified business group with a turnover of over Rs. 5000 crore) forayed into the growing automobile sector by entering the niche segment of powerful a...

Interview with Rajesh Shrivastava, General Manager, Marketing & Dealer Development, Terex Equipment Pvt Ltd

Terex is a US based company which operates through five verticals and one of the verticals is Terex Construction and that is where our company belongs. We are based out of Greater Noida and what we manufacture here ...

Interview with Scott Fallon, General Manager, Automotive, SABIC’s Innovative Plastics business

SABIC is the Saudi Basic Industries Corporation, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of chemicals, fertilizers, plastics and metals. Ranked among the world’s largest petrochemicals manufacturers, SABIC is a pub...

Interview with Quah Beng Chieh, Head of Marketing, Asia Pacific FARO Singapore

FARO a US company based out of Florida has changed how things are measured around the world, not only in the automotive industry, but almost every aspect of the world from architecture, to ship building, to aerospac...

Interview with Shekhar Chakravarti, Managing Director, Conveyor & Ropeway Services Pvt Ltd

The concept is unique, because non linear Ropeway travelling over existing road routes in urban cities, would be the first in the world, and therefore, could be called revolutionary, as it would constitute a 2nd tie...

Interview with Ashish Gupta, Founder & Director, Cougar Motorsport

My dream is to convert this into an annual 4X4 convention. And on the sidelines of the convention we are doing the RFC. This is a great beginning in this direction.

Interview with Darren Cox, Director, Global Motorsport, Nissan

What’s interesting is that we were talking about the road safety activity that Nissan India do, and also something similar in China, they use simulators. It’s not as advanced as Gran Turismo, but it’s to teach peopl...

Interview with Sri Krishnan, Vice President, Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions Ltd.

Interview with Sri Krishnan, Vice President, Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions Ltd.

Interview with Joe King,Head, Audi India

Interview with Joe King,Head, Audi India

Interview with Anil Singh, Head of Manufacturing & Sourcing, AMW Motors Ltd

We have taken initiative into cost reduction through waste elimination, productivity improvement and optimum utilisation of resources. We have made a work culture where Kaizen, TPM and reduce cost of quality is the ...

Interview with A. K. Taneja, Managing Director & CEO, Shriram Pistons & Rings Ltd.

Interview with A. K. Taneja, Managing Director & CEO, Shriram Pistons & Rings Ltd.

Interview with Aditya Arora, Chief Operating Officer, Base Corporation Ltd

. Our product is a low involvement grudge product. There is hardly an involvement when it comes to purchase of a battery and the grudge is because you are forced into buying a battery whether you like it or not. ...

Interview with Terrence Hahn, Milind Godbole & Nitin S. Kulkarni of Honeywell Transportation Systems

Turbocharging started off with what is known as wastegate technology. The conventional turbochargers used to have something called a turbo lag. When you hit the gas pedal, it’s a little while before the turbo really...

Interview with Amit Dakshini, Chief Strategy Officer, Varroc Group

Our vision is to become a global conglomerate and we will be working on multiple directions to further our objectives. On one hand, we will continue to enhance our base in the two-wheeler market by adding new custom...

Interview with H.P. Nanda, Director - Strategy and Growth Initiatives, DuPont India

Collaboration has always been our DNA and we firmly believe in our science-based solutions to truly make a difference. We make one of the advanced polymers which will be able to replace metals in the automobile to m...

Interview with Ruediger Schroeder, Managing Director, Kärcher Cleaning Systems Pvt. Ltd.

As I said earlier, the cleaning industry, especially the contract cleaners, are growing very rapidly. The guess is that close to 35-40pc of the total cleaning operations is already outsourced in India. The biggest c...

Interview with Reiner A. Allgeier, Managing Director, Schenker India Private Limited

The infrastructure here in India is definitely not on par with developed countries like Europe or United States. The country’s infrastructure needs a further enhancement. However, what I can see a lot was done in th...

Interview with Sanjay Walia & Sudhir Jain of Uno Mindia Group

Interview with Sanjay Walia is VP-Corporate Marketing and Sudhir Jain is Executive Director-Group CFO of UNO Minda

Interview with Christian Saffer & Frank Schloeder of BMW India

It’s part of an evolution. If you look at the design of our cars for the last 30 to 40 years, it was always some evolution and some revolution. It’s just a process of design change because people are changing. Every...

Interview with Subu Nagasubramony, Managing Director, Visteon India Operations

Every year the quality level steps up a notch in every program. For us it is not much of a challenge because being a global player we have already designed to those levels. Even if sometimes an OEM does not ask for ...

Interview with Rama Shankar Pandey, MD, Hella India Lighting (HIL)

It is true that the automotive industry has been cyclical and ideally it is best not to forecast anything (growth) at this moment. So a firm has to be very agile and flexible in order to take on these cyclical effec...

Interview with Anirvan Roy, General Manager, Automotive Lubricants, ExxonMobil Lubricants India Pvt. Ltd

I would candidly say that the automotive aftermarket is the major thrust area for us. As compared to the direct market, not only does the aftermarket have a higher consumption capacity but we get multiple channels o...

Interview with Virender Malik, Managing Director, ARO Equipments Pvt. Ltd.

We are already running an in-house training centre at our corporate office in Gurgaon. We have one of the best such centres in the industry. We are already providing training to OEM dealers. We have been providing t...

Interview with Mudit Gupta, Head-Automotive, North and South OEMs, CHEP India Pvt. Ltd.

From an environment perspective, many of the OEMs are sourcing their components through one-way packaging i.e. by wooden or corrugated boxes. Owing to its one-time use, there is wastage of sorts in the supply chain....

Interview with Siddharth Gandhi, Head-Marketing, Sales and Business Development, Autoform India

Even though there is a decline in the aftermarket vertical for us, we have got an additional opportunity as OEMs are looking for seat covers from us. This is because they want to bundle up with freebies in order to ...

Interview with Samit Mitra, Vice President-Sales and Services, Su-Kam Power Systems Ltd.

Unlike cosmetics or garments, the battery industry is a wee bit conservative in popularising its products. This is because our customers make are not making a pleasure-seeking purchase, but a harassment one. So we h...

Interview with Dinesh Tyagi, Director, International Centre for Automotive Technology (iCAT)

In the next five years, we should be looking at revenue of close to 150 crore. By that time, we will be able to ramp up our headcount to over 400. Within a distance of 7km from iCAT, we will be establishing another...

Interview with Rakesh Batra, National Leader, Automotive Sector, Ernst & Young LLP

Interview with Rakesh Batra, National Leader, Automotive Sector, Ernst & Young LLP

Interview with Sameer Malhotra, CEO of Shriram Automall India Ltd. (SAMIL)

Interview with Sameer Malhotra, CEO of Shriram Automall India Ltd. (SAMIL)

Interview with Gerrit Kuyntjes & Mohit Arora of J.D. Power Asia Pacific

Interview with Gerrit Kuyntjes - Vice President and General Manager, J. D. Power Asia Pacific and Mohit Arora - Executive Director, J.D. Power Asia Pacific

Interview with Nitin Prasad, Managing Director, Shell Lubricants India

Our association with Ferrari is over 60 years old. And there are a number of benefits that we derive out of it. Formula One is all about raw speed, power, engine performance, etc. It is not only the question of heat...

Interview with Vinnie Mehta, Executive Director, Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA)

Interview with Vinnie Mehta, Executive Director, Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA)

Interview with Ashwani Muppasani, VP-Sales, Marketing & After-Sales, General Motors India

What we are offering with the Sail U-VA is value, space, etc. The most encouraging thing is that we don’t have any negativity about this product. Whoever has bought it is very happy, says Ashwani Muppasani

Interview with Sugato Sen, Deputy Director General, Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM)

Interview with Sugato Sen, Deputy Director General, Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM)

Interview with Atul Gupta and Anu Anamika of Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd.

The mass segment bike will keep evolving. If you can recollect, a couple of years back, the mass segment bike was more of a Rs. 30,000 kind of a product. Today, it is worth Rs. 40,000. Going forward, it might be equ...

Interview with Nitish Tipnis, Director – Marketing and Sales, Hover Automotive India

Our marketing strategy will always be about what the consumer needs. If you look at the Evalia, we have taken a very different approach. We have not looked at a family. We have looked at a unit. It’s not about a hus...

Interview with T.R. Kesavan, President, Tractors Manufacturers Association

Whether it is Tafe or Mahindra or any other company, what we are really trying to uncover is the unspoken nature of the farmer where they may have a small acreage. And they will do what we call as ‘very low tillage’...

Interview with Vikram Malhotra, Vice President, Marketing & Sales, JK Tyre & Industries Limited

Interview with Vikram Malhotra, Vice President, Marketing & Sales, JK Tyre & Industries Limited

Interview with Anurag Mehrotra, Vice President, Marketing, Ford India Pvt. Ltd

Ford’s vision is very clear. We want to follow the ‘One Ford’, ‘One Team’ and ‘One Plan’. That doesn’t change. We are going to bring global, high-quality, safe and smart products to India. And we are going to make s...

Interview with Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI)

A two-wheeler is a ‘product of need’ rather than a ‘desire’ for the common man. There is lot to be done to improve the state of public transport infrastructure & as a basic necessity to commute from point A to poin...

Interview with Nalin Kapoor, Sr. GM & Group Head – Marketing, Hyundai Motor India

The market is young now as we see more and more young population buying our cars. In terms of purchase behaviour, the reasons for buying a car have changed. Until a few years back, it was a value-for-money purchase....

Interview with Nalin Kapoor, Sr. General Manager & Group Head – Marketing, Hyundai Motor India

The market is young now as we see more and more young population buying our cars. In terms of purchase behaviour, the reasons for buying a car have changed. Until a few years back, it was a value-for-money purchase....

Interview with Shashi Singh, Managing Director, AVL India

The ‘AVL’ name is synonymous with diesel. We started as a diesel-centric company in the 40s. And we were the first ones to propagate direct injected diesel engines that meet NVH challenges. We have been doing a lot ...

Interview with Vivek Nayer, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Automotive Sector, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.

We were a jeep company around the time of independence. We used to manufacture and market jeeps sourced from Chrysler. That has always been our DNA. So we make rough and tough UVs and SUVs and have been the market l...

Interview with Sunil Gupta, CEO, Avis India

We are very happy with the way the car rental business has shaped up. This is because as the market is evolving, our clients are feeling the need to have high-quality organised sector players who offer a very high s...

Interview with Raj Singh Rathee, Managing Director, Kuka Robotics India

in India, there is no alternative to high quality production. Whatever has to be produced here for overseas markets, we need robots to churn it out. Otherwise we cannot maintain a consistent quality. There are also ...

Interview with Mayank Pareek, Managing Executive Officer (Marketing & Sales), Maruti Suzuki India Ltd.

Interview with Mayank Pareek, Managing Executive Officer (Marketing & Sales), Maruti Suzuki India Ltd.

Interview with Rajesh Poddar, Director-Business Development, Paracoat Products Limited

we do have plans to bring in new concept vehicles in India, which include bigger ambulances, bigger caravans, Our collaborators in Japan has got a design bearing two bedrooms and a living room in a bus. So those thi...

Interview with Sumit Arora, Research Director—Automotive, Ipsos Marketing

Interview with Sumit Arora, Research Director—Automotive, Ipsos Marketing

Interview with Vishnu Mathur, Director General, SIAM

If you look at hybrid and zero-emission vehicles, the cost equation is not there as compared to conventional vehicles. To be more precise, the value proposition is not there in such non-polluting vehicles. So if I p...

Interview with S. Sandilya, Chairman, Eicher Motors Ltd. & President, SIAM

We normally look at it from the perspective of task and finishing. But my take on that it is a continuous journey. There is no end to any organisation’s growth. It’s a continuous journey and if you look at it from E...

Interview with Mohit Anand, Managing Director, Belkin India Pvt Ltd.

we are the world’s largest accessory maker for iphone, ipad, ipod and itouch. We have a very strong relationship with them. We work very closely with them at a global level. The product design, development and resea...

Interview with Sameer Sodhi, Director Business Unit, Automotive Lighting, South West Asia, Philips Electronics India Ltd.

We are investing a lot in plants in China where we have two new plants. We also do partnership where we come up with the design and the partner manufactures it as per our specifications.

Interview with Shashank Srivastava, Chief General Manager, Marketing Maruti Suzuki India Ltd.

In the brand tracks we do, there is this question of how people perceive us on the technology front. There was this time around 1997-98 till around 2003 where our score on technology actually came down. When Marut...

Interview with Ramesh Suri,Promoter and Chairman, Subros Ltd.

My vision is to continue working and moving ahead. Unless you have the fire inside, you cannot keep going. Once this fire dies out, you stop. If I see any more opportunities I shall look into it. The fire in me is s...

Interview with Satish Sharma, Chief India Operations, Apollo Tyres Ltd

We always have to do a little bit of balancing of how much to grow in Kerala and how much not to grow in Kerala. We started our lives with Kerala and we’ll stick to it. We have 2 plants in the State. You know how st...

Interview with Roy Kurian, National Business Head, India Yamaha Motor Pvt. Ltd.

I would like to increase the speed of doing things in the organisation---the speed in everything. This has to be done in order to meet our targets for 2014. By that time we would be looking at one million bikes. To ...

Interview with Abhijit Mukherjee, Managing Director, Tenneco Automotive India Pvt Ltd.

Tenneco is also looking at big growth in the next 5 years. And that growth is essentially coming a lot from our emissions business which because of the fact that emission standards are being tightened and broadened ...

Interview with Rishi Aggarwal, Managing Director, JCBL Ltd

JCBL has four brands, Cerita, where we are making our own chassis also for a select niche where other OEMs do not have a product or customers want little flexibility. We have our own Happy Bus range of school buses....

Interview with Jnaneswar Sen, Vice President, Marketing, Honda Siel Cars India Ltd.

We were the first to bring the hybrid technology into the country when we launched the Honda Civic hybrid in 2008. Our learning from that was the civic hybrid generated huge interests in the market. There was a huge...

Interview with Niraj Hans, Managing Director, Fiat Partecipazioni India Pvt. Ltd.

On the operations front we are an independent company. Having said that, our synergies exist with other Fiat companies. We keep on discussing our strategies with regards to a particular supplier.



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