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  • Groupe PSA opens powertrain plant

    December 5th 2018

    India – The new plant will be used to make powertrain components for both the local and export markets

  • Maruti Suzuki takes on 362 students

    October 19th 2018

    India – The students receive extensive training in a practical training facility, working on a realistic assembly line and various virtual simulators

  • Expanding and restructuring

    September 12th 2018

    As the move to electrified and autonomous vehicles accelerates, Toyota is expanding in both technology areas and restructuring its operations. Ian Henry reports

  • A race for third place

    March 2nd 2018

    India’s vehicle sales are booming to the benefit of a handful of established manufacturers, but it’s still a tricky market for those on the sidelines

  • Gurpratap Boparai to lead Skoda India

    January 12th 2018

    India – As of 2 April 2018, Gurpratap Boparai will be the managing director of Skoda Auto India. Boparai, who was most recently CEO of Fiat India Automobile, will be reporting directly to Škoda CEO Bernhard Maier…

  • Ford and Mahindra consider strategic alliance

    September 18th 2017

    India – The two companies announced that their teams will work together for up to three years to explore potential areas of cooperation, before any further collaboration is confirmed. A statement from the OEMs said their alliance would “leverage the benefits of Ford’s global reach and expertise and Mahindra’s scale in India and successful operating model”…

  • Honda India two-wheeler production boost

    August 10th 2017

    India – The addition of a fourth assembly line at Honda’s Narsapura plant will add another 600,000 units capacity, increasing the facility’s annual production capacity to 2.4m units…

  • Persistence paying off

    April 26th 2017

    Confidence is rising among carmakers that India’s famously tricky automotive market is worth sticking with

  • Partners in production

    August 1st 2016

    Take one plant add two manufacturers with two engineering philosophies, multiply the complexity with different platforms and variants with high volume targets, and for good measure throw in a couple of new product launches. AMS spoke with Colin MacDonald, CEO & managing director, Renault Nissan Automotive India, to find out how the Alliance plant at Chennai is meeting these challenges…

  • Exercise in efficiency

    July 28th 2016

    It’s a given that all automotive manufacturing plants are continuously monitoring costs and efficiency, but at Toyota Kirloskar Motor’s (TKM) Bidadi plant there has been a real sense of urgency revealed in the detail of the operation’s processes to find improvements. Like many others in India this plant currently suffers from a big gap in capacity and utilisation (210,000 vs. 75,000 upa), but positive steps are being taken to maximise efficiency and cut cost where possible…