Minda Inds buys German automotive lamp maker for Rs 163 cr

Minda Industries, one of the world’s biggest auto-parts makers, said it will acquire German autoparts maker Delivis Group for 21 mln euros (Rs 163 cr). Minda, which supplies parts to almost all major automakers in India including Maruti Suzuki, said the acquisition is designed to “maintain technology leadership in lighting products market in India”. Delvis […]

Raymond’s auto-parts unit opens new plant in Sinnar

Automotive parts and components manufacturer Ring Plus Aqua Ltd, a subsidiary of Raymond Ltd, announced the opening of its third manufacturing facility at Sinnar, Maharashtra. The new plant will produce starter ring gears, transmission flex-plates and integral shaft water pump bearings, Ring Plus Aqua Ltd said. Ring Plus Aqua has already two manufacturing facilities near […]

Setco gets orders for clutches for BS-VI trucks

Setco Automotive Ltd, the largest clutch manufacturer in the medium and commercial vehicle segment (MHCV) in India, said it received approvals from leading truck manufacturers for supply of BS-VI compliant clutches. BS or Bharat Stage refers to emission regulation standards set by Indian regulatory bodies. BS norms are largely similar to the European emission norms […]

Subros Ltd acquires assets in AC maker Zamil

Subros Ltd, a leading manufacturer of thermal products for automotive applications in India, said it has executed a ‘definitive agreement’ worth Rs 11.15 cr for the purchase of certain assets of air conditioner maker Zamil Air Conditioners Private Ltd. Established in 1985 as a joint venture with Suri family of India, Denso Corporation & Suzuki […]

Amara Raja to make advanced batteries with Johnson Controls

Amara Raja Batteries, India’s largest battery maker, said it has agreed to license stamping technology from Johnson Controls, one of the world’s largest automotive parts makers, used to make lead acid batteries. “The company has entered into an agreement with Johnson Controls Technology Company (JC), USA for acquiring the license for manufacturing advanced stamped grid […]

Hero MotoCorp launches e-commerce portal for selling genuine parts

Hero MotoCorp has launched online shop for consumers to buy genuine parts and accessories for their Hero scooters and motorbikes. The portal, www.hgpmart.com, will be run by the company directly. However, it will tap close to 100 distributors in a ‘hub and spoke’ model for fulfillment. Consumers can buy any part by following a step-by-step […]

Arvind Ltd ties up with Adient to manufacture auto-seat fabrics

Textile and garments maker Arvind Ltd said it set up a joint venture with global auto-seat specialist Adient to manufacture automotive seat fabrics in India. Adient Arvind Automotive Fabrics will be based in Ahmedabad, India, and will supply materials both to Indian and foreign customers of Adient. “The joint venture will benefit from synergies between […]

Bharat Forge acquires stake in Pune-based Tork Motorcycles

Auto components maker Bharat Forge Ltd said it was buying a 45% stake in Tork Motorcycles at a cost of up to Rs 30 cr, taking yet another step towards adapting to the upcoming shift from internal combustion engines to electric vehicles. Tork has designed, developed and built a complete electric motorcycle, the company said. […]

Bharat Forge opens electric vehicle R&D center in the UK

Bharat Forge, India’s largest exporter of auto components, said it opened a research and development facility at MIRA Technology Park in the UK to design powertrain solutions for Electric Vehicles. The powertrain refers to components such as the transmission that converts the engine’s power into movement. So far, much of the research on EVs were […]

Mahindra opens spare parts warehouse in Mahindra World City, Jaipur

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd said it opened a spare parts warehouse in Mahindra World City, Jaipur. “It is one of the largest warehouses in the country and the company’s first in northern India, it will cater to the requirement of Mahindra customers in north and north western region of the country for both automotive and […]

Fiem Industries raises Rs 120 cr via private placement

Fiem Industries Ltd. said it raised Rs 120 crore by placing 12 lakh shares with qualified institutional buyers. The shares were priced at Rs 1002 each. Fiem manufacturers automotive lighting & signaling equipments and rear view mirrors. Most of its revenue comes from the two-wheeler segment of the vehicle industry. The company´s shares had closed […]