Global Standards ? We are game – say auto part makers

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Indian auto part makers are upbeat at the prospects of becoming players in the global markets, matching world standards to meet exacting demands of automobile manufacturers who are under pressure to upgrade emission and safety norms.

India’s top accessories and component manufacturers will showcase their products in the 13th Auto Expo Components show beginning at Pragati Maidan from February 4.

“We will be showcasing latest technology in engine transmission, future tech engines that are E6 emission compliant, said Ravi Arora of Avtec Auto (a CK Birla Enterprise). With India now looking at E6 norms, the company is certainly looking into global market for its products, he said. CK Birla is already exporting 30 per cent of its products to Europe and North American markets and intended to push this up, he added.

The Auto Expo will see participation by 1500 manufacturers- 900 Indian and 600 foreign- said Arvind Balaji of ACMA. China will be the largest participant in the expo that will also showcase products from Canada and Germany among other countries, Balaji said. The Expo will have pavilions on innovation, design and development as well as manufacturing, he said. The Expo will also have pavilion- Asli Nakli- to educate people on the original and the spurious, he said.

Leading manufacturer of garage equipment, Manatec has lined up exciting launches at the forthcoming Expo. The company is pioneer in design, manufacture and export of service station equipment for the last 28 years. Over the years Manatec developed indigenous technology to meet global standards in garage equipment like wheel aligners, wheel balancers, tyre changers, PUC equipment, said PD Sekar,Project Head. In November 2015, Manatec was awarded by CII as one of the top 25 most innovative companies in India.

“Our future is bright as all car manufacturers are opening manufacturing units in India” said Nakul Chatterjee of Hindustan Composite Ltd., makers of braking system lining in technical assistance with WP Suspension Company of Australia and Auto Adelaide, Italy. 

The company is upbeat. “We stand to gain as a major player in the market both in India and abroad, he said. 

“We are going global and expanding our portfolio, said SR Sharma of Flash Group. Established in 1989, Flash group has been serving the two an four wheeler industry with its core competency being automotive electronics an electrical. 

The company would announce its plans for further expansion by launching two product lines- throttle bodies and gears” Sharma added.

Rohit Munjal, Senior Manager Marketing of Amtex Auto – makers of Iron Aluminum casting forgings auto components “ we do almost 60% Indian production, 40 % for exports from our 65 production locations running through 33 locations in India and 32 worldwide ” Amtex is catering to Ferrari, Mercedes and other foreign cars. “Our production in India is already E6 complaint , we have no issues in investing on facilities and production platform – would do so for India now ”, he added

UK manufacturers under the banner of SMMF- the UK counterpart of ACMA- would participate at the Auto Expo, seeking opportunities in Indian automotive manufacturing. British companies want to invest in India, put up manufacturing facilities on electric cars as also collaborate in R&D in low carbon – fuel efficient solutions.

Bucking the trends of overall declining exports the Indian auto component industry registered an increase, growing at an impressive 11 per cent. The auto component manufacturers are not taking any chances and gearing up to role out products that match the industry demands of stricter emission and safety norms.

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