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By Dr Holger Klein Dr Holger Klein is a Member of the Board of Management at ZF Friedrichshafen AG, responsible for Car Chassis Technology, Aftermarket, Region Asia Pacific, Region India, Key Account Mgmt – Passenger Cars Customers Asia Pacific & India. Born in Mühlheim an der Ruhr, Germany, he studied Engineering Management and completed Ph […]

ACMA urges calibrated move for e-mobility

Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA) emphasized the need for the calibrated roll-out of e-mobility in the country, especially for the two and three wheelers segments. The industry body is highly appreciative of the thrust given to localization in the PMP (Phased Manufacturing Program) announced simultaneously with the FAME-2 (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid & […]

ZF steps up activities in China

ZF is stepping up its activities in China with several additional plants, and the extension of development capacities. The Group has had its own production sites there since 1994; currently, there are 32. ZF already offers customers in China high-tech solutions for e-mobility and autonomous driving and is increasingly enlarging its customer base with Chinese […]

As Markets Move Slowly To EVs, SEG Auto Offers Solutions To Cut CO2 Emission Of ICEs

By APA Bureau: The Germany-based SEG Automotive, which specialises in starter motors, electrification components and generators, is driven in its product development by the imperative to reduce carbon emission of internal combustion engines (ICEs). This is in spite of the global trend towards electrification of vehicles. “The main trend (guiding product development) is the CO2 […]

Adhesive and Thermal Solutions from Henkel for e-Mobility

Henkel has launched advanced automotive materials for e-mobility applications, including thermal control and novel adhesive solutions for the battery system and vehicle body. The power storage system requires advanced materials to effectively control the heat generated during operation and to keep external pollutants from contaminating the internal battery structure. Henkel’s award-winning BERGQUIST brand thermal interface […]

Schaeffler Is Future-Ready

Global automotive and industrial supplier Schaeffler is pushing ahead with its transformation process in readiness for the future. It is doing this by means of ‘Agenda 4 plus One,’ a programme which it launched in 2016 and which has now been expanded to comprise 20 initiatives. The programme is structured into four plus one categories: […]

MAHLE Strategy To Get Best Of Both Worlds

By T Murrali: MAHLE GmbH is not dissuaded by the disruptions in the world automotive eco-system. The company that has been supplying engine systems and components for close to a century is innovating to cater to the new energy vehicles, becoming a reality at least in some markets, through a ‘Dual Strategy’ to focus on […]

Magna, BAIC Group to develop EV framework in China

Beijing Automotive Industry Holding Company Limited (BAIC) Group and Magna will jointly develop a next-generation smart electric vehicle architecture for the Chinese market. China sold around 700,000 electrified cars in 2017. By 2020, the number of all-electric cars on China’s roads is forecast to reach around five million, due in part to subsidies and quotas […]