Grow­ing To­gether

Auto components India - - EDITORIAL - Bhar­gav TS Ex­ec­u­tive Editor s.bhar­gav@nextgen­pub­lish­

The 13th Auto Expo that con­cluded re­cently has grown over the years with man­u­fac­turer’s par­tic­i­pa­tion in as­cend­ing pace and with global brands once sneak-peeked es­tab­lish­ing their grounds sa­ti­at­ing the evolv­ing needs of the cus­tomers. The expo has not only grown in size, but also the tech­ni­cal ar­eas are wide opened with lot of in­no­va­tions queu­ing-up. Match­ing the cur­rent sit­u­a­tion, OEMs dis­played their prod­ucts with a few abid­ing by Euro-VI norms and choices of al­ter­nate fuel ve­hi­cles are strewn. As the GoI has de­cided to ad­vance the Euro-VI or BS-VI emis­sion norms im­ple­men­ta­tion from 1 April 2021 to 1 April 2020, the ve­hi­cle man­u­fac­tur­ers and com­po­nent mak­ers have started work­ing on de­vel­op­ing prod­ucts for the same. In fact, the govern­ment’s first roadmap had pro­posed im­ple­ment­ing BSVI norms from April 1, 2024.

The Com­po­nent Show, the con­cur­rent event has also grown in terms of size and the num­ber of global par­tic­i­pants. In-line to the cur­rent sce­nario, the global sup­pli­ers were also dis­play­ing their prod­uct of­fer­ings that com­plies with the BS-VI emis­sion norms. As most of the global com­pa­nies sup­ply com­po­nents to the OEMs present in Europe, it will be slightly eas­ier for them to bring those tech­nolo­gies to In­dia. But, at the same time it is not like copy paste a tech­nol­ogy. To de­velop a BS-VI norms ve­hi­cle, OEMs and com­po­nent man­u­fac­tur­ers have to work in tan­dem to cre­ate a win-win sit­u­a­tion.

The cur­rent is­sue is very spe­cial for us, as Auto Com­po­nents In­dia is step­ping into the third year. The first 2 years went like a light­ning speed and the mag­a­zine sowed has got deep-rooted and qual­ity con­tents are shooted with a lot of ten­drils sprouted for in­no­va­tion lines to be added-up. The is­sue in your hands is the Se­cond An­niver­sary spe­cial and to make it more lively, we have taken a hot topic ‘Make in In­dia - Go­ing For­ward’. The ini­tia­tive kick started by our Prime Min­is­ter in Septem­ber 2014 to at­tract more in­vestors into the coun­try and to boost the man­u­fac­tur­ing ac­tiv­ity. The ‘Cover Story’ talks about the ini­tia­tives taken in the last one and half years and go­ing for­ward what man­u­fac­tur­ers are ex­pect­ing from the govern­ment to make the ini­tia­tive more ma­te­ri­al­is­tic.

The is­sue is packed with lot of sto­ries and views in­clud­ing top­ics like fuel pric­ing and chal­lenges faced by the auto com­po­nent mak­ers. As the in­dus­try is grow­ing, we are also grow­ing to­gether and will con­tinue to hitch in a faster man­ner.

Hope you find this is­sue in­ter­est­ing.

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