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    News » Apollo’s Rivallant named European president

    October 24th 2018 Apollo Tyres has promoted Benoit Rivallant to be president of its European operations. Rivallant has been with the tyre manufacturer since 2014, during which time, successfully introduced commercial vehicle tyres into Europe as group head, global product management for commercial vehicle tyres, the Indian company says. “It is our corporate philosophy to identify and promote talent internally,” said vice-chairman and […]
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    News » NYK and Adani joint venture on track

    July 19th 2018 NYK Auto Logistics India (NALI) has signed an agreement with transport and port operations provider, Adani Logistics, to provide finished vehicle services using freight trains. The NYK division already provides integrated services for carmakers in India that include road-based inland delivery between plants, dealers and ports, as well as pre-delivery inspection. Adani offers integrated port […]
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    News » Skoda reveals plans for Indian market

    July 4th 2018 Skoda is localising vehicle development in India over the next three years. It will manufacture a new range of sub-compact passenger cars for the local market alongside its existing range and also wants to export from India to wider south east Asia and the Middle East. Its parent company VW Group is investing €1 billion […]
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    News » APL Logistics Vascor expands rake capacity to encourage take-up of rail

    November 15th 2017 APL Logistics Vascor Automotive, the automotive logistics joint venture, will add more finished vehicle carrying rail rakes to its operating fleet next year, bringing the total in use to 15 from just 3 at the start. The move was revealed by Vascor CEO, Bill Garrett (pictured, sitting right), speaking at the recent Automotive Logistics India summit […]
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    Intelligence » Summit report: Indian industry must turn reforms into progress

    November 14th 2017 Discussions at this year’s Automotive Logistics India Summit in Chennai may have sounded remarkably familiar to those who attended the very first conference a decade earlier:  infrastructure deficits, underdeveloped connections, a lack of rail transport options, a fragmented logistics market, a highly bureaucratic and unproductive customs regime, and the proliferation of state border delays. However, […]
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    News » Indian state border barriers slowly coming down under GST regime

    November 13th 2017 Flows of goods across India’s state borders seem to be smoothing out slowly as toll barriers are removed, following implementation of the nationwide Goods and Services Tax (GST) several months ago. Speakers at this year’s Automotive Logistics India Summit last week gave examples of how the new federal taxation system, which took over a decade […]
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    News » Indian vehicle exports’ share of total production set to fall

    November 10th 2017 Vehicle exports’ share of total production in India is set to decline in coming years as carmakers use their manufacturing capacity to meet local market demand, which is forecast to continue growing at a healthy rate. Puneet Gupta (pictured), associate director for vehicle sales forecast for South Asia at research firm IHS Markit, predicted at last week’s Automotive […]
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