Service & Maintenance

Bosch inaugurates India’s largest Bosch Car Service network in Panchkula

Bosch Automotive Aftermarket has inaugurated one of the largest Bosch Car Service (BCS) facilities in Panchkula, as part of its workshop chain network expansion drive. The workshop was inaugurated by Mr. Anjan Kumar, Regional President – Automotive Aftermarket, Bosch India on Monday, 18th January 2021. The multi-brand car service concept from Bosch, with a global presence spanning 100 years, […]

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Pitstop – bringing convenience, transparency and professionalism to car service industry

Pitstop, one of the fastest-growing multi-brand car service providers, has grown on an average of 40% month-on-month in 2020. The company witnessed this growth primarily due to the changing customer preference and usage patterns brought on by the pandemic. As more customers want their service done through an automated process and with high levels of […]

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Brakes India launches ‘EZSTEER’ high performance power steering fluid

Brakes India has launched Ezsteer, a high-performance power steering fluid for passenger cars, multi-utility vehicles and commercial vehicles. The new product provides enhanced frictional characteristics and longer drain period intervals up to 1,60,000 kms and meets the performance standard of GM TASA specification. The performance benefits of the non-synthetic fluid also include high wear resistance […]

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Aftermarket – Supporting the automotive industry during times of crisis

At a time when automobile sales dropped to zero during the lockdown phase and production of vehicles ground to a halt, the component business felt the impact at the most minimum level. This, as our guest columnist Umesh K Jhamb points out, is just one of the indicators showcasing both the relevance and the profitability […]

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Automechanika Kuala Lumpur postponed to 2022

After closely monitoring the developments of the corona virus in Malaysia and to support prevention protocols curbing the spread of the virus, deferring the show to 2022 was the only reasonable response to effectively support players in the market With corona virus cases still being recorded in Malaysia, the organisers of Automechanika Kuala Lumpur have […]

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Automechanika Shanghai 2020 shows hybrid events can be successful in new normal

Taking the challenges imposed by the pandemic head on, Automechanika Shanghai 2020 demonstrated the workings of a hybrid event to unlock global automotive development A few weeks on from wrapping up the 16th edition of Automechanika Shanghai 2020, which took place from December 2-5, 2020, organisers, exhibitors and visitors reflect upon the show’s efforts to […]

Service & Maintenance Technology

Nippon Paint India launches ‘n-Force’ range of non-paint consumables

Targets revenue of Rs. 100 crore from new range by 2024 Nippon Paint India, part of the NIPSEA Group which is a which is a subsidiary of Nippon Paint Japan, has announced the expansion of its automotive business product line to offer end-to-end solutions in the space. The company has launched its ‘n-Force’ brand, which […]

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Goodyear Lubricants launched in collaboration with Assurance International

Goodyear Lubricants will hit the market in December as a ‘new year gift’ to the Goodyear brand’s old and new customers in India. Plans are afoot to cater to all automotive segments by setting up 2 manufacturing facilities with distribution network under works. Sanjay Sharma, Country Head – Sales, Marketing & Operations, Assurance International-Goodyear Lubricants […]

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Schaeffler TruPower lubricants to set new benchmarks in industry

Schaeffler India’s automotive aftermarket (AAM) division has launched a new lubricant product range under the Schaeffler TruPower® brand and the company is confident about its prospects with the new introduction. N Balasubramanian spoke to Debasish Satpathy, Vice President – Automotive Aftermarket, Schaeffler India, to find out details of their lubricant program and other pandemic period strategies Why […]

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Autoserve 2020 puts spotlight on ‘Seizing Opportunities in New Normal’

India’s ‘go to’ event for the automotive aftermarket organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) held successfully on virtual platform The ninth edition of Autoserve 2020, India’s ‘go to’ event for the automotive aftermarket organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), was held on virtual platform with the theme ‘Seizing Opportunities in the New Normal’. Nitin […]

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TVS Automobile Solutions to acquire Mahindra First Choice

In a share swap transaction, Mahindra & Mahindra will secure a stake in TVS Automobile Solutions, thus empowering the partners and employees to drive growth through digital solutions Mahindra First Choice Services Ltd. (MFCSL), the well-known pan-India chain of multi-brand car and two-wheeler service workshops, part of the Mahindra Group, announced a plan to integrate […]

Garage Equipment Service & Maintenance

Automotive aftermarket gearing for growth in the new normal

Deep localisation of supply chain in conjunction with government’s initiative for Atmanirbhar Bharat expected to enable Indian aftermarket industry to emerge more resilient and strongly independent in the long run With the Indian economy moving towards total unlock, the Indian automotive sector is strongly accelerating towards a promising direction. As recorded in September, a 20% […]

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Exploring beauty and business across North India

In the second part of this travel series, Harish Sharma, Director, DH Lighting India (P) Limited, recounts the interesting road journey he undertook to meet distributors in various cities of North India including Chandigarh, Srinagar, Ludhiana, Delhi and Jaipur In the previous issue of this magazine, I had recounted my trip across India as part […]


BharatBenz opens 10 new touchpoints with focus on tier II & III cities

The new touchpoints, opened in the Northern, Southern, and Western regions, will add over 40 mechanical bays, close to 300,000 sq. ft. of workshop space to existing network Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) has inaugurated 10 new touchpoints for BharatBenz commercial vehicles in an online event celebrating Diwali. Together the new facilities will add around […]