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GE, India’s Tata to Manufacture Jet Engine Components

GE Aviation, a division of Boston-based General Electric, and Tata Advanced Systems Ltd., entered into a partnership to manufacture components for engine-maker CFM International at a new factory that they will build in Hyderabad, India. (CFM International is a joint venture between GE Aviation, and Safran Aircraft Engines of France.)

The components made in India will go into the LEAP engine used in the new fuel-efficient Airbus A320neo and Boeing 737 MAX planes, both of which are part of GE’s global supply chain.

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The two companies will also pursue military engine and aircraft system opportunities for the India market. Parent group Tata Sons said that a new Center of Excellence will be set up to help develop a robust ecosystem for aircraft engine manufacturing in India and build related capabilities, reports Mint.

“We look forward to working with GE to build more expertise and strengthen India’s defense manufacturing capabilities,” said N. Chandrasekaran, chairman, Tata Sons.

December 15, 2017   No Comments

Dover Fueling Solutions Wins Another Order from BPCL

Austin, Texas-based Dover Fueling Solutions scored on two fronts in December 2017, in India: the company was awarded a fuel dispenser tender from state-owned Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), India’s leading oil marketing company, and it  announced the opening of a new factory in Navi Mumbai.

The fuel dispenser order the company received in December 2017 was the second order from BPCL in a year, following the first dispenser tender award in 2016. The recent win is for 5,000  Tokheim Quantium fuel dispensers with enhanced fraud prevention features to be installed across BPCL’s retail network in India.

Tom Cerovski, vice president and general Manager of the Dover Fueling Solutions Dispenser Business Unit said, “We are excited about our continued commercial success across several product lines in India.”

 David Crouse

David Crouse

The company announced the opening of its new global manufacturing facility in Navi Mumbai. This  factory spans an area of 90,000 square feet, and can produce up to 20,000 fuel dispensers per year. On the occasion, president David Crouse said, “Dover’s aspirations for this market and surrounding region require an exceptional manufacturing facility, which we are creating with this new factory. India is one of the key best-value countries from a manufacturing and sourcing perspective.”

December 10, 2017   No Comments

India-Made Jeep Compass Now Sold in Japan, Australia

 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, India, shipped its first batch of 600 right-hand drive units of the made-in-India Jeep Compass from the Bombay Port Trust facility to Australia and to Japan. The SUVs are produced in the company’s Ranjangaon factory situated near the city of Pune, and have over 65% localized  Indian content. The company will ship more of these cars to other international markets through the ongoing quarter of 2017.

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Commenting on the defining moment, chief executive of Fiat India Automobiles Private Limited Gurpratap Boparai said, “Our resolve has been to ensure timely delivery of a world-class product, made in India, to Indian as well as our international customers.”

Kevin Flynn, president and managing director of the company said, “We are looking forward to a strong 2018 when production will be at full pace delivering on target domestic and export numbers,” reports

December 7, 2017   No Comments

Exports Look Up for Global Auto Makers in India

According to the latest export numbers released by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers, Ford India maintained a strong export trajectory for April – September 2017. With 82,347 units (+11.5% growth) Ford has the biggest share, accounting for 22.7% of the shipments. Built at the integrated Sanand plant in Gujarat, the made-in-India Ka+ is mainly exported to Europe. The company also exports the Ka compact sedan and standard sedan along with the EcoSport SUV (made at the Chennai plant) to foreign markets.


Hyundai India currently exports its vehicles to 87 countries worldwide. The key global markets for the company are Latin America (Mexico, Chile , Peru, Panama); Africa & Middle East (South Africa, Algeria, Tunisia) and the Asia Pacific (Philippines, Nepal).

With export numbers of 50,410 units Volkswagen India recorded a growth of 16.9% . The company, which has for long been benefiting from its make in India growth strategy, exports cars from its Pune plant to over 35 countries across the four continents: Asia, Africa, North America and South America. Mexico continues to be its biggest export market, contributing over 80 percent of its overseas volumes.

GM India, focused solely on export operations from its Talegaon plant since end-April 2017, has shipped 45,222 units (47.7% growth), enough to keep its operations in India running, reports Autocar Professional.  GM will stop selling cars in India next month.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles India started local manufacture of its Jeep Compass SUV five months ago.  On October 25, FCA India shipped its very first batch of 600 units of the Jeep Compass from the Bombay Port Trust facility to Australia and Japan. The company says the Ranjangaon-produced SUV with over 65 percent local content will go to other international markets such as the U.K., New Zealand, and South Africa through the ongoing quarter of 2017.



November 2, 2017   No Comments

Seafood Park Launched in Odisha, India

The Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation of the state of Odisha in India, set up a 152-acre “Seafood Park” where food processing companies can locate their factories. The $21 million park has been approved under the Mega Food parks project of the Federal ministry of food processing industries.

The project will have 41 processing units which will provide plug and play infrastructure and access to common facilities such as prepping and post-processing areas, ice plants, polythene and packaging units as well as a research and development facility. The Seafood Park can process 90,000 million tons of seafood per year.

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Falcon Marine Exports Ltd, Magnum Seafoods Ltd, Utkal Exports and Coastal Corporation Ltd. are some of the companies that have invested in operating units in the Park. The government of Odisha has set up a target of  $3 billion in seafood exports annually in the next five years — a substantial increase from the current $390.5 million.

October 30, 2017   No Comments