Autocar Professional’s annual ‘South India Industry Special’ – August 1, 2020 issue is free for download

Autocar Professional – August 1, 2020

South India stands tall among the leading auto hubs in the country. Autocar Professional’s annual ‘South India Industry Special’ brings you all the action from there in this crisp, comprehensive and insightful 72-page issue.In the past few years, Andhra Pradesh is fast transforming itself as ‘the automotive destination’. Marquee brands like Hero MotoCorp, Isuzu, Kia Motors, Apollo Tyres and Bharat Forge have set up manufacturing units in the state.

  • In an exclusive interview, Mekapati Goutham Reddy, Minister of Industries, Commerce, IT & Skill Development, Andhra Pradesh says the state is improving both the ease and the cost of doing business.

  • In another exclusive interview, Neeraj Kanwar, Vice-Chairman and MD, Apollo Tyres lauds the geographical and infrastructure advantage in Andhra Pradesh, stresses on increasing R&D investment.

  • In neighbouring Tamil Nadu, Dr Neeraj Mittal, MD and CEO, Guidance TN, the nodal agency for investment promotion and facilitation, says even in times of pandemic, 41 MoUs were signed with an investment potential of Rs 30,664 crore and employment opportunity for 67, 212 people.

  • In the component space, Durr India has already achieved 70 percent localisation. Managing Director Michael Berger says the megatrends of electromobility and digitalisation are increasingly shaping the business.

  • Valeo’s India R&D centre makes a global impact. Of the record 1,000-plus Valeo patents filed in 2019, 50 are from the India centre.

  • Sun Mobility is working on building a network of partnerships to channelise growth, the latest is with Indian Oil Corporation.

All in all, the August 1 issue brings to light all the action in South India along with all the automotive news from the past fortnight. Download your copy now.