The Oct 2017 edition of APF carries a ‘Cover Story’ focusing on auto OEMs that are using effective energy management tools to lower their fuel consumption in the manufacturing process. Rising manufacturing cost and total greenhouse gas emission are forcing auto makers to look at energy efficiency as the means to cut cost and become competitive. In addition to energy optimisation, companies are shifting towards renewable energy for manufacturing processes. ‘Special Focus’ tracks the impact of regulatory framework in driving the future of global auto industry. While ‘Debate’ discusses the pros & cons of ban and the way forward for handling end of life vehicles (ELVs), ‘OEM Corner’ analyses the performance of pre-owned vehicle market in India. APF October 2017 edition also contains article on auto component industry, technology trends in automotive industry, and much more.
Automotive Products Finder (APF) is an auto engineering magazine that looks into technology and components. Launched in 2005, the magazine is aimed at the engineers in the auto industry, and especially those who are in search of the latest developments in the field of automobiles and the industries related to it, may it be IT/Software, CAD/CAM, CAE, production systems/PLM/ERP, material handling, machine tools/special tools, assembly systems, specialized systems, garage equipment, service gadgets/diagnostics, accessories, etc. The readers include strategic sourcing teams, purchase engineers and those who are in a position to influence decisions and on a long-term.