In 2017-18, around 29 million vehicles were produced in India registering a growth of 14.78 per cent over the last year. Given the current low car penetration, rising prosperity and the increasing affordability of private vehicles, the Indian automotive industry is poised to grow even faster in the future. These vehicles need to be transported to the far flung areas of the country, thus offering humungous opportunity for logistics & warehouse service providers. “Cover Story” focuses on developments in the automotive logistics due to growing sales of automotives, emergence of new markets, shift in the mode used to transport vehicles & auto components, implementation of GST, new regulations and rise in usage of technologies. "Special Focus" analyses the performance of construction equipment market as the government makes heavy investments in infrastructure to facilitate economic growth. Also, read articles on new approaches to car body designing and how robotic fettling is revolutionising the foundry industry. “Policy Matters” discusses the pros and cons of the proposed vehicle scrappage policy.
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.