Growth of automotive sector is the key to driving demand for industrial paints, which account for around 40 per cent of the total paint industry. “Cover Story” takes a closer look at the current status of auto coatings market and identifies possible avenues for growth in the future. While Europe took 10 years to migrate from Euro IV (equivalent to BS IV) emission norms to Euro VI, India has to do it in three years. Though it was an uphill task, many utilised this transformation challenge as a means to propel their growth and achieve significant gains. "Special Feature" tracks the challenges faced by OEMs on their path to adoption of BS VI norms. In the “EV Section”, APF converses Prerana Chaturvedi (Executive Director & CEO, Evolet) and Narayan Subramaniam (Founder and CEO, Ultraviolette Automotive Pvt Ltd) to understand their start-up journey and their growth plans.
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.