The concept of sustainability is gaining importance in automotive & auto component industry. Efficiency improvement in energy, water, waste, packing recycling, etc are providing clear cost benefits to organisations. Auto companies have realised the importance and opportunities available in supply chain by driving sustainable development and that is driving the concept to suppliers. “Cover Story” shows how auto component makers are adopting greener technology to aid OEMs in their path to sustainability and produce more eco-friendly products. Infotainment systems were only found in premium vehicles but now OEMs are working towards developing lower cost infotainment systems which will not burn a hole in the buyer’s pockets. "Special Feature" tracks latest trends in in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) system, which is a result of the synergy between hardware, software and services. “OEM Corner” analyses the performance of the SUV market, the fastest growing segment in the Indian auto industry. Also, read interviews of Udit Sheth (VC, Setco Automotive Ltd) and Harsha Kadam (President - Industrial Division, Schaeffler India).
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.