The ‘Cover Story’ of the May 2018 issue of Automotive Products Finder shows how Industry 4.0 – an amalgamation of information technology and manufacturing technologies - is bringing together robots, data and connected devices for creating a productive environment. With its advanced technological solutions for manufacturing, Industry 4.0 is also transforming the production landscape in automotive and auto component industry. Rather than considering Industry 4.0 as a threat, companies should view it as a tool to take manufacturing to the next level. ‘Special Focus’ discusses the impact of the current disruptions in the auto sector such as policy changes, introduction of EVs and pollution norms on the casting and forging industry. Also, must read is the exclusive ‘Interview of Vikram Pawah, President, BMW Group India’, as he elaborates on growth strategy of BMW in India, new launches in the pipeline and government policies. ‘OEM Corner’ tracks the development in passenger vehicles segment with rise in demand for shared mobility.
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.