Saturday, 26 May 2018

Volvo Car India opens its biggest workshop in Bengaluru

Swedish luxury Car Company, Volvo Car India, opened the biggest workshop in Bengaluru. The facility inaugurated by Mr. Charles Frump, Managing Director, Volvo Car India. With 21 showrooms across India and recently expanded footprint in Calicut and Raipur, the company is emphasizing on its network as an enabler to double segment share by 2020.

The Volvo Cars Service Centre by Martial Motors Pvt. Ltd. comes up in Sarjapur, a fast-developing urban district with good connectivity to key IT cluster geographies like Whitefield, Electronic City, Outer Ring Road, Marathahalli and Koramangala.

The facility has a total land area of 90,000 square feet with 15,000 square feet of constructed space accounting for workshop area of 11,000 square feet and office area of 2,000 square feet. The Body Repair and other utilities too have an impressive 2,000 square feet of dedicated area.

“The new service facility by Martial Motors is a reflection of Bengaluru’s potential for Volvo Cars. Service is our key differentiator and setting up World-Class facilities like the one we opened today is a step in the right direction and gives us the opportunity to provide a luxurious customer experience”, said Mr. Charles Frump.

Mr. Ritesh Reddy, Dealer Principal, Martial Motors Pvt. Ltd., said: “It is a matter of pride for us to be associated with Volvo Cars. Our service infrastructure will deliver best-in-class services to customers and help the brand grow from strength to strength in Karnataka.”

Volvo established its presence in India in 2007 and has since then, worked intensively to market the Swedish brand in this country. Volvo Cars currently markets products through its dealerships in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi NCR – South Delhi, West Delhi and Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kochi, Kozhikode, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Mumbai, Pune, Raipur, Surat, Vishakhapatnam and Vijayawada.

Friday, 25 May 2018

Truvison introduces the Full HD experience, with its newest, 32 inch LED TV TW3263, priced Rs. 18,490/-

Truvison, a Europe-based company known for its consumer electronics and latest technology products announces the launch of its newest LED TV, featuring 32-inches of Full HD screen with the true combination of colour, brightness and detail to every visual, enriching your visual experience.

In addition, the LED TV’s Cornea Technology, balances the emitted light, and offers number of pixels is designed to offer a better viewing experience and ensures relaxed display visually. Along with a ton of remarkable features, TW3263 Full HD TV comes with a Dynamic contrast ratio of 300000:1; so experience the brightest and darkest efficiency with its picture enhancement function paired with Wide Colour Enhancer. Crafted with Ultra Slim Bezel, that becomes the centre of attraction, experience the theatre-like ambience seamlessly.

The TV comes equipped with Clear Voice 2 Technology, that delivers the top-notch audio output. The SRS integrated technology focuses on implementing the stereotypic sound and surpassing audio output making your pictures come alive. Raising the bar of innovation, the TV is aimed at providing impeccable and seamless entertainment.

If browsing through channels was merely a thought, enjoy the premium TV indulgence. Operated over the high quality drivers/processors, the TV runs along several pre-installed features to let you do more, enjoy more. No more entangling into wires, share and play data wirelessly, since the TV is integrated with 2 different USB inputs.

Hosting extensive connectivity options, TW3263 LED TV comes with 2 HDMI inputs and delivers ultimate media viewing pleasure. So enjoy operating your smart devices on a bigger, brighter and clearer screen. The TV also features energy saving technology that consumes less power but delivering the best of all aspects. The TV is already available at the leading stores across India.

Royal Enfield launches the limited edition ‘Classic 500 Pegasus’ motorcycle

The oldest motorcycle brand in continuous production, Royal Enfield, launched the Classic 500 ‘Pegasus’ limited edition motorcycle. The ‘Pegasus’ is inspired by the legendary RE/WD Flying Flea 125 motorcycle that was manufactured at Royal Enfield’s underground facility in Westwood, UK, during the World War II. Conceived as a tribute the Flying Flea and Royal Enfield’s military heritage, the Classic 500 Pegasus is a chance to own a piece of motorcycle history with only 1,000 units available globally, of which 190 will be available in the UK. The motorcycle will be available to be booked online starting July, and will be priced at GBP 4999 (On the road).

Royal Enfield has a proud and enduring history of military manufacturing, as the motto ‘Made Like a Gun Since 1901’ suggests. Royal Enfield produced munitions, artillery equipment and motorcycles during both World Wars and supplies the Indian armed forces with motorcycles to the present day. Royal Enfield was called upon during World War I to supply motorcycles to the British armed forces and also for the Imperial Russian Government, and continues to make simple, authentic, classic motorcycles till today. But by far its most storied wartime creation was the airborne troops’ ‘Flying Flea’, a compact and capable, two-stroke 125cc motorcycle that saw action in some of greatest battles of World War II, including D-Day and Arnhem.

“The story of the Flying Flea is both remarkable and inspiring, and it has a history like no other motorcycle. Rugged military motorcycles have been an integral part of Royal Enfield’s heritage and continues to be till date, as we endeavour to build classic, simple, enduring motorcycles. Our machines have played important role in both World Wars, earning a reputation for endurance in the toughest conditions. The Classic 500 Pegasus is a homage to the legendary war stories and to the resilience and pedigree of Royal Enfield”, said Siddhartha Lal, CEO, Royal Enfield.

Known for their ruggedness, Royal Enfield motorcycles served with British troops in France and Belgium during World War I and were supplied to the Imperial Russian Army. In World War II, tens of thousands of Royal Enfield motorcycles were shipped to almost every theatre of conflict. But the Flying Flea was the only proper motorcycle to be dropped successfully behind enemy lines with paratroopers, with the War Department ordering more than 4,000.

Simple, tough and resilient, the Flying Flea (or WD/RE to use its official title) was deployed extensively as a front line combat machine. An invaluable asset to the elite soldiers of the newly-formed Parachute Regiment, it was dropped by parachute in a protective steel cradle or carried in Horsa assault gliders. On the ground, it was used for reconnaissance, communications and carrying soldiers into battle.

The versatile little Royal Enfield proved itself in September 1944's Operation Market Garden, the largest airborne operation in history. A daring Allied attempt to shorten the war by entering Germany from Holland over a series of captured bridges, it culminated in the Battle of Arnhem where besieged and outnumbered paratroopers held out against German tank divisions for seven days, in an incredible show of grit and determination. Beset with problems including broken radio sets, commanders relied on the Flying Flea to carry messages. Its strength and go-anywhere handling made the rugged and versatile Flying Flea almost unstoppable. Confronted with a fence or a ditch, the rider could simply dismount and lift the bike over.

“Despatch riders went to headquarters at Oosterbeek Town Hall from the detachments,” remembers Arnhem veteran John Jeffries. “They used to be buzzing around from all over.” Motorcycle enthusiast John, who parachuted into Holland with the 4th Parachute Brigade, has fond memories of the Flying Flea. “I liked that motorcycle. They were a lovely size. I always judged a motorcycle by its weight and the Royal Enfield was just my type”.

The Flying Flea played a different but just as vital role on D-Day, the largest amphibious invasion in history. As the Allies fought to establish a beachhead in Normandy, Northern France, in preparation for the invasion of German-occupied Western Europe, hundreds of Flying Fleas and James ML motorcycles streamed from landing craft on to the beaches.

Speaking about the Flying Flea’s role during the D-Day operation, Gordon May, Royal Enfield historian, says: “The ramp would touch down and out would come the motorcycles. They were used as a means of rounding up troops and getting them forward and also accompanying troops much as a convoy escort rider would have done.” D-Day’s commanding officers later praised the lightweight motorcycles and their riders, known as ‘beachmasters’, for their part in the landings' success.

Conceived as a tribute the Flying Flea and Royal Enfield’s military heritage, the Classic 500 Pegasus is a chance to own a piece of motorcycle history. Just 1,000 units will be made available: 190 on sale in the UK and 810 for the rest of the world.

To celebrate the Flea and reveal its fascinating untold tale, Royal Enfield officially teamed up with the British Army's Parachute Regiment. Mark Wells, Royal Enfield’s Head of Global Product Strategy and Industrial Design explains: “It was really important to work closely with the Ministry of Defence, so we approached the Parachute Regiment about 18 months ago and said we’d like work together on a project and the collaboration has been great. These new Classic 500 Pegasus motorcycles encapsulate a lot of the history and legacy of Royal Enfield. This is something only Royal Enfield could have done. Many brands have military motorcycles in their past but only Royal Enfield has the Flying Flea.”

Each of the 1000 new Classic 500 Pegasus motorcycles wears a maroon and blue Pegasus emblem – the official Parachute Regiment insignia – on the fuel tank along with an individual stencilled serial number. The famous Royal Enfield ‘Made Like a Gun’ decal on the battery box is another reminder of the machine’s heritage. The Pegasus motorcycles’ markings are based on a genuine World War II Flying Flea used by the 250th (Airborne) Light Company, now in Royal Enfield’s official collection at the company’s UK Technology Centre. The new motorcycles will be painted in the wartime colours of Service Brown and Olive Drab Green, except in India, where only Service Brown will be available.

An array of Gear, inspired by this decorated motorcycling legacy, are also going to be available. Ranging from shirts, t-shirts, caps, lapel pins, bags and helmets, the limited-production apparels & accessories of this collection are also adorned by the official military insignia & the Pegasus emblem.

Each of these highly desirable limited edition motorcycle comes with a bespoke set of military-style canvas panniers bearing the Pegasus logo. Each motorcycle will have authentic markings of military motorcycles, including brown handlebar grips, a leather strap with brass buckles across the air filter, blacked out silencers, rims, kickstart, pedals and headlight bezel to complete the period look. In addition, consumers can also buy a range of Genuine Motorcycle Accessories that are compatible with the motorcycle.

Friday, 18 May 2018

Fanzart introduces first premium Mist Fan in India

Fanzart India introduced the game changer into the segment of cooling solutions with ‘Aqua Jet’. The Aqua Jet Mist fan is your Perfect Partner for the Summer. It also comes in a Wall-Mount version.

Crafted with precision and elegance, Aqua Jet’s design in clean Matt white is easy as it gets. The unique construction of the fan in shape of the Jet engine, highly motile with the wheels attached at the bottom, is robust that will last for 25 years.  

Equipped with a water spray, that sends a cool refreshing breeze of Mist your way, Aqua Jet has an extra strengthened motor, which is the cause of incredibly powerful air delivery and almost negligible air cutting noise. The fan furthermore provides a drop in temperature of upto eight degree Celsius over an area of 95 square metres.

Speaking on the newest addition, Mr. Anil Lala, Founder, Fanzart India, says: “As our days get warmer our outdoor spaces need a little bit of relief. Fanzart’s Aqua Jet is the perfect innovation to beat the heat & Humidity. The first in India, with its unique design makes it an easy-to-use product and its premium quality provides longevity.”

The fan is already available on the official website of Fanzart and leading offline stores across India. The product is best suited for outdoors which includes Backyards, Terraces, Balcony, etc. The price is available on request.

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Bharat Joshi keen on expanding Indo-British trade ties

Mr. Bharat Joshi, British Deputy High Commissioner in Chennai, in his last annual press meet, parried a lot of questions on topics such as Indo-British trade, visa clearance and business transitions, the post-BREXIT situation, etc. 

He disclosed that more than 5.5 lakh visas were issued from India to the UK, representing a growth of 27%. The continued work with the British Council ensures promotion of the British English among Chennai students. 

The British Deputy High Commission is keen on sharing expertise in offshore wind energy with Tamil Nadu. It looks forward to more business relations between Tamil Nadu and London in the aftermath of the Global Investors Meet (GIM) organized by the late Chief Minister, Dr. J. Jayalalithaa. The Commission is also supporting a proposal to set up a financial services centre of excellence in Chennai by STPI along with the Tamil Nadu Government. The UK Government proposes to invest £1 million in the digital health care project to support India’s National Health Programme using the UK technology.

He further said that the trade and investment between the UK and India had gone up by 15% with a substantial increase in the number of jobs created in both countries. There may be some restrictions on the guidelines for students.

Referring to the question of controversial leaders like Vijay Mallya, Lalit Modi, Neerav, M. Choksi, and Karthi Chidambaram’s asylum in London, Mr. Joshi said both Law and Courts in London will take of these issues. However, the general idea is to ensure a cordial relationship between India and the UK. 

He also said that Harri’s wedding in London will attract more Indians and a lot of English cricketers are now doing well in both T20 – IPL series. 

Mr. Bharat Joshi was frank enough to say that himself, his wife and daughter will be missing Chennai as the city is an excellent centre for cultural business ethos, from Bharatanatyam to Music and Business.

Schaeffler India Ltd. launches locally manufactured FAG SNV Housings range

Launch to expand existing industrial housing portfolio in the country

Leading industrial and automotive supplier, Schaeffler India Ltd. announced the launch of its new range of FAG SNV Housings. SNV Housings are the new split plummer block housings which are quick to mount and easy to lubricate. Schaeffler India launched SNV Housings with an aim to provide similar German quality products manufactured locally.

SNV Housings find applications in Paper processing industry, Mining, Materials processing, Agricultural Machinery as well as Power Stations. The newly launched housings provide a host of benefits including reduced installation time, reduced maintenance, longer rolling bearing life, simplifying stock holding due to modular concept and more. The new range of housings are particularly easy to install and replace. It is no longer necessary to use special housing designs in many standard applications.

Harsha Kadam, President, Schaeffler Industrial Business, stated: “The launch of our new product SNV Housings is another milestone for our industrial business in India. We have always strived to offer the best in industry to our customers and am very proud that we have kept the momentum. These split plummer blocks are high quality housings designed and manufactured as per local customer needs, which also means higher degree of customization and modular design for easy installation, maintenance and replacement. The new range will deliver premium and hassle free performance in all its applications to our customers”.

The new range of housings will be made available through Schaeffler India’s existing Industrial Distribution Network as well as directly for OE requirements. 

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Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Honda Cars India launches All-New 2nd Generation Honda Amaze in India

Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL), leading manufacturer of premium cars, launched its much awaited All-New 2nd Generation Honda Amaze in the Indian market. Built on an all new platform, the 2nd generation Amaze incorporates Honda’s spirit of innovation in research and development aiming to delight the customers. The car offers One Class Above premium experience with its all new bold design, sophisticated & spacious interior, more efficient powertrain, outstanding driving dynamics, advanced features and safety technologies.

The all-new Amaze features the First in Industry Diesel CVT Technology in the Indian market, offering powerful and effortless driving experience. This is Honda’s first diesel engine combined with advanced CVT, and India will be the first market to launch this technology.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Gaku Nakanishi, President & CEO, Honda Cars India, said: “The All New Amaze has been developed keeping the needs and aspirations of Indian customers in mind. It is a big promise from Honda and we are confident that the All New Amaze will become one of the strongest pillar of HCIL business. This model will create new excitement in the segment and will provide us opportunity to expand our business across markets.”

“In line with our commitment to offer latest technologies to the Indian consumers, Amaze comes with advanced Diesel CVT which is Honda’s first such technology in the world and also an industry first in the Indian market,” he added.

The All-New 2nd Generation Honda Amaze has been developed at Honda R&D Asia Pacific Co. Ltd. following extensive market surveys with an aim to exceed the needs and aspirations of Indian customers. India, a key market for Honda globally, is the first country to launch the All-New Amaze. 

The model has been developed under the grand concept of ‘Amazing Compact Limousine’ represented by its sleek solid design, overwhelming cabin and cargo space within 4 metres and outstanding driving performance with comfortable ride.

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