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NBC ready for the challenges of auto component industry in India

National Engineering Industries also known as NBC, will be bringing in a host of new innovative systems which promise to enhance the auto sector productivity factor while also conserve energy. The company stated that they would concentrate on bringing about a sea change in the auto components industry offering world class quality, flexibility and customization reducing cycle time and leading to enhanced productivity.

Conservation of natural resources will be their prime objective. In an in-depth study conducted on the utilization of fuel in an engine, it was found that only 12.6% is actually utilized to propel the vehicle forward whereas 62% was lost due to engine friction  and heat, 17% was lost in idling, 2% in accessories operation and 5.6% due to drive train friction and slippage.

To reduce the incidence of friction, NBC has come out with low torque bearing technology and low torque grease which has been developed to improve fuel efficiency. Fuel efficient bearings are also being developed for four wheeler vehicles which have been tested and found satisfactory on two wheelers.


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Sagar Patel

Sagar Patel

A first drive in a manual rickety old van was enough to pave the road forward for Sagar Patel. When not driving or riding, his dexterity shifts gear to voice passion through words via reviews, and news, all the while, closely monitoring updates from the auto industry.

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  • Swann Matt

    This article reminds me of a German-based auto component manufacturer, Schaeffler, which focuses on creativity and R&D to continuously improve its products to position themselves at the forefront of the industry in terms of innovation and
    quality of design. Its powerful technology network of central and regional
    R&D expertise has helped them to be among the top five innovative companies
    in Germany measured by the number of patent applications submitted. Moreover, in
    early 2012, Schaeffler announced a planned investment to the tune of 150
    million Euros (Rs. 1050 crores) in India over the next three to four years for
    expanding existing plants at Pune, Hosur and Vadodara – besides building green
    field plant at Savli, near Vadodara, so the Indian auto component manufacturers
    have to face competition from foreign companies both in terms of technology as
    well as demand.