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The Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA) is the nodal agency for the Indian Auto Component Industry.
It's active involvement in trade promotion, technology up-gradation, quality enhancement and collection and dissemination of information has made it a vital catalyst for this industry's development. It's other activities include participation in international trade fairs, sending trade delegations overseas and bringing out publications on various subjects related to the automotive industry.
ACMA is represented on a number of panels, committees and councils of the Government of India through which it helps in the formulation of policies pertaining to the Indian automotive industry.
For exchange of information and especially for co-operation in trade matters, ACMA has signed Memoranda of Understanding with its counterparts in USA, Canada, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, Australia, Egypt, Iran, Tunisia, South Africa. Thailand & Scandinavia.
ACMA represents over 479 companies, whose production forms a majority of the total auto component output in the organised sector. In the domestic market, they supply components to vehicle manufacturers, Tier-1 suppliers, to state transport undertakings, defence establishments, railways and even to the replacement market. A variety of components are being exported to OEMs and aftermarkets worldwide.
The industry has been exporting around 15% of its output and growing at the rate of 30%. In the year 2003-04, industry has exported US$ 1 billion versus US$ 760 million in year 2002-2003. Principal export items include replacement parts, tractor parts, motorcycle parts, piston rings, gaskets, engine valves, fuel pump nozzles, fuel injection parts, filter & filter elements, radiators, gears, leaf springs, brake assemblies & bearings, clutch facings, head lamps, auto bulbs & halogen bulbs, spark plugs and body parts.
Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) is the apex Industry body representing 38 leading vehicle and vehicular engine manufacturers in India.
SIAM is an important channel of communication for the Automobile Industry with the Government, National and International organisations. The Society works closely withy all the concerned stake holders and actively participates in formulation of rules, regulations and policies related to the Automobile Industry.
SIAM provides a window to the Indian Automobile industry and aims to enhance exchanges and communication, expand economics, trade and technical cooperation between the Automotive Industry and its international counterparts.
With its regular and continuous interaction with international bodies and organizations it aims to facilitate up gradation of technical capabilities of the Indian Industry to match the best practice worldwide.
SIAM also interacts with worldwide experts to assess the global trends and developments shaping the Automotive Industry. It has been actively pursuing issues like Frontier Technologies viz. Telematics: Promotion of Alternative Fuels including Hydrogen Energy for automotive use through cell vehicles and Harmonisation of Safety and Emission Standards etc.
Dissemination of information is an integral part of SIAM'S activities, which it does through various publications, reports, seminars and conferences.
SIAM organizes the biennial Auto Expo series of trade fairs in co-operation with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA).
SIAM has been striving to keep pace with the socio-economic and technological changes shaping the Automobile Industry and endeavour to be a catalyst in the development of a stronger Automobile Industry in India.
Some Interesting facts
Indian Auto Industry is the
- Largest Three Wheeler Market in the World
- Second largest Two Wheeler Market in the World
- Fourth largest Passenger Vehicle Market in Asia
- Fourth largest Tractor Market in the World
- Fifth largest Commercial Vehicle Market in the World
The Future Growth Drivers
- Higher GDP Growth
- India's huge geographic spread- Mass Transport System
- Increasing Road Development
- Increasing disposable Income with the service sector
- Cheaper ( declining interest rates) & easier finance Schemes
- Replacement of aging four wheelers
- Graduating from two wheelers to four wheelers
- Increasing dispensable ncome of rural agri sector
- Growing Concept of Second Vehicle in Urban Areas
India is the second Largest Producer of Motorcycles in the world (5.2 Mln) after China which has a production volume of 12 Mln
Range of Vehicles made in India include
Light Passenger Vehicles including Passenger Cars, MUV's, SUV's, Commercial Vehicles including Light Commercial Vehicles, Medium and Heavy Commercial Vehicles and Buses, Tractors including Farm, Earthmoving and Construction Equipments, Two Wheelers including Motorcycles, Scooters and Mopeds, Three Wheelers including Passenger Carriers and Goods Carriers