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The 58th Annual Convention will be organized in Delhi tomorrow by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) focused on issues influencing Indian automotive industry’s competitiveness and its integration with the global economy. Speaking about the potential of stainless steel usage in the automotive industry, Head Sales, Jindal Stainless, Vijay Sharma said, “The Indian automobile sector is rising fast with an annual growth rate of 15% registered in FY18. Against this backdrop, Jindal Stainless registered an even stronger growth of 25% in this sector in the same financial year, by virtue of its continued investment in innovation and a focus on import substitution. The transformation of the Indian automobile industry is fascinating, considering that auto majors are reducing costs while maintaining the same quality as their international counterparts. While developed nations deploy 19% stainless steel in motor vehicles, developing countries consume it to the tune of 5%”. Currently, Jindal Stainless contributes around 60% to the country’s requirement of stainless steel in automotive sector.
The Indian passenger vehicle manufacturing industry became the fourth largest in the world, with sale increasing to 4.02 million units in 2017. Overall, auto sector consumes nearly 2 lakh tones of stainless steel in a year. This is pegged to grow at a rate of 15% per annum, providing enough scope of growth to domestic producers of stainless steel.
Jindal Stainless is eyeing the auto sector in a big way. The company plans to triple its supplies towards this segment in the next 5 years. According to the 2020 BSVI norms, stainless steel is the most preferred metal for exhausts, the weight of which will increase from 20 to 40 kgs in commercial vehicles. Read more