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Titagarh Firema Becomes First Indian Aluminium-Bodied Train Coach Manufacturer

Titagarh Firema Becomes First Indian Aluminium-Bodied Train Coach Manufacturer

The first Indian firm has jumped into the aluminium-bodied train coaches with the entrance last week of Kolkata’s Titagarh Firema into the arena. According to local media, Titagarh Firema will supply aluminium-bodied coaches to Pune Metro for use in its rail-based transit...

Shifting Aluminium Consumption Habits in India

With the Indian government’s thrust to increase indigenous production and build Smart Cities in full swing, the country is on the cusp of a tectonic shift as aluminium consumption is increasingly shifting towards value added products. If electricals were traditionally the mainstays of the industry, the metal is finding growing acceptability in emerging segments like […]

Value addition can bail out debt laden Indian producers

For primary aluminium producers in India saddled with humongous debt, shifting focus to value added products is the new buzzword, and understandably so. Volatile LME prices have eroded much of the margins of top producers like Aditya Birla Group owned Hindalco and London listed metal conglomerate Vedanta’s aluminium operations in India. Between them, the two […]

India’s Aluminium Consumption to Rise by Over One Third: Report

A report released last week projected India’s aluminium consumption to increase by over one third over the next five years. The report, entitled Indian Aluminium Industry: Geared for growth, predicts India’s aluminium usage to rise from 3.3 million tons in FY 2015-16 to 5.3 metric tons in FY 2020-21, largely thanks to government measures like […]