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Old 11th August 2015, 12:46   #1
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Although based on 2012 data, an interesting snapshot nonetheless:
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Surprised to see India and China absent on the list.
May be that's because it was compiled in 2012?
What is the status today?
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Could be interesting to see a similar list of parts manufacturers for Indian cars. Very few cars, even Marutis, have 100% Indian parts(unless I'm mistaken). This has lots of implications for costs, transportation, the economies of supplier countries, even the carbon footprint of the car.
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Surprised to see India and China absent on the list.
May be that's because it was compiled in 2012?
What is the status today?
Does it not depend on the make of the car ? Some cars use Indian made components. A lot of these companies have plants in India or have a technical tieup with Indian companies. Delphi for example has a tie up with TVS.

Toyota ,Hyundai,Aashi,saint gobain,Brogwarner they all have plants in India.
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Interesting pic - although I'm very surprised to see merely two mentions of Bosch? In 2012, they were the top OEM supplier worldwide.

Here's an awesome PDF for those wanting to know more (including details of the top 100 suppliers worldwide) - link.
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Surprised to see plastics & rubber not even mentioned in the above pic
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Surprised to see India and China absent on the list.
May be that's because it was compiled in 2012?
What is the status today?
It wouldn't be much different today. This figure lists companies by their country of origin. Also, I assume it counts tie-ups back to the source of the technology (which is a common econometric methodology).
Thus, although a lot of parts would be manufactured in countries like India, China, Thailand, etc. either by wholly-owned subsidiaries or by local tie-ups, for the purpose of such accounting, these values would be added to the parent company's total.
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It wouldn't be much different today. This figure lists companies by their country of origin. Also, I assume it counts tie-ups back to the source of the technology (which is a common econometric methodology).
Thus, although a lot of parts would be manufactured in countries like India, China, Thailand, etc. either by wholly-owned subsidiaries or by local tie-ups, for the purpose of such accounting, these values would be added to the parent company's total.
You hit the nail on the head. It lists the origin of the technology. India sadly does not even has the technology to make a ball point pen. Even that technology is borrowed over from foreign companies. It is much easier to do a tech transfer than develop your own, which takes a lot of R&D investments and no sure-shot success guarantees.

Even with up tp date data, this infographic is not going to change much. Germany, Japan & USA dominate the list. The Japanese are relatively new to the game, yet you can see them all over the list. Even though they are not at all creative, they do a great job of copying the west and then improving it and adding small innovations which amount to something of a differentiation in the end. It will take India decades to get into the list, even if it does so. R&D spending in India is still very low compared to even other developing nations.
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You hit the nail on the head. It lists the origin of the technology. India sadly does not even has the technology to make a ball point pen. Even that technology is borrowed over from foreign companies. It is much easier to do a tech transfer than develop your own, which takes a lot of R&D investments and no sure-shot success guarantees.

It will take India decades to get into the list, even if it does so. R&D spending in India is still very low compared to even other developing nations.
The chart shows the parent company by the location of their headquarters (For Delphi, it is no more US, it is Gillingham, Kent, UK). There are hundreds of people in India, working for most of these OEM's here in India and innovations do happen, but it is attributed to the manufacturer. So, until we have a company headquartered in India, we will not see anything on these kind of charts. Also, most of these companies have manufacturing sites in India. It is very difficult to get into this field for new players and most of the small companies which do automotive business in India, work for one of these OEM's and not directly with the manufacturers.

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