Himalayan forays into the US

Premium mineral water brand Himalayan – from the stable of Tata Global Beverages (TGB) – seems well set to foray into the US market in a phased manner, joining hands with Talking Rain Beverage Company, the makers of Sparkling Ice, top company officials said. TGB’s US subsidiary on Wednesday signed an agreement with Talking Rain Beverage Company in this effect. The US company will now distribute and market the Himalayan water brand in the US. Himalayan is currently available in India and Singapore.

Silver scrap supply lowest in 15 years

Demand for silver has touched the lowest levels in the last 15 years.

While supply from scrap touched the lowest level in a decade-and-a-half despite prices moving up, silver imports were down 65 per cent last year. At 85 tonnes or 2.7 million ounce, scrap supply in India remained at the lowest level in 15 years.

Tata Motors, Skoda call off partnership

Tata Motors, India’s biggest automobile maker by revenues, and German Volkswagen-controlled Skoda Auto have ended their strategic partnership in what can be described as one of the shortest ties in automotive history in the country. 

Both automobile majors, who are struggling to sell their cars in the fiercely competitive world’s fifth biggest car market, had declared their much talked about plans in March 2017 to work jointly on future products and technologies.

Original Raymond man Vijaypat Singhania lives hand to mouth

The original Raymond man is now living in penury. This is what the once flamboyant chairman of Raymond claims.

Reduced to a life of hand to mouth financial struggle with his own son Gautam, the present chairman is not providing for him.

Vijaypat Singhania, the ‘Raymond’ man, has filed a petition in the Bombay High Court alleging that he was not given the possession of a duplex in the upscale 36-storey JK House on Malabar Hill. According to a report in Mumbai Mirror, he was not given the possession despite repeated reminders to the owner of JK House — Raymond.

RecordTv introduces Blaze, an AI bot

After successful stint by RecordTv, founded by Carlos Fernandes, recently launched (Artificial Intelligence) AI-based conversational bot “Blaze”. It searches web for news, tweets, videos and delivers them right away at Facebook messenger.

According to Carlos, “bots are the one of the most national form of communication and through which we can migrate and guide users few transactions in an interactive way that better encloses to the human closest experience.”

Wrigley India focuses on skill development

Wrigley India, an arm of Mars Inc, the US-headquartered over $33 billion global leader in confectionary, pet food and other food products, is laying utmost thrust on Mars Ambassador Program (MAP) to allow its associates – full time and part time – to develop skills which they can’t develop in their day to day job. The whole initiative aims at allowing its associates to use their skill-set in a different environment, which makes MAP assignments a ‘development journey’ even for experts. And line managers play a critical role in an associate’s development and achieving our talent ambitions.

JLR opens bookings for 10 new variants of Discovery

Tata Motors-owned British iconic sports cars maker Jaguar Land Rover has opened bookings for the all new fifth generation sports utility vehicle Land Rover Discovery priced Rs 68.05 lakh (ex-showroom).

Claimed as one of the best ‘Family SUV’ in the world, the imported new Discovery from UK will rival the likes of the Audi Q7, Mercedes-Benz GLE and BMW X5 in the Indian market.

The seven-seater SUV will be available in five variants and with petrol and diesel engine options, with the range-topping First Edition diesel trim costing Rs 1.03 crore.

Bajaj ties up with Triumph to make bikes at Chakan

Bajaj Auto, India’s fourth biggest two-wheeler maker by sales, on Tuesday announced a partnership with UK’s Triumph Motorcycles to jointly make mid-capacity motorcycles for Indian and global markets.

The mid-capacity bikes comprise those in the range of 250cc to 750cc engine to be jointly developed by Bajaj and Triumph. But these new mid-capacity bikes would be sold under the badge of Triumph both in India and globally.

VW offers huge discounts against dirty old diesels

Carmaker Volkswagen and its subsidiaries said on Tuesday they would offer cash incentives to trade in old diesel cars, as Germany struggles to reduce harmful emissions following a cheating scandal.

The VW brand said it would offer buyers trading in an old diesel a discount on cars meeting the latest Euro 6 emissions standard, ranging from 2,000 euros ($2,363) on its up! compact cars to 10,000 euros for a Touareg SUV.