Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) and DSM are in an alliance for automotive developments in India. This alliance will provide sustainable solutions for the automotive industry through the shared knowledge of both companies in understanding industry requirements and their interaction with applications and materials. Both DSM and ARAI deal in material sciences and automotive research, respectively, allowing for both the organizations to synergize their strengths in supporting the automotive industry in India.
”Our knowledge of the use of our materials in automotive applications and vast experience in integrating parts with engineering plastics has directly contributed in making components lighter - hence lower fuel consumption and reduced pollution. We will bring in our material science and application expertise to this alliance," said Roelof Westerbeek, President, DSM Engineering Plastics.
Srikant Marathe, Director, ARAI shared, "ARAI will contribute through its expertise in automotive testing equipments, systems knowledge, and standards for four, three and two wheelers. For ARAI, vehicle weight reduction is a key focus area to address fuel consumption and emission concerns. This alliance will be extremely useful to achieve this objective. This alliance will also go a long way in bringing in the advantages of engineering plastics in areas that were so far the domain of metals."