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Holland & Sherry Forms JV in India

180-year-old London-based Holland & Sherry, global suppliers of luxury fabrics, launched operations in India  via a joint venture  with India’s S.K. Birla Group.

Speaking on the occasion, Walid Bathich, regional director, Holland & Sherry said, “This partnership is a milestone for us because India is the fastest growing market and will continue to be so for the next 10 years.”
Holland & Sherry Maker of Fine Fabrics

The company currently has more than one hundred outlets in India, and it will now open offices in Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Calcutta and Ludhiana to meet the demands of its customers, reports millenniumpost.

 

November 2, 2016   No Comments

BMW To Make Small Motorcycle in India for Global Sale

Frank Schloeder, president of the German subsidiary BMW India, told the Times of India that, “While India is a big market in itself, we have plans to position the G310R as a global product. The India-made bike will be sold in Germany, the U.S. and many countries in Europe.”

BMW G 310 R

The company will launch the BMW G310R in the Indian market in the first quarter of next year. The first sub-500 cc bike to be offered from BMW is made in collaboration with Chennai-based TVS at the latter’s production plant in Hosur, in the southern  state of Tamil Nadu.

Currently, there are no BMW Motorrad showrooms in India, but these will be launched next year, according to IndianCarsBikes.in.

October 28, 2016   No Comments

Heart Health in a Heartbeat!

MUSEinc, a two-year old Bangalore-based startup, has created a digital stethoscope called Taal (rhythm) which has a processor that automates calculation of the heart rate. The device also records sounds from other parts of the body such as the lungs, and it has modes to switch between heart sounds and other internal sounds.

On simply placing it on the chest, Taal creates a graphical representation of heart waves on a mobile phone which users can forward to doctors. A patient does not need training to understand what he/she is hearing from the earplugs of the stethoscope.

Taal Digital Stethoscope

Priced at $50, Taal is 3D printed. Its innovators use and produce open-source technologies to improve effective diagnostics at an affordable cost, says the Economic Times.

 

October 20, 2016   No Comments

Henry Ford Health System Debuts in India

Michigan-based Henry Ford Health System signed a 20-year technology licensing arrangement with Pearl Human Care Pvt. Ltd., that is putting up a super-specialty hospital in Vellore, in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. The company is also looking at India for similar tie-ups with green and brown field hospital projects.

Henry Ford Health System logo

“We are looking at licensing our technologies to existing hospitals in India. We are also in talks with others in India for licensing tie-ups,” said Marck Coticchia, vice president and Chief Information Officer at Henry Ford health System, who added that the focus will be on bringing high quality healthcare at affordable costs, reports the Economic Times.

 

 

 

October 17, 2016   No Comments

Huawei Launches its Smartphone Made in India

Chinese multinational networking and telecommunications firm Huawei launched the Honor Holly 3, a smartphone the company has made in India for the first time, reports Mashable.

Priced at $150, the phone is equipped with a 5.5-inch full-HD display and carries a 3,100mAh battery. It also comes with a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 8-megapixel selfie shooter. It has a Kirin 620 octa-core processor, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage.

Huawei Honor Smartphone

 

October 14, 2016   No Comments