The auto component or auto ancillaries space, though, features more listed opportunities. These companies supply critical components such as engines, transmission, axles, suspension, brakes, lighting, electronics and batteries to automobiles. It is a major manufacturing sector, accounting for 2.3% of GDP and employing 1.5 million people. Piggybacking on the fortunes of the auto industry and another way to play the space, the auto ancillary segment can offer opportunities. With over Rs. 4 lakh crore in market capitalisation, this sector has more companies in its fold to play the auto space.
The Tata group recently announced the investment of global PE major TPG (formerly Texas Pacific Group) in the electric vehicle (EV) arm of Tata Motors at a valuation of $9.1 billion (about Rs.68,000 crore) recently. Not surprisingly, the stock of Tata Motors soared 25% on the day of the deal announcement.