Automobile Industry in India has witnessed a tremendous growth in recent years and is all set to carry on the momentum in the foreseeable future. Indian automobile industry has come a long way since the first car ran on the streets of Bombay in 1898. Today, automobile sector in India is one of the key sectors of the economy in terms of the employment. Directly and indirectly it employs more than 10 million people and if we add the number of people employed in the auto-component and auto ancillary industry then the number goes even higher.
The automobile industry comprises of heavy vehicles (trucks, buses, tempos, tractors); passenger cars; and two-wheelers. Heavy vehicles section is dominated by Tata-Telco, Ashok Leyland, Eicher Motors, Mahindra and Mahindra, and Bajaj. The major car manufacturers in India are Hindustan Motors, Maruti Udyog, Fiat India Private Ltd. , Ford India Ltd. , General Motors India Pvt. Ltd. , Honda Siel Cars India Ltd. , Hyundai Motors India Ltd. , and Skoda India Private Ltd. , Toyota Motors, Tata Motors etc. The dominant players in the two-wheeler sector are Hero Honda, Bajaj, TVS, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (Pvt.)
Ltd. , Yamaha etc. MARUTI UDYOG LTD. December 1983 heralded a revolution in the Indian car industry. Maruti collaborated with Suzuki of Japan to produce the first affordable car for the average Indian. At this time, the Indian car market had stagnated at a volume of 30,000 to 40,000 cars for the decade ending 1983. This was from where Maruti took over. India’s largest automobile company, Maruti entered the Indian car market with the avowed aim to provide high quality, fuel – efficient, low – cost vehicles. Its cars operate on Japanese technology, adapted to Indian conditions and Indian car users.
Maruti comes in a variety of models in the 800 segment. CORPORATE HEAD:- Mr. Jagdish Khattar PRODUCTS:- Maruti 800OmniAltoGypsy VersaZen Wagon REsteem Sx4Grand VitaraSwiftBaleno REGISTERED OFFICE:- 11th Floor, Jeevan Prakash, 25, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi – 110001, India PH-91-11-23316831 Fax: 91-11-23318754, 91-11-23713575 WEBSITE:- www. marutiudyog. com ASHOK LEYLAND Ashok Leyland, the Hinduja Group flagship in India, is the second largest player in the Indian commercial vehicle market with a market share of 27%.
The Company’s main activity is to manufacture commercial vehicles and spare parts. The company became the first Indian automobile company to receive ISO 9002 certification in 1993. The more comprehensive ISO 9001 certification came in 1994 and QS 9000 in 1998. All the Ashok Leyland vehicle manufacturing units received the ISO 14001 certification in 2002. CORPORATE HEAD:- Mr. R. Seshasayee PRODUCTS:- BUSES Viking BS, 12 M Bus, Cheetah bus, Airport Tarmach coach, 222 CNG Bus, Double Decker, Panther Luxury DEFENCE Comet 4×4, Light Recovery Vehicle 4×4, High Mobility Vehicle
6×6, YAK 4×4, Stallion 4×4, Field Artillery tractor TRUCKS Bison Haulage, Tusker Super 1616, Comet CO 1611, 1613 H, Hippo Haulage, Beaver Haulage REGISTERED OFFICE:- 19, Rajaji Salai Chennai 600 001 India Tel : 0091 44-25342141 Fax : 0091 44-25342493 WEBSITE:- www. ashokleyland. com GENERAL MOTORS General Motors is the worldwide leader in car manufacture, with a 17% share in the world auto market. Its products are sold in over 170 countries, and its manufacturing base is spread across 43 countries and its annual production is roughly 83 lakh vehicles.
General Motors India was formed in 1994 as a result of collaboration between General Motors Corporation and C. K. Birla Group of Companies. Its total investment is to the tune of Rs. 300 crores, roughly equal to 100 million dollars and its Manufacturing Plant is located at Halol, 40 km north of Vadodara in Gujarat. GM India has brought the latest manufacturing processes and human factor practices to its Halol Plant and therefore is the benchmark for advanced technologies in the Indian automotive industry.