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Why the World Comes to Gujarat

2020-03-12T14:17:21+00:00January 9th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal January 2017, State Focus: Gujarat, Year|

Gujarat, with its investor-friendly policies and outward looking approach, has succeeded in attracting some of the world's biggest corporates to its shores. 'India Investment Journal' profiles a few of the key MNCs happy with Gujarat as their base. Honda Industry: Automotive Headquarters: Minato, Tokyo, Japan Year of establishment in Gujarat: February 2016 Description: Honda inaugurated one of the world’s largest scooter exclusive plants at Vithalapur in Gujarat with an annual capacity of 1.2 million units. The new plant will employ [...]

Driving into the world

2018-09-06T10:13:15+00:00December 10th, 2016|2016, Sector Focus, Year, Yearend 2016|

The automobile industry continued to make a mark in global sweepstakes during 2016 and looks set to drive through further barriers in the New Year. While unveiling the new version of its compact sports utility vehicle EcoSport at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show earlier this month, Michigan-based Ford announced it would be exported to its home country – US – in 2018 from its factory in Chennai. In itself this may not be a big deal. Over 650,000 units [...]

Time to switch gears and speed up innovation

2018-05-18T13:04:37+00:00December 9th, 2016|2016, Sector Focus, Year, Yearend 2016|

India’s auto industry has arrived on the global stage but has to learn to adapt to go further.

With annual sales of over 20 million units, the Indian automobile industry is one of the largest in the world. It is the fourth largest market for cars behind China, US and Japan and trails only China in the global pecking order for two wheelers. It has also been one of the fastest growing automobile markets in the world at a time when there are fewer takers for cars around the world. Many believe India will emerge as the third largest market for cars as early as the turn of this decade.