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Autoliv India bags Maruti Suzuki Overall Excellence Gold Award Print E-mail
Written by Ravi   
Tuesday, 30 June 2009
New Delhi: Autoliv India has been presented with the Maruti Suzuki Overall Excellence Gold Award based on it's overall supplier performance and the successful launch of the Suzuki A-Star.

"It is a great honor for Autoliv to be recognized with such a prestigious award", said Jan Carlson, Autoliv’s President and CEO, after the award-winning ceremony in India. "It acknowledges the hard work of our Indian team and the importance of safety for automakers in emerging markets."

The award was presented jointly by Maruti-Suzuki’s Chairman R C Bhargava, and MD & CEO Mr. S Nakanishi in recognition of supplier excellence during the annual supplier conference, attended by more than a hundred supplier companies.

Since Autoliv India was founded in early 90’s, it has experienced a steady growth of business. Today the company is the clear leader in the Indian seatbelt and airbag markets, with a market share of more than 50%. Major customers include Maruti-Suzuki, Hyundai, Tata, Mahindra, Toyota, GM, Ford, & Nissan and sales totaled approximately $50 million in 2008.

Autoliv has four manufacturing facilities in India – Bangalore (HO), Gurgaon, Chennai, and Uttaranchal. Apart from manufacturing airbags and seatbelts, it has testing & development facilities for seatbelts and airbags.

Maruti-Suzuki is India’s largest passenger car manufacturer. The Suzuki A-Star is the first Indian car to have domestically produced airbags (Front & Side) in it. Autoliv supplies all 6 airbags and the steering wheel for A-Star.

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