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Hyundai Motor India receives FIEO ‘Niryat Shree’ Award

Posted by automobz on December 17, 2008

hyundai_a-jha_pratibha-patilHyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL), India’s largest auto exporter and the second largest car manufacturer, was honoured with the ‘Niryat Shree’ Silver Trophy for the year 2005-06 at a function organized by the Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO). The award was conferred for Hyundai’s outstanding performance in export in the Engineering and Metallurgical products under the Non-SSI category.

Hon’ble President of India, Smt Pratibha Devi Singh Patil gave away the award at a glittering function to Hyundai Motor India, President, Mr Ashok Jha.

Last year, Hyundai was the proud recipient of the EEPC ‘Top Exporter of the year’ award for the year 2005- 06. HMIL, which is the largest passenger car exporter from India accounts for roughly 67% of the car exports from India. HMIL in 1999 started exporting with a batch of 20 cars being exported to neighbouring Nepal. Today it exports to 95 countries across the globe and by next year the exports should reach over 100 countries.

HMIL reached the first milestone of exporting 100,000 cars in four years and ten months in October 2004. In October 2005, it exported its 200,000th car followed by its 300,000th car and 400,000th car in October 2006 and August 2007 respectively. In March 2008, Hyundai crossed the half million mark for exports becoming the first Indian manufacturer to reach this figure in the fastest time.

Speaking on the occasion, Ashok Jha, President, Hyundai Motor India Ltd. said, “We are honoured and delighted to receive this award. We understand the critical role of exports in bridging the country’s trade gaps. The honour accentuates our endeavour to be one of the major contributors to India’s rapidly growing economy, playing our part in India’s growth as a manufacturer as well as an exporter.”

Currently, Hyundai Motor India is exporting five of its most popular models, namely, the Santro, i10, i20, Getz and the Accent. HMIL this year will export around 50 per cent of its production to overseas markets namely Europe, Africa, Middle East, Latin America and South East Asia.


4 Responses to “Hyundai Motor India receives FIEO ‘Niryat Shree’ Award”

  1. Sonika Sharma said

    Hey automobz!

    Your site is still not launched?Some more delay is expected at ur end?

  2. Ashish said

    Hi Sonika,

    Sorry for a really delayed reply.

    Sadly, we had to shelve off the project that we so fondly named Automobz. The reasons were purely professional and recession is one of the reasons for shutting the project down.

    However, I am pleased to inform you that we did not lose our aim and direction an are going to introduce a web-based automotive source called Mthrills (Motoring thrills… amplified.) very soon. The site is already in the testing phase and should go live by the first week of October.

    Sorry for the delay but we hope that you will like what the guys who were planning Automobz have come out with once Mthrills is live as a product.

    I will keep you in the loop regarding the developments. Do drop in at when we are completely live in October.


    Ashish Jha

  3. オテモニャン said



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