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Tata Motors’ Jamshedpur Plant Rolls Out Its Two Millionth Truck

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Tata Motors’ Jamshedpur plant has been marked a red letter day with the roll-out of the two millionth truck from this world-class manufacturing facility. The plant manufactures Tata Motors’ entire range of medium and heavy commercial vehicles, including the Tata Prima, both for civilian and defence applications.

Karl Slym, Managing Director, Tata Motors, said, “We have modernised the plant through the years, which today produces our most technologically rich and high performing civilian and defence products, catering to customers across the world.”

With the plant manufacturing over 200 truck variants, ranging from multi-axle trucks, tractor-trailers, tippers, mixers and special application vehicles, the Jamshedpur facility has led the company’s evolution into a manufacturer of global repute. Besides India, these vehicles are sold in South Africa, Russia, Myanmar, the SAARC region and the Middle East.

Canon India Promotes Puneet Datta To Director Of PPP Group
Canon India, a digital imaging company has been announced the promotion of Puneet Datta as Director of Professional Printing Products (PPP) group, Canon India. PPP group is a new business group formed after the amalgamation of Wide Format Printing Division (WFP) that comprises of large format printers, display graphic systems, technical document systems & Production Printing Division (PPD) that include cut sheet digital presses and continuous feed digital machinery systems. He will be reporting to Dr Alok Bharadwaj, Executive Vice President, Canon.

With over 17 years of experience in the IT industry, Datta firmly believes that formulating the right “go to market strategy” is the most crucial aspect for successful business. He started his career at Canon as Channel Marketing Manager in 2004 and went on to become Assistant Director, Marketing - BIS Division. In this role, Datta took Canon to new heights with his sheer determination and strategy, propelling Canon to No 1 position in Digital Copiers’ segment in India.

Mahindra Reva Among Top 50 Most Innovative Global Cos
Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles, a part of Mahindra Group, has been featured in the prestigious ‘Fast Company’ magazine listing of the Top 50 Most Innovative Companies of 2013. Mahindra Reva was ranked at number 22 for its innovative contributions to the global electric vehicle industry. The fast company listing features businesses that are creating the greatest impact across their industries and culture as a whole.

Fast Company focuses on technology, business, & design and for this listing it assesses thousands of businesses based on creativity, real-world impact, risk taking, and execution to create a list of just 50 companies. Mahindra Reva is listed along with other globally renowned companies such as Nike, Apple, Google and Samsung, with Mahindra Reva being the only Indian company in the list.

The award comes at a time when the company is all set to launch its next generation electric car, the E2O. Fast Company highlighted the E2O’s smart phone powered ‘Emergency Electric Boost’ as one of the coolest features in the car.

Taxiforsure plans To Expand In 15 Cities
Taxiforsure.com, an aggregator of taxis and car rentals in Bangalore, is now ready to expand in 15 cities in India by the end of 2015. The company will launch its services in major tier I and tier II cities like Delhi & NCR, Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, Chennai, and Jaipur.

TaxiForSure works closelywith various operators and in both the organised and unorganised space, bringing them to a common technology and operational platform, with a goal to become the single point of contact of taxis in every city. Taxiforsure.com has become the largest aggregator of taxis in Bangalore with access to more than 1300 taxis to service customers. The company is foreseeing similar growth in all the 15 cities where it is expanding.

One97 Appoints Raj Ahuja As CFO
One97 Communications, mobile-internet company, has been announced expansion of its key finance leadership. Raj Ahuja will be the new Chief Financial Officer and Vivek N. Gour will join as Independent Board Director.

Raj Ahuja comes to One97 from Star India where he was Executive Vice President of Finance. With over 21 years in the industry, Raj has been general manager business finance with Wipro and Director, Finance & Operations at NXP.

MakeMyTrip’s board member, Vivek N. Gour’s appointment brings the number of board members to six for One97. In addition, he will be the Chairman of the company’s Audit Committee. Gour is currently the Managing Director of Air Works, an Aviation MRO Refinishing Services. Prior to that Gour was Chief Financial Officer of NYSE listed Genpact Limited.  He played an integral role in transforming Genpact from a captive unit of GE into a highly profitable public company.