Bangalore, April 13th, 2017: Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) was recently awarded the Top Exporter Award for the year 2015-16, at the 48th Engineering Export Promotion Council of India (EEPC) National Award for Engineering Export Excellence. The company was honoured as “Star Performers under Product Group-Automobile Component” for its outstanding contribution towards exports. C.K. Srikantha, Deputy General Manager (Indirect Taxation and Impex) – Toyota Kirloskar Motor received the award from P. Benjamin, Minister of Rural Industries & MSME (Government of Tamil Nadu) at an award ceremony held in Chennai. Toyota carries the distinction of bagging the Export Excellence award (by EEPC) for 10 years at the Southern Region level, and 7 years at the National level, reiterating its contribution to the Indian economy, by exporting globally competitive and best in class auto parts & vehicles.
Toyota Kirloskar Motor, which has its world-class manufacturing plant in Bidadi in Bangalore Rural Karnataka, exports Completely Built Units (CBUs) like The Etios & Etios Liva and Auto Parts to Thailand, Brazil, Indonesia, Philippines, Brunei, Japan, Argentina, Vietnam, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Belgium and South Africa.
Expressing his delight on receiving the award Raju B. Ketkale, Senior Vice President, Toyota Kirloskar Motor said, “We are delighted to receive this prestigious award. It is a boost to our efforts in designing & developing the best in class cars of the highest standards in India. As a company that is strongly committed to the “Make in India” Campaign, we will continue to build focus on our manufacturing abilities in India and also maintain global standards through all processes. Our much celebrated philosophy of Quality, Durability, and Reliability (QDR), has always ensured that our standards are internationally aligned. He added, “We are certain to maintain the trend in the upcoming year and also play a key role in India manufacturing policies through our local operations.” EEPC India is the premier trade and investment promotion organization in India, sponsored by the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India, catering to the Indian engineering sector.