Automotive

AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY?

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Its given us the legendary Maruti 800, the car that revolutionized personal mobility in?India, selling more than 2.5 million units till date. On the other end of the spectrum stands the McLaren F1, the fastest production car during 1990?s, it was the first production car to feature materials like carbon fibre, titanium, gold, magnesium and Kevlar. Innovation is the name of the game in the automobile sector, with companies continuously researching, developing newer ways of making today?s cars more efficient, practical and less polluting.

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The Automotive industry is the place to be for those with a soft corner for the machines on wheels.

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If Auto manufacturing were a country, it would be the sixth largest economy in the world. In 2007, the industry produced a mind boggling 73 million cars and commercial vehicles employing more than 8 million in the manufacturing process. The global automotive industry generated revenues accounting to $1,479.5 billion in 2008. Currently?Toyota?ranks as the largest automotive company int the world; it produced more than 9 million vehicles in the year 2008. General Motors, Volkswagen, BMW, Ford, Honda, and Daimler AG are some of the other well known names in the business.

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Occupations

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There are various Management positions which require managing teams of experts in engineering, design, marketing, sales, finance, and production. From the earliest stages of planning and design, these specialists help assess whether the vehicle will satisfy consumer demand, meet safety and environmental regulations, and prove economically practical to make. These executives also serve as public representatives for the company.

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Industrial Production Managers: These people work at the factory floor, in charge of managing the workers, lower level managers in the factory, and coordinate production activities.

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Indian Prospective

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India is the world?s largest manufacturer of small cars. Companies like Hyundai Motors, Suzuki, Nissan, Toyota, and Volkswagen have opened up manufacturing facilities in the country due to its engineering prowess and expertise in the manufacturing of low cost, fuel efficient small cars. At present, India is the 2nd?largest market in the world for 2 wheelers, 4th?largest for commercial vehicles, and 11th?largest in the world for passenger vehicles.

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Hyundai?s small car manufacturing facility in India is churning out small cars which are being exported to nations all around the world. It is investing an additional US$ 1 billion in setting up a second plant in Chennai by 2013. A research and development facility is also being opened in Hyderabad at a cost of $40 million.

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Renault is aggressively eyeing the Indian market and has plans to start rolling out cars by 2011.

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Media
A conversation with the CEO of General Motors, G. Richard Wagoner Jr.
http://mitworld.mit.edu/video/407/

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