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Harley-Davidson India plant awarded Indo-American Trade Excellence award

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07 Jul 2014 / 
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Harley-Davidson India’s manufacturing plant in Bawal, Haryana received the Indo-American Trade Excellence award for operation excellence in manufacturing from the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (IACC).

Harley-Davidson Street 750 (1)
The India plant assembles most of the Harley-Davidson lineups on sale in India and also manufactures the Street platform of motorcycles – something that has been key in keeping the cost of these motorcycles accessible to a larger group of Indian motorcycle enthusiasts. The Indian plant is the only facility outside the US where Harley-Davidson manufactures motorcycles.

Baljeet Mokha, director, plant operations, Harley-Davidson India said, “We are honoured to be recognised by IACC for Harley-Davidson India’s operational excellence in manufacturing. The ability to build and deliver exceptional products is possible only through inputs from our customers and the efforts and dedication of our employees and partners.”

This was the tenth edition of the IACC awards that aims to recognise excellence in financial planning, corporate social responsibility, development of human capital and impact on respective markets. Indian companies operating in America as well as American companies operating in India are eligible.

Harley-Davidson India wins award press release

Harley-Davidson India was awarded the Indo-American Trade Excellence award for Operational Excellence in Manufacturing at a felicitation ceremony organized by the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (IACC) today. Mr. Baljeet Mokha, Director – Plant Operations Harley-Davidson India received the award in the presence of business and government leaders from both countries, celebrities, expatriates and the media.

Since 2010, Harley-Davidson has been assembling most of its lineup for India at Bawal and now also builds the Street platform of motorcycles here. The Street 750 and 500 motorcycles are manufactured both at Harley-Davidson’s US and India plants. India is the second country where Harley-Davidson has CKD assembly operations outside the US and the first country where it has manufacturing operations outside the US. Harley-Davidson India has also led the way in developing a strong leisure motorcycling culture in India – an important aspect of which is to make the brand accessible to the thousands of enthusiasts in India. The Street 750 motorcycle furthers this endeavor.

Mr. Baljeet Mokha, Director – Plant Operations Harley-Davidson India said, “We are honored to be recognized by IACC for Harley-Davidson India’s operational excellence in manufacturing. The ability to build and deliver exceptional products is possible only through input from our customers and the efforts and dedication of our employees and partners. We are proud of all that has been accomplished over the last 5 years in India and the award stands as testimony to our continued commitment to the market.”

This is the tenth year since the IACC, committed to facilitating trade, business relations and strong business ties between India and U.S., instated these awards. The award celebrates trade excellence and recognizes the best Indian companies in the U.S. and the best U.S. companies in India. It recognizes organizations and individuals who have contributed to the promotion of Indo-U.S. trade, financial excellence, corporate social responsibility, development of human capital and their impact on the respective markets, etc.
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