Autoliv India has been presented with the Maruti Suzuki Overall Excellence Gold Award. This award was presented to Autoliv India for the successful launch of the first airbag project in India in Maruti Suzuki A-Star. The award was given in recognition of supplier excellence during the annual supplier conference.
Maruti-Suzuki is India’s largest passenger car manufacturer and A-Star is the first Indian car to have domestically produced airbags (Front & Side) in it. Autoliv supplies all 6 airbags and the steering wheel for A-Star.
“It is a great honor for Autoliv to be recognized with such a prestigious award”, said Jan Carlson, Autoliv’s President and CEO, after the award-winning ceremony in India. “It acknowledges the hard work of our Indian team and the importance of safety for automakers in emerging markets.”
Autoliv has four manufacturing facilities in India Bangalore, Gurgaon, Chennai, and Uttaranchal. Apart from manufacturing airbags and seatbelts, it has testing & development facilities for seatbelts and airbags. Started in early 90s, the company is the leader in the Indian seatbelt and airbag markets, with a market share of more than 50%. Major customers include Maruti-Suzuki, Hyundai, Tata, Mahindra, Toyota, GM, Ford, & Nissan and sales totaled approximately $50 million in 2008.