Hinduja Group to expand auto business

Hinduja Group to expand auto business
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First Published: Sun, Feb 10 2008. 12 58 PM IST
Updated: Sun, Feb 10 2008. 12 58 PM IST
PTI
New Delhi: The Hinduja Group today said it is expanding its global automotive business with plans to widen the product portfolio of its commercial vehicles and foundries by foraying into components, construction equipment and technology.
The group has rechristened LRLIH Ltd, the holding company of Ashok Leyland Ltd and Ennore Foundries Ltd, to Hinduja Automotive Ltd (HAL) and said it was targeting organic and inorganic growth in its latest initiative for global automotive business.
“Hinduja Automotive will be the exclusive platform for strategic ownership and related businesses of the Group in the automotive sector,” the Group said in a statement.
It said HAL would expand its present interest in commercial vehicles and foundries to a wider range of products and services such as components (including iron and aluminium foundry products), construction equipment, technology and other adjacent areas.
Gopichand P Hinduja and Dheeraj G Hinduja will continue as chairman and co-chairman respectively of the company.
The managing director and CEO of Ashok Leyland R Seshasayee will be appointed as vice-chairman of Hinduja Automotive with immediate effect, it said, adding that he would be responsible for strategising and developing the Group’s vision for global growth of the automotive business.
Anders Spare, the current CEO of LRLIH, will continue as the CEO of HAL, the statement added.
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First Published: Sun, Feb 10 2008. 12 58 PM IST