Mahindra Navistar institutes ‘Mahindra Navistar Transport Excellence Awards’ 2011

The Awards function will be held in December 2011 / January 2012 in New Delhi, and the winners will be conferred with the Awards on a National platform.

Online PR News – 09-October-2011 – – Mahindra Navistar institutes ‘Mahindra Navistar Transport Excellence Awards’ 2011
Awards intend to honour excellence & outperformance in the Indian trucking industry
• A first-in-industry initiative to recognize and reward outstanding contributions made to the transport sector by various stakeholders in the transport ecosystem.
• Awards to be conferred across the following five categories in the first edition:
o Fleet Owners
o Fleet Drivers
o Commercial Vehicle Financiers
o Highway Dhabas
o Not-for-Profit Entities
• National level recognition to all the winners.
• Awards function to be held in December 2011 / January 2012.

After announcing start of sales of the new M&HCV range consisting of MN25, MN31, MN 40 & MN 25 Tipper Mahindra Navistar Automotives Limited has instituted the Mahindra Navistar Transport Excellence Awards 2011 from September 05, 2011. These Awards will recognize and reward Outperformance, Excellence, Innovation and Change Leadership in the Transport Ecosystem.
Speaking on the occasion of launch of the Awards, Mr. Nalin Mehta, Managing Director, Mahindra Navistar Automotives Limited, said, “Mahindra Navistar has adopted the philosophy of OUTPERFORM to usher in a paradigm shift in Indian trucking. We firmly believe that as far as Indian trucking goes, Ok will no longer be OK. In continuation with this theme, we have now launched the first of its kind awards, the Mahindra Navistar Transport Excellence Awards. This is essentially an opportunity for various stakeholders in the Indian transportation sector to showcase their excellence and outperformance, so that we can recognize and reward their superlative efforts. The award evaluation criteria have been linked to the group brand philosophy of RISE and will evaluate the outperformance and excellence of applicants against the RISE pillars of ‘Accepting no limits’, ‘Alternative thinking’ and ‘Driving positive change’.”
As a first-in-the-industry initiative, fleet owners, fleet drivers, commercial vehicle financiers, highway dhabas and not-for-profit entities are the categories who can participate in the first edition of the Awards program, the entries to which close on October 25, 2011. Another interesting category in these awards is the “Youth Transport Personality of the Year” which is aimed at identifying and rewarding young, budding transporters from among the new generation of entrepreneurs who have made a mark in the Indian Transport industry.
The Awards function will be held in December 2011 / January 2012 in New Delhi, and the winners will be conferred with the Awards on a National platform.
About Mahindra Navistar Automotives Ltd. (MNAL)
In 2005, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. and International Truck and Engine Corporation - the operating company of Navistar - entered into a JV to manufacture light, medium and heavy commercial vehicles for India as well as global markets. The joint venture is in the process of addressing every segment of the commercial vehicle market from 3.5 tonne GVW to 49 tonne GCW with variants of passenger transport, cargo and specialized load applications.
The new HCV product range has been engineered to meet Indian requirements with technological expertise from Navistar with the underlying philosophy of ‘Made in India, Made for India and Made with 175 years of international trucking expertise’. The new range of medium and heavy commercial vehicles is being manufactured at a new green field plant at Chakan. The plant, which spans over 700 acres, has been set up with investments of over Rs.4000 crores and produces other M&M products as well. This is helping MNAL leverage the benefits of synergies of an integrated manufacturing facility.
The company has also created a channel which is passionate about surpassing customer expectations and willing to go that extra mile. The dealer network aims to set new benchmarks in delivering requisite services and spares to customers in the HCV segment in India.
The company also flagged off the mobile service workshop, yet another first in the Indian trucking industry, with the objective of providing ‘anywhere, anytime’, on-road assistance to customers. Coupled with the multi-lingual, 24x7 call centre branded as ‘NOW’, which is manned by trained service experts, Mahindra Navistar is all set to unleash a new paradigm in customer service in Indian trucking. To add to this, nearly 474 Roadside Assistance centres are also in place to provide service.
Besides this, MNAL will also draw on the vast pool of M&M auto and tractor channel partners to use as an extended network for servicing customers’ needs. At this stage, 220 such Authorized Service Points are already in place. Within a short span of time Mahindra Navistar has created 751 service touch points across the country and this number is continuously growing.

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Atul Malikram