Bajaj Auto Ltd. is the largest exporter of two and three wheelers. With Kawasaki Heavy Industries of Japan, Bajaj manufactures state-of-the-art range of two-wheelers. The brand, Pulsar is continually dominating the Indian motorcycle market in the premium segment. Its Discover DTSi is also a successful bike on Indian roads.
India's second largest bike manufacturer Bajaj Auto Ltd has announced to launch its concept car by 2010. The small 'Lite' will be in competition to Tata Nano which is tagged as world's cheapest car. This small concept car is being designed in collaboration with Renault and Nissan but it will not be for Rs 1 lakh. Bajaj Auto managing director Rajiv Bajaj said that the focus is on performance of the car rather than cost. Bajaj motors has clarified that mileage, maintenance and carbon emissions. are the sole objectives in this Lite's design.
Year of Establishment
Automotive - Two & Three Wheelers
The Bajaj Group
Listings & its codes
BSE - Code: 500490; NSE - Code: BAJAJAUTO
Distribution network covers 50 countries. Dominant presence in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Columbia, Guatemala, Peru, Egypt, Iran and Indonesia.
Kawasaki Heavy Industries of Japan
Registered & Head Office
Akurdi Pune - 411035 India Tel.: +(91)-(20)-27472851 Fax: +(91)-(20)-27473398
Akurdi, Pune 411035 Bajaj Nagar, Waluj Aurangabad 431136 Chakan Industrial Area, Chakan, Pune 411501
|2005||Bajaj Discover DTS-i was chosen as Bike of the Year and Indigenous Design of the Year by Overdrive Awards.|
|Sales||2004-05 (Nos.)||2003-04 (Nos.)|
|Total two wheelers||1,602,646||1,288,949|
|Total two & three wheelers||1,824,699||1,518,131|
|Of the above, exports were:-|
|Total Exports||196, 710||156,007|
|Year ended 31 March||Market (nos.)||Market growth||BAL (nos.)||BAL's growth||BAL's market share|
|Quarter Ended 31.12.05||Quarter Ended 31.12.04||Nine Months Ended 31.12.05||Nine Months Ended 31.12.04||Year Ended 31.03.05 (Audited)|
|Investment & Others||1074.8||873.9||3404.3||2818.3||4095.2|
|Less: Inter segment Revenue||57.3||39.2||211.6||245.4||290.7|
|Net Sales/Income from operations||30877.5||19823.9||79094.0||52728.1||77468.8|
|Investment & Others||927.8||856.4||3139.3||2683.8||3877.8|
|Total Profit Before Tax||3736.6||2777.0||10839.6||8347.9||11506.6|
|Investment & Others||53308.0||46392.0||53308.0||46392.0||47354.6|
|2005||Bajaj Avenger and Bajaj Wave launched.|
|2004||Bajaj Discover DTS-i, New Bajaj Chetak 4 stroke with Wonder Geaf and Bajaj CT100 launched. Bajaj also unveils new brand identity, dons new symbol, logo and brand line.|
|2003||Pulsar DTS-i and Bajaj Wind 125-The World Bike was launched. In the executive motorcycle segment, its Caliber 115 "Hoodibabaa!" was launched. 107,115 Motorcycles sold in a month.|
|2001||Launches Pulsar and Eliminator.|
|2000||Bajaj Saffire was introduced.|
|1999||Caliber motorcycle notches up 100,000 sales in record time of 12 months. Production commences at Chakan plant.|
|1998||Kawasaki Bajaj Caliber rolls out of Waluj. Legend, India's first four-stroke scooter rolls out of Akurdi. Spirit launched|
Since 1986, there is a technical tie-up of Bajaj Auto Ltd. with Kawasaki Heavy Industries of Japan to manufacture state-of-art range of latest two-wheelers in India. The JV has already given the Indian market the KB series, 4S and 4S Champion, Boxer, the Caliber series, and Wind125.
Kawasaki Heavy Industries is a Fortune 500 company with a turnover of USD 10 billion (Rs. 45,840 crore). It has crafted new technologies for more than hundred years. The technologies of KHI have redefined space systems, aircrafts, jet engines, ships, locomotive, energy plants, automation system, construction machinery, and of course high reliability two-wheelers.
KHI has given the world its legendary series of 600-1200cc Ninja and 1600 Vulcan bikes. Straight from its design boards, the Kawasaki Bajaj Eliminator, India's first real cruiser bike, redefines the pleasure of "biking" in looks as well as performance.
'Inspiring Confidence,' the tagline, has build up confidence, through excitement engineering, not only to domestic consumers but also internationally. Established just eight decades back in 1926 by Jamnalal Bajaj, the company has been vested with India's largest exporter of two and three wheelers, 196,710 units in 2004-05, a great 26 per cent jump over the previous year.
Bajaj Auto Ltd. sales have increased by approximately 21 per cent in the year 2004-05, which exceeds Rs 65.4 billion, a record in the history of the company. The gross operating profit stands at Rs. 9.3 billion, again a record. The profits after tax of the BAL are close to Rs. 7.7 billion, and the pre-tax return on operating capital is at an impressive 80 per cent.
The strength of the company is its quality products, excellence in engineering and design, and its ability to delight the customers. The Pulsar, introduced in November 2004, is continually dominating the premium segment of the motorcycle market, helping to maintain the market superiority. Discover DTSi, one more successful bike on Indian roads, is in the 'value' segment of the motorcycle market. It incorporates a high degree of power with fuel efficiency of a 100 cc motorcycle.
BAL is committed to prevention of pollution, continual improvement of environment performance and compliance with all environmental legislation and regulations. They always believe in providing the customer 'value for money' and keeps an special eye upon quality, safety, productivity, cost and delivery.