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Bajaj Auto
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Bajaj Auto Limited
Founded
1945
Headquarters
 
Key people
Rahul Bajaj(Chairman),Rajiv Bajaj(Managing Director)
 Rs.81.063 billion (2005) or  USD 1.32  billion
 Rs.11.016 billion
10,250 (2006-07)
Bajaj Auto
is a major Indian automobilemanufacturer. It is India's largest and the world's 4th largest two- and three-wheeler maker 
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. It is based in Pune, Maharashtra, with plants in Akurdi andChakan(near Pune),Waluj (near Aurangabad
 
) andPantnagar in Uttaranchal.Bajaj Auto makes and exportsmotorscooters, motorcyclesand theauto rickshaw.TheForbes Global 2000list for the year 2005 ranked Bajaj Auto at 1946.
Over the last decade, the company has successfully changed its image from a scooter manufacturer to a two wheeler manufacturer. Its product range encompasses Scooterettes,Scooters and Motorcycles. Its real growth in numbers has come in the last four years after successful introduction of a few models in the motorcycle segment.The company is headed by Rahul Bajajwho is worth more than US$1.5 billion.
Bajaj Auto came into existence on November 29,1945as M/s Bachraj Trading Corporation Private Limited. It started off by selling imported two- and three-wheelers inIndia. In 1959, it obtained license from theGovernment of Indiato manufacture two- andthree-wheelers and it went public in 1960. In 1970, it rolled out its 100,000th vehicle. In1977, it managed to produce and sell 100,000 vehicles in a single financial year. In 1985,it started producing at Waluj in Aurangabad. In 1986, it managed to produce and sell 500,000 vehicles in a single financial year. In 1995, it rolled out its ten millionth vehicleand produced and sold 1 million vehicles in a year.
 
According to the authors of 
Globality: Competing with Everyone from Everywhere for  Everything 
, Bajaj has grown operations in 50 countries by creating a line of value-for-money bikes targeted to the different preferences of entry-level buyers.
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[edit] Timeline of new releases
1960-1970 - Vespa 150 - Under the licence of Piaggio of Italy
1971 - three-wheeler goods carrier 
1976 -Bajaj Super  
1977 - Rear engineAutorickshaw 
1981 -Bajaj M-50 
1990 -Bajaj Sunny 
1994 -Bajaj Classic 
1997 -Kawasaki Bajaj Boxer , Rear Engine Diesel Autorickshaw
1998 -Kawasaki Bajaj Caliber ,Bajaj Legend,India's first four-stroke scooter, Bajaj Spirit 
2000 -Bajaj Saffire 
2004 -Bajaj CT 100, New Bajaj Chetak 4-stroke withWonder Gear ,Bajaj Discover DTS-i 
2006 -Bajaj Platina 
 
2008 -Bajaj Discover 135 DTS-i - sport (Upgrade of existing 135 model)
2009 - (January)Bajaj XCD135 cc launched.
[edit] Spinoffs and acquisitions
The demerger of Bajaj Auto Ltd into three separate corporate entities—Bajaj Finserv Ltd(BFL), Bajaj Auto Ltd (BAL), and Bajaj Holdings and Investment Ltd (BHIL)—wascompleted with the shares listing on May 26, 2008.
In November 2007, Bajaj Auto acquired 14.5% stake in KTM Power Sports AG (holding company of KTM Sportmotocycles AG). The two companies have signed a cooperationdeal, by which KTM will provide the know-how for joint development of the water-cooled four-stroke 125 and 250 cc engines, and Bajaj will take over the distribution of KTM products in India and some other Southeast Asian nations.
Bajaj said it is open totaking a majority stake in KTM and is also looking at other takeover opportunities. Onthe 8th of January 2008, Managing Director Rajiv Bajaj confirmed the collaboration andannounced his intention to gradually increase Bajaj's stake in KTM to 25%.
[edit] Products
Some of the models that Bajaj makes (or has made including prototypes) are:
[edit] Scooters
[edit] Cars
Bajaj Liteconcept
Bajaj ULC(ultra-low cost)- the Tata Nanocompetitor.
[edit] Motorcycles
Bajaj Platina125 DTS-Si
Bajaj XCD125 DTS-Si
Bajaj XCD135 DTS-Si
Bajaj Avenger 200 DTS-i

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