• Ashutosh Pandey, CEO & Managing Director

    Ashutosh Pandey, CEO & Managing Director

  • Technology is a key driver of growth in any industry vertical and businesses that have innovated and prioritized incorporating the latest technologies into their operations have been able to gain an edge over the rest of their competitors in the industry. One company that has been able to break new business frontiers and tap into the untapped potential of the automobile industry through constant innovation is Mahindra First Choice. This pioneering tech-driven business is headed by industry stalwart Ashutosh Pandey and his ability to identify previously unknown and overlooked business opportunities have helped Mahindra First Choice to elevate themselves to greater heights. In an exclusive interview with CEO INSIGHTS, Ashutosh talks in detail about his professional journey and the unique operations of Mahindra First Choice.

  • Ashutosh Pandey: An Industry Veteran Embracing Technology To Break The Conventional Boundaries Of Automobile Industry

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Top 10 Leaders in Automotive - 2021

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  • Top 10 Leaders in Automotive - 2021

    One of the fast-growing industries throughout the world is automotive industry. Everybody uses automobiles in their day-to-day life, in forms of public transport, personal vehicles, and commercial transportation. Without automobiles we are not sure how can we survive day-to-day life. The automobile industry will be worth of 251.4-282.8 billion USD by 2026 year. India is the fourth largest manufacturer of cars and the seventh largest manufacturer of commercial vehicles, where automobile production increases day by day. The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Honorable Shri Narendra Modi already gave approval to introduction of Production-Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme in the Automobile and Auto Components sectors, which enhancing the country’s manufacturing and exporting capabilities in the era of Atmanirbhar Bharat. And 26.36million vehicles being manufactured in the country in the year 2020. It is projected that the industry which is already renowned for manufacturing and exporting topnotch passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles, three-wheeler, two-wheeler, and Quadricycles, will spike up the production to 40.2million vehicles by 2026. The export reached 4.77 million vehicles in 2020 and it will have a growth of 6.94 percent by the reports of CAGR. To meet these demands, Indian manufacturers in the industry are developing different automotives, and by their design and their quality, every company is unique in its own way. Depending on the various factors like mileage, engine performance, and design, consumers buy the best and in the industry by seeing sales, leaders are decided. Our CEO Insights Magazine team did research and prepared a list of Top Leaders in Automotive, with the help of experts, CEO’s, veterans in the industry. That list is published in this issue of the CEO Insights Magazine as “Top 10 Leaders in Automotive - 2021”.

Top 10 Leaders in Automotive - 2021

Company Logo Company Management Company Name Company Description
Varcas Automobiles Anand Thakur,Co-Founder & Managing Director Varcas Automobiles The company work towards development of e-Mobility solutions and improves quality of life of citizens globally by making this planet environment friendly and brings happiness in their lives with the product, services & technology
Autotygr Anupam Mishra,Chief Executive Officer Autotygr A web and mobile based application which is providing car repairs and services, and car breakdown services
Mahindra First Choice Ashutosh Pandey,MD & CEO Mahindra First Choice Offers a gear-shifting experience through its high quality and hassle-free used car buying and selling service
Elegant Auto Retail Deepak Raj Singh,Co-Founder & CEO Elegant Auto Retail The company is focused upon what all a physical store misses over a website and integrated it all to their stores to give customer the excitement and delight of purchase
AutoFlipz Harpreet Singh,Founder & CEO AutoFlipz Passionate about empowering people’s lives through technology-driven solutions, the company is busy bringing together the authorized and IAS Repair shops on one platform
Truck Buses Mahender Singh,Founder Truck Buses An exclusive digital marketplace for Commercial Vehicles in India explore, they will compare and do in-depth research on new Commercial Vehicles, helping you choose the best product
Meenakshi Polymers Vibhav Soni,CEO Meenakshi Polymers Provider of PU foam, bus seat assembly, two wheeler sheet, powder coated auto parts, nickel & chrome plated, PUF panels, roof panels, two wheeler step component, vibezzz mattress, injected moulding, and die casting
Paramount Auto Bay Services Vidya Nambirajan,CEO Paramount Auto Bay Services A certified multi Brand work shop delivering quality services in automotive Industry with large number of satisfied customer base
e Ashwa Automotive Vikas Gupta,CEO e Ashwa Automotive One of the leading manufacturers of environment friendly Battery Operated Vehicles. The company Specialized in the dealing of e-Rickshaws, e-Loader, e-Auto & e-Scooter.
4Rge Bikes Vikram Mishra,Co-Founder 4Rge Bikes The company is working on an electric motorbike that truly liberates you from the limitations of what you can explore, without creating an impact on the places that you visit

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