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Fruitful discussions on Engine business possibilities in India

Mr Gerard Vittecoq, Group President, Caterpillar Inc., and Ms Gwenne Henricks, President, Perkins, made a joint visit to Gmmco headquarters in Chennai on the 10th of March, 2011. Mr Jaz Gill from Caterpillar joined the Gmmco team in welcoming the guests in traditional manner into the premises.

Both Mr Vittecoq and Ms Henricks planted saplings within the campus to mark their visit. This was followed by a brief overview presentation on Gmmco to the guests. Mr. Ravisekhar, Associate Vice President – Engines Business, Gmmco, then made a detailed presentation on the Engine business, highlighting the opportunities in India and our current level of participation and performance.

A detailed presentation was also made on competition and their activities in India. Mr Vittecoq had intense discussions especially on EP business with emphasis on Cummins' activities. This was followed by a presentation on the performance of Gmmco Power (Perkins dealership) by Mr T K Vishwanath, Business Head, Gmmco Power.

After the meeting, Mr H Jayaram, ED & CEO, Gmmco, and other seniors of Gmmco, took the guests on a walk around Gmmco's premises, especially the 4-Star Learning Center and the 4-Star Contamination Controlled Workshop. Subsequently both guests addressed all employees.

Mr Vittecoq was forthright in acknowledging the vast opportunities in the Indian market and reiterated the importance of India to Caterpillar. He expressed immense satisfaction on his visit and acknowledged the depth of market knowledge as well as the passion demonstrated by Gmmco team. He assured investment into India sooner than later and urged Gmmco to get ready to achieve higher PINs in the coming years. He emphasized that Gmmco must keep pushing his team to get whatever was needed to achieve leadership position in India. He promised all support to grow Caterpillar business in India given the huge opportunities.


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