Ampere News 2

Ampere Electric appoints Roy Kurian as COO, E-mobility Business (2W&3W)

Bangalore, January 20th, 2021: Ampere Electric, a wholly owned electric mobility subsidiary of Greaves Cotton Ltd., has announced the appointment of Roy Kurian as group Chief Operating Officer (COO) to head its E-mobility Business of electric 2-Wheelers and electric 3-Wheelers, with immediate effect. Roy will report to Greaves Cotton Group CEO & MD Nagesh Basavanhalli while Sanjeev P, COO, 2-wheelers and Yash Purohit, Head of Business, 3-wheelers will continue to drive the respective businesses.

Prior to this, Roy was associated with Yamaha Motors for 17 years as the SVP where he was responsible for providing strategic direction to the company and driving growth for the India market. Most recently, he was associated with EV startup Tork Motors as Sales and Marketing Head. Given Roy’s rich industry experience, Ampere will benefit from his deep domain knowledge, strategic direction and organizational efficiencies, which will help in accelerating the next level of growth for Ampere Electric, ELE and other forays in electric mobility.

On Roy Kurian’s appointment, Nagesh Basavanhalli, Group CEO and MD, Greaves Cotton, said, “Our mission is to decarbonize the last mile mobility solutions using responsible technology. Roy Kurian has joined us to drive the next level of growth & further boost our leadership position in the EV segment. We are delighted to have him onboard. With his expertise and rich experience, Roy will help us in strengthening our EV leadership position in the country.”Speaking on his appointment, Roy Kurian, COO, E-Mobility Business (2W & 3W) said, “I am delighted to be part of Ampere Electric family. In my new role, I aim to strengthen our presence in the electric vehicle segment and achieve leadership position in both electric 2-wheelers and electric 3-wheelers in order to provide sustainable, affordable, reliable last mile connectivity and contribute to the government’s mission of clean mobility solutions.”

Ampere News 1

Greaves supports Communities in its fight against COVID-19

COVID-19 presents an unprecedented challenge to the entire world, calling for an even stronger and collaborative action from various organizations to join in the efforts and help the government fight the pandemic. 

Given how critical the situation is, there is a compelling need for healthcare and material support along with community responsibility. 

Though every individual has been asked to maintain social distancing, we, at Greaves Cotton, are extremely close to our intention of delivering and pulling out all stops to do our bit with what is the need of the hour.

As the world responds to the COVID-19 outbreak, our thoughts are especially with those affected and those on the frontline, working round the clock to help those in need. 

The current crisis is unlike anything we have experienced before. There is literally nothing beyond the reach of this devastating pandemic but we are determined and committed to fight this. It is time to put our thoughts into action and combat COVID-19 for the betterment of the entire nation. 

In the face of this pandemic, we, at Greaves Cotton, have undertaken the following on-ground initiatives to support some of the most pressing needs of the nation:

We remain committed in our attempt to ensure the safety and well-being of our stakeholders, employees and the environment, thus supporting India’s fight and win against COVID-19.

COVID-19 is impacting every sphere of our daily lives, be it our family life, our social interactions, or even the way we work at Greaves Cotto

Borgward News 2

Reaching the finish line of the Borgward Grand Tour

Six Borgward — four weeks — two continents — no problems

The Borgward Group AG concluded the market launch of its premiere model BX7 TS with a marathon drive, the Borgward EU-Asia Grand Tour, that ended in Germany. A total of six SUV models of the brand completed the “torture tour,” driving a 12,000-kilometer course that took them from the company’s ultramodern production plant in the Miyun district of Beijing to the Borgward headquarters in Stuttgart. Representatives of many international media accompanied the SUVs from the start of the tour on October 10 to today’s crossing of the finish line — an assignment that enabled them to experience the Borgward models’ robust performance at first hand. Through rugged terrain, dusty and sometimes very hot stretches of desert, sudden onsets of winter that covered roadways with ice and snow, and endless traffic jams in major cities such as Beijing and Moscow, all of the Borgward models completed this extraordinary transfer drive without any errors or accidents.

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Xiuzhan Zhu becomes new CEO of Borgward Group AG

The Supervisory Board of Borgward Group AG has appointed Xiuzhan Zhu as Chief Executive Officer of the company. Borgward announced this in Stuttgart.

Xiuzhan Zhu succeeds Dr. Philip Koehn as CEO with effect from November 6, 2018. Xiuzhan Zhu joined Borgward as Vice President Purchasing & Strategic Projects from the beginning of Borgward Group AG in 2015. Zhu, who lives for about 20 years in Germany, has a long experience in the automotive industry. After studying in China and Germany, gaining an MBA in International Industrial Management, he began his career in Germany at DaimlerChrysler. Later on, he held leading management positions at international automotive suppliers.