The Sona Group firmly believes in creating strong partnerships. Steady and sustained growth, based on a clear vision has enabled The Sona Group to become a global organization. Today, The Group consists of nine automobile components manufacturing companies and two service companies in the areas of engineering design and mobility. The Sona Group has technical and marketing alliances with domestic and international majors Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (India), Mahindra & Mahindra (India), JTEKT Corporation (Japan), Mando Corporation (Korea), Somic Ishikawa Inc. (Japan), ZF Lemforder GmbH (Germany), Somic Engineering Inc. (Japan), Mitsubishi Materials Corporation (Japan), Fuji Kiko (Japan), Koyo Electronics (Japan) and Sixt (Germany).
The Group's global footprint spans India, Germany and the USA. It has a strategic investment in Fuji Auto Tech, Europe, which in turn has interests in France, Brazil, Sweden & Czech Republic. Sona Auto Comp Europe & USA provide sales and services support to the Group's operations overseas. The Group today employs over 5000 people, and has revenues a little in excess of USD 800 million.
The foundation of The Group is based on three core values: Respect for the Individual, Service to the Customer and Excellence in the pursuit of our goals. I am glad that we have followed these principles over the last twenty five years. Focus on Quality and the commitment to offer our customers excellence in service, to meet their growing needs, have been the underlying factors of the groups' success. We at Sona are constantly upgrading our core competencies and aligning objectives at all levels to help achieve customer satisfaction. The Group has adopted world-class contemporary manufacturing practices like the Toyota Production System (TPS), group Kaizen activity, participative management and break through management, to continuously learn and grow. One of our group companies has the unique distinction of being the second Indian company to receive both the Deming and TPM Excellence Awards. The Group recently started its journey exploring disruptive technologies to bring them to market in the future.
The Sona Group is dedicated to the concept of Sustainability and views it's financial, environmental and social responsibility with a great deal of concern. It is already the recipient of the TERI Award 2007 for Environmental Excellence and is working on a G3 Compliant reporting system. Energy Conservation and CO2 emission reduction programs are being put in place to tackle global warming. A Zero Waste program is dedicated to cutting all waste and developing value add products. It's social development programs are focused on education, skill development, entrepreneurship & healthcare. The programs include the village development programme at Begumpur Khatola and Nagina Villages, the revamp of ITI (Industrial Training Institute), Nagina in a PPP (expand) with the Govt. of Haryana, and the setting up of a Centre to promote innovation and entrepreneurship at MDI (Management Development Institute), Gurgaon. The Group is committed to reach out to the underdeveloped and underprivileged sections of society, and equip them with the right skill sets to take on the challenges of life.
The continuous customer focus, dedication, commitment, hard work and creativity of every employee of The Group have brought laurels to the organization.. At this juncture, I would like to thank and congratulate all my colleagues and our customers for trusting and growing with The Sona Group. The Sona Group will continue to stay focused on our three beliefs and will remain committed to providing innovative next-generation products and services that will help the industry in its needs for the future.
Dr. Surinder Kapur
Chairman, Sona Group