The senior management of Kia Motors India interacted and
engaged with over 200 automobile suppliers from across the country as a part of
their search for component supply partners. Kia Motors had organised an event to
identify and enter into long term partnerships with Indian suppliers, with an
intention to localise all components, to ensure competitive maintenance costs
of future Kia India model range.
Out of 200 leading suppliers, Kia Motors will be
shortlisting suppliers who will undergo a systematic and comprehensive
evaluation on basis of quality, management, past performance, and development
capabilities over the next three months.
Kookhyun Shim, Managing Director and Chief Executive
Officer, Kia Motors India, said, “Kia today is selling 2.8 million cars to over
180 countries, and our edge lies in providing world class design, quality, and
innovative technology across the globe consistently. We are going to take our
success story forward in India with our first car, the SP Concept, in the
second half of 2019. This will be achieved with cooperation of some of the
finest local Indian suppliers identified at the earliest stage. It’s a great
opportunity as the Indian automobile supplier community across cities has
evolved, and will fulfil our objective to offer world class components at
Kia Motors India also shared the latest advancements and
outlook on the global and domestic automotive scenario and shared opportunities
available for the Indian suppliers to meet Kia' global quality requirements. Once
the suppliers are shortlisted, their nomination as Kia partners would conclude
soon in close consultation with the R&D and quality teams.
Source: Kia Motors India
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