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BajajBajaj Auto Ltd. headquartered in Pune is world’s third largest motorbike manufacturer, having recorded industry’s best profitability. Mr Rahul Bajaj founder of Bajaj Auto has been one of the most eminent industrial icons of Pune. Post a paradigm shift in its core operations from Scooters to Bike manufacturing, Bajaj Auto now has a plethora successful brands in the market namely Pulsar, Discover, Avenger, Boxer & Platina. Bajaj also has two global strategic partnerships with KTM & Kawasaki, under which it manufactures & sells bikes from both brands in India & near by countries.

Bajaj Auto has a very strong R&D base in Pune with two major manufacturing plant in Chakan & Aurangabad. Bajaj Auto was one of the pioneers in establishing Pune as an industrial hub, while it still continues to nurture thousands of Puneites as its employees.


Forbes MarshallForbes Marshall is a leader in the area of process efficiency and energy conservation for the process industry. The company has over 60 years of experience in building steam engineering and control instrumentation solutions, with focused investments in manufacturing and research and development. It has several joint ventures with global technology leaders. Forbes Marshall is unique in having extensive expertise in both steam and control instrumentation. This dual expertise enables them to engineer industry specific systems that focus on energy efficiency, and environment and process efficiency for diverse sectors; it also facilitates the delivery of quality solutions in 18 countries.

The company’s teams are peopled by some of the finest engineers in the land. These highly trained professionals have developed innovative solutions and saved millions of rupees in process costs for clients. Forbes Marshall has been ranked 5th ‘Best Workplace’ in India for the year 2012, based on a survey conducted by the Great Place to Work Institute® in association with Economic Times. This is the fourth time that the company has made it to this list since it started participating in the survey in 2006. Forbes Marshall is also the highest ranking true manufacturing organisation.

The company is concerned with the community beyond the factory gate. Since its inception, sustainable social initiatives have been the key drivers of the company’s philosophy to contribute and give back to the community in which it operates. Its diverse and sustained programmes support health, education and life skills development in communities. Forbes Marshall also helps the community, particularly women, to engage in entrepreneurial ventures to support their families and thereby gain the skills and confidence in dealing with issues that impact their lives.

The company’s business practices and processes have combined into a singular philosophy of being trusted partners who provide innovative solutions. This is a philosophy it is proud to live up to. From its unique basket of products and services and commitment to quality, to its extensive community and social service programmes, there’s a lot that makes Forbes Marshall stand out from the crowd.


KirloskarIncorporated in 1946, Kirloskar Oil Engines Limited (KOEL) is the flagship company of the US$ 1.6 billion Kirloskar group. KOEL has four state-of-the-art manufacturing units in India that offer world-class service. The company has a sizable presence in international markets, with offices in Dubai, South Africa, and Kenya, and representatives in Nigeria. KOEL also has a strong distribution network throughout the Middle East and Africa.

Today KOEL is an acknowledged leader in the manufacturing of diesel engines, generating sets and agricultural pumpsets.


KPIT CumminsKPIT Cummins is a specialist partner for IT consulting and product engineering solutions and services to global Automotive and Transportation, Manufacturing, and Energy & Utilities corporations. Trusted by over 165 long standing customers for domain expertise and commitment to quality, KPIT leverages its technology and process expertise to provide best in class solutions, helping customers stay competitive in the marketplace.

Incorporated in 1990, KPIT has strategically worked with leaders to help them globalise efficiently and build stronger businesses. Deep industry focus and experience over the last two decades has led the company to achieve a leadership position in the identified industry verticals across the service offerings. As of 31 March, 2012, KPIT employs over 7700 employees in their 33 offices and seven development centres across 16 countries.


SakālThe Sakal Group is Maharashtra’s most respected media house. It has under its umbrella Print, TV, Online, Books and Periodicals, and Activation Media Platforms as well as the Sakal Social Foundation. The Print portfolio consists of Sakal, Sakal Times, Young Buzz, NIE, Premier, Tanishka, SaptahikSakal, Agrowon, Gomantak and Gomantak Times. Saam TV is the electronic venture while www.esakal.com represents the digital platform.


JanwaniJanwani is an initiative of the MCCIA (Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industries & Agriculture), a premier institution in the country. The objective of the Chamber is ‘to make Pune the most attractive destination of investment in India’. Janwani was formed out of a realisation that this cannot happen unless the city is made a better place in which to live and work.

Janwani is born out of two convictions. First, the country cannot be improved unless the cities are improved. Second, the cities cannot be improved unless citizens participate in the improvement process. Janwani holds these two beliefs at the core. Its approach can be best described in the following manner:
Collaborative: Every city has many NGOs working towards the improvement of the city. Recognising its limitations of bandwidth, Janwani will always collaborate with value driven NGOs in their effort to improve cities.

Citizen Centric: Janwani will go the extra mile to include as many citizens as possible in every initiative that it picks up. Janwani is a movement of the people and not a movement of industry or industrialists.

Janwani aims to always be analytical and data driven; it will measure every problem and the impact of its actions on the solution of the problem. It will always be apolitical. Though not aligned to any individual political party, it will always work with the political  leadership for the improvement of the city. Ideally, Janwani would like to have the heart of an NGO and the head of an industry – passionate about its causes but very measurement- and result -driven in its approach.
The Board of Janwani was formed to draw the best from all strata of society. Respected for its knowledge, stature, integrity and intellect, the Board has representatives from public administration, scientific community, media, industry and academia.
Janwani believes that such a Board has the best chance to conceptualise, guide and execute projects that can make Pune a great city in which to live and work.

For more information about Janwani log on to www.janwani.org or contact them at
Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture,
505 B-Wing, 5th Floor, MCCIA Trade Tower,
International Convention Centre,
Senapati Bapat Road,
Pune 411 016, Maharashtra, India.
Phone: +91-20-2570-9000
Fax: +91-20-2570-9021
Email: admin@janwani.org


MCCIAMCCIA has been playing a significant role in accelerating the industrial and economic development of Pune region for more than seven decades. It is one of the most active Chambers of Commerce in India and has been instrumental in promoting a number of institutions in Pune. MCCIA has continuously striven to make Pune a global business destination and has been the catalyst for economic development in the region.

The Chamber aims to facilitate the transformation of Pune region and Maharashtra state into a premier global destination for industry, trade, commerce and agriculture. MCCIA has 32 committees comprising reputed experts, professionals and entrepreneurs. It provides services such as strategic planning, sending memorandums to the Government on policies and regulations, and organising educative events and symposiums for members. The Chamber has over 2,800 members from sectors such as engineering, automotive and auto ancillaries, information technology, biotechnology, electrical, electronics, agriculture and agribusiness, environment technologies,  chemicals, etc. These include about 1,500 Small and Medium Enterprises, 90 educational institutions, and 163 professionals, among others.
MCCIA’s major services are:

  • 300 seminars, symposiums and training programmes during a year
  • Entrepreneurship and Management Development Programmes in select areas (agriculture, excise, international business, quality, taxation, finance, corporate laws)
  • Advisory services in agri-business, entrepreneurship, human resources, information technology, international business, quality management, economic policies, local state and central taxation, and many other areas
  • Committee representations to Government officials, ministers and regulatory authorities
  • Meetings with diplomats from foreign countries and business delegations from abroad
  • Energy audits
  • Free consultancy on patents, trademarks, copyrights, etc. at IPR-Desk
  • Pune Expo – series of annual business exhibitions since 2002
  • Networking opportunities with CEOs and functional heads
  • Safety Week activities
  • ISO 9001:2008 pre-certification consultancy service
  • Support to SME sector by conducting awareness programmes on various topics
  • ‘Janwani’, an NGO supported by MCCIA, works on issues of good governance, sustainable development and culture enhancement
  • Organising business delegations to other countries to explore potential business opportunities.

The Chamber is pursuing several important projects such as the International Exhibition Centre, power generation and river improvement, dedicated international airport for Pune region, food cluster, lean manufacturing cluster, etc.

MCCIA is proud to have inherited the rich legacy of legendary business doyens like the late Padmashree A.R. Bhat, late S.L. Kirloskar, late Dr. R.J. Rathi, and late H.K. Firodia. It receives invaluable guidance and support from stalwarts like Dr. N.A. Kalyani, P.P. Chhabria, B.R. Malhotra, Rahul Bajaj, Arun Firodia, Pratap Pawar, Atul Kirloskar, Ravi Pandit, Madhur Bajaj and all its other past Presidents.