Baba Kalyani, Chairman and Marketing Director of Bharat Forge, was conferred with the ‘Cross of the Order of Merit’ by the Federal Republic of Germany at an award function which took place at Trident Hotel in Mumbai.
This award is conferred on civilians who have made significant contributions in areas of science, economics, social- sciences and intellectual. Ambassador Steiner said that Baba Kalyani has responsible for bring India and Germany together by opening up facilities in both countries. He is also instrumental in collaborating with German Educational institutions to develop next generation technology which will be beneficial for one and all. These actions of Mr. B. Kalyani have influenced lives in both countries and he is envisioned as a personality exuding initiative, business vision and creativity.
On the occasion Baba Kalyani thanked the Federal Republic of Germany for considering him for the award. He also made it clear that bilateral ties between two countries would be strengthened in the long run as technological advancements are made. Bharat Forge started its association with Germany in 2004 when it took over operations of Carl Dan Peddinghaus GmbH & Co. KG. Since then it has grown considerably and spread all over Germany.