Scania Metrolink HD Apollo CV award for M&HCV people mover of the year
After five successful editions of CV Awards, Commercial Vehicle magazine, has partnered with Apollo Tyres to bring the latest edition of Apollo CV awards.
These awards recognise superlative efforts of CV makers, ancillary suppliers and application developers, along with fleet operators. It is the most prestigious of its kind, and a highly recognized award in the CV industry in India.
The Apollo CV awards seek to recognise and honour the champions and stalwarts of the industry – people and organisations who have established new benchmarks for not just product performance and service, but also created value for the industry as a whole.
Anders Grundströmer, Managing Director, Scania Commercial Vehicles India, and Senior Vice President Scania group, and Sivakumar V, Sales Director, Scania Commercial Vehicles India received the M&HCV people mover of the year for Scania Metrolink HD.
The initial editions have seen 16 awards being given away to OEMs and ancillary makers. And, in a bid to commemorate operational excellence demonstrated by fleet operators, 7 awards were handed out to them too. A jury made up of experts internal and external to CV magazine evaluated products and companies and arrived at winners for all categories except those involving fleet operators.
Scania was nominated for four categories and won two awards as well:
Customer category – Best practice adaptor of the year – Scania customer Kailash Carriers won the award (nominated by Scania)
Product category – M&HCV people mover of the year – Scania won the award for Scania Metrolink HD
Product category – Commercial Vehicles Variant of the year – short listed among top 3 companies
Product category – Commercial Vehicle maker of the year – short listed among the top 4 companies
Anders Grundstromer and V Sivakumar collected the awards on behalf of Scania India on January 14, 2014, at ITC Grand Central, Mumbai.
In addition, this year there was a panel discussion with experts in the auto industry, to discuss the positive signals in the industry amid the seemingly endless despair. Anders, along with industry experts, took part in the panel discussion. There are some obvious and a few hidden opportunities available to the industry. The aim of this discussion is to identify these islands of hope and evolve ways to build upon them.
Last year Scania R500 was awarded the Prime Mover of the year Award.