[Worldkings – Wowtimes - Almanac Events & Achievements 2023] Milestones in 77 years of development of Bajaj Auto, Indian multinational automotive manufacturing company (1945)


(worldkings.org) Bajaj Auto is known for its affordable and fuel-efficient products. The company's motorcycles and scooters are popular among middle-class consumers in India and other developing markets. Bajaj Auto is also a leading manufacturer of auto rickshaws, which are a popular mode of transportation in India and other Asian countries.

Bajaj Auto Limited is an Indian multinational automotive manufacturing company based in Pune. It manufactures motorcycles, scooters, and auto rickshaws. Bajaj Auto is a part of the Bajaj Group.

Bajaj Auto is the world's third-largest manufacturer of motorcycles and the second-largest in India. It is the world's largest three-wheeler manufacturer. In December 2020, Bajaj Auto was the world's most valuable two-wheeler company.

(Wowtimes)Bajaj Auto’sHistory andAchievements

  • 1945: Bajaj Auto was established as M/s Bachraj Trading Corporation Private Limited.
  • 1948: Bajaj commenced sales of imported two & three wheelers from Vespa
  • 1959: Bajaj obtained the license to manufacture two & three-wheelers. Changed company name to Bajaj Auto Private Ltd
  • 1960: Bajaj became a public company
  • 1969: Produced its 1,00,000th scooter
  • 1971: Introduced three–wheeled goods carrier. Started independent production – under the Bajaj brand
  • 1973: Began exports of scooters & 3 wheelers to Nigeria, Bangladesh, Australia, Sudan, Bahrain, Hong Kong, and Yemen
  • 1977: Introduced rear-engine auto rickshaw. Sold 100,000 vehicles in one financial year
  • 1986: Introduced the Bajaj M–80. Sold 500,000 vehicles in a single financial year
  • 1995: Received ISO-9001 certification from BVQI
  • 2001: Began Motorcycle exports
  • 2006: Launched Bajaj Platina motorcycle
  • 2008: Bajaj exported more than half a million motorcycles in a single year
  • 2011: Bajaj exported more than a million motorcycle in a single year
  • 2012: Bajaj tied up with Japan’s Kawasaki in Indonesia for Distribution
  • 2015: Bajaj launched India’s first Quadricycle, Qute. With this Bajaj now has created a separate category of vehicles called Intra-city Vehicles.
  • 2017: Bajaj Auto and Triumph Motorcycles Ltd teamed up to build mid-capacity motorcycles.
  • 2020: Bajaj launched its first electric scooter, the Chetak. Bajaj became the world's most valuable two-wheeler company.
  • 2023: Bajaj Auto Limited has had a strong year in 2023, with sales and profits growing steadily. The company has benefited from a recovery in the domestic motorcycle market and strong demand for its exports.

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