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Spurning away from traditional family jewellery business, Surinder Kapur, Chairman, Sona Group, ventured into auto component manufacturing in 1988. Starting with a modest Rs 7 crore revenue in the first year of business to achieving Rs 4,700 crore revenue in FY14, he has seen many ups and downs. Getting candid in an interview with ET’s Nabeel A Khan, he admits it was not right decision to make the big acquisition of Sona BLW. In future, he said Sona would eye smaller acquisitions. However, he is glad to have turned around the company and is now appointing a German CEO. Kapur expects a rebound in the Indian auto industry in the second half of this year and plans to kick start an invest Rs 500 crore in the next three years which includes Rs 150 crore investment in setting up a new forging plant in Bawal near Gurgaon. Edited Excerpts:Q: Why did you choose to enter the auto component manufacturing business which was totally different from your traditionally family business?A: I come … [Read more...] about From Rs 7 cr to Rs 4700 cr, Sona Group chief shares his story
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The 2020 Annual Business Survey Report on Chinese Enterprises in the United States, conducted in partnership with global auditing and consultancy firm PwC, found that more than half of Chinese companies operating in the United States have been adversely affected by the escalating anti-China rhetoric in recent months, with 36 percent noticing identifiable financial losses. … [Read more...] about Against the odds, Chinese companies still committed to U.S. market: survey