Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers
The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) is the apex industry body representing 46 leading vehicle and vehicular engine manufacturers in India.
SIAM is an important channel of communication for the Automobile Industry with the Government, National and International organisations. The Society works closely with all the concerned stake holders and actively participates in formulation of rules, regulations and policies related to the automobile industry.
SIAM organizes the biennial Auto Expo series of trade fairs in co-operation with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA).The latest is the 12th Auto Expo held at New Delhi in February, 2014.
Mr. Vikram S. Kirloskar, Vice Chairman, Toyota Kirloskar Motor, is the current President of SIAM.
SIAM will celebrate 50 years, this is a major landmark, it represents 50 years of Automotive Manufacturing in India,In addition to the domestic manufacturers, such as TATA, Mahindra,& Reva, today Mercedes Benz, BMW, Audi, Honda, Nissan, Toyota, Volkswagen, Skoda, Renault, Hyundai, GM and Ford, all assemble vehicles in India. Each year the member companies (Usually in September), meet for an AGM, The SIAM Annual Convention, which attracts the worlds top automotive players, such as Sergio Marchionne of FIAT, Bernd Bohr of Bosch, Fritz Henderson of GM.
The previous presidents of SIAM are:
- Mr S. Sandilya of Royal Enfield, Eicher Motors Limited (2011-2013)
- Dr Pawan Goenka of Mahindra & Mahindra Limited (2009-2011)
- Mr Ravi Kant of TATA Motors (2007–2009)
- Mr Madhur Bajaj of Bajaj Auto(2005–2007),
- Mr Jagadish Kattar of Maruti Udyog (2003–2005),
- R Seshasayee of Ashok Leyland (2001–2003) and
- Mr Venu Srinivasan of TVS Motors (1999–2001)
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