S Sandilya, President, Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) has been unanimously voted and elected as the President of International Motorcycle Manufacturers Association, Geneva (IMMA) for the period of 2012 to 2014.
Sandilya was elected during IMMA’s recent General Assembly held on 23rd May 2012 at Madrid. IMMA represent a fraternity of Two-Wheeler manufactures across the world including Australia, Canada, Japan, India, China, USA, Europe (including Spain, Italy, UK) and South East Asia (including Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Taiwan) together producing about 50 million powered motorcycles every year.
This is the first time in the Indian Automotive history that an Indian has been elected as the ‘numero uno’ of an International Manufacturers Association. It was also apt for the Indian Two-Wheeler industry to assume the pinnacle post, being the second largest producers of powered two-wheelers in the world, after China. “With the increased need of urban mobility across all regions of the world, two-wheeler industry would continue to offer optimum solution for commuters and IMMA strives to reduce the environmental impact made by Powered Two Wheelers and improve all aspects of their technical safety” said S Sandilya, President, IMMA.
IMMA works closely with legislators and consumers and communicates with International establishments such as United Nations UNECE WP.29, (Working Party for Construction of Vehicles), UN Working Party on General Road Traffic Safety (WP.1), WTO, APEC, ISO, European Commission among others. SIAM is the apex industry association representing leading vehicle and vehicular engine manufacturers in India. It seeks to promote sustainable development of the Indian automotive industry and plays a catalytic role in fulfilling the vision of the Government of India to make India an Automotive Hub.