Quotes by: Baba Kalyani

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Baba Kalyani
Kalyani at the World Economic Forum's India Economic Summit 2009.
Born (1949-01-07)January 7, 1949[1]
Pune
Residence Pune
Nationality Indian
Alma mater BITS Pilani
MIT
Occupation Chairman of Kalyani Group
Net worth $2.7 billion (2015)[2]
Awards Padma Bhushan (2008)
Order of the Polar Star[3]
Bundesverdienstkreuz (2012)[4]

Our real focus is going to be what can we do with our existing capacities, what new things can we do, and how much more demand can we fulfil with our existing capacities.
Baba Kalyani
The year 2013 has been very difficult, with a lot of headwinds in almost every region and every business.
Baba Kalyani
I don't think one party has a bad vision over the other party. I have no doubts that every Indian and every Indian political leadership would like to see this country get to a much better level. We would all like to see inclusive growth.
Baba Kalyani
I am sick and tired of the process where everybody tells you that Indian companies don't have the technology and capability. We need to put money where our mouth is and make things happen, and that is what we are trying to do.
Baba Kalyani
In 2006, the global economy was doing well. In India, the political and economic situation was stable. All key macroeconomic indicators reflected an economy that was in robust good health.
Baba Kalyani
It's the adventure, the adrenaline-flowing, risk-taking in outdoor activities that attracts me.
Baba Kalyani
We are working with the power industry all over the world. We are meeting customers in aerospace and getting them to tour our plants.
Baba Kalyani
The commodity price easing really does not play too much role in our margins because our basic raw material - steel - is not really a commodities engineering steel.
Baba Kalyani
I had my own motor boat which we would take to Khadakvasla, but that was 40 years ago.
Baba Kalyani
I have what is probably the largest big bike collection in the city: a Fat Boy, a sportser Harley Davidson and two Yamahas. All these are 1200cc-plus bikes. Riding these bikes is something I still do and some trekking as well.
Baba Kalyani
When I returned from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1972, my father was running a forging business with a turnover of Rs 3.5 crore. But I had no patience and wanted to grow the business via exports.
Baba Kalyani
We should have an inclusive growth model in India. Agro-interest is also as important as industrial interest.
Baba Kalyani
One of the criteria for a global company is that it should have a manufacturing presence in multiple countries and should not only be an exporter.
Baba Kalyani
I am a very hands-on person, and I like to be involved in driving my business.
Baba Kalyani
The period from 2002 to 2007 was probably our best period. We created a strategy to build global scale, footprints in each of the geographies and dramatically built our international business.
Baba Kalyani
The Indian business has largely grown on the back of exports. The domestic markets, as far as our Indian business is concerned, actually have contracted because of the contraction in the medium and heavy commercial vehicle space.
Baba Kalyani
Everywhere in the world, whether manufacturing, trade or whatever, it is controlled by one apparatus and one policy perspective. Here we have one prime minister with good intentions, and six ministries running their own empires. This creates problems including the import culture.
Baba Kalyani
India is still considered a preferred destination for many multinationals to manufacture cost-competitive high-technology products for domestic consumption as well as for global demand.
Baba Kalyani
We passionately set up a programme that we call the Indian gun programme. I challenged Colonel Bhatia, who heads our defence business, that let's build an Indian gun. There's a belief that Indian companies aren't capable of this, and we want to prove them wrong, as we did in components.
Baba Kalyani
So far, the general perception, including the perception in India, was that we are not capable of using high technology. They simply refused to believe an Indian can do it! I somehow was not ready to accept that this is not possible.
Baba Kalyani
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