Employee strike at Bajaj auto (Chakan plant): a chronology of events.

AuthorSharma, Gunjan Mohan

Bajaj Auto Limited

Bajaj Auto Limited is an Indian motorized vehicle-producing company. It is a part of Bajaj Group, founded by Jamnalal Bajaj in Rajasthan in the 1930s and is based in Pune, Mumbai, with plants in Chakan (Pune). Chakan is home to a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) promoted by the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC). It has since evolved into a major automobile hub. It hosts automobile production plants for many automobile companies. Bajaj Auto is one of them.

Over 750 large and small industries, including a number of automobile component manufacturers are based in the area Waluj (near Aurangabad) and Pantnagar in Uttarakhand. The oldest plant at Akurdi (Pune) now houses the R&D Centre. Bajaj Auto came into existence on 29 November 1945 as M/s Bachraj Trading Corporation Private Limited. It started off by selling imported two-and three-wheelers in India. In 1959, it obtained a license from the Government of India to manufacture two-and threewheelers and it went public in 1960. In 1970, it rolled out its 100,000th vehicle.

In 1977, it sold 100,000 vehicles in a financial year. In 1985, it started producing at Waluj near Aurangabad. In the financial year 1986 it sold 500,000 vehicles. In 1995, it rolled out its ten millionth vehicle and produced and sold one million vehicles in a year.

The company has changed its image from a scooter manufacturer to a two-wheeler manufacturer. Its product range encompasses Scooterettes, Scooters and Motorcycles. Its growth has come in the last four years after successful introduction of models in the motorcycle segment. Bajaj Auto is the world's third-largest manufacturer of motorcycles and the second-largest in India. The Forbes Global 2000 list for the year 2005 ranked Bajaj Auto at 1,946, it features at 1639 in Forbes 2011 list. Bajaj Auto Ltd. is the largest exporter of two and three wheelers. With Kawasaki Heavy Industries of Japan, Bajaj manufactures state-of-the-art range of two-wheelers. The brand, Pulsar is continually dominating the Indian motorcycle market in the premium segment. Its Discover DTSi is also a successful bike on the Indian roads.

Work Culture

Exposure of employees in Bajaj will be unique and very high in various aspects of business and the work atmosphere will be very challenging and they moved with the philosophy of team spirit. This company stands favorable to the persons who are hard working in nature. Career growth opportunities are more.

Formation of UNION at Chakan


Chakan plant has been set up in the year 1999. In the early days the management showed a...

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