Report – Bajaj to concentrate on exports to ASEAN region and Brazil in 2014

Posted on: Feb 21, 2014 - 3:45pm IST

Bajaj is looking to exploit more markets abroad for both its and KTM’s products, says a report in Reuters. The new markets for the company would include the ASEAN region and Brazil.

The Pune-based company is already India’s largest exporter of two-wheelers, with a good track record in neighbouring and some African countries. Now, Bajaj will look to explore the big bike market in the ASEAN region, particularly in Thailand and Malaysia. Bajaj already sells its wares in Indonesia and Philippines.

Bajaj Pulsar 200NS Metallic white and Ebony black dual tone colour at Auto Expo 2014
The Pulsar 200NS is sold under the Kawasaki-Bajaj name in Indonesia.

The focus is not only on the commuter bike markets like the ASEAN region, but also the more mature markets like the US, Europe, Japan and Australia, the report says. Bajaj will look to leverage its partnership with KTM, in which Bajaj has a 48 percent stake, to sell more in the developed markets.

Like in the Indonesian islands and Philippines, sales of the bikes will be handled by Kawasaki in the both the ASEAN region and Brazil.

Bajaj CT100 front press shot
The Bajaj CT100 is sold as the Bajaj CT in Philippines.

Bajaj’s manufacturing facility in Chakan, one of the two plants in the world to make KTM’s products, made almost 33 percent of all KTM bikes sold in the world last year (the plant makes the low-end ‘Duke’ series). The report quotes Rajiv Bajaj, managing director, who says that by 2017, this figure would go up to almost 50 percent.

[Source – Reuters]

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2 thoughts on “Report – Bajaj to concentrate on exports to ASEAN region and Brazil in 2014

  1. mark says:

    Bajaj Pulsar 200ns is still not available here in the philippine. We the Filipinos are waiting for this bike. Pls admin, could you tell me if you know if when is this 200ns will be released in the market of kawasaki here in Philippines. Thanks 🙂

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  2. Dr. Nayak says:

    Simple answer is “get into scooters”. You father built this company based on the quota for scooters in license Raj time! I remember the wait period of 8 years for Chetak! People may still remember this and buy your substandard scooters just for the old-time sake!!

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