iaccindia.com, July 2008
IACC-Sanmar honours The Cherry Corporation, USA with the 2nd IACC-Sanmar Indo-US Business Cooperation Award, 2007.
The Award will be presented to Mr. Peter Cherry, Chairman, Cherry Corporation, USA, at a glittering Award Ceremony to be held on July 14, 2008.
The Indo American Chamber of Commerce (IACC) and The Sanmar Group are proud to honour Cherry Corporation of the USA with the 2nd IACC-Sanmar Indo-US Business Cooperation Award 2007.
The Cherry Corporation?s association with India began in 1993 when it signed a joint venture with the TVS Group of India. TVS Cherry Limited began operations in 1994 at the plant in Madurai, Tamil Nadu. Cherry Corporation worked with TVS Group to bring in snap action switch manufacturing technology into India. TVS Cherry Limited has introduced a wide range of products such as snap action switches, rocker switches, sensors and reed relays in the Indian market. The technology shared by Cherry Corporation with TVS Cherry has contributed to the burgeoning automotive accessories, computer peripherals, consumer durables and industrial equipment segment in India. The goodwill shared by Cherry Corporation with its Indian counterpart, the TVS Group, has sustained the joint venture and the company has achieved leadership position in its product segment. Cherry Corporation has also played a role in the globalization of the Indian operations by opening up its Indian facilities to cater to its worldwide customer segment. In 2004, an EOU unit was set up by the company to provide low cost quality products to its customers worldwide.
Headquartered in Illinois, USA, Cherry Corporation has nine facilities throughout the world with over more than 3900 people employed. The company is headed by Peter Cherry, Chairman & President, and a team of experienced business professionals. Cherry Corporation has three major business segments: The automotive switches and modules segment, the computer keyboard segment and switches and controls segment.
Awarded the ?Best Production Plant? in Europe for 2005, Cherry?s winning strategy for success is implemented throughout their plants worldwide. Rated ?Excellent? in operational strategy, product development, supply chain management, organization and personnel, service and partner management and continuous improvement, Cherry?s manufacturing process delivers quality at a competitive cost. Quality is a process throughout the entire company. Cherry holds certifications for each of its plants and has won numerous quality awards from its customers
The Indo-American Chamber of Commerce is the only bilateral Chamber of commerce in India, committed to the development of Indo-US relations since 1968. IACC promotes bilateral trade, investment and technology transfer, facilitates business collaborations, joint ventures, marketing tie-ups and strategic alliances through a set of proactive business-oriented initiatives. The geographical spread of IACC is unique as it operates through 11 offices located throughout the country.
The Sanmar Group is a leading business enterprise that has set the trend for global partnerships in niche technology areas with several Fortune 500 companies, many of them based in the USA. The Group operates in four core industry segments-PVC/Chlorochemicals, Engineering, Speciality Chemicals and Shipping with manufacturing facilities in India, US, Mexico, Germany and Egypt.
The Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (IACC) and The Sanmar Group of Companies have jointly instituted the IACC-Sanmar Indo-US Business Cooperation Award. The IACC-Sanmar Indo-US Business Cooperation Award recognizes the efforts of individuals or business enterprises for their significant contribution in promoting Indo-US relationships through business or economic activity. The award is into its second consecutive year; the first award was bestowed on Flowserve Corporation, USA in 2007. The Award, an annual event, will serve as a benchmark for excellence in building relationships between India and the USA.