Dr. Surinder Kapur has a Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University (MSU), USA and is a recipient of the MSU Distinguished Alumni Award. Dr. Kapur also holds an M.S. and B.S. in Engineering from USA.
He currently serves on the following Industry / Government Forum: National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council (NMCC), Member of Indo German Consultative Group, Member of India Japan Business Leadership Forum (IJBLF), Member of National Council of Electric Mobility formed by Ministry of Heavy Industries, Government of India, Member of Apex Council of Prime Minister’s Fellowship Scheme for Doctoral Research, Member of CSIR Society (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research) formed by the Prime Minister of India, Chairman of the IR Council set up by CII. He was a member of the Automotive Mission Plan (2006-2016) set up by the Ministry of Heavy Industry, Government of India. Dr. Surinder Kaput is the Founder and Chairman of the SONA Group.
Sona Group is one of the fast emerging Indian multinational companies. The company first started its production in 1987.
Sona Koyo Steering Systems Limited (SKSSL), the flagship company of Sona Group, is India’s largest manufacturer of steering systems for passenger cars, utility vehicles and light commercial vehicles and also for off highway applications. Another Sona Group Company, Sona BLW, is the largest precision forging enterprise in the world, based in Germany.
As part of the group’s globalization strategy, the company has acquired a position in Fuji Autotech France, SAS, and the 4th largest steering system supplier in Europe via Fuji Autotech. The Sona Group footprint extends to Eastern Europe and South America.
Today the group has 16 plants across the world (12 in India, 3 in Germany and 1 in the USA) and employs over 5,000 people. It has revenues in excess of € 556.4 million.
The success story of Sona Group is built around the vision “To create a company that India is proud of”. The foundation of the group is based on three core values: Respect for the individual, service to the customer, excellence in the pursuit of our goals.