Ontario Automotive Companies Shine At Auto Expo In India

    Minister Pupatello Promotes Competitive Advantages of Doing Business With

    NEW DELHI, INDIA, Jan. 15 /CNW/ - Ontario automotive delegates at the
largest automotive trade show in India are optimistic about landing contracts
with India companies to secure their future, Minister of Economic Development
and Trade Sandra Pupatello said today.
    Minister Pupatello is leading Ontario's first automotive mission to India
to generate a number of leads for Ontario companies.
    "Our approach is focused on three objectives: meet with all 12 Ontario
exhibitors and learn about their products, provide them with information they
need to make relevant business contact in India, and speak with the largest
automotive players in South Asia about Ontario's profile as the premier
automotive manufacturing investment destination in North America," said
Pupatello. "Companies at the Ontario pavilion have attracted lots of
    "Minister Pupatello is a driving force in linking Ontario companies with
auto firms in India," said David Arjune, President of Arjune Engineering and
Manufacturing based in Waterloo. "We are very encouraged about the leads we've
made through Minister Pupatello's leadership and will be working hard to seal
deals and bring jobs back to Ontario."
    "Companies here in India recognize that Ontario companies have the
resources and expertise they need to help them enter new markets and increase
India's position as a serious automotive producer," Pupatello added.
    Pupatello also spoke with senior executives with the Tata Group of
Companies, one of India's most respected business conglomerates, about mergers
and partnerships with Ontario companies.
    "Presence is everything. That's why Premier McGuinty led a business
mission to India last January and that's why we've returned here now to follow
up on the leads we generated and to work toward new deals." Pupatello said.
"We're working hard to secure and generate high-value jobs for Ontarians."


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For further information:

For further information: Flavio Volpe, Minister Pupatello's Office,
(416) 325-6907; Eric Shapiro, Communications and Public Affairs Branch, (416)

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