Kohli to head VED unit of Continental India
Continental has appointed Krishan Kohli as Head of Business Unit Vehicle Dynamics (VED) in India. He will be playing a key role in meeting the company’s growth goals and long-term strategy of ‘Vision Zero’ in the region.
“With its safety and assistance systems, our VED business unit ensures a significant gain in safety and comfort, making a decisive contribution to the realization of a future with zero accidents. Krishan’s experience and expertise will further strengthen the business, and reinforce Continental’s position in the market,” Prashanth Doreswamy, Market Head of Continental India and Managing Director, Continental Automotive India, said. Kohli brings 27 years of experience in Automotive and Commercial Vehicle markets covering both manufacturing and commercial business operations, including production, quality, engineering, product development, sales, marketing, business development, strategy and commercial operations.
“As a technology company with a range of innovative safety technologies, Continental is in an excellent position to capitalize on the growth opportunities currently present in the market. We have tremendous opportunities to grow even further, and I am honoured and excited to be part of a great team that will take the business to the next level,” Kohli said. Continental is localising the entire value chain starting from marketing to R&D to design according to local customers’ requirements. In 2016 Continental set up a line for localization of Antilock Braking System (ABS) assembly, besides Electronic Stability Control (ESC) systems, at its existing plant in Gurgaon. In January 2018 a new line for the production and assembly of Electronic Control Units (ECU) for twowheeler and passenger car ABS and ESC was inaugurated in Bangalore. The business unit is also present in Technical Center India, with engineers contributing to end-to-end product development for projects globally.