In recognition to his exemplary achievements, Mr. L.D Mittal, Chairman, Sonalika group was conferred “Meri Dilli Award” for the year 2014. Dr. Harsh Wardhan, Minister of health and family welfare presented the award to Mr. Mittal.
‘Meri Dilli Awards’ are presented every year to honour those eminent personalities who have played a major role in bringing glory to Delhi NCR. The objective of ‘Meri Dilli Awards’ is to motivate to achieve higher levels of performance and to inculcate a competitive spirit.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Mittal said, “It’s an honour to receive the award from Dr. Harsh Wardhan. Sonalika has always worked relentlessly towards the prosperity for all and will continue to tread forward with the same fervor.”
Mr. Mittal, with his expertise and proficiency has been spearheading Sonalika Group since 1969 and steered the destiny of the Group to an unmatched growth trajectory. The speed of growth can easily be determined by the fact that within a short span, Sonalika Group’s International Tractors Limited (ITL) ranks at 3rd position in the tractors’ business space with an annual turnover of over 5000 crores.
The growth stands a testimony to Mr L D Mittal’s sheer dint of hard work and dogged determination. Under his stewardship, ITL has aggressively expanded into over 74 nations from Argentina to Serbia with a distribution network of a whopping 1,800 dealers. A strong believer in synergy, Mr Mittal attributes the Group’s growth to the power of combined efforts.
In recognition of his business acumen, vision leadership, philanthropy and entrepreneurship, Mr L D Mittal has received several awards including the prestigious ‘Pride of the Nation’ Udhyaog Ratna, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award etc., the Unnat Bharat Seva Shri Puruskar for outstanding services in agriculture and the Agriculture leadership award, to name a few. Mr L D Mittal was previously the Honorary Consulate General of the Embassy of Macedonia, the President of Indian Tractor Manufacturers’ Association, Co-Chairman of ICCI Expert Committee on Agriculture, Member of National Council, CII, Member of Development Council for Automobile & Allied Industries, Govt. of India, Member of CII National Committee on World Trade Organisation and member of Managing Committee of Bharati Vidyapeeth University.
About Sonalika Tractors
Country’s First heavy duty tractor manufacturer company Sonalika group was incorporated in 1995. Sonalika Group has become a renowned name in tractor manufacturing industry. The company is the proud manufacturer of the bestselling tractors between 20 HP to 90 HP. The tractors manufactured by Sonalika bear testimony to great performance, unmatched quality and higher reliability in the market because of their better pulling power, minimal fuel consumption, highest back up torque, Heavy duty component and low emission levels. The group has gained the position of an international brand as it exports products to over 74 countries in the world. The global recognition of Sonalika’s growth has been highlighted by strategic partnership with leading International brands like Yanmar of Japan, a USD 5 billion company. The manufacturing and R&D facilities at Sonalika are certified by joint accreditation system of Australia and New Zealand. It is the first tractor company in India to get ISO: 14001 certification.