By early 2000s, India has emerged as one of the fastest growing passenger and commercial vehicle market in the world. The country witnessed a surge in investments from all auto majors across the world who were leveraging the advantages of low cost production and high engineering & design skills. In this context, Tata Steel, a pioneer steel supplier to the automotive OEMs, felt the need for a common platform for various stakeholders viz. OEMs, Steel Makers, World / India Industry experts where they can come together and delve upon the ways to take forward this burgeoning industry. This lead to the inception of DRIVING STEEL, the auto steel knowledge summit and its 1st edition was held in 2007 at Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh (Now Telangana).
“Driving Steel“-The Automotive Knowledge Summit is a biennial event which witnesses participation from senior representatives of all automotive majors, steel players and steel associations to foster deliberations on matters of mutual interest. Together, we share views on the prime drivers influencing the future of automotive materials and greener technologies shaping the mobility landscape. Over the last six editions, Driving Steel has emerged as one of the most coveted knowledge summits for OEMs in India, global steel mills and experts from world bodies alike.
The event is organized and hosted by Tata Steel Limited.