For the second time in the last five months, outgoing Chairman of Tata Group Ratan Tata and his successor Cyrus P. Mistry visited Coimbatore on Wednesday.

Accompanied by Karl Slym, Managing Director of Tata Motors, they were on a visit to Jayem Automotives, an automobile research and development company, here. Spending nearly six hours in the city, they visited the Jayem Automotives unit and the Kari Motor Speedway. The earlier visit was in August.

J. Anand, Managing Director of Jayem Automotives, told The Hindu that the company worked with Tata closely. It is associated with Tata Motors for almost nine years now.

“We work as an extended arm of Tata Motors and have a continuous relationship with them,” he said.

“We work with them closely on a lot of things.”

“When a person like Mr. Tata comes, anyone will get excited. I cannot believe it. I think I am very fortunate. Every time he comes, it is an honour for us,” Mr. Anand said on the visit. Apart from the discussions, Mr. Tata speaks to the engineers also.

Mr. Mistry and Mr. Tata are interested in technical details, get fully involved and are passionate about cars. They both test drive and give their views to the engineers.

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