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Daimler India Export Crosses 25K Milestone

Auto News - Published on Fri, 16 Aug 2019

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Daimler India Commercial Vehicles has hit the milestone of producing 25,000 vehicles determined for exports. The milestone vehicle, a Fuso FJ 1823R, was shipped to Saudi Arabia. DICV’s exports business was launched in 2013.

An integral part of Daimler’s global production network for trucks and buses, its Indian Oragadam plant in Chennai is the only location worldwide which produces engines, transmissions, trucks and buses catering to four brands BharatBenz, FUSO, Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner.

Mr Satyakam Arya, MD & CEO, Daimler India Commercial Vehicles, said that “The milestone of crossing 25,000 units in exports illustrates the demand & acceptance of our products in global markets. It stands testimony to the quality and efficiency of the products that are built in India by Daimler. With new markets constantly getting added to our export fold, our Indian operations will continue to play a strategic role in Daimler’s growth story.”

DICV’s exports increased by 8% to 7,054 trucks in 2018 (2017: 6,553 units). DICV has also been growing its parts business with over 100 million parts being exported to other Daimler entities.

DICV has a warehouse capacity spread over 2,195 sqm that has a monthly pallet handling capacity of 3,000 and container handling capacity of 100 at its facility in Oragadam.

The company now supplies vehicles to 50 countries.

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Posted By : Mohan Sharma on Fri, 16 Aug 2019
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