Ashok Leyland has bagged a big-ticket order for 1,200 trucks, worth over Rs 350 crore, from VRL Logistics Ltd (VRL), one of the largest logistics companies in India. The order comprises 600 units each of the ‘3123’ and ‘3723’ models.
The trucks will come fitted with the latest advanced features and technologies, which will help VRL to have a reduced maintenance time, fewer stopovers and better efficiency resulting in better uptime and increased profitability.
Commenting on the new business, Vinod Dasari, MD, Ashok Leyland, said, “VRL Logistics and Ashok Leyland have a long-standing relationship which surpasses the usual customer, vendor relationship. VRL has, over the years, not only been our customers but have also worked very closely with us in developing new products which suit various customers. VRL has been one of the most pioneering and enterprising fleet operators in our country. We are very proud and thank them for choosing us to be their partners of choice in growth. We are confident, with this fresh order, our relationship has become deeper and stronger.”
Dr Vijay Sankeshwar, chairman and managing director, VRL, said, “Though we are associated with multiple commercial vehicle manufacturers, 80 percent of our existing fleet is procured from Ashok Leyland. We have a long-standing, mutually beneficial, business association with Ashok Leyland and acknowledge their reliability, timely technological advancements and extremely pro-active aftersales service. We also appreciate their personalised attention on all our technical queries and wish to specifically put our appreciation on record with regard to their interaction with even the smallest of their customers which is reflective of their business culture. We cherish our business with Ashok Leyland and are sure that this order further strengthens our association.”