The MG Group, India’s largest privately owned bus building company, today announced its partnership with Scania India, which began operations in the country in 2012. As part of this agreement, the MG Group will be responsible for design and manufacture of coaches and buses for Scania India. Production is scheduled to commence by 2018.
Speaking on the tie-up, Mikael Benje, managing director, Scania India, said: “India is a fast evolving market and Scania’s strategy in India is to stay at the forefront of the bus and coach industry with new and sustainable product offerings, in keeping with the current market dynamics. The MG Group, a leading and established bus body building company, fits well into the Scania strategy giving us the required bandwidth, speed and flexibility for us to achieve our business objectives. We look forward to this association which we are sure will ultimately benefit our customers and the market as a whole.”
MG Group's Anil Kamat with the Mammoth premium coach.
Anil M Kamat, managing director, MG Group, said, “The MG Group has been at the forefront of introducing new designs and products in the Indian Bus industry. In sync with our vision to be the largest bus building company in India, we are pleased and honored to partner with the globally renowned commercial vehicle giant, Scania who will be an integral part of our journey. Through this partnership, we look forward to the opportunity of building world class coaches and buses for the dynamically evolving Indian market.”