Ashok Leyland supplies 200 trucks to Bangladesh

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 07 Feb 2022


Ashok Leyland has supplied 200 trucks to the Government of Bangladesh. These trucks will be a part of a project from India under a $2 billion line of credit announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 

The commercial vehicle manufacturer had earlier won the tender floated by Bangladesh government for 135 fully built trucks comprising 3T Truck, Hydraulic Beam Lifter and Sewerage Sucker which have already been handed over from India to Roads and Highways Department in the current fiscal. 

Recently, they have been awarded an order for another lot of 65 Truck Mounted Wrecker, a specialised vehicle, that will be deployed by the Bangladesh government for various highway applications.

Amandeep Singh, Head – International Operation, Ashok Leyland, said, “Bangladesh is one of our key export markets and this supply further strengthens our position in the country. We plan to further increase our volumes and footprint in overseas markets especially SAARC, GCC and Africa. Exports have been a strong focus for us to de-risk from cyclicality in the Indian market, and this is a significant step in that direction.”

In Bangladesh Ashok Leyland has more than 50 touch-points. Apart from supplying many vehicles from India, the company also assembles their range of trucks, buses, and LCV vehicles at IFAD Auto Dhamrai plant in Bangladesh.