Daimler India Commercial Vehicles has announced that it has crossed the export milestone of producing 25,000 made-in-India vehicles. The milestone vehicle – a Fuso FJ 1823R – was shipped to Saudi Arabia. An integral part of Daimler’s global production network for trucks and buses, its 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.
DICV's 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.
Commenting on the achievement, Satyakam Arya, MD and CEO, Daimler India Commercial Vehicles, said, “The milestone of crossing 25,000 units in exports illustrates the demand and 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 percent 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 also has a consolidation centre that is spread over 2,200 square metres 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 in Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, and Asia; Chile, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Rwanda, Ghana and Egypt to name a few.
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