VECV opens new 3S dealership in Bangalore

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 13 Feb 2020

Eicher Trucks & Buses, part of VE Commercial Vehicles, inaugurated its new 3S (Sales, Service and Spares) dealership facility in Bangalore, Karnataka. The company says the new state-of-the-art facility has been set up in association with Agustya to provide the best-in-class service support to Eicher customers.

The 3S facility is located in Nelamangala area on the Pune-Bangalore National Highway, the dealership will add significant value to Eicher trucks and buses plying on the route. The dealership also has opened two Eicher Select Sales outlets located on Langford road and Mysore road.

At present, Eicher has 296 dealerships across the country catering to the customers across the truck and bus segment in the 5-55 tonne range. With this dealership, Eicher now has 27 dealerships in Karnataka, including fourteen 3S facilities in the state and 9 dealerships in and around Bangalore alone.

VECV says from a business perspective, Bangalore's urban and rural activity constitutes over half of the Total Industry Volume (TIV) of Karnataka. Furthermore, expansion of ecommerce and logistics in the area has also boosted sales of light and medium duty trucks. Over the years, Eicher has developed a robust presence in Bangalore with a market share of over 32 percent in light- and medium-duty trucks, 25 percent in buses and 6 percent in heavy duty trucks. The OEM says it is a leader in staff buses in Bangalore with a strong presence in the State Transport Corporation (STC) fleet too.

Vinod Aggarwal, MD and CEO, VE Commercial Vehicles said, “It is a moment of great pride for us to inaugurate the state-of-the-art facility in Bangalore, which is going to be a one stop solution for any kind of aftermarket support required by our customers in that region. The region offers best-in-class infrastructure development, strong rural economy and a high potential for ecommerce and last mile delivery segments making it a perfect location for a 3S facility.  Being an IT and industrial hub, the region also presents with a huge opportunity for staff transportation, which will further help Eicher to expand its Bus portfolio.”

“Eicher Trucks and Buses offers innovative and customised service solutions to meet specific customer needs. Our warranty offerings are among the best in the industry, where customers can opt for extended warranty programs. Apart from on-site services, we offer additional after sales programs like 'Eicher Freedom' – annual maintenance contracts and 'Eicher Promise' – to put the vehicle back on road in promised time, for superior uptime and a higher level of productivity. These programs are in line with our 'Pro Customer' philosophy where we strive to ensure maximum profitability and prosperity for them. With our vision to lead the modernisation of the Indian trucking industry, we are taking our partners, customers and the Indian trucking ecosystem to a whole new level with our Lifetime Support Solutions,’’ added Aggarwal.