Ashok Leyland Bags Major Order from Army Worth 800 Crore
Published On Mar 30, 2016
In a statement issued recently, Ashok Leyland has revealed that it has recorded orders worth nearly Rs.800 crore from the country's armed forces. The company is rising to become one of the largest clients of the Indian army, along with segment rivals such as Tata, which had also recently grabbed a record-breaking order.
Ashok Leyland has received an order for 450 units of Field Artillery Tractor 6x6, other similar Super Stallion vehicles and 825 units of Ambulance 4x4s from the Army. Currently, nearly 70,000 Stallion trucks from the Chennai-based manufacturer are employed in the field of the armed forces.
Reports claim that the nation's armed forces are aiming to enhance their operations and push them to a new sphere of modernization and efficiency. The entity has regularly employed private sector majors such as Ashok Leyland and Tata on major orders for equipment. The defense ministry recently brought out a new Defense Procurement Policy (DPP), which underlines a set of steps to promote change within the body.
“The orders for Field Artillery Tractor 6x6 and Ambulance 4x4 are in keeping with the momentum witnessed recently in the area of upgradation of technology and resources by the defense forces. It also reaffirms our credentials as the largest defense mobility manufacturer that meets stringent requirements of the armed forces,” said Vinod K. Dasari, managing director for Ashok Leyland.
About Ashok Leyland:
Founded in 1948, Ashok Leyland is one of the most massive names in the auto-field of India. The corporation is credited as the second largest CV brand in the country, and one of the largest producers of buses and trucks worldwide. The firm is active across eight state-of-the-art manufacturing hubs spread over the country as well as overseas, through which it brings out an estimated total of 60,000 vehicles annually.
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