Ashok Leyland developing its own technology to meet BS-VI Norms
Published On Jun 07, 2017
Ashok Leyland, the second largest commercial vehicle manufacturer in India is indigenously developing technology that complies with the upcoming BS-VI emission standards scheduled to come into effect from April 2020. The technology is said to be an amalgamation of EGR (exhaust gas reduction) and SCR (selective catalytic reduction) systems, both which are currently used by manufacturers to meet BS-IV standards and above.
Anuj Kathuria, president of Global Trucks division said that regarding BS-IV regulations, company hasn’t ruled out completely the use of SCR technology. Company has developed the new íEGR technology that reduces the harmful constituents such as nitroxide oxide and particulate matters.
When asked about the medium and heavy duty commercial vehicles operations in India, he said that company presently holds 32 percent of the market share and sits at number 12th in the list of global players. Ashok Leyland aims to enter the top 10 list within three years of time as it gained 2.5 percent market share in the last fiscal at a time when industry growth dropped by 2 percent.
With a number of new products in the pipeline and some more investment in the commercial space, company looks positively charged to achieve this target. Moreover, it plans to explore new export markets besides serving the existing UAE, East and West Africa, SAARC regions via satellite manufacturing facilities setup abroad.
Anuj Kathuria also said that the trucks division is getting overwhelming response contributing 75 percent of the overall revenue. And now company is looking forward to bank on this opportunity by developing other business divisions in tandem with the truck division.