Daimler India Crossed 25K Exports Milestone
Published On Aug 20, 2019
Daimler India Commercial Vehicles started their export business in 2013 and has victoriously achieved the milestone of manufacturing 25,000 vehicles prepared for exports. A Fuso FJ 1823R is the milestone vehicle and was shipped to Saudi Arabia. The brand stated that it's Oragadam plant, in Chennai, is the only place worldwide which manufactures transmissions, engines, trucks, and buses feeding to four brands – FUSO, Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner, and BharatBenz.
"The milestone of crossing 25,000 units in exports illustrates the demand & 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," stated Satyakam Arya, MD & CEO, Daimler India Commercial Vehicles.
DICV's exports progressed by 8% to 7,054 trucks in 2018, and the exports for 2017 were 6,553 units. The brand has also been expanding its business of parts by exporting over 100 million parts to other Daimler entities.
Daimler India Commercial Vehicles has a warehouse space spread over 2,195 sqm that has a monthly container handling ability of 100 and stretcher handling ability of 3,000 at its facility in Oragadam. The brand provides vehicles to 50 countries. To name a few, it supplies to the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and Asia - Cameroon, Rwanda, Chile, Ivory Coast, Ghana, and Egypt.
In July 2019, the company also introduced its first BS-VI zeal certifications with heavy-duty tractor-trailer model 5528TT. It is targeted at purposes such as bunkers, steel coils, cement, tankers, and heavy load transportation and has earned this homologation certificate from the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI).