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Daimler truck exports from India cross 10,000 units

01 June 2017 | Chennai


Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) has said that its trucks exports from India have crossed 10,000 units.

According to a statement, the 10,000th export vehicle, a Mercedes-Benz 40-tonne heavy-duty tractor for a customer in Indonesia, was part of a batch of about 250 trucks that was shipped from Kamarajar Port near Chennai to various markets in South-East Asia.

The company’s exports crossed the 5,000 mark in June 2016, in less than 3 years since the start of exports in 2013. The next 5,000 unit exports have been achieved in about 11 months.

Erich Nesselhauf, Managing Director and CEO, DICV, Indian arm of German auto giant Daimler AG said that “Our exports business has been developing extremely well. Since the launch in 2013, we have doubled our figures each year, and we aim for further significant growth as we will expand to serve more than 40 markets on three continents by the end of the year.”

DICV’s export product range, manufactured on the same production lines as its domestic BharatBenz portfolio , features medium-duty (9-16 tonnes) and heavy-duty (16-49 tonnes) trucks.

In addition to completely built trucks, DICV has exported more than 1,000 bus chassis produced at its bus plant and is ramping up volumes of its Mercedes-Benz school bus which has been launched in West Asia.

The company has also been supplying Fuso truck CKD kits to Kenya for local assembly by a Fuso partner in Kenya since March 2016, and to Daimler Truck’s production plant in East London/South Africa, where local assembly began in May.

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