The company a 100% wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler AG along with Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation launched a new range of FUSO trucks on the 23rd May 2013. Sri Lanka is the first export market for trucks while the company has plans of exporting a total of 1000 trucks out of India during the current year.
The Chennai plant has a capacity to produce sufficiently both for Indian consumption and exports. The truck range consists of 5 models with medium to heavy duty ranging from 25 to 49 tonnes while the light to medium duty range from 9 to 16 tonnes The plant is spread over 400 acres and also includes a test track which has been designed to simulate Indian road conditions.
Marc Llistosella – Managing Director & CEO, DICV said, “The export of the first FUSO trucks to Srilanka is a realisation of our promise to export from DICV, Chennai. The quality standards at our state-of-the-art plant in Chennai combined with the quality of parts from Indian suppliers has made this possible. Going forward, more trucks will be exported to other Asian and African markets.”