Daimler India Commercial Vehicles exports 64 FUSO trucks to Sri Lanka
Daimler India Commercial Vehicles Pvt. Ltd., has announced exports of their FUSO range of trucks to 15 markets of Asia and Africa. The first shipment consisting of 64 FUSO trucks are being exported to Sri Lanka which is being manufactured at the company plant at Oragadam, near Chennai.
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.”