Daimler India Commercial Vehicles win Apollo CV Awards
Having made its entry in India a short 15 months earlier, wholly owned Daimler subsidiary Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) has won a few Apollo CV Awards. DICV has been named âCommercial Vehicle Maker of the Year.â
DICV-produced BharatBenz 1217C truck won the sector award in âCommercial Vehicle Innovation of the Year 2013â category. Designed for construction work, it’s the first tipper in its weight category in India.
âAt DICV, we have every reason to be proud of ourselves. Being named âCommercial Vehicle Maker of the Yearâ only one and a half years after the market launch underlines the impact on the development of the industry that is ascribed to BharatBenzâ, says Marc Llistosella, Managing Director and CEO of DICV, who was thrilled about the awards. âThis accolade from the sector is an incentive for us to keep up our fast pace and continue to roll out our products on the market.â
BharatBenz 3128C received the award in âHCV Cargo Carrier over 25 tonsâ category. Last year, in 3 months after market launch, BharatBenz won two 2 awards in âBest Commercial Vehicleâ and âBest Rigid Haulage Truck.â
DICV’s first BharatBenz CV’s in India were made available in September 2012. Product range expansion now sees dump trucks and freight-haulage trucks in 9 to 49 tonne segments. 4 more models will be launched by January 2014 end.
Since May 2013 DICV has been producing FUSO trucks at the India Chennai plant. These are destined for export to Asia and Africa growth markets. iN realising this growth chpater, DICV is working with Daimlerâs Japanese subsidiary Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) within the Asia Business Model framework.