5000th Mahindra Navistar rolls out from Chakan plant

Mahindra Navistar Automotives Limited has reached a historic peak with its 5000th truck which rolled out from the company’s Chakan plant. The company which is a joint venture between Mahindra and Mahindra and International Truck & Engine Corporation has 6 to 7 new products liked up for the coming year as they make deeper inroads into the Indian truck market.

Though customers took their time to accept Mahindra Navistar trucks, the company has realigned their product strategy in keeping with customer’s demands. This instantly paid off resulting in increased demand and now the company has also introduced a MN 24 with 170hp which offers better fuel efficiency. According to the company every third customer among the top 100 fleet operators is its customer while 33% of them have given the company repeat orders three times more than their original demand.

To ensure customer satisfaction Mahindra Navistar offers a four year unlimited mileage warranty on their vehicles and promises to get trucks up and running in 48 hours or else pay customers Rs.1000 per day. The company is also hoping to increase their dealership base from a present 50 to 80 and service points from current 1000 to 1800 by the end of next year.

Mahindra Navistar is also introduced a few trucks for the South African markets which are currently under test and will be ready in the next two years. The company serves the right hand drive market of SAARC countries and South Africa but is also concentrating on bringing out a left hand driver version for the left Hand Drive Market and special cabs for South Africa.

News release: Mahindra Navistar celebrates its 5000th truck roll-out from Chakan

5000 trucks rolled out from Chakan Plant
4500 trucks on Indian roads, clock over 8 Crore kms under various applications
1001 Service points at strategic trucking locations across India (and growing)
56 new, unique 3S large-scale dealerships (HCV & LCV) and 78 Dealership to support existing LCV business.
Ranked No. 1 in TNS truck Track 2012 Total Customer Satisfaction study in the LCV load and Mini Bus Segments and joint No, 1 in the HCV (MAV) truck segment.

Mahindra Navistar Automotives Limited (MNAL), a part of the US 15.4 billion Mahindra Group today announced the roll out of its 5000th truck from its state-of-the-art plant at Chakan in Maharashtra. The company has reached this milestone in a very short span of time since commencement of production. In addition, the 4500 trucks running on Indian roads have clocked more than 8 Crore kms under various application, pan-India.

During this eventful period, Mahindra Navistar has also been conferred the No. 1 rank in TNS Truck Track 2012 in the LCV load and mini-bus segment and joint No. 1 position in the HCV Truck (MAV segment). Earlier-on, the company had announced its pan-India commercial launch in December 2011. Mahindra Navistar also pioneered the first ever CV industry award to honor the heroes of the Indian transportation industry through its Mahindra Navistar Transport Excellence Awards – the first of any such award within the Indian trucking industry.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Nalin Mehta – Managing Director, Mahindra Navistar Automotives Limited, said, “Mahindra Navistar has today emerged as the new and viable alternative for the Indian trucking customers who have been experiencing status quo and inertia in a duopolistic market. As a challenger brand, Mahindra Navistar’s strategic intent is to challenge this status quo by not only trying harder but also trying out-of-the-box measures which can be summed up by the brand philosophy of “OK IS NO LONGER OK”.

Mr. Mehta, further, added, “This is a landmark day in the history of Mahindra Navistar as it marks another very important milestone with 5000 trucks rolled out from Chakan Plant and with more than 8 crore kilometers behind us! This achievement reflects the ever increasing confidence of the customers. This also indicates that MNAL trucks are running on multiple applications across India with wide acceptance of customers. This would not have been possible without the support of the formidable service network of nearly 1001 service points on strategic trucking routes PAN India that includes 56 unique, large-scale 3S dealerships which are designed to cater to customers differently and that have become landmarks in the Indian CV industry”.

The wide, strategically located network also includes 220 Authorised service points and 703 Roadside Assistance points in addition to 22 dealerships dedicated to LCV customers. Not to forget pioneering customer benefits like 4-years unlimited mileage warranty and 48-hour on-road assurance to exhibit confidence in our product quality and our agility in service. This has helped MNAL to be No.1 in the TNS customer Satisfaction. No.1 in LCV trucks & buses and Joint No.1 in HCV multi-axle trucks; all this being a strong endorsement amongst the customers across India in the Brand Mahindra Navistar.

MNAL has also recently been conferred the ‘HCV truck of the Year-Prime mover’ award (for MN40 – Prime Mover) at the recently held Apollo CV Awards 2012 being a second such award, with Mahindra Navistar having won HCV Truck of the Year (Rigid) last year.