Daimler India truck exports surpass 10,000 mark
Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) confirms that their trucks exports from India have crossed 10,000 units.
Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) exports commenced in 2013 while less than three years hence it had crossed the 5000 mark in June 2016. Now, in barely 11 months since that date, exports have crossed the 10,000 mark.
This noteworthy 10,000th export truck is a Mercedes Benz 40 tonne heavy duty tractor built for a customer in Indonesia and was among a lot of 250 trucks that made its way from the Kamarajar Port in Chennai to markets across South East Asia.
DCIV has noted an increase in exports over the past few years. The company caters to the demands of over 30 markets in Asia, Middle East, Africa and Latin America with a target to reach over 40 markets by the end of the current year.
Demand from these markets is seen both for FUSO and Mercedes Benz brands. Manufacture for exports is conducted on the same production lines as those of the BharatBenz portfolio and manufacturing operations of both strictly adhere to global Daimler standards.
The company has noted that the “Make in India” policy works well for them and other manufactures who offer quality products which comply with international standards and meet customer expectations. Besides noting increased demand for trucks, the company has also exported over 1000 bus chassis and has been supplying FUSO truck CKD kits to Kenya. These kits are used by their FUSO partner in Kenya and also by Daimler Truck production plant in East London and South Africa.