Daimler India’s BharatBenz opens new dealership in Panvel

Wasan Trucking is the new high-tech dealership of Daimler India Commercial Vehicles Pvt. Ltd., BharatBenz opened in Panvel. Through this dealership, the company will be able to offer customers an incomparable trucking experience, thanks to the all round services provided. Sales, service and spare parts will be available at Wasan Trucking which is located on the Mumbai Pune Highway No.4.

The dealership boasts of highly trained manpower, a well stocked and covered workshop, ready availability of all spare parts besides an up to date showroom offering customers the very latest in BharatBenz offerings and expert advice to go with it. Speaking on the occasion of the inauguration of this new dealer base, Mr. V R V Sriprasad, Vice President – Marketing, Sales and After Sales at Daimler India Commercial Vehicles said that it was the company’s plant to set up a total of 100 such 3S facilities on major highways in the country.

This will enable customers to have on hand services within easy reach. Mr K K Wasan of Wasan Trucking was also quick to add that his dealership was fully equipped to ensure customers super sales and services while offering them advice on choosing the exact truck best suited to their business needs. To make financing easier, Wasan Trucking has tied up with HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, Sundaram Finance and Kotak Bank besides BharatBenz Financial.

Read the news release below for more information.

News Release

BharatBenz unveils Wasan Trucking: State of the art trucking experience in Panvel

Panvel: Daimler India Commercial Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. (DICV), the Indian subsidiary of the world’s leading truck manufacturer Daimler AG, unveiled its state-of-the-art dealership in Panvel today.

‘Wasan Trucking’, as the dealership is named, will provide the customer a holistic trucking experience. Located near Palashpa Phata,Mumbai Pune National Highway – 4,. Wasan Trucking offers a 3S facility (Sales, Service & Spares). With highly trained manpower, a fully-equipped and completely covered workshop, supported with a full complement of Spares and a showroom providing focused Sales consulting, this dealership will ensure that BharatBenz customers receive all the attention under one roof.

Mr. V.R.V. Sriprasad, Vice President, Marketing, Sales & After-Sales, DICV, said, “BharatBenz has set forth to provide the Indian Trucker a whole new experience in trucking. The inauguration of this dealership is part of our plans to provide a nation-wide network of over 100 3S facilities along the most important trucking routes in the country.”

“Our philosophy is to provide the customer with state-of-the-art after-sales service that ensures not just easy reach but pro-active service. Our dealerships, while providing focused sales consultancy will ensure that the customer’s trucks are delivering maximum value to his business. Our goal is to ensure that our customers feel empowered by associating with BharatBenz,” he added.

Speaking on the occasion Mr.K K Wasan, Dealer Principal, Wasan Trucking said, “We are delighted to partner with BharatBenz. We are fully ready to ensure that our customers experience superior sales and after sales service and our facilities will become an extension of their business. We will focus on his trucks while our customer focuses in expanding his business.”

At the dealerships, the customer can experience a host of primary and value-added services. On the sales front, the personnel have been trained to provide tailor-made solutions depending on the specific needs of each customer. Thus purchasing BharatBenz trucks from Wasan Trucking ensures that every customer is able to choose the trucks most appropriately suited to his business needs.

Customers will enjoy the benefits of a fully ‘Pro-Active’ service that ensures his trucks provide maximum productivity. On the After-sales front, the dealership has a 24×7 enabled workshop. It is manned by qualified & Daimler trained engineers/technicians and equipped with high productivity tools, advanced guided diagnostics & Mobile Service vans. The dealership will provide a host of value-added services viz., Cashless Zero-depreciation Insurance, Full Maintenance Contracts, Extended Warranty, 24×7 Roadside Assistance, Vehicle tracking systems, Driver Training and Express & On-site Service.

Customers will also enjoy easy financing solutions. The dealership will provide financing solutions ably supported by Daimler’s own captive financing brand – BharatBenz Financial. Key financing partners like HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, Sundaram Finance & Kotak Bank add substantial choice and value.

This integrated approach will offer BharatBenz customers the combined benefit of Best-in-Class Products, Pro-Active after-sales service and easy financing under one roof, making ownership a powering experience.

BharatBenz is the Indian truck brand of Daimler AG, the world’s largest Commercial Vehicle manufacturer and inventor of the truck. Backed by 115 years of global trucking experience and an in-depth understanding of the Indian terrain, BharatBenz is here to transform the country’s trucking industry. BharatBenz will offer Indian customers an entire truck portfolio in the 6 to 49 tonne range across various applications. The name – BharatBenz – brings out the two most defining qualities of a brand that is being built exclusively for India. ‘Bharat’ carries the values, ideologies and spirit of the nation, and reinforces the brand’s commitment to serve the Indian market. ‘Benz’ upholds the lineage of innovation, technological brilliance and engineering excellence that have given unparallel performance and great value to automobiles for generations.

Powered by the synergy between global leadership in technology and local, deep rooted customer knowledge, BharatBenz is set to build robust, reliable, performance-oriented trucks to drive maximum productivity and deliver maximum value to customers across the country. With BharatBenz, the new era of Indian trucking has arrived.

Daimler India Commercial Vehicles Pvt. Ltd.
Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) is a 100% subsidiary of Daimler AG, Stuttgart, Germany. DICV will produce light, medium and heavy-duty commercial vehicles for the Indian volume market, under the brand name – BharatBenz. BharatBenz stands for Indian engineering with German DNA. The products will be customized to serve all major customer segments, from owner-drivers up to large fleet operators. The efficiency of BharatBenz trucks will be an optimal fit for customers keen on efficiency, a low Total Cost of Ownership over the life-cycle and highest profit potential for their businesses. The state-of-the-art production plant at Oragadam, near Chennai, spreads over 400 acres (160 hectares). It includes a modern test track designed to simulate Indian conditions – making it one of its kind in Asia.  DICV has a total dedicated investment of over INR 4400 crs (approximately €700 million). Sustainability being a core of Daimler’s corporate culture, DICV will focus on creating efficient, reliable and ecologically friendly products.  The Company also handles Marketing, Sales and After Sales of Mercedes-Benz Actros Trucks in India.