Mercedes-Benz Buses production in India begins May 2015, Safe Roads project in April

Erich Nesselhauf, CEO and Managing Director of Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) says BharatBenz trucks stand for quality, reliability, and efficiency to offer what Indian customers need.

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In May 2015, Mercedes-Benz Buses go into production at Daimler Trucks BharatBenz site at Oragadam, in Chennai.

Daimler in India has invested 50 million euros in the bus plant. Mercedes-Benz Buses plant operations in existing DICV plant premises begin at the end of May 2015. Daimler plant has an initial capacity of 1,500 Mercedes-Benz Buses per year, with possible expansion to 4,000 buses. Brand Mercedes-Benz premium segment rear-engine buses will roll off the assembly line. Front-engine BharatBenz buses tailored Indian high-volume bus market requirements will also go into manufacturing here.

Oragadam Chennai plant began BhartBenz truck production in 2012, and will begin its bus plant journey in May 2015. Operations in existing DICV premises begin at the end of May. In February 2015, the first bus chassis from India was delivered to MCV. The latter will equip 9-tonne bus chassis’ with bodies in Cairo.

This month Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rodolfo Schoneburg, Director, RD/KS, Daimler AG; Eberhard Kern, MD and CEO, Mercedes-Benz India, Manu Saale, MD and CEO, Mercedes-Benz Research and Development India and Erich Nesselhauf, CEO, Daimler India Commercial Vehicles will introduce the Safe Roads project on 29th. The CSR initiative promotes road safety in India.

Mercedes-Benz’ emphasis on safety encourages the launch of Safe Roads project, an initiative with a year-long series of road shows on safety awareness at universities and cab/truck fleet hubs across six Indian cities. Safe Roads project launch will include keynote presentations on road safety from government, industry and the academia, alongwith safety exhibits.