Daimler India Commercial Vehicles Pvt. Ltd (DICV), a 100% wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler AG, exported the first shipment of 64 Fuso trucks, manufactured at its Oragadam plant, near Chennai and exported to Sri Lanka.
It may be noted, on 23 May 2013, DICV along with Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation, another entity of Daimler Trucks, based in Japan, launched the new Fuso range of trucks at DICV’s plant at Oragadam, near Chennai.
Marc Llistosella, Managing Director & CEO, DICV commented that going forward, more trucks will be exported to other Asian and African markets.
The Fuso trucks range manufactured at DICV‘s Oragadam plant comprise 5 models spanning Medium/Heavy-duty (25 - 49 tonnes) and Light/Medium-duty (9 - 16 tonnes).
DICV has set up a production plant at Oragadam, near Chennai, spreads over 400 acres (160 hectares). It includes a test track designed to simulate Indian conditions. DICV has a total dedicated investment of over Rs 4,400 crore (around €700 million).