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Daimler starts first-batch exports of Fuso trucks to Sri Lanka

First shipment of Fuso trucks manufactured at its Oragadam plant near Chennai consisted 64 vehicles

T E Narasimhan  |  Chennai 

Pvt. Ltd (DICV), a 100% wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler AG, exported the first shipment of 64 trucks, manufactured at its plant, near Chennai and exported to Sri Lanka.

It may be noted, on 23 May 2013, along with Mitsubishi Truck and Bus Corporation, another entity of Daimler Trucks, based in Japan, launched the new range of trucks at DICV’s plant at Oragadam, near Chennai.

Marc Llistosella, Managing Director & CEO, commented that going forward, more trucks will be exported to other Asian and African markets.

The range manufactured at DICV‘s plant comprise 5 models spanning Medium/Heavy-duty (25 - 49 tonnes) and Light/Medium-duty (9 - 16 tonnes).

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).

First Published: Tue, June 18 2013. 15:40 IST