MAN Trucks India, a 100 percent subsidiary of MAN Truck and Bus AG, Germany, today inaugurated its 64th dealership at Chennai. Set up by its new partner M/s. Vijai Earthmoving Equipment Pvt. Ltd., this is the fourth dealership inaugurated since January 2017, besides Solapur, Pune and Vijayawada.
MAN is working on its two-pronged strategy for India. This involves network expansion in order to increase sales opportunities and at the same provide service support to all customers. In May this year, MAN crossed the milestone of over 25,000 vehicles rolled out from its Pithampur plant. The New CLA EVO range, launched in December 2016, comprises tippers, long haul and special application trucks ranging from 16T to 49T.
Joerg Mommertz, Chairman and Managing Director, MAN Trucks India said, "Our India approach has shaped up well over the years, despite challenging market conditions. Now, we have increased the pace of responding to market demands and this new dealership is an example of our efforts. The south region is an important market and with this facility we will be able to improve our reach. I am pleased to welcome on-board Vijai Earthmoving Equipment as our partner and am confident that they will impart the MAN brand experience to all customers."
K Gomathinayagam, Managing Director, Vijai Earthmoving Equipment said, "I am happy to start our association with MAN Trucks. It is our conviction that MAN brand can provide the right solutions to stakeholders. I assure customers of the best of support in terms of sales advisory and after sales services. We look forward to a long and fruitful partnership with MAN Trucks India."
The new dealership by Vijai Earthmoving Equipment is the 24th location in the southern region. The facility will provide sales and after sales support to all customers. Spread over an area of 3,000 sq.ft, it is located close to the Chennai-Bengaluru highway. There are three service bays and a lounge where customers/drivers can wait while their vehicles are being serviced.
The workshop has qualified MAN technicians who can address diverse needs of customers and ensure maximum vehicle uptime. The facility is equipped with high precision tools and advanced diagnostic systems. The dealership will also offer 24x7 roadside assistance and on-site service support.
The New MAN CLA EVO range
The New CLA EVO series trucks are powered by the proven MAN D-0836, turbo charged, inter-cooled engine, that is rated for 250HP and 300HP. Mated with six and nine speed gearboxes, the trucks are adapted for specific operational purposes. The electronically-controlled Common Rail system makes the engine high on reliability and fuel efficiency, besides being more environment friendly.
The crawler gear in long haul trucks helps the engine run within the optimal rpm range, thereby reducing fuel consumption. Strong rigid front axle, hypoid rear axles provide superior traction & grade ability and unmatched reliability. The tippers feature MAN's planetary rear axle with hub reduction, which provides high ground clearance and has proven its effectiveness in varying conditions. The inter axle and differential lock imparts superior traction.
The driver environment offers best-in-class ergonomics, visibility and control. The objective is to provide drivers high levels of comfort for significantly reduced fatigue and enhanced safety. The aerodynamic cabin with heat and sound dampeners and an optional AC helps maximise man and machine performance.
MAN Aftersales and Service
MAN Trucks India offers service and support to ensure maximum uptime, all the time. MAN Services offers include warranty schemes, annual maintenance contracts, on-site support and 24x7 helpline service.
MAN Services also offer new solutions like lubricants that can improve the engine performance. Along with MAN genuine parts, always recommended to operators, the vehicle life cycle gets a boost - whether it is in engine hours for tippers or kilometres clocked for long haul trucks.
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