Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) has announced reaching ‘another important milestone’ with more than 35,000 commercial vehicles and 150 million parts exported.
DICV has also added Malaysia as a new Completely Knocked Down (CKD) market. CKD vehicles are exported in components and then assembled locally.
Already Daimler India Commercial Vehicles exports these to South Africa, Kenya, Indonesia and Vietnam. Worldwide DICV is the only Daimler location that manufactures engines, transmissions, trucks and buses at the same site under four brands – BharatBenz, FUSO, Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner.
Satyakam Arya, Managing Director & CEO of DICV, said, “With this milestone of 150 million parts exported and the addition of a new CKD market, once again DICV validates India’s ‘Make for the World’.
Mentioning it as a win-win solution, Arya said that Daimler network receives quality Indian parts, and its Indian supplier community gains access to Daimler’s global supply chains.”
By exporting more and more Indian-made products to an increasing number of overseas markets, the company is helping India become an international manufacturing hub.
India is the fifth most important market for Daimler Trucks, with DICV serving not only the growing domestic demand but also more than 50 export destinations across the world including markets in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America. Since commencing its export operation in 2013, the company has shipped more than 32,000 trucks and 3,500 buses.
DICV’s Head of International Business & Beyond Trucks, Shrikumar V Unnithan, said, “International business is one of DICV’s key strategic pillars for long-term growth. We will continue to make more products and parts here in India with the help of our more than 350 domestic suppliers, and then proudly export them to the world with one global quality standard.”
Daimler India manufactures and sells in India more than 9 to 55 tons trucks as well as BharatBenz buses, Mercedes-Benz coaches and bus chassis.
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