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Daimler India Commercial Vehicles rolls out 5000th truck

Chennai: Daimler India Commercial Vehicles Pvt. Ltd (DICV), a 100% wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler AG, today rolled out the 5000th truck from its plant at Oragadam, near Chennai.

After a successful start-of-production of its BharatBenz range of trucks in June 2012, DICV launched its Heavy-duty trucks (3 models) on 26 September, 2012, at Mumbai. Subsequently, DICV launched its Light/Medium-duty range in February, this year. DICV also launched the new FUSO range of trucks at its plant on 23 May 2013, as part of its well-coordinated Asia Business Model.

DICV is stabilizing its production line of all its launched models. Currently, DICV produces the 2523, 3123, 2528, 914, 1214 & 1217 (Heavy, Medium/Light-duty rigid & tipper trucks) with several variants.

Daimler India Commercial Vehicles Pvt. Ltd.

Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) is a 100% subsidiary of Daimler AG, Stuttgart, Germany. DICV will produce light, medium and heavy-duty commercial vehicles for the Indian volume market, under the brand name – BharatBenz. BharatBenz stands for Indian engineering with German DNA. The products will be customized to serve all major customer segments, from owner-drivers up to large fleet operators. The efficiency of BharatBenz trucks will be an optimal fit for customers keen on efficiency, a low Total Cost of Ownership over the life-cycle and highest profit potential for their businesses. The state-ofthe-art production plant at Oragadam, near Chennai, spreads over 400 acres (160 hectares). It includes a modern test track designed to simulate Indian conditions – making it one of its kind in Asia. DICV has a total dedicated investment of over INR 4400 crs (approximately €700 million).

The Company also handles Production, Marketing, Sales and After Sales of Mercedes-Benz Actros Trucks in India. Mercedes-Benz Trucks with the Brand Promise “Trucks you can Trust” are renowned world-wide for their reliability and efficiency under most extreme operating conditions, as well. These trucks also offer the best that Truck Technology has to offer

Sustainability being a core of Daimler’s corporate culture, DICV will focus on creating efficient, reliable and ecologically friendly products.

BharatBenz

BharatBenz is the Indian truck brand of Daimler AG, the world’s largest Commercial Vehicle manufacturer and inventor of the truck. Backed by over a century of global trucking experience and an in-depth understanding of the Indian terrain, BharatBenz is here to transform the country’s trucking industry. BharatBenz has begun to offer Indian customers an entire truck portfolio in the 6 to 49 tonne range across various applications. The name – BharatBenz - brings out the two most defining qualities of a brand that is being built exclusively for India. ‘Bharat’ carries the values, ideologies and spirit of the nation, and reinforces the brand’s commitment to serve the Indian market. ‘Benz’ upholds the lineage of innovation, technological brilliance and engineering excellence that have given unparalleled performance and great value for generations. Powered by the synergy between global leadership in technology and local deep rooted customer knowledge, BharatBenz builds robust, reliable, performance-oriented trucks to drive maximum productivity and deliver maximum value to customers across the country. With BharatBenz, a new era in Indian trucking has arrived.

Capt. J Shankar Srinivas (DICV) ,

+91 44 4599 6508

Vijay Shekhar (MSL India) ,

+91 97890 52198