Features International News — 05 June 2017

Daimler India Commercial Vehicles has exported its 10,000th truck just four years after commencing its export program.

DICV began exporting trucks in 2013 and surpassed the 5,000 mark in June last year, and has since doubled its export market.

The news comes as Truck and Bus News continues to speculate that Indian built vocational trucks will come to Australia badged as Fuso models.

“10,000 trucks exported are only a start. We are leveraging additional potentials in growth markets with reliable, efficient high-quality trucks built at our Indian manufacturing plant. There will be continuous significant growth in this business for our FUSO and Mercedes-Benz brands,” said head of Daimler Trucks Asia, Marc Llistosella.

DICV currently exports to more than 30 markets in Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. The company says it is aiming to expand to 40 countries by year’s end and it is expected Australia could be in DICV’s expansion plan.

“Our exports business has been developing extremely well. Since the launch in 2013, we have doubled our figures each year, and we aim for further significant growth as we will expand to serve more than 40 markets on three continents by the end of the year,” said DICV’s managing director and CEO, Erich Nesselhauf.

“Made in India works really well for manufacturers like us who can offer modern products and are able to meet international norms and customer expectations.”

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