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Daimler India Commercial Vehicles crosses 100,000 unit

mark in production

September 14, 2018

  • Milestone reached just over 6 years after the start of production
  • Manufacturer of FUSO brand MDT and HDT export models for MFTBC
  • Hartmut Schick, CEO of MFTBC and Head of Daimler Trucks Asia: “DICV has demonstrated its strong and growing importance as one of three global manufacturing facilities for the FUSO brand. For us at MFTBC, we look forward to the continued success of our fellow Daimler Trucks Asia colleagues in India.”

Kawasaki, Japan   MFTBC   Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation, under the umbrella of Daimler Trucks Asia (DTA), today announces that its fellow DTA member company Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) has reached another important milestone as it crossed the mark of 100,000 vehicles rolled out from its manufacturing plant at Oragadam near Chennai.

DICV inaugurated its state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in 2012 with the first vehicles rolling off the production line that June. Production expanded to MDTs in 2013, HDTs in 2014 and buses in 2015 with output increasing each year successively. The milestone of 50,000 units was crossed in August 2016, and two-shift operations were introduced in 2017. Of the 100,000 units produced, 14,500 units were FUSO-branded export model MDTs and HDTs sold in over 40 markets worldwide.

An integral part of Daimler’s global production network for trucks and buses, DICV manufactures chasses and complete knock-down (CKD) kits for BharatBenz, Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner and FUSO brands. The Ordagam Plant in India stands alongside the Kawasaki Plant in Japan and the Tramagal Plant in Portugal as one of MFTBC’s three global chassis and CKD manufacturing centers. MFTBC also boasts 16 CKD assembly facilities on four continents, as well as a global supply chain for parts and components that offers both flexibility and efficiency to bring the highest quality and value to customers around the world.

Hartmut Schick, President and CEO of MFTBC and Head of DTA, said that “DICV has demonstrated its strong and growing importance as one of three global manufacturing facilities for the FUSO brand. For us at MFTBC, we look forward to the continued success of our fellow Daimler Trucks Asia colleagues in India.”

 

Media Contact:
Florian Laudan: + 81 44 330 7970, florian.laudan@daimler.com
Humza Ahmad: +81 44 330 7857, humza.ahmad@daimler.com

FUSO at a Glance
FUSO is a Daimler Truck brand, covering nearly all regions around the world. FUSO’s light-duty to heavy-duty trucks (GVW 3.5 49 tons), vans, industrial engines, and buses are sold in more than 170 markets. The FUSO brand is based on four core brand values; Trusted Quality, Economic Efficiency, Solid & Functional Design, and Committed Services.

Daimler Trucks Asia at a Glance
Daimler Trucks Asia (DTA) is an organizational unit that jointly operates Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC)   an icon of the Japanese commercial vehicle industry with more than 80 years of history   and Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV), a young challenger in the Indian market.  DTA has a strategic business model that allows its group entities to collaborate in product development, production, exports, sourcing and research activity to provide the best of value products.

MFTBC at a Glance
Based in Kawasaki, Japan, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) is one of Asia's leading commercial vehicle manufacturers. In 2016, the company sold a total of 130,000 vehicles including light, medium, and heavy-duty trucks and buses under the FUSO brand, with 89.29% of its shares owned by Daimler AG and10.71% by various Mitsubishi group companies. MFTBC is an integral part of the Daimler Trucks division of Daimler AG.

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