Mahindra Navistar Automotives Limited announced the roll out of its 5000th truck from its plant at Chakan in Maharashtra. The company has reached this milestone in a very short span of time since commencement of production. In addition, the 4500 trucks running on Indian roads have clocked more than 8 Crore km under various application, pan-India.
The new range of medium and heavy commercial vehicles is being manufactured at a new green field plant at Chakan. The plant, which spans over 700 acres, has been set up with investments of over Rs.4000 crores and is producing other M&M products as well. This is helping MNAL leverage the benefits of synergies of an integrated manufacturing facility.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Nalin Mehta – Managing Director, Mahindra Navistar Automotives Limited, said, “This achievement reflects the ever increasing confidence of the customers. This also indicates that MNAL trucks are running on multiple applications across India with wide acceptance of customers. This would not have been possible without the support of the formidable service network of nearly 1001 service points on strategic trucking routes PAN India that includes 56 unique, large-scale 3S dealerships which are designed to cater to customers differently and that have become landmarks in the Indian CV industry”.
In 2005, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. and International Truck and Engine Corporation – the operating company of Navistar – entered into a JV to manufacture light, medium and heavy commercial vehicles for India as well as global markets. The joint venture is in the process of addressing every segment of the commercial vehicle market from 3.5 tonne GVW to 49 tonne GCW with variants of passenger transport, cargo and specialized load applications.