Daimler India Commercial Vehicles Pvt. Ltd (DICV), a 100% wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler AG, exported the first lot of 64 FUSO trucks, manufactured at its Oragadam Plant. These trucks are headed towards Srilanka as part of its commitment to export to various countries in Asia and Africa.
The following trucks have been exported:
Model Tonnage/Engine/Type No.s
FA 9 / 14 / R 28
FI 12 / 14 / R 21
FI 12 / 17 / C 5
FJ 25 / 23 / R 4
FJ 25 / 23 / C 6
On 23 May 2013, DICV along with Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation, another entity of Daimler Trucks, based in Japan, launched the new FUSO range of trucks at DICV’s plant at Oragadam, near Chennai.
Marc Llistosella – Managing Director & CEO, DICV said: “The export of the first FUSO trucks to Srilanka is a realisation of our promise to export from DICV, Chennai. The quality standards at our state-of-the-art plant in Chennai combined with the quality of parts from Indian suppliers has made this possible. Going forward, more trucks will be exported to other Asian and African markets.”
The FUSO trucks range manufactured at DICV‘s Oragadam plant comprise 5 models spanning Medium/Heavy-duty (25 – 49 tonnes referred to as ‘FJ’, ‘FO’ & ‘FZ’) and Light/Medium-duty (9 – 16 tonnes referred to as ‘FA’ & ‘FI’).