Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) crossed the milestone of the 20,000th locally produced trucks from its plant at Oragadam, near Chennai. Only two-and-a-half years after start of production of the first BharatBenz heavy-duty truck, the 20,000th locally produced truck, a BharatBenz 2523C tipper, has rolled off the production lines at DICVs plant in Oragadam. About half of these 20,000 trucks have been manufactured just within 2014, highlighting the rapid growth that the production site has recently experienced. ´By crossing the production mark of 20,000 trucks, we achieved the next milestone of our DICV success story,´ stated Erich Nesselhauf, CEO and Managing Director, DICV. ´We have transformed the Indian truck industry with our modern trucks. That´s confirmed by our customers and proven by a high acceptance in the market due to excellent Quality of our products as well as best Sales and After Sales experiences.´
´20,000 trucks made at the Oragadam plant according to our Daimler top quality standards is something that our production team can rightly be proud of,´ added Sven Graeble, Head of Operations and Manufacturing Engineering, DICV.