The Daimler India plant in neighboring Oragadam here was the only Daimler truck location worldwide that produces engines, transmissions, trucks and buses under four brands at the same location – BharatBenz, FUSO, Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner, the company said in a statement here .
“This is a significant occasion for us at DICV and great evidence of the trust our customers around the world place in our locally made products,” said DICV, Managing Director and CEO Satyaka Arya.
“Despite the ongoing challenges of the pandemic and its impact on logistics, we continue to promote a global presence with the export of ‘Made in India’ products,” he said.
Daimler said India is a major hub for its trucks, with the Indian subsidiary serving not only “growing” domestic demand, but also serving over 60 destinations around the world, including markets in Africa, Latin America and the Middle East.
Arya said international business is one of the DICV’s key strategic pillars for long-term growth. “With the help of around 400 local suppliers, we combine cost-efficient production mechanisms with the latest technological innovations to produce sustainable and reliable products,” he said.
“We pride ourselves on being a shining example of Make in India, building India’s export presence around the globe and establishing India as an international hub for manufacturing companies,” he said.
With increasing recognition and experience around the world, the company expects its international business to continue to grow, the statement went on to say.
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