Daimler India breaks level before Covid with record exports

Daimler India, the 100 percent subsidiary of the Stuttgart Daimler Group, has broken through the values ​​before Covid in its exports, more than 10 percent more than before, the commercial vehicle manufacturer announced on Friday. According to DICV, Daimler India Commercial Vehicles has set a record since early 2021 with the delivery of over 9,000 commercial vehicles that have reached a new milestone, including 45,000 vehicles, 9,000 CKD (Completely Knocked Down) kits and 200 million exported parts.

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.