Daimler India Commercial Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. (DICV), which is cooperating with Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation, Japan (MFTBC) under the umbrella of Daimler Trucks Asia, launched their robust FUSO trucks in South Africa, making the country the 14th market since the export started in May 2013. Initially DICV will export the light to medium duty trucks and in future they will export more “built in India” trucks to South Africa. DICV is optimizing their research activities, product development and sourcing in Oragadam plant to provide reliable, efficient and quality products.
The latest technology equipped Daimler trucks are robust, fuel efficient, and the company is expecting that the trucks will meet the demand of the customers in South African market. Rigorous testing has been conducted under most strenuous driving conditions to ensure maximum reliability of the trucks. They are expecting FUSO FA 9-137 truck is set to dominate the light to medium duty truck segment.
Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Erich Nesselhauf, who is the Managing Director and CEO of Daimler India Commercial Vehicles, has said, “To export to South Africa is part of our global growth strategy and we are well on track with our export business. The trucks for South Africa are proven vehicles in many markets and will enhance business potential for our South African customers. The vehicle demonstrates trusted quality, economic efficiency and functional design and is set to capture the African market. The success of DICV built trucks across markets shows our proficiency in manufacturing trucks in India and which are customized to meet the diverse industry requirements.”