Commercial Vehicles India (SCVI) announced plans to manufacture about 2,500
heavy haulage trucks besides 1,000 inter-city buses and coaches annually at its
facility in Narasapura in Karnataka. The manufacturing facility with initial
investment of Rs 250 crore was inaugurated by Karnataka’s Chief Minister, S.
Siddaramaiah in the presence of Union Minister for Road and Transportation,
Oscar Fernandes and Martin Lundstedt, President and Chief Executive Officer of
Scania Global. Currently the localisation is 18pc for trucks and 100pc for bus
bodies. The Indian arm of the Swedish CV maker will also employ over 800 people
at this facility within five years.
will serve as company’s head office and centre for all commercial operations across
the country. The operations will consist of final assembly of trucks with
bodywork and building of complete coaches along with a service workshop and a
central parts warehouse for timely service. The Narasapura plant will house two
manufacturing units – one for truck assembly and another for buses. Scania
started production of trucks at the new facility in Narasapura during June and
production trials have started for mining and off-road trucks. Production of
on-road trucks will start soon and the bus rollout is planned for the first
quarter of 2014.
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