Piaggio Vehicles Pvt Ltd
(PVPL), a 100 % subsidiary of the Italian Piaggio Group ( European leader of
the 2wh sector ) and India’s leading
manufacturer of small commercial vehicles
rolled out its 2.5 millionth small commercial vehicle (SCV). The SCV was rolled-out from the assembly line
of Piaggio’s manufacturing facility at Baramati (an Apé Xtra LDX).
On this significant occasion,
Piaggio also announced an exciting volley of customer centric initiatives, ‘The
Super Warranty’ programme and the personal accident insurance programme, to
extend extra value to its customers. The company also launched a new range of
Apé CNG/ LPG vehicles.
Under the industry first
‘Super Warranty’ programme, customers buying Apé Diesel 3w vehicles will get a
warranty for 42 months or 1.2 lakh kilometres (whichever is earlier). Customers
buying the Ape’ CNG/ LPG/ Petrol 3 w vehicles will be entitled to a warranty of
36 months or 1 lakh kilometres (whichever is earlier) . To add further value to its customers, each
Piaggio customer buying a 3wh vehicle from henceforth will be entitled to a
personal accident Insurance cover of Rs. 1 lakh.
Piaggio Vehicle Pvt. Ltd. also
unveiled its new series of Apé CNG/LPG fuel vehicles in the three-wheeler
category for the Indian market. The
introduction of the new range of CNG/LPG vehicles is a strategic initiative
from Piaggio to reinforce its commitment of providing path-breaking solutions
in the last mile transportation segments. The Ape’ Xtra LDX and Apé Auto DX are
part of the new water-cooled engine technology range. These variants of Apé are
the first of its kind in the industry with water-cooled engines and offer best
in class performance in terms of power, pick-up, mileage & maintenance. The
new range of vehicles will meet the growing demand for commercial vehicle
mobility solutions particularly suited to intra-city travel in India, and
equipped with the latest-generation eco-friendly engines and state-of-the-art
Ravi Chopra, Chairman of
Piaggio Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. said, “We created the market, grew the market and
owned the market in the last mile connectivity segment .The roll out of the 2.5
millionth vehicle is a testimony of the trust shown by the customer in
Piaggio‘s products reliability. It is pertinent to note that Piaggio‘s
offerings are not just vehicles but are a strong source of creating self-employment
which is extremely vital for the growth of the nation. I see many new
opportunities for us in the coming future as the Indian market is set to gain a
more predominant role in Piaggio ‘s global business.”
Diego Graffi, MD & CEO of
Piaggio Vehicles Pvt.Ltd. said, “It is our endeavour to continue providing best
in class offerings to our customers like the super warranty which will lower
the operating cost for our customers and increase their earnability. In
addition the personal accident Insurance cover provides a much needed support
to the family of the driver/ customer in case of any unforeseen
He said, “It is our focus to enhance Piaggio’s leadership in the
market and widen the choice for the customer.
The emphasis on alternate fuel technology is growing every day in the
country and hence we introduced an improved range of alternate fuel vehicles to
cater to the market’s needs. The customer initiatives and improved range of
alternate fuel vehicles are a part of Piaggio’s strategy to further consolidate
and strengthen Piaggio’s presence in the small commercial vehicle industry.”
Source: Piaggio Vehicles Pvt.Ltd
Brembo, global leader in the
production of braking systems, showcased a range of ECS (Electric Combined
Sliding) brake calipers in spheroidal graphite iron especially for the
commercial vehicle market at the 67th IAA Commercial Vehicles exhibition.
These solutions are part of a
strategy of innovative technological product and process development that
Brembo has pursued for more than half a century. Since its foundation, Brembo
has filed more than 400 patent families, which are indispensable for protecting
the technological leadership the company has acquired over the years.
The new range of ECS calipers simultaneously
carries out the function of the service brake and integrated electromechanical
parking brake. It is a solution that combines traditional mechanical know-how
with the latest electronic features.
As for the parking function,
there is a specific electromechanical actuator that meets the requirements of
ECE-R13 H and ISO 26262 for functional safety: approval that was obtained after
numerous tests to verify the efficiency of the overall system and the materials
used. The result is a parking brake that guarantees a level of performance and
lifetime durability more common to light and medium-heavy commercial vehicles.
Built to withstand the
stresses and loads typical of these vehicles, the ECS calipers are integrated
into the vehicle’s electronic stability control (ESC) system. Brembo is one of
the few brands able to operate with ESC system logic, thanks to its continuous
testing of the various components that determine vehicle safety.
The integration of the ECS calipers
with the ESC system provides numerous additional features compared to a
traditional hand brake: assistance for uphill starts, vehicle slip prevention,
manual/automatic parking brake release, parking safety with hot brake discs and
Brembo also displayed braking
products like calipers, discs and parking brakesfor LCVs, Medium commercial
vehicles and heavy commercial vehicles at the show.
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