India Commercial Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. (DICV), a wholly-owned subsidiary of
Daimler Truck AG, celebrated the completion of 10 successful years of
operations in India.
The company has also launched the ‘Dashak Edition’ of
BharatBenz 1617 MDT and 5528 HDT trucks in Fiery Red colour and a 36-seater bus
in Pearl White. In addition to special features, the ‘Dashak Edition’ trucks and
bus will sport a ‘Dashak’ decal to commemorate its 10th year Anniversary.
started its operations in 2012 with an aim to transform the Indian commercial
vehicle industry with new benchmarks in engineering, technology, safety and
comfort in BharatBenz trucks and buses. In its first decade in the Indian
market, DICV achieved domestic sales of more than 125,000 vehicles, exported
over 50,000 vehicles and more than 200 million parts to over 60 countries
around the world.
Arya, Managing Director & CEO, Daimler India Commercial Vehicles said, “In
the past decade, we have set new benchmarks in the Indian CV industry by
introducing fully-built, factory-fitted truck cabins, we were the first CV
manufacturer to launch trucks and buses with BSVI engines and have set high
standards of quality, safety and comfort in the market. We have achieved
sustainable growth in our domestic as well as exports businesses and have a
plan to accelerate our foray in these two areas, in the coming years. A few key
objectives for the next decade are to achieve 100% carbon neutrality in our
operations by 2025, become a 100% paper-free organization by the end of 2023,
increase energy self-reliance and have a sharper focus on workplace diversity
medium-duty truck (MDT), fully loaded with air-conditioning, music system and
cameras, is introduced for e-commerce and express delivery fleet operators for
a safe and comfortable experience for shorter distances. The BharatBenz 5528
prime mover heavy duty truck (HDT) for long haul, specifically tailored for
steel, cement and construction aggregates movement.
currently uses 85% of its energy from renewable sources. The company has
already harnessed solar energy for its manufacturing facility in Oragadam and
has laid the foundation for an additional capacity of 1.3MW solar photovoltaic
plant along its world class test track in its sprawling 430-acre facility.
DICV’s existing solar energy plant already has a capacity of 3.3MW. The OEM has
already achieved 100% recycling of water and does not depend on external
sources of water for manufacturing. DICV is working towards becoming 100%
carbon-free by 2025.
has a 4000+ diverse, direct and indirect workforce across its plant operations
in Oragadam, Global Capability Centre in Chennai and regional offices across
India. The company has created over 60,000 jobs in its ecosystem covering
dealers, suppliers and other stakeholders and has plans to enhance its
diversity through a number of initiatives that will have a positive effect on
the business and culture of the organization.
2012, DICV launched BharatBenz trucks in India. Within a decade, brand
BharatBenz has established itself as a formidable contender in a highly
competitive market in the HDT and MDT segments of the Indian commercial
vehicles industry. BharatBenz trucks and buses are retailed and serviced out of
275+ sales and service touch points across the country.
has invested over Rs 9,500crores in its state-of-the-art green field
manufacturing plant in Oragadam near Chennai. The facility is also home to an
indigenous R&D centre that caters to its Indian as well as Daimler Truck
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