Chennai-based Daimler India Commercial Vehicles Private Limited, a wholly owned
arm of the Daimler AG of Germany, along with Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus
Corporation, a Daimler firm, launched its DICV made trucks from Oragadam
plant near Chennai in Tanzania making it the fourth market since the start of
export in May 2013r.
a company statement, as a part of the first 15 export markets for DICV under
the new Asia Business Model, the Tanzanian market is a key market in Africa.
The trucks will be sold through the exclusive dealer, Diamond Motors Limited,
in Tanzania. Besides Tanzania, these trucks have already reached the markets of
Sri Lanka, Kenya and Zambia with more markets to follow in Africa and Asia.
The Fuso truck range manufactured at DICV‘s Oragadam plant comprise five models spanning
Medium/Heavy duty (25 – 49 tonnes referred to as 'FJ', 'FO' & 'FZ') and
Light/Medium duty (9 – 16 tonnes referred to as 'FA' & 'FI'). The robust,
fuel-efficient trucks, developed to meet the ever demanding customer
expectations in the growth markets, reinforce Fuso's leading presence in
Africa. Rigorous testing has been conducted under most strenuous driving
conditions to ensure maximum reliability of the trucks.
showing strong growth in Africa having presence in over 35 markets, and almost
doubling sales in the first two months of 2014 to 1060 units from 580 units in
the same period of 2013. With the addition of this new range of trucks into its
product portfolio, Fuso offers its customers a wider choice of trucks that are
robust, reliable and fuel efficient.