Daimler India Commercial Vehicles
(DICV), a 100 per cent Daimler AG-owned entity operating under the umbrella of
Daimler Trucks Asia, has been awarded for their ‘Outstanding Contribution to
Indo-German Economic Relations’ by the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce after increasing their exports to Germany by almost
400 per cent from 2017 to 2018.
The award was presented by Christian Hirte, Parliamentary
State Secretary, German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy at an
event attended by high-ranking foreign dignatories including Dr Angela Merkel, Chancellor,
Federal Republic of Germany.
Satyakam Arya, MD & CEO, Daimler
India Commercial Vehicles, said, “Combining German technology and Indian value
engineering has proved to be a winning formula; with ‘Make in India’, DICV now exports
BharatBenz and other Daimler brands to over 50 countries around the world.”
BharatBenz is the CV brand
tailored for the Indian market and its demanding customer requirements by
Daimler AG, the world’s leading CV manufacturer. First launched in September
2012 with the introduction of its heavy-duty haulage trucks, BharatBenz has now
handed over more than 1 lakh (100,000) vehicles to customers worldwide.
Accepting the award on the
company’s behalf, Pradeep Kumar Thimmaiyan, DICV’s Vice President-Product
Engineering, DICV, said, “It’s an honor to receive such a prestigious award in
recognition of our success in making India into an export hub for the world.”
DICV recently announced that they had crossed the
25,000 mark for exporting vehicles and had also sold over 100 million parts
internationally since they began exporting in 2013. Leading the transition to
BS VI, DICV has also shared its plans to export fully-built vehicles, engines
and parts to countries like Mexico, Chile and Brazil starting in 2021/2022.
DICV’s Oragadam plant is the only Daimler location worldwide which
produces engines, transmissions, trucks and buses catering to four brands –
BharatBenz, FUSO, Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner.