New Delhi, August 27, 2018
Eicher Trucks & Buses, part of VE Commercial Vehicles (a JV between the Volvo Group and Eicher Motors), has bagged an order for 350 heavy duty trucks from Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC). BRTC has bought 350 units of Eicher 20.16, which is a 16 tonnes GVW haulage truck. Keeping customer profitability in mind, the Eicher 20.16 has been designed to deliver best-in-class fuel efficiency, superior uptime with modern ergonomics. This development will further drive VECV’s vision of modernising the commercial vehicle industry in Bangladesh. The delivery of the order is expected to take place within 8 months.
S S Gill, Senior Vice President and Head, International Business, VE Commercial Vehicles, commented, said, “The commercial vehicle industry in Bangladesh has been growing rapidly in the past few years. This market is a key export region for us and there is a growing demand for fuel efficient, reliable trucks to fulfill customer requirements. Eicher Trucks & Buses has led the introduction of modern technology in Bangladesh with best-in-class fuel efficiency, superior reliability and a host of features to enhance the comfort and safety of drivers and profitability for transporters. This order further strengthens our position in Bangladesh, where we have been growing by over 37 per cent CAGR for the last 5 years.”
He added, “Our channel partners in Bangladesh have strengthened the aftersales networks and parts distribution and today there are 29 touchpoints where trucks and buses can be serviced and over 220 retail points where parts are available across Bangladesh.”
Eicher Trucks and Buses (ETB) is present in the LMD range with a strong presence in the 4.9T-5T truck segment and an ever-increasing market share in 16T-49T heavy duty trucks segment. Eicher Pro Series buses also have a strong presence in the light and medium segment along with a leadership in the school bus segment.