Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) announced it has produced 25,000 export vehicles. Established in 2009, the company, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler AG in Germany, is a commercial vehicle manufacturer in the Indian market that began exporting trucks in 2013.
DICV currently supplies vehicles produced in India to 50 countries in Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, Asia, Chile, the Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Rwanda, Ghana and Egypt. The milestone truck, a FusoFJ 1823R was recently shipped to Saudi Arabia.
DICV is the only Daimler entity worldwide with a brand dedicated to its home market (BharatBenz) and it produces and sells trucks from 9 to 55 tons, as well as BharatBenz buses, Mercedes-Benz coaches and bus chassis. It operates a manufacturing plant at Oragadam near Chennai spreads over 400 acres (160 hectares) including a test track and is home to the company’s headquarters, R&D and training operations.