In 2008, two leading players, Volvo Group and Eicher Motors, in the commercial vehicle business joined hands with a common vision of driving modernisation in the commercial transport business in India.
VE Commercial Vehicles (VECV) announced a giant step towards modernising the CV industry with its industry-first proposition of 100 per cent connected vehicles across its entire product portfolio
Given the grievous COVID-19 pandemic impacting the overall economic activities in the country, various industry organisations had sought government support by way of financial stimulus and other policy-related initiatives.
Pick up in infrastructure spending and construction activity, especially in roads and highways, irrigation and affordable housing segment, will continue to support demand for construction trucks.
The HCV volumes of Mahindra has grown considerably in FY18, with an enormous growth in the market share. Vinod Sahay, CEO - Mahindra Truck and Bus Division, Mahindra Construction Equipment Division, Mahindra & Mahindra shares more on the company's plans in line with the market developments.
Change, Road Safety and Innovation were the mantras of the seventh edition of Mahindra Transport Excellence Awards held recently in New Delhi, where the who's who of Indian road transport sector gathered and various outperformers of Indian transport were honoured.
The mining and construction segments account for around 30 per cent of total heavy-duty (HD) truck market in India. But the segments have been facing tough times for the last 2-3 years.
Eicher Trucks & Buses, part of VE Commercial Vehicles, introduced state-of-the-art Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) technology in its commercial vehicles. This breakthrough technology has been adapted based on the OptiDrive? technology designed and developed by Wabco, renowned for its services in Driveline Automation. The AMT technology will be available in the complete range of LMD and HD buse
Transportation of raw and processed materials to the desired location is the next but most essential activity arising out of earthmoving. In the infrastructure space, 5-35 tonne payload capacity tippers and dumpers are extensively utilised for this purpose.
COMMERCIAL vehicle industry experienced one of the worst and the longest spell of recessions during last three years. However, the good news is that it is reviving now. The heavy-duty (HD) trucks industry hit the peak level in 2011 with a sales of 241,000 and it dropped to 130,000 in 2013.
Commercial vehicle OEMs - domestic and global - have pumped in investments, augmented capacities, launched global platform strategies, enhanced touch points, and stressed on soft solutions to suit the demands of emerging markets.
We are developing multiple new platforms in terms of products and customer engagement initiatives and given our scale, we are in the best position to efficiently integrate our products
At Tata Motors, we strive to enhance our customers? experience, offering the unmatched benefit of a Tata truck, with best lifecycle cost, longer service runs and enhanced levels of driver comfort, resulting in best-in-class profitability and lowest payback period for operators, says Vinod Sahay, Head (Sales and Marketing), Medium and Heavy Commercial Vehicles, Tata Motors. Excerpts of the interview.
The customer has always been at the core of our business and all our efforts have been and will be aimed towards making the customer more profitable, says Rajive Saharia, Executive Director - Marketing, Ashok Leyland.