Mercedes-Benz Actros trucks roll out from Chennai facility

Our Bureau Chennai | Updated on March 12, 2018 Published on September 05, 2012

Daimler India Commercial Vehicles has commenced production of Mercedes-Benz Actros trucks from its manufacturing facility at Oragadam, Chennai.

The first Mercedes-Benz Actros 4841K rolled out from the new assembly line at the Oragadam facility on August 31, said the company in a press release.

The Actros is positioned as a vehicle for tough mining operations. The commercial launch is expected this year.

The company has tied up with Gmmco Ltd, a C.K. Birla Group company, to streamline the support mechanism for its trucks. Gmmco has been involved in sales and support of construction, mining equipment and engine power systems for over 40 years.

Gmmco will service all Mercedes-Benz Actros trucks across the country. It will provide 24X7 on-site service support in all mining locations where Actros trucks operate. On-site container workshops will be set up in select locations with facilities for advanced after-sales support. Full-fledged workshops will be set up near major mining locations to provide support, the release said.

Gmmco has created an exclusive business unit — Gmmco HCV Division — for the Mercedes-Benz Actros truck business in Chennai.

The company will recruit over 200 direct employees as staff and technicians and around 100 indirect workers on site in phases between 2012 and 2013.

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Published on September 05, 2012
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