Mercedes-Benz bus unit integrated with Daimler India CV

Our Bureau Chennai | Updated on March 12, 2018

The Mercedes-Benz bus division has been integrated with Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) Pvt Ltd.

Till now, the bus business was handled by Mercedes-Benz India Pvt Ltd, Pune.

Mercedes-Benz India, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Daimler AG, is focused on the manufacture and marketing of Mercedes-Benz passenger cars. Since the commercial vehicle division of Daimler AG was being set up in Chennai, the bus business was initiated through Mercedes-Benz India in 2008. Over 300 buses have been sold so far, including inter-city luxury coaches.

Marketing, sales, dealership and after-sales of buses will now be handled by DICV, Chennai, headed by Markus Villinger, said a press release. The buses will continue to be assembled at the facility in Chakan, Pune, for some more time.

Marc Llistosella, Managing Director and CEO, DICV, said, “This alignment is a logical step in integrating the commercial vehicle divisions of Daimler into one cohesive unit. With this, Daimler will be able to expand its presence in India through a dealer network oriented and trained in the operations of commercial vehicles.”

Eberhard Kern, Managing Director and CEO, Mercedes-Benz India, said, “We have nurtured the bus business since its launch in India and are happy that our sister company will take over this business.”

Published on April 01, 2013

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