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Mercedes-Benz bus unit integrated with Daimler India CV

Our Bureau Chennai | Updated on March 12, 2018 Published on April 01, 2013

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.”

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Published on April 01, 2013
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