|“With DICV and our BharatBenz brand we aim at nothing less than revolutionise the Indian Commercial Vehicle market. And we are well on track to do so.”
Managing Director and CEO
Daimler India Commercial Vehicles
About Daimler India Commercial Vehicles
Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) is a 100% subsidiary of Daimler AG, Stuttgart, Germany. It currently produces and sells a range of 9 to 49 ton trucks for the Indian market, as BharatBenz, and FUSO trucks for exports to markets in South East Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America.
Under its bus division, the company will produce and sell BharatBenz buses and Mercedes-Benz buses for the Indian market and produce chassis for exports.
DICV’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility at Oragadam, near Chennai houses its truck and bus plant.
It is the only Daimler Trucks plant worldwide to produce commercial vehicles, engines and spares for three brands - Mercedes-Benz, BharatBenz and FUSO, under one roof.
The facility spreads over 400 acres and is equipped with modern robotics technology, R&D Centre, an integrated training facility apart from its in-house supplier park. In line with its focus on green energy, the plant also uses solar power from its part logistics warehouse to reduce dependency on conventional power.
DICV at a glance
Headquarters: Chennai India
Head of Unit: Erich Nesselhauf, Managing Director & CEO
# of Employees: 3000+
Production Capacity: Trucks: 36,000/year (expandable to 72,000/year)
Buses: 1,500/Year (expandable to 4,000/year)
Dealerships: >80 (Plans to cross 100 dealership by end of 2015)
Emission Standards : Bharat Stage (BS) III, IV and Euro V
Trucks : BharatBenz 9-49 ton Trucks
Fuso MDT and HDT Trucks (includes Left Hand Drives)
Buses: BharatBenz 9 ton, 16 ton buses
Mercedes-Benz 16 ton and above