CHENNAI: Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV), the Indian arm of global truck manufacturer Daimler AG, is all set to inaugurate its truck plant near here at Oragadam today.
The plant will be inaugurated by the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, J Jayalalithaa, in the presence of the Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler, Dr Dieter Zetsche, the Member of Board of Management of Daimler AG, Andreas Renschler, and the MD and CEO, Daimler India Commercial Vehicles, Marc Llistosella.
Now, after the operationalisation of this plant, the company will shift its truck manufacturing operations from its Pune plant, which will now focus on cars, as part of its consolidation strategy.
The Oragadam plant will manufacture light and heavy duty trucks in the 7 to 49 tonne range.
Initially, the 400-acre plant will start production for the domestic market in the third quarter of 2012, followed by exports to the Asean and Africa.