Tata Motors awarded contract for 1239 nos. of 6 X 6 high-mobility multi-axle vehicles, from the Indian Army

Tata Motors has bagged an order to supply around 1200 nos. of its high-mobility 6X6 multi-axle trucks, from the Indian Army – the single largest order awarded to an Indian private OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturers) in land systems under the DPP by the Indian army. The order for 6X6 vehicles is for ‘Material Handling Cranes’ for the loading-unloading and transportation of ammunition pallets, spares and other operational equipment.

 

Developed indigenously, the Tata 6X6 high mobility all-terrain all-wheel drive vehicle, has completed a total trial duration of 25 months, demonstrating maximum performance in the most demanding conditions. Designed to cope with extreme on or off-road loads, these vehicle have gone through trials like water-fording, on cross country terrains and plains and at VRDE’s (Vehicle Research & Development Establishment) torture track.

 

The Tata 6X6 is designed for easy operability. The vehicle is easy to maintain, due to accessibility to its aggregates. The vehicle is fitted with central tire inflation system (CTIS) for mobility in soft sand desert conditions. The CTIS allows the driver to adjust the tyre pressure from his seat. The system provides the vehicle with better traction on different types of surfaces, especially when carrying vital and heavy loads. The Self-Recovery Winch assists in extraction of the vehicle (including other vehicles in the convoy) during operations. The vehicles cabin is modular with HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) and is fully-ready for up-armoring. High ground clearance enables better negotiation of gradients, sand dunes, off-road terrains, trenches with higher water & mud fording capabilities, whilst carrying designated military payloads. The vehicle is also capable of achieving sustained speeds of 40 kmph, on severe cross country terrains.

 

Mr. Vernon Noronha, Vice President, Defence & Government Business, Tata Motors Limited said, “We at Tata Motors are extremely proud to have bagged the single largest order, among Indian OEM’s from the Indian army, for the most technologically advanced High Mobility Load Carrier system ever built here in India. The order is a validation of our strategy and growth potential, for our durable and extensive range of defence vehicles, designed and developed with our evolving customers, including that of security forces across the world. As leading suppliers of mobility solutions to the country’s security forces, we will shortly commence delivery of these high-mobility vehicles”.

 

The Tata Motors 6X6 High-Mobility MAV can be customised for a wide range of applications such as –

 

  • CGT (Common Gun Tower)
  • MBRL (Multi Barrel Rocket Launcher)
  • MFU (Missile Firing Unit)
  • MSV (Missile Service Vehicle)
  • FSV (Field Service Vehicle)
  • SRSAM (Short Range Surface to Air Missile)
  • QRSAM (Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile) vehicle
  • LLQRM (Low Level Quick Reaction Missile) vehicle
  • MRV (Medium Recovery Vehicle)

Tata Motors offers its defence customers with a wide range of vehicles, in the light, medium and heavy category, having created a focused division to design and develop defence technologies and products, at its manufacturing facilities in Jamshedpur and Pune. Tata Motors also has a dedicated service team and network for defence products, across the length and breadth of the country. Through HORIZONEXT, Tata Motors four-pronged customer-focused strategy, we have adopted a customer centric approach in the design and development of our mobile defence land solutions, that are reliable, offer optimum usability, and are easily serviceable, with technology at the forefront.

 

TATA MOTORS IN THE COMBAT VEHICLE SPACE

 

For self-reliance in the area of Combat Vehicles & Engineering, Tata Motors has laid emphasis on the development of Combat Vehicle Technologies and systems, with the aim of empowering our defence forces, with breakthrough technologies. The idea is to ensure high mobility, fire power and protection to troops during military operations, with world-class Armoured Fighting Vehicles. Hence Tata Motors is strategically moving from a logistics support provider, to a combat vehicle player.

 

In combat vehicles, Tata Motors has designed and developed indigenously, the Wheeled Armored Platform (WHAP), an Indian Armoured Personnel Carrier, designed for optimized survivability, all terrain performance and increased lethality. Tata Motors has also developed a Light Armoured Multi-role Vehicle (LAMV), a reconnaissance vehicle, combining vital operational pre requisites of mobility, protection and firepower. Equipped with modern observation, surveillance and communication equipment, the vehicle will provide our armed forces with a technological edge necessary to achieve superiority on the battlefield.

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Scania and Transpro Motors inaugurate dealership and service workshop in Karnataka

Keeping up with the commitment of establishing and expanding strong dealer network in India, Scania Commercial Vehicles India, inaugurated its first dealership in Bidadi, Karnataka. Transpro Motors will exclusively sell Scania buses and on-road trucks and extend aftermarket services such as vehicle service, spare support, accidental repair and insurance.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Anders Grundströmer, Managing Director, Scania India and Senior Vice President, Scania Group said: “I am proud to inaugurate this dealership as it is one more step towards Scania’s promise to deliver Sustainable Transport solutions to the Indian market. It is a pleasure to be associated with Transpro Motors, who will exclusively market and sell Scania buses and on-road trucks in the region of Karnataka, and also extend aftermarket services to our customers. We look forward to strengthening this association. Scania is bound by its principle “Customer first”, our goal is to deliver a dependable and reliable after sales service that is prompt and effective and meets the customer needs in all ways. With this dealership we establish a strong foothold in Karnataka, being an important state for us. Going forward we will steadily strengthen our dealer network in the northern and western states of India.”

Mr. M.K Lakshminarayan, Chairman, Tranpro Motors added: “Transpro Motors are extremely delighted to be associated with Scania a leading premium commercial vehicle manufacturer. Our dedicated team will compliment and complete Scania’s core value in customer satisfaction and top-notch services. There is a growing demand among the fleet operators for premium products and the segment is rapidly opening up, our Scania dealership will not only address this growing demand but also ensure happy and satisfied customers”.

The new dealership in Bidadi will further strengthen the existing dealer network of Scania. The strategic location of the new dealership will increase the accessibility for key bus hubs and fleet operators to avail aftermarket services. The dealership will provide 24×7 assistance and service to Scania customers. Scania’s focus in the Indian market is to deliver the best aftermarket sales for all its products, to strengthen the same Scania is establishing a wide service and dealership network in India. In addition to the dealer outlets, Scania also offers service vans to guarantee service support to customers within two hours of fault reporting.

Scania stays committed to its promise of Sustainable Transport solutions. With every product the customer receives an outstanding Total Operating Economy including maximum uptime, great fuel economy with lesser impact on the environment as well as high residual value. Scania has a strong focus on driver training and the driver has a vital role for operating economy, safety and repair costs in any transport operation. In addition Scania’s Fleet Management Services ensure safety through monitoring.ae7e42d4-1b21-4969-bfa9-f93ec921c0e2_TempSmall

The Automotive Engineering Show opened in Chennai

The Automotive Engineering Show will be your destination for technologies and products that set new benchmarks for manufacturing in the automotive industry. Messe Frankfurt takes pride in announcing the 9th edition of the Automotive Engineering show which will be held from the 7 – 9 July 2015 at Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai.

Hon’ble Minister of Industries Thiru P. Thangamani addressed the gathering of auto sector professionals at the opening day of  Automotive Engineering Show 2015, Chennai. The Automotive Engineering Show is India’s only trade fair focussed on Automotive Technologies.

Innovations are the driving force for mobility in tomorrow’s world. Putting forward innovations of the future, the Automotive Engineering Show will cover engineering and automation in Vehicle and Automotive component manufacturing companies. Such a clear vertical focus on the vehicle manufacturing plant makes it a unique ‘one of its kind’ show in the world.

Messe Frankfurt’s expertise in the automotive industry spans the OEM and Aftermarket with the world-renowned trade fair ‘Automechanika’ which takes place in 13 locations around 4 continents. The Automotive Engineering Show and the Indian edition of ACMA Automechanika New Delhi will resultantly deal with the growing needs of the rapidly growing automotive industry in India.

VE Commercial Vehicles sells 4163 units in June 2015

VE Commercial vehicles Ltd. (A Volvo Group and Eicher Motors joint venture) has sold 4163 units in June 2015 (YTD 23148) as compared to 4242 units in June 2014 (LYTD 21476) recording a YTD Growth of 7.8%.

This includes 4063 units of Eicher brand and 100 units of Volvo brand.

 

 

The following are the key highlights for June 2015:

  • Eicher branded trucks and buses have recorded total sales of 4063 units in June 2015(YTD 22626)as compared to 4187 units in June 2014(LYTD 21120), representing a YTD Growth of 7.1%.
  • In the domestic CV market ( 5T and Above), Eicher Trucks and Buses  have recorded sales of 3537 units in June 2015 (YTD 20420) as compared to 3474 units (LYTD 18021) in June 2014, representing a growth of 2% (YTD Growth of 13.3%)
  • On the Exports front Eicher Trucks and Buses have recorded sales of 526 units in June2015(YTD 2206) as compared to 713 units in June 2014(LYTD 3099).
  • Volvo trucks have recorded sales of 100 units in June 2015(YTD 522) as compared to 55 units (LYTD 356) in June 2014, a growth of 81.8% (YTD Growth of 46.6%)b1a5b42c-4e52-4d16-bfe0-29d112d4968d_TempSmall

Mahindra Tractors sells 23,899 units in India during June 2015

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.’s Farm Equipment Sector (FES), a part of the USD 16.9 billion Mahindra Group, today announced its sales numbers for June 2015.
Domestic sales in June 2015 stood at 23,899 units, as against 28,893 ­units during June 2014. Total tractor sales (domestic + exports) during June 2015 stood at 25090 units, as against 29,884 units for the same period last year. Exports for the month stood at 1,191 ­­­units, registering a growth of 20%.
Commenting on the monthly performance, Harish Chavan, Chief Operating Officer – Farm Division, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. said, “We have registered a sale of 23,899 tractors during June 2015 in the domestic market. With a healthy spread of the monsoon and good sowing progress across the country, we are hopeful of a very good agricultural output, leading to improved market sentiments. At Mahindra, we continue to see a positive trend in our tractor exports which has grown by 20% during the last month”.

Tata Motors sales continue growth trend in June 2015

Tata Motors continued to witness strong growth in certain key segments as passenger cars (excluding UV’s), M&HCV and Exports grew by 44%, 18% and 32%, respectively, year-on-year; with the total commercial and passenger vehicles sales (including exports) in June 2015 of 40,870 vehicles, a growth of 6% over 38,574 vehicles sold in June 2014. The company’s domestic sales of Tata commercial and passenger vehicles for June 2015 were4690dd2d-8fb0-4cd7-8a6a-6e6d882c65a3_TempSmall at 35,823 nos., growth of 3% over 34,760 vehicles sold in June 2014. Cumulative sales (including exports) for the company for the fiscal are 116,511 nos., higher by 6% over 110,004 vehicles, sold last year.
Commercial Vehicles
In the commercial vehicles, M&HCV sales continued to show growth at 11,450 nos., higher by 18%, over June 2014. The Light & Small Commercial Vehicle sales however continued to reflect the industry decline and were at 14,092 nos., a decline of 18% over June 2014. These impacted the overall commercial vehicles sales for the company in June 2015 in the domestic market that were at 25,542 nos., a decline of 5%, over June 2014.
Cumulative sales of commercial vehicles in the domestic market for the fiscal was 71,351 nos., lower by 5% over last year. Cumulative LCV sales was 38,934 nos., a decline of 19% over last year, while M&HCV sales at 32,417 nos., were higher by 18%, over last year.
Exports
The company’s sales from exports were 5,047 nos., in June 2015, higher by 32% compared to 3,814 vehicles in June 2014. The cumulative sales from exports for the fiscal at 13,511 nos., were higher by 32%, over 10,227 nos., sold last year.

Shell Lubricants launches Shell Rimula APDEO

Shell Lubricants, the global market share leader in finished lubricants has launched SHELL RIMULA APDEO CF 20W40 diesel engine oil – a multi-purpose engine oil for medium and heavy duty engines. The product launch is an extension to the existing portfolio; it targets the economy ‘Value for Money’ segment across India with affordable pricing without compromising on the quality and performance. Its applications include variety of vehicles and machinery like older trucks, jeeps, buses, SUVs, pump sets, generator sets, tractors as well as three-wheeler engines.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Nitin Prasad, Managing Director, Shell Lubricants India said, “At Shell Lubricants, we constantly review and re-invent the way we look at our products, their applications and the needs of our patrons. Our focus is to reach out to our consumers with products that appeal to their most functional requirements like performance, profitability and productivity. Shell Rimula APDEO CF 20W40 is another testimony of this innovative culture. The idea behind this product is to come up with a one-stop solution to lubrication needs of a plethora of equipment and vehicles.”
According to a 2014 report by the National Transport Development Policy Committee (NTDPC), the demand for road-based transport services has dramatically accelerated following the economic liberalization. Keeping this in view, a product like Shell Rimula APDEO acts as a multi-purpose solution that serves the lubrication demands of customers across vehicle and equipment segments. Ensuring greater durability and savings through better protection and performance are the major USPs of the product.
The product is available in packs of 1 ltr, 3.5 ltr, 5 ltr and 55 ltrs in 42 markets across India focusing majorly on states of Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh. The 3.5 ltr pack is priced at INR 190/liter.138c6dbe-5d1e-4d15-88a5-b30ef04f441e_TempSmall