Bullish about growth
MAN trucks India is looking at India as a hub for Asia in its quest to target emerging markets. Present in India since 2006, and offering 16-tonne to 49-tonne segment, MAN, according to Jeorg Mommertz, Chairman and Managing Director, MAN Trucks India, is focussing on improving performance, productivity and profitability. Special impetus will be laid on optimising product offerings. Customer would be assured of higher reliability and product up-time and lowest Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Opined Mommertz, “Investment in hardware of the total operation costs through the truck’s lifetime is a mere 15 per cent.” “It has been listed as a key focus area of improvement,” he added. Citing the transport business environment in India as highly competitive, Mommertz stressed upon enhancing up-time through quality after-service. Expected to contribute 10 per cent of MAN’s total factory output over the next three-tofour years, inclusive of the 50 per cent export volumes, MAN Trucks India aspiring to tap the growth potential in emerging markets like Africa, Middle-East and countries under the ‘Commonwealth of Independent States’. Claiming to steer clear of competition with domestic players, expressed Mommertz, are focus is on the premium budget market in India, defined by performance (up to 300 hp power). We want to attaind the highest possible payload offering and best in class fuel economy. This will help to convince the MAN customers in India of a value for money proposition from its range.