M G Group to build buses on Sca­nia chas­sis

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Mum­bai-based MG Group has an­nounced that it has inked a five-year con­tract with Sca­nia In­dia to build sleeper coaches. In­dus­try sources claim that the pact will see the Group build low floor 12 m rear-en­gine city buses for Sca­nia. In-line with the de­vel­op­ment, the com­pany has changed the name of its coach build­ing ver­ti­cal, Alma Mo­tors, to MG Au­to­mo­tive. The ver­ti­cal with a fa­cil­ity at Bel­gaum al­ready builds Mam­moth brand of pre­mium 280 hp front-en­gine 12 m buses on MAN bus chas­sis. An­nounced Anil M. Ka­math, MD, MG Group, on the side­lines of Prawaas 2017, that his com­pany has turned into an OEM with the de­vel­op­ment of tar­mac coach Colum­bus. Stat­ing that the ex­pe­ri­ence gained from work­ing with MAN Trucks In­dia for the Mam­moth project will help it to de­liver on the Sca­nia front, Ka­math re­vealed that MG Au­to­mo­tive has also bagged an or­der to build 250 ‘Shivshahi’ mid-pre­mium AC inter-city coaches. Hav­ing achieved the feat of build­ing 350 refuse trucks for Hy­der­abad on a Jeeto chas­sis in record time through its Za­heer­abad fa­cil­ity, the Group, through its Grey En­gines ver­ti­cal is pur­su­ing non-auto busi­ness. To cater to OEMs, the Group is up­grad­ing its Bel­gaum fa­cil­ity. Man­u­fac­ture of smaller staff, school and tourist buses is be­ing shifted to a new ad­join­ing fa­cil­ity. The ex­ist­ing fa­cil­ity will be ded­i­cated to pre­mium big bus man­u­fac­ture.

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