Ashok Ley­land plant at Dhaka

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Ashok Ley­land has an­nounced the set­ting up of its assem­bly plant at Dhaka, Bangladesh. Built over a pe­riod of 15 months, the plant, spread over an area of 37 acres, is a strate­gic joint ven­ture be­tween Ashok Ley­land and IFAD Autos Lim­ited, Bangladesh. An im­por­tant mar­ket ac­cord­ing to Vinod K. Dasari, CEO and MD, Ashok Ley­land Ltd., the new plant is ex­pected to en­able the Chen­nai-based com­pany to carve a larger share of the CV mar­ket. As part of the com­pany’s vi­sion to strengthen its overseas pres­ence, the Bangladesh fa­cil­ity will have a ca­pac­ity to roll out 600-800 ve­hi­cles each month. Sup­port­ing the plant ac­tiv­i­ties will be a body build­ing and ve­hi­cle test­ing fa­cil­ity. The two are ex­pected to be func­tional in the next two years. IFAD Autos has been sell­ing Ashok Ley­land ve­hi­cles in Bangladesh through 12 deal­ers.

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