ALL supplies 200 trucks to Bangladesh
Ashok Leyland Ltd. (ALL) supplied 200 trucks to the Government of Bangladesh. These trucks are part of the project from India under a USD two billion line of credit announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Speaking on the milestone order Amandeep Singh, Head, International Operation, Ashok Leyland Ltd., said, “We are enthused by the various export facilitation measures taken by the Indian government, and we plan to further increase our volumes and footprint in overseas markets especially SAARC, GCC and Africa. Exports have been a strong focus for us to de-risk from cyclical Indian market, and this is a significant step in that direction.” Ashok Leyland had won the tender floated by the Bangladesh Government for 135 numbers of fully built trucks comprising three-tonne trucks, hydraulic beam lifter and sewerage sucker known to have already been handed over from India to the Bangladesh roads and highways department in current fiscal. The order for another 65 units of truck mounted wrecker, a specialised vehicle to be deployed for various highway applications. This order book gains significance as the trade relation comes on the back of Ashok Leyland assembling a range of trucks, buses, and LCVs locally at the IFAD Auto Dhamrai plant in Bangladesh.