10 June, 2011
Tata Motors has received its largest order ever of Medium & Heavy Commercial Vehicles from a single fleet owner. The order is from Siddhivinayak Logistics Ltd. (SVLL) to supply 1,111 M&HCV trucks, to be delivered during the year.
Based in Surat, SVLL is one of the largest fleet owners in the country, owning a fleet of over 2000 commercial vehicles. The company operates across diverse segments like steel, cement, tractors, chemicals, machinery and is a pioneer in new segments like commercial vehicle chassis carriers. SVLL plans to start transporting farm fresh fruits and vegetables through refrigerated containers on the Tata Prima.
According to Mr. R C Baid, Founder and Chief Mentor, Siddhivinayak Logistics Ltd., "We purchased the first Tata vehicle in 1988, and since then have been purchasing their M&HCV and LCV trucks. We appreciate the quality of Tata products, customer engagement initiatives and their extensive service network. We would like to continue our association with Tata Motors and expand our business with Tata Motors vehicles. It is in this light that we have placed a bulk order of 1,111 vehicles."
Mr. Vinod Sahay, Head – Sales & Marketing (M&HCV Trucks), Tata Motors said, "We are delighted to receive this order and would like to thank SVLL for their continued trust in our brands. We will be commencing deliveries in this month and plan to complete the order by end of this financial year."
Tata Motors M&HCV sales in May 2011 saw a growth of 12% over May 2010. The company currently has 70% market share in M&HCV trucks.