23 April, 2012
Tata Motors and DRB-HICOM Defence Technologies Sdn Bhd (DEFTECH), a wholly-owned subsidiary of DRB-HICOM Berhad, Malaysia, have signed a Cooperation Agreement to enable both DEFTECH and Tata Motors to develop, promote and market Tata Motors high mobility 4×4 trucks with payloads ranging from 2.5 tonnes to 5.0 tonnes, for the Armed forces of Malaysia.
In the initial stage, DEFTECH will be working on two of Tata Motors proven models, LPTA 715 and LPTA 1623. These vehicles are suitable in various configurations including troop carriers, command post, ambulance, reconnaissance missions, as an armoured carrier communication shelter and others.
Tata Motors has been associated with the country’s off-road defence and security forces, since 1958 and has supplied over 1, 00,000 vehicles to the Indian military and Paramilitary forces, so far. The company offers its products and services that not only meet the needs of the domestic market, but are also positioned to meet most stringent requirements across the world. Tata Motors exports its range of specialised defence vehicles to the SAARC, ASEAN and African regions.
With Tata Motors’ rich portfolio in multi-axle range like 12×12, 8×8 & 6×6, the company has started supplying to leading Missile OEMs across the world. The company has established itself as a supplier of specialist vehicles for UN peacekeeping missions. Tata Motors range of off-road vehicles are also being procured by the agencies, involved in AID & Development, across the world like GSA, KBR, Oxfam, RONCO, RA International & Riders.
About Tata Motors
Tata Motors is India’s largest automobile company, with consolidated revenues of Rs. 1,23,133 crores ($27 billion) in 2010-11. Through subsidiaries and associate companies, Tata Motors has operations in the UK, South Korea, Thailand, Spain and South Africa. Among them is Jaguar Land Rover, the business comprising the two iconic British brands. It also distributes Fiat cars in India, and has an industrial joint venture with Fiat in India. With over 6.5 million Tata vehicles plying in India, Tata Motors is the country’s market leader in commercial vehicles and among the top three in passenger vehicles. It is also the world’s fourth largest truck and bus manufacturer. Tata cars, buses and trucks are being marketed in several countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, South East Asia and South America. (www.tatamotors.com)