Daimler India Business Autos (DICV), which sells BharatBenz model of vans and buses in India, is more likely to finish the present calendar 12 months with total truck gross sales near 2019 ranges, supported by the robust restoration within the industrial car market within the nation.
With a 29 per cent rise in its truck gross sales (above 9-tonne) to three,640 models in the course of the September 2021 quarter, the corporate’s whole truck gross sales for the January–September interval stood at 10,408 models, greater than 2020 volumes of 9,624 models.
The corporate clocked volumes of three,528 models within the December 2020 quarter and with enhancing demand situation within the medium and heavy industrial car (CV) section, the corporate might clock greater volumes this quarter as in comparison with a year-ago interval. In consequence, the corporate’s whole truck gross sales for 2021 are anticipated to the touch near 2019 volumes of 14,474 models. Its robust gross sales 12 months was 2018 when the corporate clocked 22,530 models.
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“CV trade volumes are anticipated to enhance, aided by wholesome freight availability, higher freight charges and pickup in building exercise. Channel checks point out that volumes are aided by Tippers, ICVs and a few substitute demand for MAVs,” stated auto-analysts at Emkay International Monetary Providers.
Prior to now two quarters, CV gross sales have improved considerably by 65 per cent y-o-y, and grew 25 per cent y-o-y within the September quarter, primarily as a consequence of a decrease base. Nevertheless, demand restoration will proceed in keeping with restoration in total financial exercise, enhancing fleet utilisation ranges, and the next variety of street building initiatives.
In a latest interplay with BusinessLine, Satyakam Arya, Managing Director & CEO of Daimler India Business Autos (DICV), stated the restoration within the CV section has been spectacular and with the present gross sales momentum, the M&HCV trade might finish 2021 with whole quantity near 2 lakh models, although it could nonetheless beneath the pre-Covid dimension of the trade.
DICV’s market share (in above 9-tonne section) stood at shut to eight per cent throughout January–September 2021, down marginally from 9.1 per cent in the identical interval in 2020, in accordance with the info offered by Daimler AG, DICV’s father or mother firm.
Fill portfolio gaps
Because the CV trade enters the following progress cycle, DICV will probably be rolling out new merchandise to fill some gaps in its product portfolio and to benefit from demand revival.
It’ll additionally ramp up its vendor community to assist the rising progress curve.
“We had introduced that we’ll attain 350 contact factors by 2022 and we’re on monitor to realize that. We’ve added eight new contact factors this 12 months. Once we began the 12 months, we had about 250 contact factors and we might finish 2021 with 270 contact factors,” stated Arya.