Indian firm wins US$79.2mn transport projects in Africa

AshokAshok Leyland is the second largest commercial vehicle manufacturer in India and the fourth largest manufacturer of buses in the world. (Image source: Ashok Leyland)Indian automobile manufacturing company Ashok Leyland has announced that it has won two integrated transport projects worth US$79.2mn in Tanzania and Zimbabwe

As part of the transport project, the company will supply trucks, buses, light commercial vehicles, spares and allied support services, includes training and developmental consultancy, Ashok Leyland said.

The company will also address a variety of mobility requirements in various tourism and economic development programmes, it added.

Vinod K Dasari, MD of Ashok Leyland, said, “These projects are a continuation of the many pilot projects we have done across Africa to offer integrated solutions and these orders have been won in the face of stiff global competition."

Dasari added that the company had made a conscious effort to provide thrust to its international operations and Africa is a very important part of this strategy.

“It is very encouraging to see our efforts bear fruit. I am confident this is the beginning of a successful new area of enhanced cooperation between Ashok Leyland, Africa and our valued customers,” the MD added.

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