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Eicher Trucks and Buses aims to strengthen its presence in the African region

Celebrates Eicher’s 20-year association with Africa at CII-EXIM Bank Conclave on India Africa Project Partnership between March 17-19, 2019.

Eicher currently operates in Africa with a robust portfolio.
Eicher currently operates in Africa with a robust portfolio.

Eicher Trucks and Buses commemorated their long-standing association with the Africa region with its participation at the 14th edition of the CII-EXIM Bank Conclave on India Africa Project Partnership at the Taj Diplomatic Enclave, New Delhi. The company plans to expand its market share and double its volumes over the next few years in the African market.

With a presence in 22 countries in Africa, Eicher already has a strong position in the continent. It has significantly expanded the distribution network with a focus to ensure sustainable growth and a progressive market share.

“With the commercial vehicle demand in Africa growing rapidly over the last few years, the African market is a big opportunity for Eicher.”

SS Gill, senior VP & head, international business, VECV


Eicher currently operates in Africa with a robust portfolio including light-duty trucks, heavy-duty haulage trucks and tippers, and an exhaustive bus range. It is the only CV manufacturer to offer products in the basic segment as well as the value segment. The company offers business solutions for cargo movement, public transport needs, sanitation requirements, and infrastructure sectors to provide holistic solutions for each market.

In recent years, the new generation of buses and trucks have been developed with the Volvo Group technology, and introduced to address diverse and demanding applications. Eicher’s Pro 3000 & Pro 6000 range of trucks compete with the best in these markets and have created a benchmark for profitable growth. Eicher has also introduced several innovative customer initiatives and lifetime support solutions in the region to ensure easy parts availability and fast service response time.

Speaking at the event, SS Gill, senior VP & head, international business, VECV, said, “With the commercial vehicle demand in Africa growing rapidly over the last few years, the African market is a big opportunity for Eicher. We are excited to display our diverse portfolio suited for the needs of various African markets according to their business and government needs.”

Eicher continues to improve its share in the current markets and plans to introduce new products to address additional segments and applications. It is in line with a strong focus on increasing its service and sales network to provide enhanced customer experience. Eicher plans to strengthen their network rapidly by adding one customer touchpoint every fortnight in the African market. The company is also connecting with international distribution centres electronically to optimise the inventories. Eicher also carries out training programmes in local regions to train the drivers and technicians, thus partnering in the sustainable development of the transport sector in Africa.

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