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ISUZU D-MAX bags a significant order from Gati-Kintetsu World Wide Express
Rahul Sharma | 08 Oct 2015

With an aim to offer better and seamless intra-city transportation, leading express distribution and supply-chain solutions provider - Gati-Kintetsu Express Pvt., Ltd. (Gati-KWE) has taken delivery of 50 units of ISUZU D-MAX pick-up trucks.

This is a significant cross-country order Isuzu Motors India (IMI) has bagged for the pick-up. Isuzu Motors India, with its extended D-MAX range has become the preferred choice for many large enterprises like Gati-KWE. Mr. Shigeru Wakabayshi, Deputy Managing Director, Isuzu Motors India handed over the vehicle keys to Mr. Bala Aghoramurthy, President and Whole Time Director and Bablu Tewari, Chief Supply Chain Operations Office, Gati-KWE in Hyderabad, today.

Gati-KWE plans to deploy this new fleet of 50 ISUZU trucks to further strengthen its last mile reach and connectivity from strategic locations to Tier-II and Tier-III geographies.

Gati Limited is India's pioneer in Express Distribution and Supply Chain Solutions, committed to make their customer's business always ahead while partnering with them to elegantly customize the delivery offering. The company, in the last one year, has expanded its operations to sectors like e-commerce that focuses on time-bound delivery.

A leading global player in the pick-up segment, ISUZU has been significantly increasing its presence in the Indian market with its range of D-MAX pick-ups that are best-suited for Indian usage patterns and conditions. The ISUZU D-MAX has been gaining solid traction across various business segments, thanks to the unbeatable value proposition it offers to the customers.

Speaking at the occasion, Mr. Shigeru Wakabayashi, Deputy Managing Director, Isuzu Motors India, said, "We are extremely happy to be associated with Gati-KWE, as this only demonstrates that our product is more superior in terms of reliability and efficiency in the Indian pick-up truck segment. The ISUZU D-MAX is versatile and adding the product to Gati-KWE's existing fleet of trucks will add strength to their business and deliver on their customer commitment. ISUZU D-MAX has thus far garnered greater acceptance from small-medium to large enterprises, thereby enabling customers to 'Go More, Do More andGet More'"

Gati-Kausar (a cold-chain arm of Gati Limited) has been using a fleet of 4 ISUZU D-MAX Reefer trucks, since March 2015.

ISUZU D-MAX:

The award winning ISUZU D-MAX is tough, reliable and fuel efficient. It is built on a heavy-duty chassisthat has ISUZU's legendary durability and superior performance, making it one of the most competitive pick-up trucks in the country. ISUZU rolled out the locally assembled D-MAX range of pick-ups in India in 2014 and since then, the product has been offering immense value to the customers operating across various businesses. The ISUZU D-MAX is designed to meet all practical requirements of the end-users and have proved its performance across applications like Reefer, Food & Catering, Distribution, Hardware Transportation, Service Vehicle etc.

The ISUZU D-MAX has a large and wide cargo deck that can carry loads with ease. The cab of the ISUZU D-MAX is made from high-tensile steel that ensures greater safety, while the front and rear suspension provide greater stability to the vehicle. Powered by the legendary ISUZU engine technology the product offers practical features that helps customers to achieve business efficiency. The ISUZU D-MAX is also available in Cab-Chassis and A/C variants offering customers a wider choice suiting their business requirements.

A completely new concept in India, the new ISUZU D-MAX SpaceCab's unique feature is its extended cabin space of 1.5 feet behind the drivers' seat, which can store valuable/ fragile goods. It offers significant features like power steering, power windows, centralized door lock, etc.

A Proud Lineage – 99 Years:

With the ISUZU philosophy spanning over 99 years,the company is the threshold of a very important milestone to embark on a new journey in India. Having its history tracing back to a century, ISUZU has achieved several milestones in the areas of Commercial Vehicles and Diesel Engines and has established itself for qualities such as Durability and Reliability.

Isuzu Motors India is rapidly expanding its dealer network in the country and has plans to open more outlets once localised production begins at its new factory at SriCity, in Andhra Pradesh. ISUZU currently has 27 dealership facilities - Delhi, Noida, Jaipur, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Coimbatore, Madurai, Visakhapatnam, Tirupati, Cochin, Calicut, Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Ludhiana, Lucknow, Gurgaon, Indore, Vadodara, Kolkata, Jalandhar, Chandigarh, Jodhpur, Nagpur, Faridabad andPune.

 

Isuzu Motors India Private Limited (IMI), a subsidiary of Isuzu Motors Limited, Japan, was established in August 2012 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Headquartered in Chennai, ISUZU currently has a contract manufacturing agreement with Hindustan Motors (HML) under which HML is assembling CKD kits of its Sports Utility Vehicle MU-7 and pick-up truck ISUZU D-MAX, at its Thiruvallur, Chennai plant.

 

ISUZU began civil works on its proposed manufacturing plant site in SriCity, TADA, Chitoor District, Andhra Pradesh, in January 2014. The company had acquired 107 Acres of land in 2013 after signing a MoU with the Andhra Pradesh State Government in order to start automobile manufacturing operation in India. This new facility is likely to commence commercial operations by early 2016, with the initial production capacity at 50,000 units/ year. Isuzu will scale up the production capacity to 120,000 units/year, with the accumulated investment of Rs. 3,000 Crore, and is expected to generate 2000 - 3000 jobs. The company has plans to set up more dealership outlets across the country and aims to have 160 by 2020.

 

Isuzu Motors India plans to achieve 100% percent localisation within three years of commencing production in 2016. It is an exemplary showcase of ISUZU's long term commitment to the Indian market.