Monday, April 12, 2021

Ashok Leyland Wins HCV, MDV And Cargo Carrier Of The Year Along With Bada Dost Winning CV Of The Year At Apollo CV Awards

Ashok Leyland, flagship company of the Hinduja Group and India’s second largest commercial vehicle manufacturer, wins three prestigious Apollo CV awards 2021, including the ‘HCV’ Tipper of the Year for AVTR 3520 ,‘MDV’ Tipper of the Year for AVTR 1920 and ‘Cargo Carrier’ of the Year for Boss 1415 LX. The Apollo CV Awards are considered the most prestigious in the commercial vehicle (CV) business that recognises innovation, leadership, technological prowess and people talent in the CV business. 

The 12th edition of the Apollo CV Awards was held virtually on 10 April 2021. The awards recognised OEMs, fleet operators, dealers and Individuals across categories and business areas. 

Mr Vipin Sondhi, MD & CEO, Ashok Leyland, said, "We are delighted to receive the HCV Tipper of the Year award for AVTR 3520, MDV Tipper of the Year award for AVTR 1920 and Cargo Carrier of the Year award for Boss 1415LX. With the launch of AVTR last year, we achieved the dual challenge of meeting the BS-VI norms and development of a whole new platform, in one swift move. The customer centric AVTR, has taken our customers to the next level of trucking and helps them reap the benefits of modularity. This unique modular platform has put us on the global map of CV manufacturers and helps us in our journey of realising our vision of being amongst the Top 10 Global CV Makers. It truly stands for quality, reliability and backed with the extensive service network, it gives our customers a huge advantage. We dedicate these awards to each of our employees and our stakeholders who have made this possible.”

Mr Anuj Kathuria, Chief Operating Officer, Ashok Leyland, commented, "We are truly elated to have won the Apollo CV Awards for our HCV Tipper AVTR 3520, MDV Tipper AVTR 1920 and ICV Cargo Carrier BOSS 1415LX. Keeping to our brand promise of ‘Aapki Jeet. Hamari Jeet.’, our new Tippers 3520 and 1920 were introduced last year under the innovative AVTR modular platform. These new products help our customers to improve operational efficiencies and deliver the best Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). In the ICV segment our winner product BOSS 1415LX has further improved on the USPs of higher fuel economy and durability, making it a compelling choice for our customers. The Apollo CV Awards is a great motivator and re-affirms our efforts in introducing customer centric and innovative technology."

About Ashok Leyland:

Ashok Leyland, flagship of the Hinduja group, is the second largest manufacturer of commercial vehicles in India, the fourth largest manufacturer of buses in the world, and the 17th largest manufacturers of trucks. Headquartered in Chennai, 9 manufacturing plants gives an international footprint - 7 in India, a bus manufacturing facility in Ras Al Khaimah (UAE), one at Leeds, United Kingdom and a joint venture with the Alteams Group for the manufacture of high-press die-casting extruded aluminum components for the automotive and telecommunications sectors, Ashok Leyland has a well-diversified portfolio across the automobile industry. Ashok Leyland has recently been ranked as 34th best brand in India. A US $ 2.30 billion company, and a footprint that extends across 50 countries, we are one of the most fully-integrated manufacturing companies this side of the globe. 

Ashok Leyland has a product range from 1T GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight) to 55T GTW (Gross Trailer Weight) in trucks, 9 to 80 seater buses, vehicles for defence and special applications, and diesel engines for industrial, genset and marine applications. We are the first truck and bus manufacturer outside of Japan to win the Deming prize for our Pantnagar plant in 2016 and the Hosur Unit II being awarded the Deming Prize in 2017. Ashok Leyland manages driver training institutes across India and has trained over 8,00,000 drivers since inception. On-site service training for technicians are provided by Ashok Leyland’s service training institutes located in 9 locations across India. People, Planet and Profit for all stakeholders especially our customers is at the core of Ashok Leyland which resonates with our Philosophy of ‘AAPKI JEET, HAMARI JEET’.

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