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Press Release | September, 2023

Eicher and Safexpress announce milestone towards sustainable logistics

  • Safexpress receives its 100th state-of-art Eicher light and medium duty truck in current fiscal
  • Introduction of India’s first 5.5 ton GVW, Eicher Pro 2055 EV electric truck in Safexpress fleet

Gurugram, 31st August 2023: Eicher Trucks and Buses, a business division of VE Commercial Vehicles Limited announced further deepening of its relationship with Safexpress, India’s largest logistics and supply chain organisation, offering express distribution, 3PL, and consulting services to more than 5000 customers across the country. At a ceremony marking the occasion, Safexpress received the 100th Eicher truck joining its fleet during the current fiscal year. Also announced as part of this long-standing partnership, was the handover of India’s first 5.5 T electric truck, the Eicher Pro 2055 EV to Safexpress. This move underlines Eicher Trucks and Buses commitment to work with customers to reduce the carbon footprint associated with transportation, aligned with the government's Net-Zero vision.

Vinod Aggarwal, Managing Director and CEO of VECV commented, “I am pleased to see our relationship with Safexpress grow from strength to strength. Today, we are celebrating our association by marking the delivery of Safeexpress’ 100th Eicher truck for this fiscal year, and the introduction of India’s first 5.5-ton GVW electric truck, the Eicher Pro 2055 EV. With our focus on sustainability and uptime, we look forward to continuing to strengthen our partnership with Safexpress."

Mr Pawan Jain, Founder & Chairman of Safexpress commented, "Our enduring collaboration with Eicher has always been about excellence and innovation. By embracing electric mobility solutions, we aim to set industry benchmarks for sustainable transportation. This partnership signifies our resilience in adapting to evolving transportation needs and global environmental imperatives."

Eicher light and medium duty trucks have a tradition of delivering best in class fuel efficiency and profitability to the customers and new Eicher Pro 2055 EV will continue that legacy. It is built on Eicher's established electric vehicle technology already in use in intra city bus applications. The truck with deck length of 12ft will come equipped with two fully built container solutions. Fast and slow charging options will be provided to meet the needs of specific applications. The service solution also factors in availability of charging infrastructure, operational requirements, charging time constraints, battery capacity, and overall energy management strategies of the fleet. The truck will come equipped with Eicher’s advanced telematics solution and will be enabled by the My Eicher services.

Eicher Trucks and Buses offers one of the widest product ranges. These products are produced on Eicher’s most innovative BSVI solution - EUTECH6 which offers the most reliable engine technology and best-in-class fuel efficiency. It is the first player to introduce a 100% connected range of vehicles with advanced telematics which provides enhanced fuel efficiency, superior uptime enabled by the industry-first Eicher Uptime Centre support, and segment-specific benefits such as enhanced logistical efficiency in e-commerce & passenger safety in buses.

About Safexpress

Established in 1997, Safexpress embarked on a journey with the mission to deliver logistics excellence and ensure the future success of its customers. With an unwavering commitment to impeccable network connectivity, direct routes, 24/7 operational continuity, and high-quality services, Safexpress has solidified its position as both the "Knowledge Leader" and "Market Leader" in India's supply chain and logistics industry. Over the years, Safexpress has nurtured a robust network that spans the length and breadth of the country covering all 31238 pincodes of India, contributing to seamless and efficient distribution solutions for its valued customers.

About VE Commercial Vehicles Limited (VECV):

VE Commercial Vehicles Limited (VECV) is a joint venture between the Volvo Group and Eicher Motors Limited. In operation since July 2008, the company includes the complete range of Eicher branded trucks and buses, exclusive distribution of Volvo Trucks in India, engine manufacturing and exports for Volvo Group, nonautomotive engines and Eicher component business. A multi-brand, multi-division company, backed by innovative products & services, VECV today, is recognised as an industry leader for modernizing commercial transportation in India and developing world.

For more information please visit our website:
www.vecv.in www.eichertrucksandbuses.com
For further information, please contact:
Samanvay Sinha
DGM, Brand & Corporate Communications, VECV
Laveena Vohra