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Press Release | May, 2024

Eicher Trucks and Buses delivers 50 Eicher Pro 2119 Trucks to STAR Cement

  • Operate extensively in the North Eastern states
  • One of the single largest orders placed in the region
  • Reliable and efficient transport in demanding terrains

24th May 2024: Eicher Trucks and Buses, a division of VE Commercial Vehicles (VECV) Limited, has delivered 50 Eicher Pro 2119 trucks to STAR Cement, a prominent player of the cement industry, and its associates in Guwahati. This is one of the largest single haulage orders received in the Northeast region for Eicher and underscores the company's commitment to providing reliable and efficient transportation solutions tailored for the cement industry in the region.

Eicher Pro 2119 trucks with a GVW of 18.5T excel in secondary distribution operations, making them ideal for the rigorous demands of last mile transporting cement. These robust vehicles will ensure efficiency and reliability, thereby offering a best-in-class performance.

Gagandeep Singh Gandhok, EVP, HD Truck Business, VECV, said, "We are honored to partner with STAR Cement & its associates for logistic operations. The successful execution of this large order is a testament to the quality and reliability of our vehicles. Our continuous growth in the Northeast region underscores our dedication to meeting the demanding needs of customers in this dynamic part of the country. We look forward to further strengthening our relationship with STAR Cement and contributing to their success.”

Speaking on the occasion, Pradeep Purohit, COO, Star Cement, said, “Eicher Trucks and Buses is known for its high performance and fuel-efficient vehicles that perfectly aligns with our segment need. These new trucks will significantly enhance our logistic efficiency and ensure timely delivery of products to our valued customers. Eicher’s investment in new age technologies like the state of the art My Eicher solution, reflects its commitment towards driving fleet efficiency for the owners.”

The Eicher Pro 2119 is an 18.5-tonne GVW rigid truck equipped with the advanced E494 engine, coupled with an industry-first 7-speed transmission. This combination delivers unmatched fuel efficiency and best-in-class payload capacity. Designed to offer superior performance, the Pro 2119 helps businesses tap into new opportunities, increase profitability and stay ahead of the competition.

Eicher's commitment to enhancing customer service and support is driving the expansion of its dealership network in Northeast India. Notably, all Eicher Heavy-Duty vehicles boast 100% connectivity, supported by an industry-first Uptime Centre. This pioneering service offers remote and predictive diagnostic solutions, ensuring maximum efficiency and minimal downtime. Additionally, the trucks are seamlessly integrated with "My Eicher," a fleet management service that provides valuable insights into fleet performance, tracking factors such as running hours, fuel efficiency, idle time, driver behavior, and training needs.

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
Archetype