Daimler Buses India began production of FUSO-branded 9-ton buses for export markets in October 2019. Since then, production of fully-built FUSO school and staff buses serving UAE markets has been continuously ramped up. Recently, Daimler Buses India reached its first milestone with the 100th FUSO bus rolling off the line at its Chennai plant.
Apart from FUSO buses, Daimler Buses India also produces fully-built buses and bus chassis for 17 export markets, and has delivered more than 3,000 Indian-made buses to export markets since 2015.
The 9-ton bus models with front-mounted engines are manufactured at the Daimler India Commercial Vehicles plant in south-east India.
Daimler Buses India has also launched a ‘Bus Care’ program to help its customers in India restart operations post-lockdown. Similar to other markets around the globe, the bus travel industry in India has been severely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. The free service campaign offers vehicle checks, driver training on Covid-19 preventive measures, and distribution of personal hygiene kits, thermometers and disinfectant sprayers. So far, more than 1,400 buses have been put back onto the road in 75 locations.
Since Daimler Buses India started production in 2015, more than 4,500 BharatBenz and Mercedes-Benz buses are running on Indian roads, supported by a network of more than 230 sales and service touch points across the country.