Ashok Leyland is the 2nd largest manufacturer of commercial vehicles in India, the 4th largest manufacturer of buses in the world and the 16th largest manufacturer of trucks globally.
With a turnover in excess of US$ 2.3 billion (2012-13) and a footprint that extends across 50 countries, they are one of the most fully-integrated manufacturing companies this side of the globe.
Over 70 million passengers use Ashok Leyland’s buses to get to their destinations every day while over 700,000 trucks keep the wheels of economies moving. With the largest fleet of logistics vehicles deployed in the Indian Army and significant partnerships with armed forces across the globe, Ashok Leyland help keep borders secure.
Headquartered in Chennai, India, the manufacturing footprint spreads across the globe with 8 plants; including one at Ras Al Khaimah (UAE). Their joint venture (JV) partners include Nissan Motor Company (Japan) for light commercial vehicles, John Deere (USA) for construction equipment, Continental AG (Germany) for Automotive Infotronics and the Alteams Group for the manufacture of high-press die-casting extruded aluminum components for the automotive and telecommunications sectors.
Ashok Leyland: 2nd largest manufacturer of commercial vehicles in India
|2012||India’s first 37-tonne haulage truck was introduced|
|2002||India’s first hybrid electric vehicle was developed|
|1972||The license to manufacture 10,000 vehicles a year was granted|
|1951||First Leyland chassis was assembled|
|1948||Ashok Motors was set up in collaboration with Austin Motor Co, England|
Updated: December, 2014