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AMW consolidates its position in Maharashtra

November 26, 2013

S.S. Automobiles, Panvel, joins AMW dealer network

Mumbai: India's third largest heavy commercial vehicle manufacturer, AMW Motors Ltd. (AMW) expanded its presence in the Mumbai, Panvel and Navi Mumbai regions, with the opening of its new state of the art 3S ( sales, service and spares) dealership, S. S. Automobiles in Panvel.

The modern, fully equipped facility was inaugurated by Mr. Anirudh Bhuwalka, Managing Director & CEO, AMW. Mr. A. Ramasubramanian, President HCV, Mr. R.N. Rao, Director Marketing, AMW and Mr. Hardeep Singh Managing Director, S. S. Automobiles were also present on the occasion.

The region is a major market for haulage of general cargo, tankers and tractor-trailers as well as tippers for the construction and road building sectors. The Mumbai- Kalamboli- Panvel belt is among India's largest goods transportation markets in the M&HCV segment, accounting for 15% of all India volumes. Discerning operators are moving upwards in terms of performance parameters like fuel efficiency, payload carrying capacity, drivability, gradability and enhanced features of comfort and safety. AMW vehicles score on all above factors and the opening of the new dealership will help strengthen its presence across the region, as its products cover applications in 16, 25, 31, 35, 40 and 49 tone categories.

Commenting on the opening of this new service dealership, Mr. Bhuwalka said "AMW products and services have always offered customers added value and better return on investment and our partnership with S. S. Automobiles will strengthen our capability to reach out to customers in this important region. We are delighted to be working with S. S. Automobiles who are ideally placed to develop and service a large and growing market."

Mr. Hardeep Singh said, "We are extremely happy to be part of the AMW fraternity. I look forward to a partnership that will bring world class products and services to customers in this region. We consider this as a reiteration of the confidence AMW has in us and are proud to be associated with this innovative and customer driven company."

The new facility will provide customers a full range of services including vehicle sale, financing assistance, maintenance and repair, spare parts support and 24X7 assistance through AMW's Call Centre.

AMW Profile
AMW Motors (AMW) is India's third largest manufacturer of heavy commercial vehicles and has achieved a unique position in India's transportation sector through innovative engineering and customer orientation.

AMW is the fastest growing truck brand in India with an annual volume growth of over 100% for the last three years. In addition AMW has a dominant presence in the fast growing Tipper segment. Its vehicles are the preferred choice in the mining, construction and infrastructure sectors, where they operate under very arduous road and load conditions.

The company has a widespread and growing dealer and service network across India with 123 dealerships and over 1,500 touch points. This network includes sales and service centers, authorized service outlets, mobile vans, workshops and a 24X7 helpline called 'AMW Seva' which ensures a rapid response to customer needs.

Wide Product Range
AMW offers trucks ranging from 16 to 49 tons and has pioneered several segments in the Indian CV market. The AMW 49 ton model created the segment and was India's largest tractor-trailer at launch. In addition, AMW also created the construction and mining segments in the Indian CV market with its range of tippers.

AMW won the prestigious 'CV Maker of the Year Award' 2012 by Apollo-CV Magazine. In addition, AMW won the 'Truck of the Year' award from NDTV in January 2008. The company also received the coveted 'CV Innovation of the Year 2009-10' award for its 3123 model. AMW CV Applications was given the 'Truck Application Builder of the Year- 2010' award for its Tranztar brand of fully built vehicles.

Manufacturing Facilities
AMW's fully integrated manufacturing facility in Bhuj, Gujarat, has a planned capacity of 50,000 commercial vehicles per annum. The facilities include a fully integrated assembly line, contemporary cab and paint shops and world class testing facilities. AMW's 200-seat research Centre focuses on research and development of new products and technologies that impact performance characteristics, safety, environment and comfort.

For additional information, please contact:

Mr Sadique Shaheedi
General Manager - Brand and Marketing
Phone:+91 22 33826161 / 6165

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