Ashok Leyland, the commercial vehicles manufacturer, has announced securing defense contracts worth ₹800 Crore. These contracts involve the supply of specialized 4×4 Field Artillery Tractors and 6×6 Gun Towing Vehicles to the Indian army. The delivery of these vehicles is expected to be completed within the next 12 months.
The vehicles are specifically designed to be used by the Artillery battalions of the Indian army, providing them with efficient towing capabilities for light and medium guns. These contracts represent a significant contribution by Ashok Leyland towards supporting the defense requirements of the country and strengthening the capabilities of the Indian armed forces.
Ashok Leyland’s Indigenous Mobility Platforms for the Indian Armed Forces
Ashok Leyland has made substantial investments in developing a wide range of mobility platforms tailored to meet the specific needs of the Indian Armed Forces. These platforms come in various configurations, including 4×4, 6×6, 8×8, 10×10, and 12×12, and are entirely manufactured in India. The company takes pride in designing and developing these mobility solutions indigenously.
Ashok Leyland: A Formidable Asset in Defense Mobility Solutions
The vehicles provided by Ashok Leyland have proven to be crucial assets for the defense sector, successfully meeting the diverse requirements of personnel and logistics across the armed forces. Since the Kargil conflict in 1999, Ashok Leyland vehicles have played a vital role in the Indian Army’s logistics supply chain, serving as the backbone of their operations. These purpose-built vehicles are highly effective and reliable, ensuring smooth functioning in challenging field conditions.
About Ashok Leyland
Ashok Leyland is an Indian multinational automotive and transportation company headquartered in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. It is a subsidiary of the Hinduja Group. The company was founded in 1948 by Raghunandan Saran as Ashok Motors to manufacture buses. In 1955, the company was renamed Ashok Leyland after merging with Leyland Motors of the United Kingdom.
- Ashok Leyland is one of the largest commercial vehicle manufacturers in India.
- The company’s product range includes buses, trucks, light commercial vehicles, and defense vehicles.
- Ashok Leyland also manufactures engines, axles, transmissions, and other components for the automotive industry.
- Ashok Leyland has manufacturing facilities in India, the United Kingdom, and South Africa. The company also has a joint venture with Daimler AG of Germany.
- Ashok Leyland exports its products to over 80 countries worldwide. The company is a major supplier of buses to the Indian government and state transport undertakings. Ashok Leyland also exports buses to countries in Africa, Asia, and Europe.
- Ashok Leyland is a publicly listed company on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange of India.
Company’s Notable Achievements
- In 2012, Ashok Leyland was ranked as the 19th largest commercial vehicle manufacturer in the world by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).
- In 2013, Ashok Leyland was awarded the Deming Prize, one of the most prestigious quality awards in the world.
- In 2014, Ashok Leyland was awarded the Frost & Sullivan Award for Excellence in Innovation in the Indian Commercial Vehicle Industry.
- In 2015, Ashok Leyland was awarded the Golden Peacock Award for Quality Management.
- In 2016, Ashok Leyland was awarded the National Safety Award by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.
- In 2017, Ashok Leyland was awarded the Vishwakarma Rashtriya Award for Excellence in Manufacturing.
- In 2018, Ashok Leyland was awarded the CNBC-TV18 India Business Leader Award.
Ashok Leyland is a leading player in the Indian commercial vehicle industry. The company has a strong track record of innovation and customer satisfaction. Ashok Leyland is committed to providing safe, reliable, and efficient vehicles to its customers.
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