The organization has put in a request with Ashok Leyland for 1,200 trucks, at Rs. 350 crores around, which incorporates 600 trucks of AL 3123 make and 600 trucks of AL 3723 make. The Company proposes to buy truck body or Chassis from Ashok Leyland and would develop the truck bodies in-house.
Ashok Leyland Managing Director Vinod Dasari stated, “VRL has, throughout the years, been our client as well as worked intimately with us in growing new items which suit different clients.” The two organizations have a long-standing relationship which outperforms the typical client, seller relationship, he included.
As of now, the organization has altogether 3,989 trucks. The organization has a hub and spoke model and its ability usage is full. The trucks being included have a limit of 19MT/24MT and would prompt an expansion in the organization’s armada and lessen the reliance on outside vehicles, said the organization. The organization expects an immense potential for business development under the GST administration and has seen an expansion in enquiries for cargo development.
VRL Chairman and Managing Director Vijay Sankeshwar stated, in spite of the fact that the organization is related with various business vehicle makers, 80 per cent of its existing fleet is procured from Ashok Leyland.