Ashok Leyland bags Defence orders worth Rs 800 Cr

Ashok Leyland, the Indian flagship of the Hinduja Group and the largest supplier of logistics vehicles to the Indian Army, has won defence orders worth Rs 800 Crores in the Defence Sector.

The contracts awarded include the procurement of the Field Artillery Tractor (FAT 4×4) and the Gun Towing Vehicle (GTV 6×6).

To be noted that the FAT 4×4 and GTV 6×6 are specialized vehicles employed by the Artillery for towing light and medium guns, respectively.

Both these platforms were prominently featured in the initial positive indigenization list announced by the Government of India.

The deliveries of both these contracts is to be completed within the next 12 months.

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About Ashok Leyland

Ashok Leyland, flagship of the Hinduja group, is the 2nd largest manufacturer of commercial vehicles in India, the 4th largest manufacturer of buses in the world, and the 19th largest manufacturers of trucks.

Headquartered in Chennai, 9 manufacturing plants gives an international footprint – 7 in India, a bus manufacturing facility in Ras Al Khaimah (UAE), one at Leeds, United Kingdom and a joint venture with the Alteams Group for the manufacture of high-press die-casting extruded aluminium components for the automotive and telecommunications sectors.

The company has a well-diversified portfolio across the automobile industry.

Recently, Ashok Leyland has been ranked as 34th best brand in India.

A US $ 4.5 billion company, that has a 75 year legacy, and a footprint that extends across 50 countries, Ashok Leyland is one of the most fully integrated manufacturing companies this side of the globe.

Further, it has a product range from 1T GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight) to 55T GTW (Gross Trailer Weight) in trucks.

Customizing trucks to customer needs has now become a reality with the revolutionary industry first truly modular trucks – AVTR.

The all-new LCV-Bada DOST is all set to create a paradigm shift in customer experience with its future ready and many industry-first customer-centric offerings. 

With the largest fleet of logistics vehicles deployed in the Indian Army and significant partnerships with armed forces across the globe, Ashok Leyland vehicles for Defence and Special applications helps keep borders secure.

Besides, the Ashok Leyland product portfolio also has diesel engines for industrial, genset and marine applications.