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Tata Motors Says Focus On Cargo Vehicles To Drive Growth

Chandigarh: Tata Motors on Friday said it is focusing on cargo vehicles, including tippers, even as the medium and heavy commercial segment grew by just 3 per cent in April-August.

“Medium and heavy commercial vehicles (M&HCVs) in the first five months (of the current fiscal) saw almost a flat growth, a very negligible 2.5-3 per cent. And this growth is triggered by tippers used in construction, mining and irrigation projects,” Rajesh Kaul, business head-medium and heavy trucks at Tata Motors, said on Friday.

“Tippers witnessed a growth of 40-42 per cent growth in this period… looking at the current scenario, the tippers segment will further grow because of the fact that a lot more has to happen on infrastructure, construction, irrigation, mining, and post monsoon, the tipper industry will further grow.”

The company is focusing on both cargo and tippers. Cargo, which is two-thirds of the industry, had “actually degrown” while the tippers segment has grown by 40 per cent.

Talking about the industry, he said around 80,000 units were sold in April-August, of which 19,000 were tippers.

Asked about the company’s performance, he said Tata Motors saw a flat growth during April-August and sold around 43,000 units.

Meanwhile, Tata Motors has showcased here over 40 different products – from haulage to construction-related key technologies and services.

It has also launched its new SIGNA range of medium and HCVs, which will be shortly be available across Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab.

An initiative for trucking customers and their families, a two-day truck world expo is being held, offering Tata Motors and its partners communicative and promotional opportunities about its products and solutions, “all under one roof” – a first-of-its-kind comprehensive purchase experience by a commercial vehicle brand, he said.