MG Group, India’s largest privately owned Bus Building Company, today announced it’s partnership with Scania India at the inauguration ceremony of Prawaas 2017 at CIDCO Exhibition Centre in Navi Mumbai. Under this partnership, MG Group will be responsible for designing and manufacturing of Coaches and Buses for Scania India.
The announcement was made in the presence of Honorable Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping, Shri Nitin Gadkari, and the senior management of the two companies.
Mr. Mikael Benje, Managing Director, Scania India said , “India is a fast evolving market and Scania’s strategy in India is to stay at the forefront of the Bus and Coach industry with new and sustainable product offerings keeping with the current market dynamics. MG Group, a leading and established Bus Body Building company, fits well into the Scania strategy giving us the required bandwidth, speed and flexibility for us to achieve our business objectives. We look forward to this association which we are sure will ultimately benefit our customers and the market as a whole.”
Scania began their India operations in 2012 and has cemented its leadership position in the India market by continuously evolving its product offerings and always staying ahead of the competition.
Mr. Anil M. Kamat, Managing Director, MG Group said, “MG Group has been at the forefront of introducing new designs and products in the Indian Bus industry. In sync with our vision to be the largest bus building company in India, we are pleased and honored to partner with the globally renowned commercial vehicle giant, Scania who will be an integral part of our journey”.
“Through this partnership with Scania we look forward to the opportunity of building world class coaches and buses for the dynamically evolving Indian market ” he further added. Production is slated to start at the beginning of 2018.
MG Group is a Total Solutions Provider for the bus business being fully backward integrated from Mass manufacturing to Design & Engineering, composite parts manufacturing and now rapidly evolving its capabilities in the bus seating systems and bus electronics industry.