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Volvo-Eicher to expand production capacity

Volvo-Eicher to expand production capacity
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First Published: Fri, Jun 11 2010. 10 16 PM IST
Updated: Fri, Jun 11 2010. 10 16 PM IST
New Delhi: Volvo Eicher Commercial Vehicles (VECV), the 50:50 venture between New Delhi: Volvo Group and Eicher Motors Ltd., will invest Rs288 crore in its Pithampur plant in Madhya Pradesh, for the production and final assembly of the Volvo group’s new global medium-duty engine platform. The plant, which currently produces 40,000 engines annually, will be expanded to increase its output by another 85,000 units and will become operational from 2012. These engines, which will be Euro 3, 4, 5 and 6 compliant, will be of 5, 7 and 8 litres capacity.
Of the 85,000 engines, 30,000 engines will be Euro 5 and Euro 6 compliant and will be shipped to Volvo Powertrain’s plant in Venissieux, France.
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First Published: Fri, Jun 11 2010. 10 16 PM IST