Deccan Auto has built India’s first integrated bus manufacturing plant. The facility set up by Deccan Auto Ltd at Kodakachani Village in Medak District, 40 kms away from Hyderabad. The group has invested more than Rs 250 crore in the bus manufacturing facility. Located in 75 acres area, the plant has come up in 18 acres with a covered area of two lakh sq feet. The plant has modern testing facilities and paint booth that can handle more than 3000 buses annually.
The Deccan Auto bus manufacturing facility is another milestone in the company’s strategic plans for India. It will be a world-class facility which will serve both domestic and export markets in Asia and Africa where the group has a very big presence in the Cement and Steel Industry” informed MSRV Prasad, Chairman of Deccan Auto Ltd. “We are committed to bring in the best technology and manufacturing practices to the Indian Bus Industry”, he added.
The manufacturing unit is accredited by ARAI (Automotive Research Association of India) and conforms to the New Bus Code. Leakage testing facility, modern painting booths with ovens, Bus Transfer platform, 100% power back up, jigs and fixtures with hydraulic/pneumatic controls, ETP (Effluent Treatment Plant), Diesel filling station, Weigh Bridge, four lakh liter water storage capacity among others.
Deccan Auto and Corona Buses will have the largest product portfolio in the country with rear engines said M Balaji Rao, Director Corona Buses. The range includes buses from 8m to 18m in length, The Corona buses will focus on the city bus segment and the sleeper coaches. The Deccan Buses are built on the integral coach design like that being offered by Volvo Buses. Deccan Auto along with Corona aims to double its production to 6000 units of buses in the next 6 years. This year the company will require a manpower of about 400, which will go up to 700 by the end of 2017.
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