Feb 10, 2014
Chennai: Daimler India Commercial Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. (DICV), the 100% wholly-owned subsidiary of the world's leading truck manufacturer Daimler AG, received the coveted TS16949:2009 certification for implementation and maintenance of Quality Management System in the area of Design & Development and Manufacture of commercial vehicles. Dr. K Murugan, Managing Director & CEO, ULDQS India, a wholly owned subsidiary of DQS Holding, GmbH, presented the certificate to Mr. Marc Llistosella, Managing Director and CEO, DICV at Daimler India's corporate office in Chennai.
Affiliated to the International Automotive Task Force (IATF), the ISO/TS 16949 is one of the very important accreditations, globally recognized, specifically intended for the Automobile industry. The certification also covers critical parameters such as optimization of cost, time and resources.
The four models launched today will be commercially available as of today through the fast entrenching well-established dealership network across the country. The BharatBenz Tractor and the Construction-Mining trucks will now bolster the capabilities of customer who operate in this segment adding the dimension of reliability, fuel-efficiency and an overall superior TCO benefit.
Commenting on the certification, Mr. Marc Llistosella, Managing Director & CEO, DICV, said, "It is indeed a significant milestone in our journey of commitment to deliver quality products and services to our customers. It is important to note that right from our inception; all our stakeholders including the suppliers and our employees across functions have strived to achieve global quality standards at every step of our operations. This ISO/TS16949 certification demonstrates our strict adherence to quality standards and is a testimony of the high standards that Daimler follows worldwide."
Daimler India Commercial Vehicles obtained this certification meeting all requirements in a record time of 17 months from start of production, after rigorous audits conducted by the certifying body at its manufacturing plant at Oragadam, near Chennai.