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Ashok Leyland aims to set up more assembly plants in CIS countries, Africa

Mumbai : Ashok Leyland is aiming to set up more assembly plants overseas, including the CIS region and African countries, as part of plans to scale up its global operations. The company is banking on its new range of medium and heavy commercial vehicles (M&HCV) and light commercial vehicles (LCVs) to help it enter new regions beyond its traditional stronghold such as the Middle East, SAARC countries and pockets of Africa.

The company in process of developing a new modular platform on which it plans to roll out its future medium and heavy products from next year. Currently, the company has manufacturing operations across nine countries, including the UAE, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nigeria and the UK. Ashok Leyland, the Hinduja Group flagship company in India, is engaged in the manufacturing of commercial vehicles and related components. The company’s products include buses, trucks, engines, defense and special vehicles.