All of you must have recently seen new looking trucks with a shinny badge at front of AMW. These are latest trucks from AMW which stands for Asian Motor Works. At first glance they seem imported trucks, but the truth is that they are Indian trucks and AMW is an Indian company. If you have traveled on G T road, you must have seen these trucks on work as these are the largest contractors for construction.
AMW is a complete newcomer to the business. Promoted by Kolkata-based Anirudh Bhuwalka, who is also the director of the company, AMW launched two heavy commercial vehicles earlier this year - a 49-tonne tractor-trailer and a 25-tonne tipper. The trucks are priced between Rs 25 lakh and Rs 30 lakh, which is a winner price because it is substantially lower than that of similar tractor trailers manufactured by MNCs such as Volvo, DaimlerChrysler and MAN. So far AMW has launched 12 models of trucks namely: 4923 TR, 4018 TR, 4023 TR, 4930 TR, 2523 TP, 2518 Tipper, 2518 TP Chassis, 2518 HL, 2518 Transit Mixer, 3118 HL, 3123. These are divided into three segments of Tippers, tractor traliers and Rigid trucks.
The vehicles are being assembled in its AMW's plant in Bhuj. The facility, built over 300 acres of land, employs around 100 engineers. Besides AMW's CV business, Mr Bhuwalka has also acquired two plants in Europe, which manufacture car wheel rims and crash barriers. He proposes to set up an auto ancillary park in Bhuj and invite others to come and set shop there. He sees Bhuj becoming another hub for auto parts manufacture much like Pune and Gurgaon.
About AMW Auto Component Division
The AMW Auto Component state-of-the-art facility at Bhuj with its automated styling of facility encertains high standards of quality thus minimizing manual factors. The unit has the capability to produce a wide range of products with accessibility and control over raw material. It is strategically located in close proximity to 2 major ports: Kandla and Mundhra. The AMW Auto Component division adheres to all standards of qualities and is the preferred quality vendor across the world. About Asia MotorWorks Ltd.
Established in the year 2002, AMW specializes in design and manufacture of high tonnage vehicles on a hybrid platform. AMW has entered into collaborative partnerships with pioneering aggregate suppliers like Cummins, ZF, Valeo and Meritor, and has produced India's first Global Truck series: 4923 TR and 2523 TP. After extensive research, AMW has designed and developed a modern truck on a truly global platform. AMW employs a stringent testing and quality control processes, to deliver to its customers, vehicles that can withstand the diverse and often demanding operating conditions. AMW has a state-of-the-art fully integrated manufacturing facility spread over 600 acres in Bhuj. The facility houses advanced production units built in collaboration with world leaders like Schuler, etc. The company has a vision to be recognized and respected as the market leader delivering value to its customers, employees and society.
Not just that Asia MotorWorks has also won the Truck of The Year Award 2008