Ashok Leyland has obtained 35 % market share in the medium and heavy commercial automobile (M&HCV) segment in July on the back of a strong need, expansion of the dealer network in the north and east India and high discounts on vehicles. This has perhaps been the very best ever performance by the flagship company of the Hinduja group in regards to gaining market share in the M&HCV segment. Market share for the April to June quarter stood at 31 % in the M&HCV section. “The item variations selected by the company for launch in domestic and select export markets in last one year throughout the sectors have improved market share in domestic market in addition to increase in export sales. Ashok Leyland had likewise concentrated on improving the network on expense effective basis specifically in north, main and eastern regions,” stated the business in its yearly report. In July, the Chennai based commercial vehicle manufacturer registered a 53 % y-o-y increase to 8,803 units. Volumes for the April to June quarter enhanced by 44 % y-o-y to 21,485 cars as compared to 14,908 units in the year ago period. “Ashok Leyland’s market share reached perpetuity high driven by market share gains in the above 25 tonne truck (up 400 bps to 38 %) and bus section (up 200 bps to 38 %). Overall, AL has actually outmatched the industry, driven by strength in the south Indian market coupled with market share gains in other relatively untapped regions,” stated Axis Capital in among its reports in the car sector. Enhanced volumes in northern and eastern India as outcome of the growth in car dealerships have assisted the business increase its market share. In FY 15 the business opened 58 car dealerships across the country and a substantial part of those are in north India. Besides, the recuperation in the MHCV sales due to the total improvement in the economy, Ashok Leyland continues to offer high discount rates on its trucks and busses. In the very first quarter the typical discount rate on a Ashok Leyland manufactured truck or b.
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sioux Falls Fire Rescue is reaching brand-new heights with the addition of a 125-foot ladder truck – the tallest one they’ve ever had. The truck is more than simply a shiny brand-new toy for the department. The additional feet will likewise offer firemans some extra help on the task. “It’s a fantastic piece of equipment for the city of Sioux Falls,” said Ben Tracy, Sioux Falls Fire Rescue. It’s an advantage Ben Tracy isn’t scared of heights. “I’m anticipating getting up on top of that and seeing exactly what it resembles at 125 feet,” stated Tracy. Tracy, a device operator, is getting familiarized with the newest addition to the ladder truck fleet. “It’s longer and bigger than any of our other ladder trucks. It can go 125 feet in the air where our longest before was 100 feet,” stated Mark Bukovich, Battalion Chief. The nearly $1 million truck is just among about 15 of its kind in the whole nation. “This is about the highest as of today that satisfies the safety standards that we have to follow,” said Bukovich. Firefighters become tiny specks against the sky as they reach the top of the ladder. “It’s a terrific view from up there,” stated Tracy. The large height of the ladder is outstanding. But the capability it gives firefighters makes it excellent. “We have actually had occurrences where we’ve had to reposition a ladder truck a number of times in order to obtain it close enough where we might reach exactly what we had to reach,” said Bukovich. Bukovich says this can be a problem even when a building is under 100-feet tall. “A fantastic example is the new events center. It’s not extremely tall, it’s not our highest structure in the city. However due to landscaping and parking and things like that, the obstacles in specific locations are far enough that it’s going to take us 122 feet to reach the roofing,” stated Bukovich. Being suspended 125 feet in the air isn’t for everyone. However for firefighters, it’s just part of the job. Sioux Falls Fire Rescue now has six ladder trucks varying from 75 to 125 feet. Teams will certainly spend four …
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