TVS LSL sets up Assembly unit for Ashok Leyland Genset Engine Powerpacks
Written by Krishna Kumar   
Thursday, 25 August 2011
Chennai: TVS Logistics Services Limited inaugurated its Logistics Assembly facility at Sholavaram, 40 Kms. North of Chennai, a dedicated unit for Ashok Leyland (Power Solution business) to assemble their Genset Engine powerpacks in the range of 10 – 2000 KVA capacity for both domestic and export markets.

Ashok Leyland will supply Engines and Radiator to TVS Logistics, which will provide end-to-end supply chain solutions by ensuring infrastructure, procuring child parts, assembling, packaging, material handling solutions and Logistics solutions for the assembled Genset engine powerpacks as per Ashok Leyland’s requirements.

With an initial investment of Rs. 25 million, the plant will have a capacity of 14,500 units per annum that can be up-scaled to 30,000 units.  Strategically located near the Ennore Port and well-connected by road to the cities of Bengaluru and Kolkata, the facility will assemble different Genset engine powerpacks in the range of 10 – 2000 KVA for Ashok Leyland and is expected to meet their sales requirements for the next three years. Situated in a total space of 70,000 sq.ft. in Sholavaram, the integrated facility has adequate facilities for end-to-end movement of engines, movement of components to assembly, testing, packing and dispatch areas.

This arrangement would also mean that TVS Logistics will be a single-point of contact for Ashok Leyland for assembling their 10 – 2000 KVA range of Genset Engine powerpacks.

The facility was inaugurated by Mr. Vinod K. Dasari, Managing Director, Ashok Leyland in the presence of Mr. R. Dinesh, Managing Director, TVS Logistics.

"This facility is a milestone for us as very few Supply Chain companies globally have the capability to provide end-to-end Supply Chain Solutions which include taking ownership of the sub-assemblies. Thanks to our acquisitions in the US and UK, we are now able to offer this service in India. I am confident that this will be only the first of many such initiatives we will add to our portfolio of services. We are even more delighted that we are commencing this activity with Ashok Leyland first, as we have a long and special relationship with Ashok Leyland and Mr. Vinod Dasari’s presence confirms the importance of this occasion," said R. Dinesh, Managing Director, TVS Logistics Services Ltd.

TVS LSL handles over US $ 1.5 billion worth of parts annually and controls about 3 million sq. ft. of warehouse space in India. The company has an annual turnover of over 1,200 crores. The company was started as a business unit of T V Sundram Iyengar & Sons Ltd. in the year 1995. This business unit was established as a separate company, TVS Logistics Services Limited (TVSLSL) in December 2004. With operations in the UK, Spain, Thailand, USA and Germany, through warehouses located in 39 locations both in India and abroad, TVS Logistics has been considered as the best choice for low cost sourcing and complete logistics management of automotive components from India.

"On the strength of this association with TVS Logistics, we are delighted to be able to offer greater value to our customers through customized power solutions meeting their specific requirements at a reduced delivery time. Our comprehensive range covers all requisites of growing sunrise sectors, right from telecom to retail and infrastructure. Our Power Solution Business is growing robustly in tune with the domestic Genset market that is shortly expected to touch 2 lakh units per annum. I am confident that with the support of such a reliable partner like TVS Logistics, we are very well-placed to significantly increase our reach to the customers," said Vinod K. Dasari, Managing Director, Ashok Leyland.

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