Asia MotorWorks (AMW) has inaugurated a dealership in Hubli. The dealership, KDM Motors, is AMW’s fourth in Karnataka and will offer sales, service and spares under one roof. It offers a service facility which can cater to four trucks simultaneously and also has two additional bays for vehicle inspection and washing. Currently AMW has 53 service touch points in Karnataka.
Commenting on the opening of the new dealership, A.Rama Subramanian, president AMW said,
“We are confident that KDM Motors will strengthen AMW’s position in the key Karnataka market. This state of the art facility meets AMW’s highest standards and will offer our customers a totally modern purchase and ownership experience.”
Asia MotorWorks (AMW), India’s third largest heavy commercial vehicle manufacturer, has entered into an agreement with MyTVS under which AMW customers would obtain service at MyTVS outlets across the country. The agreement which covers all AMW haulage and tractor models operating on Indian roads came into effect from April 1.
With this agreement signed between the two on March 19, AMW gains access to MyTVS’ vast service network with 1,157 outlets spread across 763 locations. The services to be provided include minor repair jobs that would allow the vehicle to continue on its journey until it reaches an AMW authorized service outlet.
MyTVS is part of the TVS Group and offers multi-brand car services and emergency breakdown assistance for mechanical and electrical faults. It also offers ambulances, cabs, winch and towing services as well as legal co-ordination assistance. This is its first initiative for trucks in association with AMW.
The agreement also includes plans to expand this reach to more MyTVS outlets in the future. AMW would also be using these outlets to sell its spare parts, which would add to customer convenience and enhance vehicle uptime.
With Cummins engine (that is the best part in an AMW), Chinese Chassis and ZF gearbox. Even the entire cabin is imported from China as fully built in.
It seems they have overtaken Volvo-Eicher and became the third largest Commercial Vehicle supplier in India with a market share of about 10% behind Tata Motors (66% market share) and Ashok Leyland (22%)
AMW is classic case of buy ready-made, assemble & sell. To me, AMW is more like shop-keeper rather than manufacturer. What I just feel is making things like trucks, 100% based on someone else is risky, more for buyers. If suppliers go bust or something goes wrong, you get issues of spares.
Just look at XUV AT. Gearbox co. went bust & the launch delayed by 2 yrs min.
India’s third largest heavy commercial vehicle manufacturer, Asia Motor Works (AMW) grew strongly during the year ended March 2012, with its sales rising by 50 percent to 10,000 trucks. The company also became the second largest player in the fast growing Tipper segment with a 25 percent market share, outpacing established players that have been in the market for decades. AMW’s sales growth is well in excess of the overall HCV market which is estimated to have grown by 8 percent during 2011-12. During the previous year AMW also launched 11 new models including the 1618 Tipper model, as well as its haulage range of trucks, which gives the company expanded access to the overall HCV market.
This strong performance is all the more creditable considering the headwinds that have affected the Indian commercial vehicle market during the previous year. These included slowing GDP growth, tighter liquidity and policy paralysis. Despite these challenges, AMW has seen growing demand for its models across the country. AMW already has 25,000 trucks on Indian roads since it began commercial production in 2008. The company also added 60 new dealers during the previous year and has won over customers with its focus on operator productivity and driver comfort.
Asia Motor Works (AMW) is India’s third largest manufacturer of heavy commercial vehicles and has achieved a unique position in India’s transportation sector through innovative engineering and customer orientation. Rolling out its trucks in 2008, AMW has increased its presence in a competitive market place through its products and wide service network. AMW is an intrinsic part of India’s largest infrastructure and construction projects including the Golden Quadrilateral. AMW is also the fastest growing truck brand in India with an annual volume growth of over 100 percent for the last three years. In addition AMW has a dominant presence in the fast growing Tipper segment. Its vehicles are the preferred choice in the mining, construction and infrastructure sectors, where they operate under very arduous road and load conditions.