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Ashok Leyland looks out

25 July 2006

The most obvious response to the news that Ashok Leyland, India’s second largest CV manufacturer has bought Czech OEM Avia is a simple one: it begins. After a long period of investment heading out of the Triad regions and into those emerging markets, suddenly the roles are reversed, and an emerging market-based OE has snapped up an EU-based operation, writes Oliver Dixon.

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just-auto Plus only UQM receives new PowerPhase eDT systems order

8 March 2018

UQM Technologies announced the first purchase order from Ashok Leyland, a major India commercial vehicle manufacturer. The purchase order is for fifty-one UQM PowerPhase eDT systems to be shipped during 2018 for a demonstration program for electric transit...


just-auto Plus only Ashok Leyland reports INR45.143bn revenue in Q1 17

24 July 2017

Ashok Leyland, flagship of the Hinduja Group achieved its highest ever Q1 market share of 34.7 %. Ashok Leyland reported a revenue of INR45.143bn (US$700m) (INR45.313bn) for the quarter ended 30th June 2017. Profit After Tax (PAT) was INR1.112m...


Ashok Leyland acquires three Nissan JVs

28 November 2016

Ashok Leyland has completed the acquisition of Nissan's stake in each of the three joint ventures formed between the two companies, namely, Ashok Leyland Nissan-Vehicles, Nissan-Ashok Leyland Powertrain and Nissan-Ashok Leyland Technologies.


just-auto Plus only Nissan to sell its JV stakes to Ashok Leyland

9 September 2016

Nissan Motor and Ashok Leyland on 7 September 2016 announced a restructuring agreement that will enable both companies to enter into a new phase in their business interaction. Nissan has agreed to sell to Ashok Leyland all of Nissan’s shares in three...


just-auto Plus only Ashok Leyland Q2 2016 revenue up 10%

22 July 2016

Ashok Leyland, flagship of the Hinduja Group, reported revenue of INR42.58bn (US$633m) (INR38.8bn) for the quarter ended 30 June 2016 reporting a growth of 10%. Profit after tax (PAT) was INR2.9bn (INR445m) reporting a growth of 101%. MHCV domestic volume for...


just-auto Plus only Ashok Leyland India launches Sunshine school bus

28 June 2016

Ashok Leyland, flagship of the Hinduja Group, and the country’s largest bus manufacturers, on 24 June 2016, launched the much-awaited Sunshine school bus in Vijayawada. Sunshine is an ideal combination of safety and comfort, powered with revolutionary...


just-auto Plus only Ashok Leyland global annual revenue increase 39%

14 June 2016

Ashok Leyland, flagship of the Hinduja Group, registered a 39% increase in turnover at INR188.220bn (US$2.8bn), as against INR135.62bn, same period last year. Net profit for the year of FY 2015-16 stood at INR7.22bn, as against INR3.35bn, same period last...


Automakers in India bicker over joint ventures

16 February 2016

Nissan Motor Company has told Ashok Leyland it is ending its 50-50 technology development joint venture Nissan Ashok Leyland Technologies due to non-payment of royalties, according to Indian media reports.


just-auto Plus only Ashok Leyland India revenue up 22%

12 February 2016

Ashok Leyland, flagship of the Hinduja Group, reported revenue of INR40853.4m (US$5.9bn), against INR33610m same period last year. EBITDA for Q3 is at INR4297.2m, against INR2402.1m same period last year, while profit before tax (PBT) is INR27.3bn, against...


just-auto Plus only INDIA: Ashok Leyland appoints Andrew Palmer as independent additional director

9 November 2015

Ashok Leyland has appointed Aston Martin CEO Andrew Palmer as independent additional director. The decision is subject to shareholders' approval, ET Auto.com reported.


just-auto Plus only INDIA: Ashok Leyland’s revenue up 53.5% in Q2/FY2016

5 November 2015

For the second quarter of fiscal year 2015-2016 Ashok Leyland's revenue increased 53.5% to INR49.4bn (US$753m) compared with INR32.2bn in the same period in 2014. Net profit was INR2.87bn compared with INR1.21bn. EBITDA was INR5.94bn compared with INR2.29bn...


just-auto Plus only UK: Optare receives Passenger Transport Air Quality award

27 October 2015

Optare was presented with the Passenger Transport Air Quality award at a ceremony held at Bristol's Grand Hotel on 22 October. The National Air Quality Awards seek to give value and recognition to those who make special efforts to boost air quality, whether...


just-auto Plus only UK: Optare electric buses shortlisted for ‘Passenger Transport Air Quality’ award

20 October 2015

Optare's electric buses have been shortlisted for yet another award. The UK Manufacturer has been shortlisted for the Passenger Transport Air Quality award by The National Air Quality Awards judging panel. The National Air Quality Awards seeks to give value...


just-auto Plus only INDIA: Ashok Leyland’s total sales up 61% to 14,771 units in September

6 October 2015

Ashok Leyland's total sales for the month of September were up 61% to 14,771 units compared with 9,185 units in September 2014. The company's M&HCV sales increased by 83% to 12,134 units and LCV sales increased by 3% to 2,637 units.


just-auto Plus only UK: Optare to showcase latest zero emission electric and Euro 6 low carbon buses at Coach and Bus Live

24 September 2015

Optare is set to showcase the very latest zero emission electric and Euro 6 low carbon Optare buses at Coach and Bus Live later in September. Robert Drewery, commercial director at Optare said, "Optare is already renowned for its zero emissions technology as...


just-auto Plus only UK: Optare introduces 30th anniversary special edition MetroCity and Solo buses

24 September 2015

Optare is celebrating 30 years of the name Optare in 2015 and to commemorate the occasion is producing a number of 30th anniversary special edition MetroCity and Solo buses. Robert Drewery, commercial director, said, "We are thrilled to celebrate 30 years of...


just-auto Plus only INDIA: Ashok Leyland expands use of Dassault Systemes' platform to transportation, mobility business

14 September 2015

Ashok Leyland has expanded the adoption of Dassault Systemes' 3DExperience platform to address the challenges faced in the transportation and mobility business. With the help of the platform the company will be able to speed up the modular design, production,...


just-auto Plus only UK: Optare electric buses win two Low Carbon Champions awards

11 September 2015

The Optare electric buses won Low Carbon Heavy Duty Vehicle Manufacturer of the Year and the 'Grand Prix' award for Outstanding Achievement in Low Carbon Transport (winner of winners) at the Low Carbon Champions for 2014-15. First Bus with City of York...


just-auto Plus only UK: Optare appoints Robert Drewery as commercial director

31 August 2015

Optare has announced the appointment of Robert Drewery as commercial director with effect from Monday 24 August. Drewery has over 15 years of national and international sales and marketing experience gained within the bus and commercial vehicle industries at...


just-auto Plus only INDIA: Ashok Leyland posts net profit of US$24.5m in Q1/FY2015-16

13 August 2015

Ashok Leyland posted a net profit of INR1.59bn (US$24.5m) in the fiscal first quarter ended 30 June 2015, compared with a net loss of INR479.5m in the previous year. The company recorded total income of INR38.41bn, compared to INR24.77bn in the fiscal first...


just-auto Plus only INDIA: Ashok Leyland’s total sales up 40% to 11,022 units in July

3 August 2015

Ashok Leyland's total sales increased 40% to 11,022 units in July compared with 7,861 units in June 2014. July 2015 July...


just-auto Plus only UK: SPT purchases 14 Optare Solos

23 July 2015

Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) has purchased 14 Optare Solos to be used on various subsidised local bus services across the area, including on its demand-responsive service MyBus. The 7.9m, Euro 5, Slim line, Solos are all fitted with leather...


just-auto Plus only INDIA: Ashok Leyland sales up 41% to 10,461 units in June

2 July 2015

Ashok Leyland's June sales increased 41% to 10,461 units compared with 7,411 units in June 2014.   June 2015 June 2014 Percent ...


just-auto Plus only INDIA: Ashok Leyland ships vehicles and spare parts to Zimbabwe

1 July 2015

Ashok Leyland has sent a shipment of vehicles and spare parts to Zimbabwe from Mumbai, India. The company has a contract to supply 633 vehicles and spare parts to Zimbabwe's Ministry of Tourism and Hospitality Industry, CarTrade.com reported. Exim Bank is...


just-auto Plus only INDIA: Ashok Leyland rolls-out one hundred thousandth Dost LCV

29 June 2015

Ashok Leyland has sold 100,000 units of Dost LCV. In less than three years since Ashok Leyland and Nissan formed a joint venture to manufacture LCVs, Ashok Leyland rolled-out the one hundred thousandth Dost. They also unveiled Dost and its RUV's (ready to use...


just-auto Plus only UK: Optare delivers 14 Versas to Manchester Airport Group

26 June 2015

Manchester Airport Group has added 14 Euro 6 Optare Versas to its fleet. The buses are operating on car park routes around Manchester Airport and were purchased as part of an ongoing fleet replacement programme replacing existing vehicles with higher capacity...


just-auto Plus only SENEGAL: Ashok Leyland to supply 475 buses, restructure country’s transportation system

24 June 2015

Ashok Leyland has received orders from Senegal for building the country's transportation system. As per the contract worth US$82m, DAKAR DEM DIKK, a public transport organisation, has asked the company to supply 475 buses, genuine spare parts, structuring of...


just-auto Plus only SCOTLAND: Optare’s fully-electric Solo SR bus begins operation in Orkney Islands Council

1 June 2015

Orkney Islands Council took delivery of the new Optare Solo SR in April after the award of full funding for the vehicle from the Scottish Government and Transport Scotland. Passengers had the chance to travel on Orkney's first fully-electric bus when it...


just-auto Plus only UK: Optare appoints Alastair Munro as engineering director

28 May 2015

Alastair Munro has joined Optare on 18 May as engineering director. Munro has over 30 years of experience in the management of engineering design and product development in the bus, coach and commercial vehicle industry. Munro's extensive new product...


just-auto Plus only UK: E&M Horsburgh adds two Optare Solos to fleet

27 May 2015

E&M Horsburgh has added two Optare Solos to its fleet. The new Solos will operate on the PremiAir Parking shuttle service at Edinburgh Airport. PremiAir Parking are located just a three-minute bus ride from the airport. The Euro 5, 9m Solos seat up to 21...

Ashok Leyland news

just-auto Plus only UQM receives new PowerPhase eDT systems order

8 March 2018

UQM Technologies announced the first purchase order from Ashok Leyland, a major India commercial...


just-auto Plus only Ashok Leyland reports INR45.143bn revenue in Q1 17

24 July 2017

Ashok Leyland, flagship of the Hinduja Group achieved its highest ever Q1 market share of 34.7 %....


Ashok Leyland acquires three Nissan JVs

28 November 2016

Ashok Leyland has completed the acquisition of Nissan's stake in each of the three joint ventures...


just-auto Plus only Nissan to sell its JV stakes to Ashok Leyland

9 September 2016

Nissan Motor and Ashok Leyland on 7 September 2016 announced a restructuring agreement that will...


just-auto Plus only Ashok Leyland Q2 2016 revenue up 10%

22 July 2016

Ashok Leyland, flagship of the Hinduja Group, reported revenue of INR42.58bn (US$633m) (INR38.8bn...


just-auto Plus only Ashok Leyland India launches Sunshine school bus

28 June 2016

Ashok Leyland, flagship of the Hinduja Group, and the country’s largest bus manufacturers,...



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