Daimler India Commercial Vehicles has sold over 55,000 BharatBenz trucks since launching the brand in September 2012.

"The brand has continuously advanced despite adverse conditions and is firmly established in the market. More than 55,000 trucks have been delivered to customers across India," the truck maker said in a statement.

The vehicles are tailored to both Indian market and specific customers' and grew to a "double-digit" market share in recent months while now being the third largest seller of heavy duty trucks.

"In the current year 2017, DICV expects to achieve significant growth with BharatBenz," the statement added.

DICV is now adding a second shift at its truck plant in Oragadam near Chennai. The output increase will also cater for expected further export growth which, since shipments began in 2013, have now passed 10,000 unit.

By the end of the year, BharatBenz will be sold in 40 markets in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America.