- Road dust remains one of the key reasons contributing to air pollution in New Delhi
- The vacuum operated Road Sweeper truck will be deployed to clean the road dust from the streets of New Delhi
- Based on a BharatBenz 1214R medium-duty platform, the sweeper truck is manufactured by Roots, India’s largest indigenous manufacturer of cleaning machines and cleaning equipment. It combines maneuverability, efficiency and reliability while offering superior sweeping quality for road and industrial cleaning
- It is the cleanest product in its category in terms of vehicular emissions thanks to BharatBenz BS-IV solution based on proven SCR technology
New Delhi: The country’s largest luxury car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz today donated a state-of-the-art vacuum cleaning truck to the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) as part of its Corporate Social initiatives. The BharatBenz-based Road Sweeper truck will be effective in reducing dust levels in Delhi by vacuum cleaning the roads. With road dust emerging as one of the key contributors of air pollution in Delhi, the deployment of the Mercedes-Benz donated Road Sweeper truck will assist in making Delhi’s roads and air cleaner than before. Suhas Kadlaskar, Vice President- Human Resource and Corporate Affairs, Mercedes-Benz India presented this Road Sweeper truck to Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, Minister for Urban Development, Government of India, in the presence of Shri Naresh Kumar, Chairman, New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC), in New Delhi today.
Roland Folger, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India said: “At Mercedes-Benz, it is our constant endeavour to contribute back to the society, in our own way, under the ‘Mercedes for India’ initiative. Be it contributing to educational cause, rural development, skill enhancement or contributing towards a greener planet, we at Mercedes-Benz sincerely believe in acting for the betterment of the society and the country at large. As a responsible automaker and a corporate citizen, this novel initiative of donating the latest road sweeper truck, is a small step towards helping the citizens of Delhi and the NDMC, to make Delhi roads cleaner. Our endeavour of giving back to the society will continue through varied initiatives in the future as well.”
Details of the Road Sweeper vehicle
Based on a BharatBenz 1214R medium-duty platform, the Road Sweeper truck is manufactured by Roots, India’s largest indigenous manufacturer of cleaning machines and cleaning equipment, and combines maneuverability, efficiency and reliability while offering superior sweeping quality for road and industrial cleaning.
Its vacuum cleaning unit is a proven cleaning process that sprays water in the area it is cleaning before the vacuuming head passes the debris/dust, effectively reducing air pollution caused from accumulated road dust. It is the cleanest product in its category in terms of vehicular emissions conforming to BS-IV emission standards with its proven BharatBenz SCR technology solution.
Key product features:
- Reliable BharatBenz medium-duty truck with low maintenance cost, operator-friendly workplace with air-conditioned cabin.
- BharatBenz BS-IV solution based on proven SCR technology.
- Large sized main and side brooms with flexible head, centrifugal suction turbine, water jet for dust suspension, suction ports, hopper dumping.
- Capacity of the debris hopper: 6 cubic metres / water tank capacity: 1000 litres.
About Mercedes-Benz India:
Established in 1994, Mercedes-Benz India Pvt. Ltd. pioneered the luxury car market in India and boasts of more than 130 years of cutting edge innovation in the luxury automobile industry globally. Set up in 2009, Mercedes-Benz India’s world class production facility is spread over 100 acres in Chakan near Pune. Since June 2015, Mercedes-Benz India also commenced production from its new expanded production facility located in the same premises.
The production facility now carries an investment of INR 1000+ crores and has the largest installed production capacity for any luxury carmaker in India. Mercedes-Benz India also has the largest network spread amongst any luxury carmaker, with presence in 41 Indian cities through 89 outlets. Through the exclusive AMG Performance Centres located in 5 metros including Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Pune; the AMG performance sub-brand of Mercedes-Benz also boasts of a strong retail network presence in the country.
Mercedes-Benz India’s flagship programme, ‘My Mercedes, My Service’ launched in 2016, aims to completely redefine the after-sales experience by digitalizing service process and create unparalleled benchmark in the luxury car service domain. The launch of ‘Mercedes-Benz Approved Tyres’ in February 2017, is also integral to the ‘My Mercedes, My Service’ campaign. ‘My Mercedes, My Service’ aims at enhancing the customer’s ownership experience manifold, thus making after-sales experience as the new differentiator in the luxury car segment.
Mercedes-Benz India product portfolio comprises the locally produced Mercedes Maybach S 500, S-Class, E-Class, C-Class, CLA luxury sedans and the GLA, GLE and the GLS luxury SUVs. The CKD GLC was the 9th product added to Mercedes-Benz’s local production portfolio. Completely Built imported cars portfolio includes the A-Class, B-Class, CLS, E-Class Cabriolet, S-Class Coupé, C-Class Cabriolet, S-Class Cabriolet and the S 600 Guard a range of other Guard vehicles etc. The product portfolio also comprises the iconic off-roader Mercedes-AMG G 63 as well as a wide range of other Mercedes-AMG performance cars like the AMG CLA 45, AMG C 63 S, AMG S 63 Coupe, AMG S 63 Sedan, AMG GLA 45, AMG GLE 43 Coupe, AMG GT S sports car, AMG SLC 43 and AMG C 43.
The long wheel base version of the new E-Class is Made in India, for India, the first new generation car to be locally produced since market launch. India is the first country to get an RHD version of the LWB E-Class in the world.
Mercedes-Benz India registered annual sale of 13,231 units in the January–December 2016 period facing multiple market challenges. In 2017, ‘One Team, One Goal’ will be Mercedes-Benz’s philosophy, towards achieving best customer experience. The company will have fascinating product introductions, innovative luxury retail experience, value driven finance programmes and innovative after-sales service experiences. With ‘One Team, One Goal’ philosophy, Mercedes-Benz India will continue the ‘winning’ momentum it has created for itself in the diverse Indian market.