- MG Group to unveil a new Special Application Coach
- MG Group to launch company’s first premium luxury coach ‘Mammoth’ in India
India, November 2, 2016: MG Group, India’s largest privately owned Bus Building Company, celebrates ‘20 years of Bus Building’. The celebrations will kick start at Busworld India 2016 at the hands of Mr. Mohan V. Kamat, Founder & Chairman – MG Group at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC) in Bangalore, to be held from 10th – 12th November.
The company crosses a major milestone of producing 100,000 buses since inception in its 20th Year. To commemorate this major landmark, MG Group will be unveiling the ‘Columbus’, a special application Coach, fully designed, developed and engineered by MG Group. MG is also launching its Flagship Premium Luxury Coach ‘Mammoth’ for the Indian market. The coach is already being produced for International Markets since its unveiling last year at Bus World 2015 held in Mumbai, and MG Group is now introducing this product in the Domestic Market. The ‘Mammoth’ has also been fully designed and developed by MG Group.
Built on the state-of-the-art MAN chassis, and certified by MAN Germany, the ‘Mammoth’ has been built with the focus of being one of the safest and most comfortable premium luxury coaches in India. It’s a ‘Made in India & Built to International Standards’ product. The chassis from MAN, Europe’s leading OEM Commercial Vehicle Manufacturers, is rugged and robust, which caters to the Indian operating conditions with increased driving safety, while significantly reducing body movements for best ride comforts. With a total of eight emergency exits, the bus also includes various safety measures such as no sharp corners, seat belts for every passenger and the EM – Secure rear exit, which is patented as a world first!
Mr. Anil M. Kamat, Managing Director, MG Group said, “At about 90,000 buses a year, India is one of the biggest markets for Coach and Bus Sales, worldwide. We at MG Group, are proud to be among the leading Bus Building companies in India with an annual installed capacity of 16,500 buses and have, since inception, manufactured over 8000 buses across 25 markets globally for export markets. This year, we are celebrating 20 years of Bus Building in India and would like to dedicate and thank our esteemed customers and partners such as Mahindra & Mahindra, Ashok Leyland, VECV, Tata Motors & MAN, for the faith they have entrusted in us over the years, to be able to achieve this record milestone.”
“We are introducing two new buses for our esteemed customers. We will be launching our flagship premium luxury coach ‘Mammoth’ in the Domestic Market in both seater and sleeper variants. Along with ‘Mammoth’, we are unveiling a new Special Application Coach, ‘Columbus’, for the export markets as well as to take critical customer feedback to introduce this product in the domestic market in the near future”, Mr. Kamat further added.
About MG Group’s Bus Business
MG Automotives Pvt. Ltd.
MG Group made a foray into bus building in 1996 with MG Automotives Pvt. Ltd. in Zaheerabad, Telangana, spread over 21,000 sq. metres with an annual installed capacity of 12,000 buses. The company employs over 1100 people and its esteemed clients are Mahindra & Mahindra (Truck and Bus Division) Ltd., Ashok Leyland Ltd., Tata Motors, APSRTC, TSRTC and other institutional clients and today are one of the leading privately owned Bus Building group of companies in India.
Alma Motors Pvt. Ltd.
To further the Vision and Mission of MG Group, Alma Motors Pvt. Ltd. was established in 2004, at Belgaum, Karnataka. It is spread over 18,000 sq. metres having an annual capacity of 4,500 buses. The company employs 800 people and its esteemed clients and partners are Ashok Leyland Ltd. (Domestic and Export), Volvo Eicher Commercial Vehicles Ltd., Tata Motors and MAN apart from various leading Fleet Operators, Schools and Institutional clients.
The group has produced 100,000 buses since its inception.
Vision: ’To be the largest Bus Building Company in India’
Mission: To be highly competent and recognized as the most viable TOTAL SOLUTIONS PROVIDER encompassing all activities involving Concept, Design & Development of contemporary vehicles and further Engineering of the same for efficient, high quality and cost effective Mass Production primarily to cater to OEMs, STUs and Fleet Operators’.
Design & Engineering Services: West & Deccan
West & Deccan is an MG Group Enterprise that provides complete Design & Engineering Services. It has a strong and experienced team of 50 Artists, Industrial Design Professionals, Structural Design Engineers and Finite Element Analysts. In addition to the design aesthetics, the team also takes particular care in analyzing and styling vehicles keeping viability and efficiency in mind with the help of state-of-the-art hardware and software packages.
Bus Seating Systems Manufacturing: Alcom Products
Seats form a very critical component for buses and to ensure ergonomically comfortable and cost-effective seating solutions, Alcom Products was established in 2004 to manufacture seats and various sub-assemblies required for the Company’s built buses encompassing school buses, staff buses, sleeper coaches etc. The company has since grown and is currently developing high end luxury seating for introduction in the domestic and export markets.
Composites Manufacturing: MG Composites LLP
With the increasing needs of composites in the Indian Bus Industry, MG Group established MG Composites in 2014 to further its mission to be a ‘Total Bus Solutions Provider’. The company manufactures Fibre Glass parts required for its Group’s bus building companies and is an end-to-end solutions provider from concept to mass manufacturing with a fully equipped pattern and mould making shop and a full-fledged tool room which designs and manufactures tooling required for bus body manufacturing. The company has a panel of International Experts as its Technical Partners and prides itself of the exclusive VPI Technology for the Bus Industry in India. MG Composites, spread over 6,000 sq. metres and an annual production capacity of 3000 tonnes, is setting up a state-of-the-art ‘Centre of Excellence’ with a focus on R&D in composites with highly sophisticated equipments for pattern and mould making, testing and design.
Bus Electronics Solutions: MG Grey Engine LLP
Understanding the emerging need in the Indian Bus industry for cutting edge technology and quality to match the global standards in the domain of bus electronics and the business opportunities associated with it, MG Group strategically planned to add this vertical into its fold under the name MG Grey Engine LLP. Products include bus wiring harnesses, LED Destination boards and its patented products such as Back-lit destination boards and public address systems. Bus audio and video systems are also very much in the pipeline at MG Grey Engine.