Tata Motors appoints TML Truck Rus as Russian distributor
Jul 21 2014 , New Delhi
The new distributor will establish monobrand outlets in Moscow and Saint Petersburg, a warehouse for spare parts and 60 touch points in key regions, over a period of five years, the company said in a statement.
Through TML Truck Rus, Tata Motors will bring its range of Light, Medium and Heavy commercial vehicles, to the Russian market, the company said.
Commenting on the development, Tata Motors Head – International Business (Commercial Vehicles) R T Wasan said it was a significant step towards establishing the Tata Motors name in Russia.
"Through this signing, we are committing to a strong, long-term partnership with all our customers in Russia with a range of world class quality products from the Tata Motors portfolio and backed by premium quality service and parts support from TML Truck Rus," he added.
TML Truck Rus Commercial Director Albert Yagudin said: "While Tata Motors trucks have been selling in Russia for a while now, we hope to further engage with the Russian customers in offering a comprehensive Tata Motors vehicle experience, backed by a world-class sales and service set-up across the country."
On the future plans, TML Truck Rus General Director Eduard Kasakin said: "Market strategy of Tata Motors' vehicles includes introducing a wide range of models in various segments of commercial transportation. The portfolio of products planned have been specially configured and developed keeping in mind the requirements of the Russian customer."
Headquartered in Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan, TML Truck Rus would import and distribute Tata Motors commercial vehicles and original spare parts from the company.