Volvo Trucks India has announced the delivery of its 1,000th truck to one of its long-term valued customers, Mahalaxmi Group. The Volvo FMX 460 8x4 truck was received by Abji Bhai Dholu, Chairman of Mahalaxmi Group, along with the founder directors of the company Mohan Bhai, Shivji Bhai & Hira Bhai in Ahmedabad.
Vinod Aggarwal, MD & CEO, VE Commercial Vehicles, joined the celebrations virtually and congratulated the Mahalaxmi Group for becoming the first Indian company to reach this significant milestone. Boddapati Dinakar, SVP, Sales, Marketing and Aftermarket, Volvo Trucks India, along with Suresh Chandel and V Venkateswarlu, were present at the occasion to hand over the truck.
Vinod Aggarwal said that for over 16 years, the company has been associated with Mahalaxmi Group, which focuses on improving operational productivity and efficiency. “We are so happy to have partnered with a progressive organisation like Mahalaxmi group who established themselves as one of the largest contract mining companies in India. Today marks a momentous milestone & we look forward to many more in the future”, he added.
From a single truck at a mining site to a fleet of 1,000 Volvo Tippers today, the success of Mahalaxmi Constructions is a unique journey. Four enterprising brothers from Gujarat joined hands to build one of the largest contract mining transport company with a humble beginning in 1985 to a 1400+ Cr turnover organisation now. Realising the paradigm shift in the mining industry’s demands, Mahalaxmi Group began its association with Volvo Trucks in 2005 by ordering the first batch of 5-Volvo FM9 Tippers. By 2012, the Group had inducted 100 Volvo Trucks, and this number grew to 500 by 2015. Today, Mahalaxmi Group operates across the country in 17+ sites with over 5,000 employees.
Volvo’s site support model, coupled with the best practices adopted by Mahalaxmi at the sites and consistent performance of Volvo Trucks, enabled them to gain more confidence to expand their operations and execute the projects efficiently. In addition, dynafleet solution & Uptime centre has proven its role in efficient fleet management and driver performance to achieve operational efficiency.