In a landmark moment, Volvo Trucks India has delivered the 1000th truck to one of its long-term valued customers, Mahalaxmi Group, today. The Volvo FMX 460 8x4 truck was received by Abji Bhai Dholu, the 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 handover the truck.
"Volvo Trucks India has a strong 16-year-old partnership with Mahalaxmi Group which is based on a strong commitment to improve operating productivity & efficiency through world-class trucks and higher uptime. 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", said Vinod Aggarwal.
From a single truck at a mining site to a fleet of 1000 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. Realizing the paradigm shift in the demands of the mining industry, 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 5000 employees.
Speaking on the occasion, Jagdish Dholu & Rahul Dholu said, "Volvo Trucks has played a significant role in our journey and success. The advanced technology of Volvo Trucks along with world-class aftermarket support and service at mining sites, ensured higher uptime and returns on investment. Till date, the first Volvo Truck we procured is still operational and continue to be a part of our fleet. Driver training programs provided by Volvo Trucks inculcated the best driving practices among the operators, which assisted in improving fuel efficiency as well as safety. This mutually benefitting partnership is an example of trust and commitment that goes hand-in-hand for excellent teamwork."
Volvo’s site support model coupled with the best practices adopted by Mahalaxmi in the sites & consistent performance of Volvo Trucks enabled them to gain more confidence to expand their operations and execute the projects efficiently. Dynafleet solution & Uptime centre proven its role in efficient fleet management and driver performance to achieve operational efficiency.
"We are so proud that Mahalaxmi Group consistently invested in Volvo Trucks and reached this milestone. This is a reflection of the confidence in Volvo trucks superior technology products and customer support in tough mining operations. We congratulate Mahalaxmi Group on its success over the years and look forward to further strengthen our bond", concludes Dinakar.