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Daimler trucks unit sees profits in India by 2017 - report
March 7, 2014 / 8:38 AM / 4 years ago

Daimler trucks unit sees profits in India by 2017 - report

BERLIN (Reuters) - Daimler’s (DAIGn.DE) trucks division may return to profit in India by 2017 as the weak rupee is proving a boon to exports from the new Chennai factory, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reported on Friday, citing unit chief Wolfgang Bernhard.

Employees work near a BharatBenz truck inside Daimler's new factory in Oragadam, in the Kancheepuram district of Tamil Nadu April 18, 2012. REUTERS/Babu/Files

“The fall in value of the rupee is an opportunity that allows us to make money on exports from Chennai,” the newspaper quoted Bernhard as saying in an interview.

Daimler’s plant in Chennai, where the German company assembles vans and heavy-duty trucks, was completed in 2012 at costs of 700 million euros.

Asia accounted for a third of Daimler’s 484,000 truck sales last year.

Reporting by Andreas Cremer, editing by William Hardy

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