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IST International Surface Technology

, Volume 5, Issue 3, pp 4–4 | Cite as

New painting plant for coaches and city buses in Pune, India

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India is the second largest market for buses in the world, with 50,000 buses being purchased every year. Since 2008, Daimler has introduced two coach models there, together with a city bus in the first quarter of 2012. The chassis are sup-plied by Mercedes-Benz in Stuttgart. MCV India, its global bodybuilding partner, assembles and paints the bodies at the Mercedes-Benz India plant in Chakan, Pune. In order to meet the required high quality standards for the finish of the buses, MCV (Manufacturing Commercial Vehicles) once again chose a painting plant from Lutro consisting of three large spray booths to accommodate the planned volume of 900 buses per year in India. Lutro has supplied several painting plants to MCV facilities throughout the world over recent decades.

Eng. Karim Ghabbour (second from left), owner of MCV, and Hartmut Schick (second from right), head of the Daimler bus division, visiting the new paint shop. One of the three Lutro spray booths can be seen in the background.

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