Chennai, May 16: Ashok Leyland, flagship of the Hinduja Group,
on Thursday announced that it has received an order from Senegal for
supply of 400 mini buses.
A company release here said the order is from Senbus Industries, a
company assembling urban buses in Dakar.
Ashok Leyland has signed a contract for supplying 400 units of Eagle
916 Minibuses valuing Euro 10.06 million.
This order comes after the successful operation of 475 buses to
Senegal’s Dakar Dem Dikk.
The Eagle 916 bus is a strong and sturdy platform, which has been
developed exclusively for Africa.
These buses have been tried and tested on numerous successful
The capital of Senegal will start receiving buses towards the end of
June this year.
This project will provide mobility solutions to the country by expanding
reach and covering the remote areas through AFTU, a leading private
bus association of operator groups that run buses extensively across
A special aspect of this project is that Senbus Industries will be supplied
with Semi Knocked Down buses and Ashok Leyland will be collaborating
with Senbus on assembling them locally in Senegal.
Ashok Leyland’s team of engineers will work extensively with the skilled
team at Senbus for vehicle assembly, delivering high quality finished
products and after sales support.
A full-fledged workshop is also being planned at Dakar by Senbus Industries. (UNI)