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Ashok Leyland bags Senegal order for 400 mini buses

Ashok Leyland bags Senegal order for 400 mini buses

Chennai, May 16 (UNI) 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.

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