Sweden-based bus manufacturer Volvo has decided to set up its bus body-building
unit in Karnataka instead of Andhra Pradesh, which had offered the bus giant a
number of incentives.
decided on Karnataka since Bangalore already has a strong infrastructure in bus
was earlier outsourcing the bodybuilding in India to a Bangalore-based company,
Jaico Automobiles (Azad Group).
engine parts and chasis are manufactured in Sweden, bodybuilding was done in the
with a number of complaints coming in on defects in structural design, defective
air-conditioning against the buses, the company
decided to set up its own bus body building unit in the country.
says it opted for Karnataka as it already has a strong infrastructure for bodybuilding