DIMO, a leading diversified conglomerate in Sri Lanka, together with Tata Motors Limited, launched its first batch of locally assembled DIMO Batta HT2 trucks. Marking a significant milestone in Sri Lanka’s automotive industry, DIMO is proud to introduce the first ever small commercial vehicle assembled in Sri Lanka. Produced at the DIMO Vehicle Assembly Plant at the Weliweriya Logistics Center with a daily production capacity of 3 to 4 vehicles, the first batch of locally assembled DIMO Batta HT2 vehicles was handed over to a group of customers recently.
Ranjith Pandithage, Chairman & Managing Director of DIMO, commented on the launch of the DIMO Batta HT2 trucks. “Mobility plays a crucial role in the development of any economy, and as a company that has always stood for fuelling the dreams and aspirations of the communities we serve in, we are immensely proud to reach this incredible milestone of launching the first locally assembled DIMO Batta.”
The proven product of which over 100,000 vehicles are already enhancing the day to day lives of many Sri Lankans, the DIMO Batta HT2 is the only commercial vehicle that has a fuel economy of 18 to 22km per litre in its class, allowing maximum savings and higher returns for the owners. It also has a very low maintenance cost compared to the similar products of competitors and comes with a regular service interval of every 10,000km, saving time and cost for the customer. With a large drop side load body with the dimensions of 7.2’ in length, 5’ in width and 1’ in height, the vehicle features a stylishly designed and comfortable cabin that seats two persons including the driver. Additionally, it comes with elegantly stylish head lamps and digital odometers for enhanced accuracy and most importantly, a trusted warranty of 2 years or 60,000km.
As a pioneer in Sri Lanka’s automobile industry and the only authorized general distributor for Tata vehicles in Sri Lanka, DIMO is well geared with the expertise to provide a top-of-the-line product to its customers, with the support from Tata Motors.
Vijitha Bandara, Executive Director of DIMO, who also oversees the aftersales services and retail business of DIMO, stated, “It is because of our expertise in the automobile industry and the immense support we have received from our principal Tata Motors, that we were able to roll out the first ever locally assembled DIMO Batta HT2. We constantly work towards strengthening our aftersales operations in order to provide a state-of-the-art service for our valued customers.”
Backed by DIMO’s engineering excellence and over 8 decades of trust, DIMO offers an unmatched aftersales service to its valued customer base, through 16 locations around the country with spare parts availability in over 500 outlets island wide.
Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC (DIMO) is involved in a number of related fields and represents many prestigious principals – Mercedes-Benz, Siemens, Jeep, KSB, TATA Motors, MTU, Komatsu, Michelin, Zeiss, MRF, Bomag, Claas, TK Elevator, Mahindra Tractors and Stanley to name a few. From a company known for vehicles, DIMO today has diversified into many areas. Medical Engineering, Building Management Systems and Services, Power Generation and Distribution, Material Handling, Storage and Warehouse solutions, Power Tools, Agricultural Equipment, Total Lighting Solutions, Power systems and Generators, Refrigeration, Ship Repairing and Driver Training Courses are some of the areas into which DIMO has entered during the past few decades. DIMO has also diversified into fertilizer and agriculture input market. DIMO successfully entered into overseas markets in the Maldives and Myanmar, by expanding their Marine and General Engineering services through partnerships in the Maldives and their automobiles and automobile servicing segments into Myanmar. DIMO is currently working to consolidate on current overseas operations with new markets in East Africa.