Nepal dealer is Tata’s best distributor abroad

April 22nd, 2009 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS  

Kathmandu, April 22 (IANS) Despite political turmoil, mounting inflation and a nagging fuel crisis, a Nepali car dealer pipped rivals from 16 other countries to become the highest seller of commercial vehicles manufactured by Indian business group Tata in the international market.
Sipradi Trading Private Ltd, distributors of Tata Motors’ trucks, tippers, buses, mini buses and the Tata mobile, sold more than 3,500 Tata vehicles in the financial year 2008-09, the company said.

Nepal’s sole dealer for Tata vehicles for 25 years, Sipradi had in the past faced a shutdown called by the Maoist guerrillas.

The Nepali company is also the second-highest seller of Tata vehicles spare parts in the international market.

Sipradi has been boosting its sales with its network of service centres and spare parts dealers. From its current seven service centres, in this year it plans to open 14 more besides boosting its mobile van services.

It is also the Nepal dealer of India’s Exide batteries and MAK lubricants launched by Bharat Petroleum Corporation.

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