Citroen connects to Chennai’s Kamarajar Port for export of vehicles

Citroën India, part of the Stellantis Group, has announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Kamarajar Port Ltd (KPL) to begin its export program from India.

PAIPL, the Indian subsidiary of Citroën India, will export the Indian-made “New C3” B-Hatch vehicles to countries in ASEAN and Africa. Deliveries of the vehicles will begin later this month as CBUs.

Roland Bouchara, CEO & MD, Stellantis India, said: “This partnership with KPL reinforces the Stellantis Group’s ‘India for the World’ philosophy, which will capitalize on India’s strong manufacturing export potential. In 2019 we started exporting powertrains from our Hosur facility and with the start of the new C3 exports as CBU this year we mark an important milestone on our journey to India. We have created a 360-degree ecosystem that is delivering strong results for the group and we will continue to build on this in the future.”

Guy Lederer, Head-Supply Chain & Logistics for India, Asia Pacific, Stellantis, says: “KPL meets all Citroën’s requirements to export vehicles from India as part of its internationalization strategy. Kamarajar Port, a port of significant importance in India’s maritime logistics ecosystem, will be used for the export of Indian-made Citroën vehicles from the smart car platform to the world. We look forward to a cooperative and successful working relationship with KPL to achieve on-time deliveries at a competitive cost.”

Sunil Paliwal, CMD, Kamarajar Port Limited said: “We are delighted to enter into an agreement with PCA Automobiles to offer our port services for the export of branded vehicles to countries in ASEAN and Africa. Cooperation with PCA Automobiles will help us to expand our export activities.” ME TOI

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