MAN Trucks further expands its network; Inaugurates new dealership in Chennai
· Vijai Earthmoving Equipment becomes dealer partner of MAN
· This state-of-the-art facility is the 64thtouch point
Part of MAN’s plans to increase dealerships across the country
Chennai, 15th June, 2017: MAN Trucks India, a 100% subsidiary of MAN Truck & Bus AG, Germany, today inaugurated its 64th dealership at Chennai. Set up by its new partner M/s. Vijai Earthmoving Equipment Pvt. Ltd., this is the fourth dealership inaugurated since January 2017, besides Solapur, Pune and Vijayawada.
MAN is working on its two-pronged strategy for India. This involves network expansion in order to increase sales opportunities and at the same provide service support to all customers. In May this year, MAN crossed the milestone of over 25,000 vehicles rolled out from its Pithampur plant. The New CLA EVO range, launched in December 2016, comprises tippers, long haul and special application trucks ranging from 16T to 49T.
Mr. Joerg Mommertz, Chairman &Managing Director, MAN Trucks India said, “Our India approach has shaped up well over the years, despite challenging market conditions. Now, we have increased the pace of responding to market demands and this new dealership is an example of our efforts. The south region is an important market and with this facility we will be able to improve our reach. I am pleased to welcome on-board Vijai Earthmoving Equipment as our partner and am confident that they will impart the MAN brand experience to all customers.”
Mr. K Gomathinayagam, Managing Director, Vijai Earthmoving Equipment said: “I am happy to start our association with MAN Trucks. It is our conviction that MAN brand can provide the right solutions to stakeholders. I assure customers of the best of support in terms of sales advisory and aftersales services. We look forward to a long and fruitful partnership with MAN Trucks India.”
The new dealership by Vijai Earthmoving Equipment is the 24thlocation in the southern region. The facility will provide sales and aftersales support to all customers. Spread over an area of13,000 sq.ft, it is located close to the Chennai-Bengaluru highway. There are three service bays and a lounge where customers/drivers can wait while their vehicles are being serviced.
The workshop has qualified MAN technicians who can address diverse needs of customers and ensure maximum vehicle uptime. The facility is equipped with high precision tools and advanced diagnostic systems. The dealership will also offer 24×7 roadside assistance and on-site service support.
The New MAN CLA EVO range
The New CLA EVO series trucks are powered by the proven MAN D-0836, turbo charged, inter-cooled engine, that is rated for 250HP and 300HP. Mated with 6- and 9-speed gearboxes, the trucks are adapted for specific operational purposes. The electronically-controlled Common Rail system makes the engine high on reliability and fuel efficiency, besides being more environment friendly.
The crawler gear in long haul trucks helps the engine run within the optimal rpm range, thereby reducing fuel consumption. Strong rigid front axle, hypoid rear axles provide superior traction & gradeability, and unmatched reliability. The tippers feature MAN‘s planetary rear axle with hub reduction, which provides high ground clearance and has proven its effectiveness in varying conditions. The inter axle and differential lock imparts superior traction.
The driver environment offers best-in-class ergonomics, visibility and control. The objective is to provide drivers high levels of comfort for significantly reduced fatigue and enhanced safety. The aerodynamic cabin with heat and sound dampeners and an optional AC helps maximise man and machine performance.
MAN Aftersales and Service
MAN Trucks India offers service and support to ensure maximum uptime, all the time. MAN Services offers include warranty schemes, annual maintenance contracts, on-site support and 24×7 helpline service.
MAN Services also offer new solutions like lubricants that can improve the engine performance. Along with MAN genuine parts, always recommended to operators, the vehicle life cycle gets a boost – whether it is in engine hours for tippers or kilometres clocked for long haul trucks.
World’s top advertising groups come together with Google to mobilize Gen Z around the Sustainable Development Goals The Common Future Project Combines Industry-Leading Talent from Advertising’s ‘Big Six’ and Wieden + Kennedy to Launch a Global Action Campaign on YouTube
The Common Ground alliance, in partnership with Google, on 14 June announced the launch of “The Common Future Project,” a first-of-its-kind initiative aimed at driving widespread awareness and action among young people in support of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted at the United Nations in 2015.
The Common Future Project combines multidisciplinary teams from across the world’s biggest advertising and marketing services groups and independent advertising agency Wieden+Kennedy with the dedicated resources from Google to create a global action campaign for the SDGs that engages the current generation of mission-driven young people – otherwise known as Gen Z.
UN Deputy Secretary General Ms. Amina Mohammed said: “The Sustainable Development Agenda is the most ambitious anti-poverty, pro-planet agenda ever adopted by the UN. The Common Future Project recognizes the power of young people as global agents of change. I commend the Common Ground partners for this creative effort to transform the video platforms that young people use into platforms for action for a world of peace and dignity for all.”
Over a three-day period, teams from Dentsu, Havas, IPG, Omnicom, Publicis Groupe and WPP, as well as Wieden+Kennedy, worked side–by-side at the YouTube Space NY to develop big ideas with the goal of inspiring Gen Z (aged 15 to 24) – the largest generation of youth in history – to become advocates for the SDGs and take action toward a more sustainable future.
As part of the workshop, multi-agency teams experienced briefings from the UN Deputy Secretary General and the UN’s SDG Team on the challenges of galvanizing Gen Z and others globally around the SDGs. These agency teams also explored the cultural influence of YouTube, a place where anyone can have a voice, and how the power of video is helping brands and creators generate positive social change.
On the final day, the teams had three hours to shoot, produce and edit rough videos of their concepts in the YouTube Space before pitching a panel of experts including UN SDG Advocate Alaa Murabit; Jake Horowitz, Co-founder, Mic.com; Madonna Badger, Founder & Chief Creative Officer, Badger & Winters; and Golriz Lucina, Head of Creative for SoulPancake.
In a joint statement, Toshihiro Yamamoto, President and Chief Executive Officer of Dentsu; Yannick Bolloré, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Havas Group; Michael Roth, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of IPG; John Wren, President and Chief Executive Officer of Omnicom Group; Arthur Sadoun, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Publicis Groupe; Neil Christie, Global Chief Operating Officer of Wieden+Kennedy; and Sir Martin Sorrell, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of WPP, said:
“In the year since the launch of Common Ground, we have seen companies across the world uniting behind the Sustainable Development Goals. The Common Future Project is an unprecedented physical manifestation of that commitment to collaborate, and to the important role our industry can take in addressing some of the world’s most pressing challenges.”
Over the next few months, a virtual cross-agency team will work to develop and produce the winning idea into a broader campaign, set to launch later this summer. The campaign will tap into the range of ways to tell stories on YouTube, including the newest format, built-for-mobile bumper ads (:06) and longer-form content. To support and amplify the campaign, Google is committing a grant of global YouTube media.
Torrence Boone, VP, Global Agency Development, Google said: “When we first learned about the Common Ground initiative last year, we saw a terrific convergence of interests and values. Time and time again, we’ve all seen the power of video and YouTube to help affect positive social change. So we’re thrilled to be able to shine a spotlight on the great collaboration of these agencies coming together for the common good and are committed to helping their great ideas come to life on our platforms.”
Launched by the world’s six largest advertising holding companies (Dentsu, Havas, IPG, Omnicom, Publicis Groupe and WPP) last June at Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, Common Ground represents a working partnership that transcends commercial rivalry to: accelerate the achievement of the SDGs; demonstrate to the industry and world that the goals are of universal importance and require universal contribution; and inspire other industries to follow suit.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
In September 2015, UN Member States unanimously adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, focused on the three interconnected elements of economic growth, social inclusion and environmental protection. With 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at its core, the Agenda is universal, integrated and transformative and aims to spur actions that will end poverty, reduce inequality and tackle climate change between now and 2030. www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment
NUGGETS’ BEASLEY, NETS’ NICHOLSON, KINGS’ TEMPLE HEADLINE ASIA PACIFIC TEAM CAMP IN HANGZHOU, CHINA
– Fourth Asia Pacific Team Camp Presented by Nike Will Bring Together Top High School Age Boys and Girls from Australia, China, India, Korea and New Zealand –
– 12 Boys from NBA Academy India to be a Part of the Elite Camp –
BEIJING, June 15, 2017 – The National Basketball Association (NBA) today announced the 73 boys and girls from Australia, China, India, Korea and New Zealand who will travel to Hangzhou, China for the fourth Asia Pacific Team Camp Presented by Nike. The camp for elite young basketball talent in the region will be held June 18-21 at Zhejiang Provincial Sports Vocational Technical Institute.
Current NBA players Malik Beasley (Denver Nuggets), Andrew Nicholson (Brooklyn Nets) and Garrett Temple (Sacramento Kings) will join former WNBA player Zheng Haixia (the first Chinese WNBA player); NBA assistant coaches Ryan Bowen (Denver Nuggets), Charles Klask (Detroit Pistons), Bob Thornton (Sacramento Kings); and FIBA coach Ronald Cass to coach the 17 and 18-year old campers, who were selected by their respective basketball federations.
“We are grateful for the continued support of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA), Zhejiang Provincial Sports Vocational Technical Institute and Nike to provide these elite young players with the opportunity to learn from some of the world’s best players and coaches,” said NBA China CEO David Shoemaker. “We are once again looking forward to a great camp that will help these young players and reach their full potential and positively impact the local community.”
“The Asia Pacific Team Camp presented by Nike will provide the top young talent from Australia, China, India, Korea and New Zealand with the training and competition to take their game to the next level,” said Nike Asia Pacific Category Sports Marketing Director Goro Nakajima. “Furthermore, the players will learn leadership, character development and life skills that will serve them well for future success.”
“We are very excited to partner with the NBA and Nike to provide this incredible opportunity for the top young talents to learn on and off the court from some of the best coaches, including China basketball legend Zheng Haixia,” said Zhejiang Provincial Sports Vocational Technical Institute President Zhang Yadong. “We appreciate the NBA’s efforts to bring the camp to Hangzhou and to inspire our players in Zhejiang.”
Players and coaches will lead the campers through a variety of activities on and off the court, including movement efficiency, positional skill development, shooting and skills competitions, 5-on-5 games, and daily life skills seminars focusing on health, leadership and communication. One boy and one girl will be named Asia Pacific Team Camp MVPs at the conclusion of the camp.
The camp will also include a variety of NBA Cares community outreach efforts with youth in Hangzhou in partnership with local community organizations. These programs will highlight the power of sport to promote cultural understanding while teaching the importance of a healthy, active lifestyle and the values of the game, including teamwork, integrity and respect.
Nike, the Presenting Partner of the Asia Pacific Team Camp since 2011, will outfit the campers and coaches with Nike apparel and footwear.
2017 marks the fourth edition of the Asia Pacific Team Camp presented by Nike. The camp has previously been held in Melbourne, Australia (2011) and Nanjing, China (2013 and 2015).
The following is a complete list of players participating in the fourth