ACGL TURN AROUND
Once again, Busworld India welcomes the Automobile Corporation of Goa Ltd to Busworld India. The company is one of the largest bus and coach bodybuilders in India, making a full range from small buses to full size city buses and coaches.
The company was originally founded in 1980 in Goa, a very small and picturesque state of India, with Tata Motors taking a substantial minority shareholding. Bodywork can be built in steel or aluminium. Although the latter is more expensive, it is totally resistant to corrosion and has a higher residual value.
Two years ago, at Busworld India 2013, the Managing Director of ACGL said that the company had been turned round. It no longer held large stocks of chassis, but pre-built bodywork, ready to drop on to chassis in a just-in-time operation. Final connection of all the systems and preparation for delivery took only a few days. This proved very popular with customers who benefitted from rapid deliveries.