Daimler India Commercial Vehicles Launches New BharatBenz Regional Training Center in Cuttack, Odisha

BharatBenz Regional Training Center (RTC) is the first in the East zone
and second in India

BharatBenz RTC in South already established in Chennai; 28,000
personnel trained in four years

Two more Regional Training Centers – North and West – will be set up by
December 2022

Chennai – DaimlerIndia Commercial Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. (DICV), a wholly-owned
subsidiary of Daimler Truck AG (“Daimler Truck”) today launched a new BharatBenz
Regional Training Center (RTC) in Cuttack, Odisha. The new RTC, a partnership
between BharatBenz, Directorate of Technical Education and Training (DTET) and
PPS Motors Pvt. Ltd., is situated in the premises of ITI, Cuttack and will be conducting
technical training programs for the students of ITI, Cuttack as well as BharatBenz
dealer sales and service technical staff in the Eastern region.

Government of Odisha dignitaries, Sri. Pritiranjan Gharai, Hon’ble Minister; Skill
Development & Technical Education, Sri. Subroto Bagchi, Chairman, Odisha Skill
Development Authority, Sri. Hemant Sharma IAS, Principal Secretary, Skill
development and Department of Technical Education, Sri. Reghu. G, IAS – Director,
Technical Education and Training were present at the launch.

BharatBenz is setting up Regional Training Centers all over India to reskill and upskill
its technical personnel. The RTC at ITI, Cuttack is the second, while the first one was
set up in Chennai four years back. BharatBenz will be opening two more RTCs – one
each in the North and the West with an objective to train maximum personnel on an
annual basis.

Mr. Rajaram Krishnamurthy, Vice President BharatBenz Marketing & Sales and
Customer Service said, “The launch of BharatBenz Regional Training Center in
Cuttack is a part of BharatBenz Academy’s bigger plan to have one Regional Training
Center each in North, South, East and West of India to train, reskill and upskill
students, our drivers and personnel in sales and after-sales service. Two more
Regional Training Centers for North and West are in the pipeline and will be
operational by December 2022. With BharatBenz Academy being operational for last
4 years, we have trained about 28,000 technicians so far, in our Chennai RTC. With
the new Regional Training Center in Cuttack, we will be training over 800 technicians
and train over 2000 technicians within a year, only in the East zone. Our aim is to
train at least 10,000 technicians every year across our Regional Training Centers.”
The BharatBenz RTC in Cuttack is spread around 2000 sq-ft and will be expanded
quickly to 6000 sq-ft. The facility is located inside the campus of Govt. Industrial
Training Institute (ITI), Cuttack. This facility is equipped with 500+ equipment and
tools, and 2 vehicles and 10 aggregates of trucks and buses for training programs.
Trainers from the BharatBenz Dealer Network and ITI (Industrial Training Institute)
instructors will be conducting a variety of training programs at this RTC.

BharatBenz Academy trains BharatBenz truck drivers and dealership personnel in
addition to providing technical support training across 275+ national sales and service
touchpoints. BharatBenz Academy is expanding its training facilities across the
country to ensure BharatBenz technical training is facilitated closer to our dealerships.
BharatBenz Academy’s vision is to develop manpower, measure results, expand
geographies, digitalize, provide certifications and end user advisory. It develops Field
and Dealer Trainers to handle customization in the local language, which benefits in
time and cost, and improves manpower availability and skill.

Development of a Driver Training Simulator and Learning Management System are in
the pipeline. This will enhance the digital learning experience and monitor
performance down the level for further development. The Academy will soon roll out
new programs – application, theme, customer-based which will guide and help end
users in achieving better performance and results in the business. DICV will also offer
knowledge and training material, training tools and equipment accessible to DTET
trainers and students.

“By partnering with ITI Cuttack we would be sharing our resource and knowledge in
training the ITI students as per the market skill requirement and ensure availability of
skilled manpower in the market. Our dealership and network can consider these
resources for expanding requirement where we may not require to spend another 6
months in developing them”, Mr. Rajaram Krishnamurthy further added.

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