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“Fuelling Growth” – Dealer Conference 2014

July 21, 2014

Bosch Automotive Components Department hosted a Dealer Conference on 11th & 12th July 2014 at Eden Resort & Spa – Beruwala. The event witnessed the participation of 45 dealers from all parts of the country, representing ZEXEL Diesel Fuel Injection (DFI) & representatives from institutions such as Sri Lanka Navy, Sri Lanka Railway & Petroleum Corporation.

Mr Gahanath Pandithage, Mr Channa Weerawardane, Mr Suresh Gunarathna, Mr Sarath Algama and the Bosch Automotive Components Department represented DIMO while Mr Ramesh Kulkarni (Senior General Manager Exports of Bosch Ltd-India), Mr Aneesh Balakrishnan (Territory Manager Bosch Ltd-India for Sri Lanka) and Mr Atsushi Takada (Manager Zexel International Markets) represented Bosch and Zexel. The event was themed “Fuelling Growth” which signifies the growth of Zexel Fuel Injection business in Sri Lanka with DIMO partnership.

The event was organized to further strengthen the relationship between DIMO and their dealers & other institutions and also coincided with the visit of principals from India & Japan.

On Friday 11th July evening, guests checked into their respective rooms and the event commenced at 6.30pm with every participant lighting a candle. Dance acts were performed by Prashadi Dance Academy and a comedy act was performed by Giriraj & Priyantha at the event. Mr Gahanath Pandithage addressed the audience followed by a presentation by Mr Tharindu Atapattu (General Manager) on the Future of ZEXEL Diesel Fuel Injection Business. Presentations about the Zexel Business were done by Mr Atsushi Takada & Mr Ramesh Kulkarni and was  followed by dinner & fellowship. Sohan & the Experiments provided the music to which everyone enjoyed themselves late in to the night

The invitees and their spouses were hosted for breakfast on 12th morning, and a Live Cookery Demonstration (Mexican Style) was done by the in-house Chef. In addition, fun Games and activities were arranged for the crowd that gathered at the pool side. The event concluded in the afternoon after Lunch and was a memorable event for the Dealers, Bosch Automotive Components Team, Principals from Bosch and Zexel, and the DIMO Management.

DIMO Hosts “Ifthar” for its Valued Partners

July 15, 2014

DIMO invited their valued stakeholders for “Ifthar”, on the 9th of July 2014  at DIMO 800 followed by dinner.

A special Bayan was delivered by Ash Sheikh Noor Amith. Mr Ranjith Pandithage, Mr Channa Weerawardane, Mr Suresh Gunaratne, Mr Sarath Algama, Mr Ajith Algama Mr Vijitha Bandara, Mr Wijitha Pushpawela, Mr Anuradha Dias, Mr Ananda Mapalagama, Mr Tharanga Gunawardena, Mr Mahesh Karunaratne and Mr Rakhita Gunasekera  graced the event together with the stakeholders.

This event was held for the 4th consecutive year.

DIMO introduces the all new C-Class from DIMO

July 9, 2014

The all-new C-Class heralds a new chapter in the Mercedes-Benz success story and sets new standards in the premium mid‑range class. Thanks to an intelligent lightweight design concept boasting weight savings of up to 100 kilograms, excellent aerodynamics and new, economical engines, the C-Class establishes new benchmarks in its class. A host of new assistance systems offer safety of the highest standard, while a new suspension, optionally air-sprung, provides for exemplary ride and driving comfort as well as nimble and agile handling. In terms of appearance the new C-Class adopts a progressive approach with its clear yet emotional design and its high-class interior. Many other innovations and interior touches underscore the saloon’s energizing comfort and refined sportiness.

Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC (DIMO) recently introduced the all new C-Class (W205) at the DIMO 800 amidst a selected gathering of customers, accompanied by a spectacular show. His Excellency Dr. Jurgen Morhard was the Guest of Honor at the event. Mr Ranjith Pandithage(Chairman), Mr Gahanath Pandithage (CEO) and the senior management of DIMO together with the Mercedes-Benz Sales Team lead by Mr Rajeev Pandithage (Head of Mercedes-Benz Sales and Parts) and the Mercedes-Benz Service Team lead by Mr Tharanga Gunawardena (General Manager – Mercedes-Benz Service) were present at the event. This was the very first time that a 3-D projection system on a floor was done in Sri Lanka, and it mesmerized the audience and made the night a memorable one.

The C-Class is the biggest-selling model series from Mercedes-Benz. Sales of the preceding model, which was launched in 2007, total over 2.2 million worldwide. “Mercedes-Benz has introduced another great car fitting the motto – The Best or Nothing. This can be considered a baby S-Class and DIMO is proud to introduce this car to Sri Lanka as the only Authorized Distributor” says Mr Ranjith Pandithage. The C-Class has grown to take account of people’s increasing average height. With an 80-millimetre increase in the wheelbase (2840 millimetres) compared with the previous model, the vehicle is 95 millimetres longer (4686 millimetres) and 40 millimetres wider (1810 millimetres).

There is a choice of two different faces: sporty with centrally positioned star or – for the EXCLUSIVE line only – the classic saloon radiator grille featuring the Mercedes star on the bonnet. The new C-Class comes with H7 halogen headlamps as standard. In addition to the standard-fit headlamps, two energy-saving LED variants are available: a static system and a dynamic version with “LED Intelligent Light System”. The characteristic night design lends the new C-Class its very own distinctive look in the dark, too. The rear lamp and brake light in the tail lights feature LED technology in all headlamp versions.

A head-up display is also new to the C-Class. Like in a jet fighter, it displays important information directly in the driver’s field of vision on the front windscreen, thus providing for clear legibility and ensuring that the driver is distracted less from the road ahead.

“Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive: The intelligent car” – It is the declared aim of Mercedes-Benz to make the highest standard of safety available to everyone. To this end, the new C-Class incorporates almost all of the new assistance systems with a host of enhanced functions which is in the S-Class and E-Class. The assistance systems enhance both comfort and safety. Mercedes-Benz calls this Intelligent Drive. The new C-Class features a 360° camera, which is able to show the vehicle and its surroundings from various perspectives, including a virtual bird’s eye view,

A completely new multimedia generation offers intuitive operation in the new C-Class, featuring elaborate animations and visual effects which present all the functions in a clear and highly attractive manner. The new C-Class is also equipped with the unique Frontbass system. A Burmester® surround sound system is optionally available.

The new C-Class is available on the permit and also as ex-stock from DIMO – the only Authorized Distributor for Mercedes-Benz in Sri Lanka. The new C-Class can be experienced at the new DIMO 800 – Mercedes-Benz Center for Excellence at Colombo 14.