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DIMO and Vallibel Finance initiate ground-breaking Mercedes-Benz and Jeep deals

July 28, 2017

Proving its commitment to deliver the best powerhouses speedily and conveniently, Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC (DIMO) recently signed a special MOU with Vallibel Finance at the Mercedes-Benz Centre to deliver customised, accessible and convenient solutions and deals to DIMO Mercedes-Benz (Passenger and Commercial) and Jeep customers.

Prime among these offers will be Vallibel Finance’s breakthrough loan facility, the Auto Draft (similar to a bank overdraft), where customers pay an initial down payment of 50% of the value of the vehicle and thereafter pay the interest for only the remaining 50%. Via this short-term liquidity requirement, customers using the facility will not have to have a huge capital base to fulfil their dream of using or upgrading to a brand-new Mercedes-Benz or Jeep vehicle via DIMO.

Customers will also be open to a bonus instalment scheme to pay nothing up to 6 months once 50% of the vehicle value is paid as an advance, with the instalment payments beginning from the 7th month and further facilities arrangeable for 3, 4, 5 and 6 years. This scheme was developed especially for customers who purchase commercial vehicles, where they could earn and then start paying later so as to yield a better return on their investment.

A residual payment scheme amounting to 20% of the vehicle value would facilitate a reduced rental throughout the lease period. Thereafter, only one-fifth of the vehicle value would be payable to the leasing company. No additional interest will be charged here. This scheme was designed for customers who are purchasing passenger and SUV vehicles and would like to upgrade their vehicles after 3 or 4 years without committing themselves to a higher monthly instalment.

As the nation’s premier distributor of luxury vehicles, DIMO has again proved its commitment to its customers, with a history of more than 78 years in the nation. DIMO is the only general distributor for Mercedes-Benz and Jeep, and has always ensured that its commitment to the customer extends beyond the sales point through an array of after-sales services unparalleled by any other in the industry.

Vallibel Finance has consistently proved itself as one of Sri Lanka’s most respected conglomerates. Having revolutionised the role of a finance company with its breakthrough Auto Draft facility, Vallibel Finance has become increasingly popular for its wide array of Hire Purchase, Leasing, Pawning (Gold Loan), Fixed Deposit, Group Personal Loan, Mortgage Loan, Education Loan and Microfinance Product packages and offers deployed via a cutting-edge framework.

DIMO creates history with delivery of Mercedes-Benz Actros 6×4 Prime Movers

July 25, 2017

Diesel and Motor Engineering PLC (DIMO) recently delivered a fleet of Mercedes-Benz Actros trucks to Melwire Rolling (Pvt) Ltd to help with their most critical operations. The first three of a total of five trucks were delivered to Mr P. Muruganandhan, Director of Melwire Rolling (Pvt) Ltd by Mr Ranjith Pandithage (Chairman and Managing Director of DIMO). All units are 6×4 Prime Mover Semitrailer Tractors, used extensively in steel haulage. Incidentally, this was the first fleet of Actros Trucks to be sold in South Asia using Daimler Financing.

In order to be able to offer a vehicle that is optimal for long-distance transport both today and in the future, and in view of the constantly increasing demands where comfort, economy, driving dynamics and variety are concerned, Mercedes-Benz decided to completely redevelop and rebuild the Actros. In order to make the new Actros a highly economical truck it has been equipped with many innovative and consumption-reducing features, and with particularly frugal engines. The overall economy of a truck is determined by many factors. Some cannot be influenced. But others can: thus, for example, alongside the innovative, cost-reducing vehicle technology deployed, services which are perfectly aligned to the new Actros also ensure that you can positively influence cost factors such as consumption and repairs and maintenance as well. Giving an even more profitable complete solution.

With a fleet of powerhouses ranging from small-scale tractors to large-scale haulers, the Actros has also come to symbolise the fusion of intelligent design and unhindered performance, extending from the smallest to the most ambitious operations involving construction, haulage and transport.

The Mercedes-Benz Actros boasts of a capacity of 33 tons, along with a 12,000 cubic centimetre, 313 horsepower engine. Operating at 1,530 torque-power at a low speed of 1080 RPM, the engine is heavily effective in saving fuel and maintaining smooth and steady power with minimum effort. Moreover, the Mercedes-Benz Actros engine is a Euro 2 engine, which offers a high fuel efficiency and low maintenance intervals of 25,000 km between services – the perfect semitrailer for some of the world’s most critical haulage operations.

One of the most enduring qualities of Mercedes-Benz Actros is its driver-friendly cabin, with such amenable features as luxury beds, suspension seats, comfort cab mountings and pop-up roof. So it is with the Mercedes-Benz Actros, which comes with features aligned with the requirements of specialist drivers.

Rajeev Pandithage (General Manager – Mercedes-Benz Sales), Shamal Fernando (Business Unit Manager – Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicles), Titus Peries (Manager – Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicle Service) and Devendra Rajaratnam (Service Advisor for Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicles too were present at the handover.

DIMO adjudged the Overall Gold Winner in CMA Excellence in Integrated Reporting Awards 2017

July 24, 2017

DIMO was adjudged the Overall Gold Winner in CMA Excellence in Integrated Reporting Awards 2017, which was held recently.
Apart from carrying away the main award of the event, DIMO also carried away Gold Awards in the category of Best Concise Integrated Report and in the category of Industry & Commerce. DIMO’s annual report was also among the Top 10 Integrated Reports of the year. DIMO was the pioneer in introducing Integrated Reporting to Sri Lanka.
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