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Force Motors Limited
Type Public
Founded 1958
Headquarters Pune
Key people Abhay N. Firodia (CMD)
Revenue (turnover) Rs. 99 963.95 lakhs (2005) ($2 Billion)
Net income ???
Employees 7000

Force Motors founded in 1958 as Bajaj Tempo Ltd. is a manufacturer of three wheelers, multi-utility and cross country vehicles, light commercial vehicles, tractors, buses and now heavy commercial vehicles based in Pune, India. Abhay N. Firodia is the Chairman & Managing Director. In 2005, the company was renamed Force Motors.[1]

Force Motors started production of the HANSEAT 3-Wheelers in collaboration with Vidal & Sohn Tempo Werke, Germany and went on to establish a presence in the “Light Commercial Vehicles” field with the MATADOR, the proverbial LCV in India. Through the 1980s and 1990s, and especially in the last five years with a major product development effort, Force Motors has introduced new Light Commercial Vehicles, a new family of Utility Vehicles, new state-of-the-art Tractors, and a new range of Three-Wheelers.

In 1982, Bajaj Tempo entered into a licensing agreement with what is now Daimler AG to manufacture the Mercedes Benz OM 616 engine.

In 2004, the company firmed up a joint venture with MAN AG of Germany for manufacturing of trucks at Pithampur, the industrial hub of Madhya Pradesh in Indore, India. On 3rd Dec 2008 another agreement was signed between Man AG and Force motors to the effect that both will hold equal (50:50) stake in the JV company Man Force trucks pvt. Ltd.[2] The joint venture was dissolved in 2011.[3]

Tractors are built under the Balwan and Ox, (formerly Tempo Ox), brands,[4] and use Mercedes-Benz derived engines that Force builds.

Model range


Current models

Current Tractor Models
Model Year(s) of Production Horsepower Engine Type Misc Notes Photo
Force Orchard Ox 25 2005- 27 hp (20 kW) Mercedes-Benz derived Force Orchard Ox 25-2007.jpg
Force Orchard Ox 25 DLX 2012- 27 hp (20 kW) Mercedes-Benz derived Force Orchard Ox 25 DLX - 2012.jpg
Balwan 300 2003- 30 hp (22 kW)
Balwan 330 2013- 31 hp (23 kW) Balwan 330 - 2013.jpg
Balwan 400 2003- 40 hp (30 kW) Mercedes-Benz derived Balwan 400 - 2013.jpg
Balwan 450 2003- 45 hp (34 kW) Mercedes-Benz derived Balwan 450 - 2013.jpg
Balwan 500 2003- 50 hp (37 kW) Mercedes-Benz derived Balwan 500-2006.jpg
Balwan 500 DLX 2012- 50 hp (37 kW) Mercedes-Benz derived Force Balwan 500 DLX - 2012.jpg
Balwan 600 2003- 60 hp (45 kW) Mercedes-Benz derived Balwan 600.jpg

Former models

Former Tractor Models
Model Year(s) of Production Horsepower Engine Type Misc Notes Photo
Tempo Ox-25 2002- 27 hp (20 kW) Bajaj Tempo
Tempo Ox-25 Orchard -2005 27 hp (20 kW) Bajaj Tempo Tempo Ox-25 Orchard-2006.jpg
Tempo Ox-35 1999- 35 hp (26 kW) Bajaj Tempo
Tempo Ox-45 Supper 1997- 43 hp (32 kW) Bajaj Tempo


Light Commercial vehicles

  • Force Traveller range of vehicles (including Traveller 26, School Bus, Ambulance, Quick Response Vehicle, Royale)

Small Commercial Vehicles

  • Shaktiman 200
  • Shaktiman 400

Multi Utility Vehicles

  • Force Trax (including Toofan, Cruiser, Cruiser Deluxe)
  • Force Kargo King
  • Force Trax Delivery Van

Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs)

See also

References / sources

External links

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