Andhra Pradesh Scooters Limited

Andhra Pradesh Scooters Limited (APSL) was a scooter manufacturer founded in 1974 and operated until 1986 in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It was owned by the Government of Andhra Pradesh.[1][2]

Andhra Pradesh Scooters Limited
Company typedefunct
Founded1974, Patancheru
ProductsAllwyn Puspak, Vespa PL 170
Number of employees

Alwyn Puspak edit

APSL started production of the Allywn Puspak scooter,[3] with technical knowhow from Scooters India, another public sector undertaking from the state of Uttar Pradesh which manufactured Vijay Super scooters, originally a Lambretta GP under license from Innocenti of Italy. This Puspak model was very similar to the Vijay Super except for some changes in the front mud guard and other small panels and with few changes in the mechanicals. Sales were sluggish and production facilities were underutilized.

Vespa PL170 edit

In the early 1980s APSL entered into a collaboration agreement with Piaggio, Italy, to manufacture a smaller range of Vespa scooters of 100cc, 80cc and mopeds. The European model Vespa 100 was chosen, rebranded as Vespa PL170, launched in 1983, and was in production until 1986.

However both the models failed to sell in high numbers and the company was declared sick and was referred to BIFR which eventually liquidated the assets after finding no takers.[4]

References edit

  1. ^ "ANDHRA PRADESH SCOOTERS LIMITED - Company, directors and contact details - Zauba Corp".
  3. ^ "Activa overtakes bikes, revives scooter raj in India". The Times of India. 2017-04-20. ISSN 0971-8257. Retrieved 2023-07-24.
  4. ^ "Andhra Pradesh Scooters Ltd (liquidated)" – via Business Standard.