7 August, 2012
Tata Motors has delivered 5 Mine Protected Vehicles (MPV) to the Jharkhand Police force, to bolster security preparedness.
The vehicles were handed over to Mr. Gaurishankar Rath, Director General, Jharkhand Police, in the presence of Mr. Bibhudi Bushan Pradhan, Additional Director General, Jharkhand Police, Mr. Rajkumar K Mallick, Inspector General of Jharkhand Police (Modernization and Provision) and Mr. Dinesh Parikh – Managing Director JMA Stores and Mr. Sanjeev Shrivastava, Head Government Sales JMA Stores, at the Jharkhand Police Headquarters in Ranchi, by Mr. Sandeep Saigal – Head, Defence Sales, Tata Motors.
Mr. Vernon Noronha, VP-Defence & Government Business, Tata Motors, said “Tata Motors Defence Solutions covers the complete range of logistics and armoured vehicles that have been popular in supporting the police and paramilitary forces across the country. The Tata MPV will take protection of the Jharkhand Police to the next level, even against IED’s (Improvised Explosive Device) and anti-personnel mines”.
For Tata Motors, this order comes close on the heels of another prestigious order already received from the Maharashtra State Police to supply 32 MPV’s, which the company has executed.
The Tata MPV is based on modular flexibility, and integrates V-shaped hull blast protection technology, ideally suited for security operations. The Tata MPV will protect its occupants from threats like ambushes and sudden violent attacks, powerful explosive mines and heavy gunfire. The vehicle has high levels of mobility with combat survivability.
Tata Motors has deployed its dealer/service network in Jharkhand, in far flung inaccessible areas, catering to the requirements of the Tata MPV, ensuring easy availability of spare parts and also providing additional benefits of AMC (Annual Maintenance Packages). The Tata Motors Service network ensures maximum operational readiness & lower life-cycle maintenance cost to its defence vehicles across the country.
The company also has the ability to mobilise adequate manufacturing capacity for defence requirements, along with dedicated exclusive infrastructure, manufacturing facilities and trained manpower, to ensure faster delivery of its defence vehicles.
About Tata Motors Defence Solutions
Tata Motors has been associated with the country’s off-road defence and security forces, since 1958 and has supplied over 1,00,000 vehicles to the Indian military and Paramilitary forces, so far. The company offers its products and services that not only meet the needs of the domestic market, but are also positioned to meet most stringent requirements across the world. Tata Motors exports its range of specialized defence vehicles to the SAARC, ASEAN and African regions. With Tata Motors rich portfolio in multi-axle range like 12×12, 8×8 & 6×6, the company has started supplying to leading Missile OEMs across the world. The company has established itself as a supplier of specialist vehicles for UN peacekeeping missions. Tata Motors range of off-road vehicles are also being procured by the agencies involved in AID & Development, across the world like GSA, KBR, Oxfam, RONCO, RA International & Riders. (http://www.defencesolutions-tatamotors.com)
About Tata Motors
Tata Motors is India’s largest automobile company, with consolidated revenues of Rs. 1,65,654 crores ($ 32.5 billion) in 2011-12. Through subsidiaries and associate companies, Tata Motors has operations in the UK, South Korea, Thailand, Spain and South Africa. Among them is Jaguar Land Rover, the business comprising the two iconic British brands. It also has an industrial joint venture with Fiat in India. With over 7.5 million Tata vehicles plying in India, Tata Motors is the country’s market leader in commercial vehicles and among the top three in passenger vehicles. It is also the world’s fourth largest truck and bus manufacturer. Tata cars, buses and trucks are being marketed in several countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, South East Asia and South America.