23 October, 2018
Operating at 100% capacity utilization, Tata Motors successfully rolled out its 500,000th passenger vehicle unit today from its Sanand factory located outside Ahmedabad. The Sanand facility plays a vital role in the company’s passenger vehicles portfolio, manufacturing the widely popular models – Tiago and Tigor; the latter was recently launched in an all-new avatar.
Keeping up with the Government of India’s vision to bring Electric Vehicles in India, the Sanand plant produced the first electric passenger vehicle for commercial use in the form of Tigor EV and continues to support deliveries of the Government-operated Energy Efficiency Services Ltd. (EESL) order.
Speaking on this occasion, Mr. Mayank Pareek, President, Passenger Vehicle Business Unit, Tata Motors said, “We, at Tata Motors, have been working aggressively towards our core strategy of Turnaround 2.0, aiming to ‘Win sustainably in PVs’. A lean manufacturing process plays a key role in our growth strategy enabling the Sanand plant to contribute around 60% of the overall PV production. We are extremely proud of achieving this milestone within our planned timeline. This is the result of the hard-work put in by our dedicated workforce. The plant has evolved to become a modern, state-of-the-art facility and is playing a pivotal role meeting aspirations of Tiago and Tigor customers.”
Mr. Satish Borwankar, Executive Director & COO, Tata Motors said, “The Sanand plant has evolved over the years. From being a single model plant, Sanand has grown into a multi-model plant and is on a roll since the introduction of Tiago. We have achieved WCQ Level 3 and the operational efficiencies are at a high. We are delighted to celebrate this milestone and my best wishes to the team for many more such feats.”
Spread over 1100 acres of land, the Tata Motors’ Sanand plant has played an important role in the development of the automobile industry in the state of Gujarat. From a single model plant in 2010, the plant today has emerged as a multi-model facility, becoming one of the most technologically advanced plants. With a flexible assembly line, the plant today manufactures Nano, Tiago & Tigor models spread across 21 variants with 150 vehicle combinations. It is also producing engines – Revotron 1.2L – Petrol (Manual & Auto Transmission), Revotorq 1.05L – Diesel, 624 CC, MPFI – Petrol (Manual & Auto Transmission) and 1.2 NGTC – Petrol (Manual & Auto Transmission).
In the last few years, Tata Motors has witnessed strong growth in the market owing to its turnaround strategy. This has been largely possible because of the many initiatives that have been taken with respect to optimizing all business levers in the most effective manner possible. With the revamped structure in effect at the range of plants owned by Company, the Sanand facility is being used to the fullest of its capacity, thereby vastly helping the Company to bring products faster to the market.
With the team committed to achieving par excellence performance, the Sanand plant is well on its way to transforming itself into a Center of Manufacturing Excellence and establishing the brand – Tiago & Tigor!
About Tata Motors
Tata Motors Limited (BSE: TATAMOTORS), a USD 45 billion organisation, is a leading global automobile manufacturer of cars, utility vehicles, buses, trucks and defence vehicles. Part of the USD 100 billion Tata group, Tata Motors is India’s largest and the only OEM offering extensive range of integrated, smart and e-mobility solutions. Tata Motors has operations in the UK, South Korea, Thailand, South Africa, and Indonesia through a strong global network of 109 subsidiary and associate companies, including Jaguar Land Rover in the UK and Tata Daewoo in South Korea.
With a focus on engineering and tech enabled automotive solutions catering to the future of mobility, Tata Motors is India’s market leader in commercial vehicles and amongst the top four in the passenger vehicles market. With ‘Connecting Aspirations’ at the core of its brand promise, the company’s innovation efforts are focused to develop pioneering technologies that are sustainable as well as suited to evolving aspirations of the market and the customers. Tata Motors strives to bring new products that fire the imagination of GenNext customers, fueled by state of the art design and R&D centers located in India, the UK, Italy and Korea. Internationally, Tata commercial and passenger vehicles are marketed in countries, spread across Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, South East Asia, South America, Australia, CIS, and Russia.