Tata Motors is one of the biggest automotive manufacturing companies in India. Tata Motors have their business spanning in multiple countries. Formerly known as TELCO, it initially manufactured locomotives. The company entered the passenger vehicle by manufacturing the Tata Telcoline and now owns luxury carmaker Jaguar Land Rover and their Indian Plants. Their progress in India is surely inspirational.
The company not only manufactures cars but luxury vehicles and commercial trucks also. Being a multi-national company, Tata has its manufacturing, R&D, and design facilities across Asia, Africa, and Europe. Today, we are going to focus on the Indian manufacturing plants of the company. These are located in Karnataka, Pune, Gujrat, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, and Jamshedpur. Let’s Check Them Out:-
- Karnataka Plant – Dharwad, Karnataka
- Pune Plant – Pimpri Chinchwad Industrial Belt, Pune, Maharashtra
- Gujarat Plant – GIDC Sanand, Gujarat
- Uttarakhand Plant – Pantnagar, SIDCUL, Uttarakhand
- Uttar Pradesh Plant – Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
- Jamshedpur Plant – Jamshedpur, Jharkhand
The Karnataka Plant of Tata Motors is located in the Belur Industrial Area of Dharwad. It manufactures SCV, LCV, M&HCVs, and also EV buses on the ILCV and M&HCV lines. The Dharwad plant sprawls over an area of 405 acres. It has a cumulative manufacturing capacity of 410 Vehicles per day working in two-shift facilities. The plant commenced its operation in March 2012 with the Tata Ace Zip SCV model. It is also the first automotive manufacturing plant in India to have the IGBC platinum rating.
Tata Motors’ Pune facility is located in the Pimpri-Chinchwad industrial belt of Maharashtra. It is the most versatile manufacturing plant of the company. The plant supplies both commercial and passenger vehicles with a daily capacity of producing 730 commercial and 1000 passenger vehicles in two shifts. The range of defence vehicles is also produced here. The plant has state-of-the-art testing facilities which include outdoor as well as indoor testing, crash testing, engine development and testing among others. The plant spans over an area of 930 acres. It is the host of India’s only full climate test and pedestrian test facilities while being the biggest engine development facility. It is also India’s first full vehicle crash test facility. This plant is one of the most technologically advanced Tata Motors Manufacturing plants.
The Gujarat Facility is the youngest of the Tata Motors manufacturing plants. It is located in GIDC Sanand, 35 km from Ahmedabad city. It has been producing various models of passenger vehicles like the Nano, Tigor, and Tiago. The first electric vehicle of the company was produced in this plant. It was the Tigor EV. The plant has been operational since June 2010. It can produce 400 vehicles per day in two shifts. The plant spans over an area of 1100 acres. The manufacturing plant is 741 acres. In addition, there is a ‘Vendor Park’ of 359 acres, which has provisions for further expansions.
The Pantnagar plant of Tata Motors is where the bestselling Tata Ace minitruck and its variants are manufactured. The project spreads across 1000 acres in the State Industrial Development Corporation of Uttarakhand (SIDCUL). This plant is the first one to have an integrated vendor park that occupies 361 acres. This plant can produce 1440 vehicles per day. The commercial production began in 2007. It is also 100% compliant with the plastic waste management rule. Furthermore, It has zero liquid discharge and zero waste to landfill.
Uttar Pradesh Plant
To meet the growing demand for commercial vehicles in the Indian Market, the Uttar Pradesh plant was established in 1992. It specializes in designing and manufacturing a range of modern buses. The plant has also commissioned a JV company, Tata Marcopolo Motors Limited on the premises. It is set on a land of 600 acres in the Chinhut Industrial Area. It manufactures 300 vehicles per day.
This plant is the first manufacturing facility of Tata Motors. Therefore, the journey of Tata Motors Manufacturing Plants started here. The operations started in June 1945. Its state-of-the-art manufacturing and assembly lines can roll out a medium or heavy-duty truck every five minutes. Its world-class engineering and research centre can carry out complex vehicle designing through 3D visualization. It also hosts India’s first test track that dates back to 1955. Its area spans 603 acres with a separate township of 1200 acres. It is also the only plant to have its own hospital as well as a township.
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