Tata Motors has created another milestone by rolling out the 500,00th passenger car from its Sanand facility. Incidentally the vehicle rolled out happened to be the Tigor sedan which has been recently updated in an all-new avatar.
Keeping in mind the Government of India’s to bring fourth Electric vehicles to India; Tata used its Sanand plant to produce its first electric passenger vehicle. The new plant is operating at 100% capacity utilization and has played a vital role in the manufacturing of widely popular models like the Tiago and Tigor.
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.”
Spread over 1100 acres of land, Tata’s Sanand plant has played an important role in development of the automobile industry. What began as a single model plant in 2010 has today emerged as a multi model facility. The plant has today advanced ahead to become one of the most technologically advanced plants, with a flexible assembly lines. The plant produces the Nano, Tiago and Tigor spread across 21 variants and 150 vehicle combinations, it also manufacturers the Revotron 1.2 litre petrol and 1.5 litre Revetorq diesel engines with manual and automatic transmissions.
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.”
Tata Motors has also witnessed strong growth in the market owing to its turnaround strategy, which has been largely responsible because of the initiatives taken care of with respect to optimizing business and revamping its structure with effect of a range of plants owned by the company. The company is also gearing up to launch the Harrier SUV sometime in January with a media preview planned for December 2018.