Sanand Plant’s Production Capacity Reaches 100%, Thanks To Tata Tiago And Tigor

by Mohammed Burman | 24/10/2018
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The Sanand Plant, which was first established by Tata Motors to manufacture the Nano, has now recorded 100% manufacturing capacity to satisfy the increasing demand for the Tigor and Tiago

It has been officially announced by Tata that its Sanand plant has reached its 500,000 manufacturing breakthrough. Tata Motors’ Sanand factory, positioned in the outside area of Ahmedabad has played an important part in Tata passenger vehicles’ production. But unlike Nano, which never helped the factory achieve its 100% capacity, now, the company’s two newest vehicles, Tiago and Tigor, have managed to push the plant’s production capacity to the fullest. Actually, not until the Tigor and Tiago were introduced into the Indian auto market did the plant recover.

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The production of Tata Tigor and Tiago has helped the Sanand plant reach its full capacity

To contribute to the Indian Government’s plant to electrify as many as vehicles in India in the near future, the Tigor EV is also produced in the Sanand Plant. It is expected to be the first electric passenger vehicle to be produced for commercial usage. However, the company’s decision will rely upon the Indian government’s policies for EVs. Tata Motors is still considering its last decision since it is expected to face many challenges such as an affordable price for the EV or the lack of charging stations in India.

Tata Tigor EV produced at the Sanand plant

The Tata Tigor EV is also being produced by Tata Motors at the Sanand plant

The Sanand plant was officially established in June 2010 and had an area of around 1100 acres. Tata Motors has invested around Rs 4,500 crore in this plant, which has been modernized to become a cutting-edge facility, contributing a great deal to the Tata Tigor and Tiago’s production.

The facility has now reached WCQ Level 3 and its peak of operational efficiencies, manufacturing both the Tigor and the Tiago models across more than 21 variants and 150 car combinations. The carmaker also manufactures the 1.2-litre Revotron petrol, 1.05-litre Revotorq diesel and 1.2 NGTC engines.

Sanand plant with a car and workers

The Sanand plant plays an important role in the production of Tata Motors' passenger vehicles

Tata Motors is intending to introduce 10-12 vehicles in the segment of passenger vehicles in India. Underpinned by the two brand-new platforms, Omega and Alpha, the new vehicles will help the company be present in 90% of the Indian PV segment. The series of new products’ launch will be set off with the SUV Tata Harrier at the end of this year.

Tata Harrier orange colour in the show room

Tata Harrier will be the first car to be launched in the PV line-up of Tata Motors

Commenting on this, Mr. Mayank Pareek, President, Passenger Vehicle Business Unit, Tata Motors stated,

 “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.”

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