Indian auto giant Tata Motors rolled out the first car from its Sanand, Gujarat facility in 2010. The newest plant of the Mumbai-based carmaker has now reached 100 percent capacity utilization and rolled out over 4,50,000 units of the vehicles, primarily the Tiago hatchback and Tigor compact sedan.
To further meet growing demand for its new generation passenger vehicles, Tata Motors has announced its plans for the Sanand plant.
Spread over 1100 acres of land, the Tata Motors' Sanand plant is one of the first manufacturing units established in the state of Gujarat. From a single model plant in 2010, the Sanand facility has emerged as a multi-model plant. With a flexible assembly line, the plant currently manufactures the Nano, Tiago and Tigor models spread across 21 variants with 150 vehicle combinations.
The plant also produces the Revotron 1.2-litre Petrol (manual & auto transmission), Revotorq 1.05-litre diesel, 624cc MPFI Petrol (manual & auto transmission) and 1.2 NGTC Petrol (manual & auto transmission) engines.
Being the youngest plant of Tata Motors, Sanand facility runs with the use of 190 robots that ensure high levels of automation to increase productivity across processes. In the last two years, the number of employees has increased by 80 percent at 4,500. As of today, the plant has employed, close to 100 percent blue collar workers from Gujarat against the mandated requirement of 85 percent.
In line 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 EESL order. Additionally, the plant is gearing up for more in the future.
"We, at Tata Motors, have been working aggressively towards our core strategy of Turnaround 2.0, aiming to 'Win sustainably in PVs'...The plant has already achieved WCQ 3 level in quality standards and we are extremely proud of this achievement," said Mayank Pareek, President, Passenger Vehicle Business Unit, Tata Motors.