At the Sanand facility in Gujarat, Tata Motors has created a mile stone and is on cloud seven as they have surpassed five lakh passenger vehicle production. The company achieved 100 percent plant capacity back in August 2018 with the production of popular selling models like the Tiago and the Tigor. The 5,00,000th vehicle of the recently emerged Tigor has been rolled out. The plant is currently contributing 60 percent of Tata’s total manufacturing of passenger vehicles.
Speaking on the occasion, 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 per cent 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 in meeting the aspirations of Tiago and Tigor customers.”
Firstly, the Sanand facility which is spread across 1100 acres of land was commissioned for the Nano project. The plant has grown as one of the most technologically advanced plants in India from a single-model plant in 2010 to multi-model production facility. 21 variants of cars and 150 vehicle combinations are manufactured by the facility. For commercial applications, the facility also manufactures Tata Tigor electric vehicle which is largely being supplied to the Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL).