Tata Motors has started using 100 percent of the capacity of the Sanand plant in India. The plant has so far rolled out over 4,50,000 units, since inception and is among the fastest expanding plants of Tata Motors. The company will distribute its Passenger Vehicle manufacturing between Pune and Sanand to meet its product expansion plans.
“A lean manufacturing process plays a key role in our growth strategy enabling the Sanand plant to contribute around 60 percent of the overall PV production. The plant has evolved to become a modern, state-of-the-art facility and is playing a vital role meeting aspirations of Tiago and Tigor customers,” said Mayank Pareek, President, Passenger Vehicle Business Unit, Tata Motors.
Spread over 1100 acres of land, the Tata Motors’ Sanand plant has played an important role in the development of the automobile industry in the state of Gujarat. From a single model plant in 2010, the plant today has emerged as a multi-modal facility, becoming one of the most technologically advanced plants. With a flexible assembly line, the plant today manufactures Nano, Tiago and Tigor models spread across 21 variants with 150 vehicle combinations. It is also producing engines -Revotron 1.2L – Petrol (Manual and Auto Transmission), Revotorq 1.05L – Diesel, 624 CC, MPFI – Petrol (Manual and Auto Transmission) and 1.2 NGTC – Petrol (Manual and Auto Transmission).
Being the youngest plant of Tata Motors, this facility leverages technology with over 190 robots. In the last two years, the number of employees has increased by 80 percent at 4,500. The Sanand plant has been awarded CII’s GreenCo Platinum Certification in June 2018.