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Tata Motors to Scale up Production at Sanand Plant

Tata Motors to Scale up Production at Sanand Plant

Snapshot: Tata Motors’ Sanand facility reaches 100% capacity utilization.

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In a bid to meet growing demand for its new generation passenger vehicles, Tata Motors is all set to scale up production at its Sanand plant. The plant has reached 100% capacity and churned out over 450,000 units from the time of its inception. It is also one of the fastest expanding facilities of the Mumbai-based auto maker. Tata Motors is currently chalking out its modular architecture plans and will distribute its Passenger Vehicle manufacturing between Pune and Sanand to meet its product expansion plans. 

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The Sanand facility is spread over 1100 acres of land and has emerged as a multi-model facility, becoming one of the most technologically advanced plants. With a flexible assembly line, the plant today manufactures Nano, Tiago & Tigor models spread across 21 variants with 150 vehicle combinations. Aside from passenger vehicles, it is also producing engines - Revotron 1.2L – Petrol (Manual & Auto Transmission), Revotorq 1.05L – Diesel, 624 CC, MPFI – Petrol (Manual & Auto Transmission) and 1.2 NGTC – Petrol (Manual & Auto Transmission).

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The Sanand plant also produced the first electric passenger vehicle for commercial use in the form of Tigor EV and continues to support deliveries of the EESL order. It has over 190 robots, with high levels of automation that help increase productivity across processes. As of today, the plant has employed, close to 100% blue collar from Gujarat against the mandated requirement of 85%.The Sanand plant has been awarded CII’s GreenCo Platinum Certification in June 2018. It is a zero discharge plant with a systematic hazardous waste disposal process.

The plant makes use of 30-35% of renewable energy from total power consumption. The plant has commissioned 2MW of roof top solar panels and off-site wind power mills with capacity of 9MW. The plant has 180 acres of green belt created and nurtured out of waste water. Several initiatives have been taken with an aim to reduce the carbon footprint. With a focus on climate change, Sanand plant achieved 1,300-tCO2e (Tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent) reduction in Carbon Emission on an average per month in FY18. With the team committed to achieving par excellence performance, the Sanand plant is well on its way to transforming itself into a Center of Manufacturing Excellence and establishing the brand - Tiago / Tigor!                                                

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