Tata Passenger Electric Mobility Kicks Off Production In Gujarat

Mobility Outlook Bureau
12 Jan 2024
06:06 PM
1 Min Read

The Sanand facility opens up an additional state-of-the-art manufacturing capacity of 300,000 units per annum, scalable to 420,000 units per annum.

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Tata Passenger Electric Mobility (TPEM) has officially commenced production at its cutting-edge facility in Sanand, Gujarat. The inaugural event witnessed the rollout of the first Tata-branded electric car, marking a significant achievement for the company.

Shailesh Chandra, Managing Director of Tata Motors Passenger Vehicles Limited & Tata Passenger Electric Mobility Limited, expressed his pride in the successful retooling of the factory within a remarkable 12-month span. The occasion was commemorated in the presence of TPEM leadership and dignitaries from the Passenger and Electric vehicles businesses. Chandra acknowledged the pivotal role played by the Government of Gujarat and the dedicated employees in achieving this milestone.

Chandra stated, 'Witnessing the first car roll out of the new TPEM facility in Sanand is a proud moment for us. We have successfully retooled the factory in the shortest span of 12 months, taking it to a new level to accommodate a wide range of existing products and future new models to come.'

Chandra emphasised Tata Motors' commitment to sustaining growth and innovation, aligning with the company's robust pipeline of 'New Forever' products and proactive investments in electric vehicles.

Acquired from Ford India on January 10, 2023, the expansive 460-acre facility in GIDC Sanand represents Tata Motors' second plant in Gujarat dedicated to manufacturing both Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) and Electric Vehicle (EV) models. Equipped with advanced technology and automation across Stamping, Body construction, Paint, and Final assembly shops, the plant sets a new industry benchmark.

Key upgrades at the facility include the introduction of new dies for stamping critical skin panels in the Press shop, additional robots, new grippers, and fixtures in the Weld shop, handling systems modification and internal robotic painting and waxing setup in the Paint shop, and handling system modifications in the Assembly shop.

The plant currently employs over 1000 staff and technicians, with plans to create an additional 1000 jobs in the next 3 to 4 months as part of the production ramp-up. Tata Motors has demonstrated its commitment to sustainability through workforce up skilling initiatives and the installation of a 50 KW solar rooftop, making the plant water-neutral with expectations to become water-positive by December 2024. The Sanand facility symbolises Tata Motors' stride toward achieving newer milestones in the realm of electric mobility and cutting-edge manufacturing.

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