Tata Motors Celebrates 60 Years of Truck Manufacturing in Jamshedpur
By NDTV Auto Team
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Published on November 19, 2014
Tata Motors celebrated 60 years of truck manufacturing at its first manufacturing and engineering facility in Jamshedpur. The plant which was set up in 1945, started with manufacturing steam locomotives, later foraying into truck manufacturing.
Of course with the passage of time, Tata Motors' Jamshedpur plant has been modernised consistently, and is now equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and assembly lines to produce a truck every five minutes.
Currently, the facility assembles over 200 Tata Motors Medium and Heavy Commercial (M&HCV) models, for varied movement of equipment, raw materials, goods and services. Jamshedpur also houses engineering centres to conduct truck testing for operatability in various climatic conditions and varied surfaces, including dense urban centres. The facility rolled out its Two-millionth commercial vehicle, in 2013.
As a development and manufacturing hub for Tata Motors M&HCVs, Tata Motors' Jamshedpur's engineering research centre is carries vehicle design and integration of the company's current and future trucks.
The plant also develops electronic control systems of next-generation trucks, cabins, multi-axle trucks, tractor-trailers and tippers and special application vehicles (like mixers and tankers), for both civilian and defence customers. The facility is also capable of manufacturing trucks compliant right upto EURO VI or BS VI (BHARAT STAGE VI), emission standards.
Ravindra Pisharody, Executive Director Commercial Vehicles Business Unit, Tata Motors' said, "From the very beginning, Tata Motors Jamshedpur has lead the transformation in the Indian commercial vehicles space, setting benchmarks through the introduction of class-leading trucks, with the most relevant global technologies, incorporating flexibility to develop and manage our current and future portfolio, with speed and in-line with varied market requirements."
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