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Tata Motors' Sanand facility reaches 100% utilization

Due to the growing demand for the Tiago and the Tigor, Tata Motor's Sanand facility has reached 100% capacity utilization. The factory manufactures all variants of the Nano, Tiago and the Tigor. Tata is now looking at increasing the production capacity of the plant.

Set up to manufacture just 1 model in 2010, the facility now produces a total of 21 variants of cars with 150 vehicle combinations. It also produces the Revotron 1.2L petrol engine, Revotorq 1.05L diesel engine, 624cc MPFI petrol engine and the 1.2L NGTC petrol engine. Tata's first electric passenger vehicle, the Tigor EV is also produced here. More electric cars are expected to roll out from the facility.

The Sanand facility, which is spread over 1,100 acres, has more than 190 robots and uses 30-35% renewable energy. The plant has also seen an increase of 80% in the number of employees over the last 2 years. 4,50,000 units have been manufactured since 2010 and the number is expected to cross 5,00,000 units in October 2018. The facility has been rated WCQ Level 3 in quality standards and has been awarded the CII's GreenCo Platinum Certificate, which makes it a zero discharge plant.

In July 2018, Tata sold 8,009 units of the Tiago and 2,269 units of the Tigor. Meanwhile, only 50 units of the Nano were sold.

 
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