Mumbai: Tata Motors has announced that its Dharwad plant for small commercial vehicles
is now operational.
The company has started production of the Tata ACE Zip and the Tata Magic IRIS from this new plant.
“We are very delighted to commence manufacturing operations in Dharwad and further expand our operations in the country. This move is integral to Tata Motors' dominant presence in the Commercial Vehicles market,” said Mr P.M. Telang, Managing Director - India Operations, Tata Motors.
The plant, which was established with an investment of over Rs 900 crore, is spread across 405 acres.
The company said that it has been constructed in line with the norms specified by Indian Green Building Council.
The plant, which has a current capacity of 90,000 units an year that can be expanded in the future, has been recommended for ISO 14001 Environment Management System Standard.
Tata Motors will manufacture the Tata Magic IRIS, a four-wheel small passenger carrier that can seat between three and four passengers, from the Dharwad plant.
Another product that will be made at this plant is the Tata Ace Zip, a micro truck with a payload of 600 kg.
The company said that it has already employed around 350 people at the plant.