Tata Motors Celebrates 60 Years Of Truck Manufacturing In Jamshedpur

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Tata Motors, one of India's largest car as well as commercial vehicle manufacturer, is celebrating 60 years of manufacturing trucks in Jamshedpur.

This facility at Jamshedpur is the company's first production and engineering facility in India.

The company started manufacturing steam powered locomotives in 1945, and then trucks in 1954.

Since truck manufacturing began, Tata Motors has consistently upgraded the factory with modern manufacturing equipment that can manufacture and assemble a truck every five minutes.

The plant is capable of manufacturing more than 200 medium and heavy commercial vehicles that cater to the need of millions of Indians a day.

The facility at Jamshedpur has engineering centers that conduct truck tests for safe operation of its vehicles in different climates as well as terrains. This Tata facility rolled out the plant's two-millionth commercial vehicle last year.

Ravindra Pisharody, the Executive Director of Commercial Vehicles Business Unit at Tata Motors' said, "We at Tata Motors are proud to have achieved yet another trucking milestone of 60 years of manufacturing excellence at our plant here in Jamshedpur."

"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," he added.

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Story first published: Thursday, November 20, 2014, 14:22 [IST]
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