India’s Tata Motors Opens New Commercial Vehicle Facility

Posted on November 16, 2005

India’s Tata Motors Ltd., the $4.7 billion truck and auto manufacturer, announced it has opened a new heavy commercial vehicle manufacturing plant in Jamshedpur. The facility will produce the new Tata Novus Tipper truck which is also being introduced.

Tata Motors Managing Director Ravi Kant, said, "The new facility and the customized Tata Novus range bears testimony to the successful integration of Tata Daewoo Commercial vehicles with Tata Motors. The introduction of the Tata Novus range also reinforces the versatility of the company, as a manufacturer with the unique ability to develop and introduce on parallel basis, a product line-up straddling sub-tonne mini-trucks to high powered heavy commercial vehicles".

Kant added that Tata Novus Tipper will be the first in a range of new generation commercial vehicles to be introduced in India by Tata Motors. The Tata Novus range comprises the Tipper and Tractor models, with additions likely in the future, via a collaborative effort Tata Motors' in Jamshedpur and Tata Daewoo Commercial Vehicles in Gunsan, South Korea.

The new manufacturing operations factory in Jamshedpur covers 11,300 sq m.

Targeted for mining and construction uses, the all-terrain Tata Novus Tipper truck is powered by a 300 hp, 8.3 liter, six-cylinder Cummins diesel.