Tata Increases Nano Production 20 Percent
By Brendan Moore
Tata will increase their Nano production from 2500 units a month to over 3000 units a month.
“In the last three months, we have been averaging about 2,500 Nanos per month,” Rajiv Dube, head of the company’s passenger car business, stated to reporters in Mumbai this morning.
“We are gearing up for a higher number and we are ramping up our production capacity by 20 percent from this month.”
Tata, India’s largest auto manufacturer, manufactures the Nano, the world’s cheapest car, in Pantnagar, India. The Nano’s original production site in Singur in West Bengal, was abandoned after fierce protests from local farmers in the area. The new production site, Sanand in Gujarat, is on schedule to come on line in the next fiscal year. The Pantnagar site was pressed into service as a Nano production facility on an interim basis when it became clear the move from Singur to Sanand would disrupt the planned production schedule.
In other news from Tata today, the company also announced the launch of its new Indigo Manza in India, a car in the same size and price range as the Suzuki SX4, the Ford Fiesta, GM’s Aveo and the Honda City (Fit).
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