Pune: Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. today inaugurated its new auto manufacturing plant at Chakan in Maharashtra. The project is spread across 700 acres and there is a phased investment of appx Rs. 5000 crore for the Chakan plant.
The plant will have an installed capacity of 3 lac vehicles and would eventually be scaled up to meet global demand and standards. Mahindra Chakan will manufacture Mahindra’s range of products from the 0.75 tonne Maxximo to the 49 tonne Mahindra Navistar truck. The company’s new SUV and Pik-Up range and product line for the US market will also be manufactured at this facility. Mahindra Chakan has been designed as a fully integrated facility for multiple different platforms from press to body to paint to General Assembly and the aggregates all coming up simultaneously. While it will manufacture the full range of the company’s MHCV, it is also flexible enough to accommodate production of other models if required by the future market demand.
"Our new state-of-the-art facility at Chakan incorporates a flexible and agile approach to manufacturing which will ensure that it is future ready and able to respond rapidly to changing customer needs. Key focus areas include people, the environment, connected manufacturing and operational excellence. The plant has been envisioned as the hub of innovation and technology for the Mahindra Group, with several new products, including our new SUV and Pik-Up line rolling out from here. The Government of Maharashtra has worked closely with us to enable completion of this plant in a record time span of 22 months and may I thank them for their unstinted support" said Dr. Pawan Goenka, President, Automotive Sector, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.
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