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Tata celebrates 60 years of truck manufacturing at Jamshedpur

Tata celebrates 60 years of truck manufacturing at Jamshedpur
Written by Parichay Malvankar

Tata Motors today celebrated 60 years of truck manufacturing at its first manufacturing and engineering facility in Jamshedpur. Set up in 1945, Tata Motors Jamshedpur started with manufacturing steam locomotives, later foraying into truck manufacturing in 1954.

Since then, Tata Motors’ Jamshedpur plant has been modernised on a regular basis, with a particularly intense scale in the last 10 years, to produce a truck every five minutes. The facility assembles over 200 Tata Motors Medium and Heavy Commercial (M&HCV) models, for varied movement of equipment, raw materials & goods and services. Jamshedpur also houses engineering centres to conduct truck testing for operatability in various climatic conditions and varied surfaces, including dense urban centres. The Engine assembly shop is capable of supplying up to 300 engines per day. The facility rolled out its two-millionth commercial vehicle in 2013.

As a development and manufacturing hub for Tata Motors M&HCVs, Tata Motors’ Jamshedpur’s engineering research centre is capable of carrying out vehicle design and integration of Tata Motors current and future trucks, also developing electronic control systems of next-generation trucks, cabins, multi-axle trucks, tractor-trailers and tippers and special application vehicles (like mixers and tankers), for both civilian and defence customers. The facility is also capable of manufacturing trucks compliant right up to EURO VI or BS VI (BHARAT STAGE VI), emission standards.

Tata Motors Jamshedpur also conducts driver training programs that impart knowledge of truck operations, for better road safety and overall vehicle performance.