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Tata Passenger Electric Mobility starts production of passenger cars from new factory in Sanand, Gujarat

Tata Passenger Electric Mobility Facility
Written by News Team

Tata Passenger Electric Mobility Ltd. (TPEM), a subsidiary of Tata Motors, has officially kicked off production at its new factory in Sanand, Gujarat. The rollout of the first Tata-branded car from the state-of-the-art facility happened in the presence of Shailesh Chandra and leaders from the Passenger and Electric Vehicles divisions. Shailesh Chandra, Managing Director of Tata Motors Passenger Vehicles Limited & Tata Passenger Electric Mobility Limited, expressed pride in witnessing the inaugural car rollout of the new TPEM facility.

Tata Passenger Electric Mobility First Rollout

Tata Passenger Electric Mobility – New Plant

Situated in the industrial hub of GIDC Sanand, the new facility, acquired from Ford India on January 10, 2023, spans 460 acres and becomes Tata Motors’ second plant in Gujarat dedicated to manufacturing Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) and Electric Vehicle (EV) models. The plant features four main shops—Stamping, Body Construction, Paint, and Final Assembly Shop—equipped with high levels of automation and the latest technology for precision manufacturing. The facility has implemented several world-class technologies to set a new benchmark within the industry.

Key retooling and tech upgrades include:

  • Press Shop: New dies for stamping critical skin panels
  • Weld Shop: Modification of all lines with additional robots, new grippers, and fixtures
  • Paint Shop: Handling system modifications, external robot programming, internal robotic painting and waxing setup
  • Assembly Shop: Handling system modifications and end-of-line system adjustments

The plant currently employs over 1000 staff and technicians, with plans to create an additional 1000 jobs in the next 3 to 4 months in line with production ramp-up plans. Tata Motors has invested in upskilling its workforce by providing educational opportunities, demonstrating its commitment to sustainability with a 50 KW solar rooftop installation, making it a water-neutral plant expected to be water-positive by December 2024.