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Tata Motors plant rolls out 2 millionth truck

Posted on Feb 19, 07:04PM | IBNS

Jamshedpur, Feb 19 : Automobile major Tata Motors' Jamshedpur plant on Tuesday marked a red letter day with the roll-out of the 2 millionth truck from this manufacturing facility.

The plant manufactures Tata Motors' entire range of medium and heavy commercial vehicles, including the Tata Prima, both for civilian and defence applications.

Commenting on this milestone, Karl Slym, Managing Director, Tata Motors, said, "We are proud that the mother plant of the company, from where our operations started, has today released its 2 millionth truck.

"We have modernised the plant through the years, which today produces our most technologically rich and high performing civilian and defence products, catering to customers across the world."

With the plant manufacturing over 200 truck variants, ranging from multi-axle trucks, tractor-trailers, tippers, mixers and special application vehicles, the Jamshedpur facility has led the company's evolution into a manufacturer of global repute.

Besides India, these vehicles are sold in South Africa, Russia, Myanmar, the SAARC region and the Middle East.

The Jamshedpur facility was Tata Motors' first, set up in 1945, to manufacture steam locomotives.

It led the company's foray into commercial vehicles in 1954.

It has been modernized through the decades, with a particularly intense scale in the last 10 years.