JAMSHEDPUR 19/NOV/2014: 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, bringing global trucking technology to India in 1954, according to a Tata Motors press release here. Since then, Tata Motors\' Jamshedpur plant has been modernised consistently, particularly intense scale in the last 10 years, equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and assembly lines 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, across distances, catering to millions of Indians everyday.
Jamshedpur also houses engineering centres to conduct truck testing for operatability in various climatic conditions and varied surfaces, including dense urban centres, all of which operate under distinct set of rules and regulations, governing commercial vehicles operations. The facility rolled out its Two-millionth commercial vehicle, in 2013. In his comment on the occasion, Ravindra Pisharody, Executive Director Commercial Vehicles Business Unit, Tata Motors\' said, \"We at Tata Motors are proud to have achieved yet another trucking milestone of 60 years of manufacturing excellence at our plant here in Jamshedpur. From the very beginning, Tata Motors Jamshedpur has lead the transformation in the Indian commercial vehicles space, setting benchmarks through the introduction of class-leading trucks, with the most relevant global technologies, incorporating flexibility to develop and manage our current and future portfolio, with speed and in-line with varied market requirements,\" he said.