Tata Motors opens assembly plant in South Africa
22 Jul 2011
Tata Motors jointly with Tata Africa Holding (Pty) Ltd today formally opened an assembly plant at Rosslyn, north of Pretoria, in the Gauteng province of South Africa.
The plant is a major step towards bolstering the operations and presence of the Tata Group in South Africa.
South Africa's minister of trade and industry Dr Rob Davies inaugurated the plant owned by the joint venture company Tata Motors (SA) (Proprietary) Ltd in the presence of top dignitaries from South Africa and India.
Notable among the Tata Group directors were Noel N Tata, managing director of Tata International, Carl-Peter Forster, Group CEO and managing director of Tata Motors, Raman Dhawan, managing director of Tata Africa.
The plant involving investment of 110 million South African rand, has a capacity to assemble around 3,650, light, medium and heavy commercial vehicles, ranging from 4 tonnes to 50 tonnes, from semi knocked down (SKD) kits.
The capacity can be further expanded as and when required.