Electric, India’s largest electric two-wheeler company, performed the
ground-breaking ceremony of its second plant in Ludhiana, Punjab.
upcoming state-of-the-art manufacturing facility is adjacent to its existing
facility and is targeted at ramping up the production capacity. This latest
announcement comes at an opportune moment, with a strong need to increase
operational efficiency and production capacity to meet the growing demand for
Electric has been in the business of manufacturing E2Ws for over 14 years and
is committed to bringing a positive transformation in the way Indians commute.
The greenfield plant is spread across an area of 10 acres and will have an
annual production capacity of 200,000 vehicles. The announcement of a new
facility comes months after the company announced raising its annual production
capacity to 1 million units in the next three years.
Munjal, Managing Director, Hero Electric said, “We are very excited to announce
our new manufacturing facility in Ludhiana given the exciting growth phase for
the EV market. India's EV revolution rides on two wheels making this the
perfect time to expand and grow. The upcoming greenfield plant will aid in
delivering the best mobility solution and catering to the spurred demand for
e2Ws. The facility will boost our vision of moving the world to sustainable
mobility solutions. This is our second facility, and as we march ahead, we will
invest in expanding capacities to achieve the target of 1 million capacities by
on the same, Sohinder Gill, CEO of Hero Electric said, “Looking at the
opportunity and the long waiting list of customers we have decided to
accelerate the construction of a 200,000 capacity plant at Ludhiana. This plant
would be functional in a record time of 7 months using prefab hybrid modular
techniques with a focus on green building and sustainability using natural
lighting, allowing cross ventilation whilst blocking the heat. The new plant
will not only build capacities for increased production but will emphasize
state-of-the-art technology manufacturing. The plant layout and the material
flow have been designed in collaboration with a Japanese firm to implement some
of the modern manufacturing and quality processes and ensuring meanwhile
minimum effluents and waste.”
plant will be a hub for building new battery design and development and
futuristic products. The plant will be a focal point for IOTA, connected
vehicles, R&D, and the launch of new features, etc. The 2nd plant at
Ludhiana will also bolster R&D and HR mechanisms for skill building and
talent acquisition through integrated and unique recruitment plans.
Electric’s new manufacturing utility aligns with its vision of creating a more
sustainable, connected, and accessible future of E2W mobility. Witnessing a
robust demand, the company has recently inaugurated dealerships in UP and
Kerala and has rolled out the first batch of electric scooters from Mahindra’s
Pithampur plant in Madhya Pradesh.
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