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Tata Motors opens South African plant

As a major step in expanding its presence in the African continent, Tata Motors has commissioned its assembly plant in South Africa. The plant with an annualised capacity of 3,650 units, which is set up at Rosslyn, near Pretoria, will assemble light, medium and heavy commercial vehicles ranging from 4 tonnes to 50 tonnes.

autos Updated: Jul 22, 2011 21:20 IST
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As a major step in expanding its presence in the African continent, Tata Motors has commissioned its assembly plant in South Africa. The plant with an annualised capacity of 3,650 units, which is set up at Rosslyn, near Pretoria, will assemble light, medium and heavy commercial vehicles ranging from 4 tonnes to 50 tonnes.

Tata Motors has identified South Africa as a potential overseas market and started exporting trucks and buses in 1998 and cars in 2004. The company has thus far sold 32,000 trucks and buses and 31,000 cars through 85 dealerships in the country. The company sells 20 commercial vehicle models and five car models in South Africa.

The plant which is seen as yet another move in the direction of bolstering trade relationship between both countries was inaugurated by South African minister for trade and industry Rob Davies in the presence of Noel Tata, managing director, Tata International and Carl-Peter Forster, group CEO and managing director, Tata Motors.

The plant is built with an investment of Rs 11 crore.