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Tata Motors to roll out CVs from South African new plant

autos Updated: Jun 25, 2010 17:09 IST

Tata Motors on Friday said that it will start rolling out light and medium commercial vehicles from its new plant in South Africa by the end of this fiscal.

"The initial capacity will be 3,000-4,000 units and later it will be scaled up according to market demand," Tata Motors Managing Director (India Operations) Prakash M Telang told reporters in Mumbai.

At present, the company is exporting 3,000 trucks to South Africa, he added.

The new facility is being constructed at Johannesburg and the plant will be operational by the end of this financial year, Telang said.

He said the company will first roll out light and medium commercial vehicles, which could be followed by its world truck range.

When asked about investments that the company is putting in construction of the facility, he declined to comment.

"We are primarily targeting the South African market. Also initially we will export these units to Nigeria, Ghana and Zambia," Telang said.

Tata Motors currently exports its entire range of products to South Africa. it has a bus body building unit at Johannesburg.

Tata Group had set up Tata Africa Holdings in Johannesburg in 1994 to look after its African business activities, including automobiles, steel, chemicals, mining products, power, IT and related services.

In 2006, the company had acquired a South African manufacturing plant of Japanese auto giant Nissan.