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Tata Motors, Hitachi enter JV for $53.5-mn plant

Telco Construction Equipment Co, a 60:40 joint venture, will set up the plant for Rs 2.5 billion in Kharagpur.
None | By Reuters, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUL 27, 2006 10:50 AM IST

Tata Motors Ltd said on Thursday that its construction equipment joint venture company with Hitachi Construction Machinery Co Ltd is setting up a new manufacturing plant.

Telco Construction Equipment Co, a 60:40 joint venture of Tata Motors and Hitachi, will set up the plant at a cost of Rs 2.5 billion ($53.5 million) in Kharagpur.

The plant, which will begin operations by March 2008, will also have additional facilities for a vendor park, according to a statement. It will supply domestic and overseas demand.

Telco already has two manufacturing plants in India in Jharkhand state and Karnataka.

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