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Tata Motors Acquires Ford India Plant to Manufacture 2 Lakh EVs: Gujarat

Tata acquires Ford India plant in Gujarat

Tata Motors will not lay off the 23,000 Ford employees working in the plant, associated directly or indirectly with the manufacturing facility. Tata Motors Plant to launch 10 new EVs by 2030.

Highlights:

  • After Ford ceased its India operations, Tata Motors acquired the facility with a vision to produce 2L EVs. 
  •  Tata Motors plant is likely to retain all the Ford employees working in the plant. 
  • Tata Motors has appealed to the Government for some concession in the transfer rate and incentives.

Gujarat: Tata Motors, an Indian multinational automotive manufacturing company has acquired Ford India’s manufacturing plant at Sanand in Gujarat. There have been rumors about Tata motors taking over Ford’s plant after Ford ceased its India operations. 

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Tata Motors is likely to invest an additional Rs. 2,000 crore in the newly acquired Tata motors plant in Sanand, Gujarat to manufacture 2 Lakh EVs by 2026 for the ever-growing Indian EV market.

Post the takeover, Tata Motors plant is likely to retain all the 23,000 employees hired by Ford India, associated directly or indirectly with the manufacturing plant in Sanand. They will work together with Tata Motor’s employees working in the Tata Manufacturing plant opposite to Ford’s in Sanand. 

Tata’s Nano plant in Sanand currently manufactures over 10,000 EVs a year including most of the EV models along with Tata Tiago and Tigor. With a vision to make the most affordable car in India, Tata Motors entered Sanand with an investment of Rs 4,500 crores, and currently has a production capacity of over 1.5 Lakh units.

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Tata Motors has appealed to the state government to offer some concession in the land transfer rate and agreed to pay a 20% Jantri rate of land which is 66 Lakhs in amounts. Along with concession in the transfer rate, Tata Motors has appealed to balance the incentives offered to Ford until 2030. 

Recently, Tata Motors and Ford submitted proposals for the transfer of ownership of the manufacturing plant, which is reported to be accepted by the state government along with the concession sought by Tata Motors.

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