Eicher Motors’ subsidiary Royal Enfield has started production at its third manufacturing facility located in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
Popularity of Royal Enfield makes it an unforgettable part of Indian motorcycling history. Dominating the cruiser category all these years, Royal Enfield produced 6.67 lakh motorcycles in the last fiscal year through its two production plants located on the outskirts of Chennai. In a bid to supplement its sales growth, the bike maker has started production at its new production plant in Vallam Vadagal, Chennai.
In 2014, Royal Enfield had acquired 50 acres of land in Vallam Vadagal, Chennai for setting up its third production plant. Construction of the plant was completed in record time of 15 months and the new plant will help the company raise its annual production to 8.25 lakh units this financial year. The new plant is capable of producing 3 lakh motorcycles annually.
At a later stage, the Bullet maker is expected to extend the production capacity of Vallam Vadagal plant. Out of the proposed investment of Rs. 800 crores, a major portion will be utilised in the new plant. The rest will be put to use in technical centres and development of new products.
The Bullet, Classic, Thunderbird, Continental GT and Himalayan frame the brand’s portfolio in our country. A twin-cylinder motorcycle, sharing underpinnigs with cafe racer Continental GT, is also expected to be launched in future. Amidst growing competition, Royal Enfield is enjoying an undisputed run and continues to register a growth spurt every year.
Royal Enfield Vallam Vadagal Plant
– New plant spans over 50 acres, construction completed in 15 months
– Like the other two production plants, it is located in Chennai
– Annual production to hit 8.25 lakh mark this fiscal year
– Rs. 800 crore investment planned for future products, platforms and production capacity extension