MG Mo­tor opens pro­duc­tion unit in In­dia

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Chi­nese au­to­mo­bile gi­ant SAIC, through its In­dian sub­sidiary MG Mo­tor In­dia, in­au­gu­rated its first car man­u­fac­tur­ing fa­cil­ity in In­dia at Halol near Vado­dara in Gu­jarat. UK-based car maker MG Mo­tor, owned by Chi­nese auto gi­ant SAIC has set up its first man­u­fac­tur­ing fa­cil­ity at Halol in Gu­jarat in­vest­ing Rs 2,000 crore. With an ini­tial ca­pac­ity of 80,000 units a year in the first phase, MG Mo­tor In­dia will roll-out its first prod­uct from the plant in 2019.

“We aim to con­trib­ute to the ecosys­tem here in Gu­jarat by gen­er­at­ing em­ploy­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties for lo­cal tal­ent, lever­ag­ing the ca­pa­ble sup­plier base and con­tribut­ing to the over­all ben­e­fit of the so­ci­ety and com­mu­nity here,” Ra­jeev Chaba, Pres­i­dent and Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor, MG Mo­tor In­dia, said.

The MG (Mor­ris Garages) brand, which orig­i­nated as an iconic Bri­tish Rac­ing Sports Brand in 1924, has evolved into a mod­ern-day in­no­va­tive brand in the last 93 years. “The MG brand has 500 own­ers in In­dia since 1924, when the brand was first estab­lished in the UK. These own­ers and many pas­sion­ate fans have ex­pressed their cu­rios­ity, keenly an­tic­i­pat­ing the brand’s re­turn to In­dia. The first prod­uct will roll out from here in 2019, blend­ing MG’s true DNA with mod­ern Bri­tish de­sign lan­guage,” Chaba added.

“We greatly ap­pre­ci­ate the pro-ac­tive ap­proach dis­played by the Gu­jarat gov­ern­ment in fa­cil­i­tat­ing the smooth trans­fer ap­proval of the Halol plant and grant­ing us the re­quired ap­provals to re-start the op­er­a­tions. With this, we are very proud to play our role to the ‘Make in In­dia’ ini­tia­tive, con­tribut­ing to the over­all pos­i­tive and sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment of the so­ci­ety here. With the takeover and other trans­fer for­mal­i­ties hav­ing com­pleted, we will start re­fur­bish­ing the en­tire plant very soon, with MG’s state-ofthe-art man­u­fac­tur­ing tools, equip­ment and pro­cesses,” P Bal­en­dran, Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor, MG Mo­tor In­dia, said.

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