Force Motors to open new engine manufacturing facility in Tamil Nadu

Friday 02 May 2014, 10:30 AM by

Force Motors has proclaimed its plans to set up a new engine manufacturing and testing unit. The company will invest a whopping Rs 100 crore on the new unit which will be located in Anjur, Kancheepuram district of Tamil Nadu. A unanimous decision was taken by the company’s Board of Directors.

Lately, the company inked a deal to supply engines to an undisclosed global auto manufacturer. No official details have been shared yet regarding the same by the company yet. Force Motor plans to start production at the new facility effective January 2015, however the company has not confirmed anything officially.

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Force Motors to open new engine manufacturing facility in Tamil Nadu

Initially only diesel motors will be produced at the Anjur manufacturing unit, however, Force Motors will also make arrangements to roll out petrol engines too. Force has a manufacturing unit located in suburbs of Pune, where it assembles and tests Mercedes-Benz axles and engines. Force currently sells two SUVs in India including Force One and Gurkha, although the company has not begun delivering Gurkha SUV yet.

Force One was primarily a commercial vehicle manufacturer until its forayed into the passenger vehicle segment in August 2011 with Force One SUV. Force One SUV opened to a lukewarm response despite being a good offering. With just two SUVs in its portfolio, there is need to come up with more vehicles in domestic market.

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