New Royal Enfield Plant Starts Production
The new plant was built in only 11 months and Royal Enfield pumped around $37 mil (€28.4) in the first phase of development. The 50-acre (200,350 sq meters) facility is 5 times larger than the older plant in the same region and the first bikes are already rolling out its doors.
For the moment, Royal Enfield is using the new production facility in Oragadam to build Desert Storm, Thunderbid 350 and Thunderbird 500 machines, promising to cut down the waiting periods from 8 months to just 6.
Siddhartha Lal, Eicher Motors Managing Director and CEO told ZigWheels that Royal Enfield witnessed a whopping 50% growth during the last two years and the plans are to further increase production.
The current production is around 150,000 units a year, but once development phase two is finished, production will reach 250,000. Lal also added that the new plant should reach the 175,000 units per year by the end of 2013, and the actual 200 employees will be supplemented by some 300 more by the same time.
So indeed it's good news for the fans of Royal Enfield around the world, as many of these bikes will be sold abroad, too.
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