Ceat Tyres to set up new two and three wheeler tyre manufacturing plant in Nagpur
The foundation stone of Phase 1 of this new plant was laid by Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister of Maharashtra.
Ceat Tyres has confirmed that the state of the art plant in Butibori, Nagpur will be set up in three phases. Phase I will see investment of INR 400 crores while the first tyre is slated to be rolled out by April 2016. The upcoming plant in three phases is spread over an area of 60 acres and will see total manufacturing of 1.2 million units of two and three wheeler tyres every year. The plant will use fully automated manufacturing machinery acquired from global markets to achieve highest standards.
Once first phase is operational, doubling of capacities over the next two years will ensure that the company adds impetus to their market share while the new Butibori plant will also ensure lower logistic costs due to its centralized location. The plant’s production process will have ISO 14001 certification for environment management systems and OHSAS 18001 for safety, health and environment. The Nagpur plant will be a zero discharge plant with every building being green and environmentally friendly.
RPG Group owned Ceat Tyres also has two other factories in Maharashtra, once each in Mumbai and Nasik, while their largest tyre plant is in Halol, Gujarat. Once fully operational, the upcoming Nagpur plant will be on par with these other plants where capacities are concerned and will employ over 1,000 persons despite the fact that the plant will be fully automated.
CEAT Tyres to Set Up INR 400 crore plant in Butibori
Hon’ Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Shri. Devendra Fadnavis Lays the Foundation Stone
INR 400 crore to be invested for the First Phase
Nagpur, 11th December 2014: CEAT Tyres today announced its plans to invest INR 400 crore in a state-of-the-art tyre plant in Butibori, Nagpur. In an event organised to commemorate the foundation stone laying ceremony of the new CEAT plant, Hon’ Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis laid the cornerstone for the plant that will be set up in three phases. In the first phase (2014- 2016), INR 400 crore will be invested.
The completion of the phase one of the plant and the first tyre rollout from the plant is anticipated by April 2016. This state-of-the-art tyre plant will be spread across 60 acres of land and is expected to manufacture 1.2 million tyres.
Commenting on the occasion Mr. Anant Goenka, Managing Director, CEAT Ltd. said, “With this plant we are looking to double our capacities within two years. This will give us the added impetus to increase our market share. We are thankful to the Maharashtra Government for the support given to CEAT. Butibori gives us great advantage of reduced logistics cost and a plant in a central location. In addition to that MIDC will support us by providing a great ecosystem and infrastructure for the manufacturing facility.”
The new plant will have the best in its class technology and will manufacture two and three wheeler tyres. The production process will have the certification of ISO 14001 for environment management system and OHSAS 18001 for safety, health and evvironment. The new plant will have highly automated manufacturing machinery chosen from the world market. The two wheeler production volumes are expected to double in the next two years owing to the capacity.
About CEAT Ltd:
CEAT, the flagship company of RPG Enterprises, was established in 1958. Today, CEAT is one of India’s leading tyre manufacturers and has strong presence in global markets, and has a capacity of over 700 tonnes per day. CEAT offers the widest range of tyres to all segments and manufactures world-class radials for: Heavy-duty Trucks and Buses, Light Commercial Vehicles, Earthmovers, Forklifts, Tractors, Trailers, Cars, Motorcycles and Scooters as well as Auto-rickshaws. CEAT enjoys a major market share in the light truck & truck tyre market and its tubes and flaps are renowned for their superior quality and durability.
About RPG Enterprises:
RPG Enterprises, established in 1979, is one of India’s fastest growing business groups with a turnover of Rs 18200 crore. The group has diverse business interests in the core sectors of the economy i.e. Tyre, Infrastructure, IT, Pharmaceuticals and Engineering products.