UK based automakers, MG Motor have announced the inauguration of their first manufacturing unit in India. Located in Halol, Gujarat, the new manufacturing unit is being built at an investment of INR 2,000 crores with the first product set to roll off production lines in 2019. Initial capacity is slated to be 80,000 units per annum in the first phase.
The new facility in Halol is spread over 170 acres. It is the same unit which was used by General Motors earlier to product Chevrolet vehicles. To be completed by 2019, as a part of the “Make in India” and “Skill India” initiatives, the company has already hired around 70 employees at the plant. The company has already hired 70 people with total employee strength to reach to 1,500 over next 2-3 years.
The MG brand finds its origins as a British Racing Sports Brand in 1924 and has emerged into a modern car maker. The original MG Rover brand was shut in 2005. It was acquired by Nanjing Automobiles of China in 2006 after which it was taken over by SAIC in 2007.
MG Motor has a fan following in India of at least 500 owners in the country since 1924. Some of these models can<a href=”https://www.rushlane.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Datsun-redi-GO-Gold-interior.jpg”><img class=”aligncenter size-full wp-image-251722″ src=”https://www.rushlane.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Datsun-redi-GO-Gold-interior.jpg” alt=”” width=”1200″ height=”531″ /></a> be seen at vintage and classic car rallies held across the country.
Rajeev Chaba, President and Managing Director, MG Motor India, said, “Today is a water-shed moment for the MG brand in India with the inauguration of our first-ever manufacturing facility here. Overall, we aim to positively contribute to the ecosystem here in Gujarat including all stakeholders by generating employment opportunities for local talent, leveraging the capable supplier base and contributing to the overall benefit of the society and community here.”