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Author Topic: Royal Enfield to set up 2nd plant near Chennai by 2013  (Read 867 times)


Kevin Mahoney

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Re: Royal Enfield to set up 2nd plant near Chennai by 2013
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2011, 02:31:19 PM »
What a world. The electrons in this news release are not even dry.

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Re: Royal Enfield to set up 2nd plant near Chennai by 2013
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2011, 02:39:33 PM »
Here is the full news release as mentioned by brother kaarigar

Royal Enfield announces new plant in Chennai
Chennai, July 12, 2011:
Royal Enfield has undertaken to expand its current production capacity owing to the growing demand for its motorcycles worldwide.
Being one of the first auto companies that entered Chennai in 1955, at Royal Enfield, we are pleased to announce that the new plant will also be in Chennai. Today, the Tamil Nadu Government has allotted us land at the SIPCOT Industrial Growth Centre, Oragadam for building the new Royal Enfield plant.
The proposed Royal Enfield plant, spread over 50 acres, is slated for completion by the first quarter of 2013. Once completed, the new plant will increase Royal Enfield’s current capacity of 70,000 units per annum to 150,000 units per annum. The new plant will be equipped to produce the entire product range of Royal Enfield motorcycles. 
For Royal Enfield, expanding in Chennai comes with several advantages. Proximity to our existing plant in Tiruvotriyur will bring synergies for the supply chain as well as our existing human capital. Further, Chennai’s growing importance in the global automotive industry combined with the effective auto- eco system at Oragadam will augment our growth curve.

About Royal Enfield:
Royal Enfield has been a pioneer of powerful four stroke technology in India since 1955. It is one of the oldest motorcycle companies in the world and is a division of Eicher Motors Limited. With its manufacturing base in Chennai, India, the company offers a variety of models catering to the needs of the traditional segments, the enthusiasts, the leisure bikers and the urban youth. Royal Enfield brand stores allow for pre‐purchase product experience and intimacy thereby offering a unique motorcycling experience to all customers by bringing to life integrated brand values.
Royal Enfield’s domestic line‐up includes the Bullet 350 UCE, Bullet Electra UCE, Classic 350, Classic 500 and the Thunderbird Twinspark. Internationally its motorcycles are exported to over 30 countries across the world including the USA, Japan, UK, several European countries and the Middle East.
Royal Enfield also organizes and supports many enthusiast activities, events and rides across the country, more prominently the Rider Mania – an annual gathering of Royal Enfield riders from all over the country and the Himalayan Odyssey, the largest motorcycle ride over some of the toughest roads and highest mountain passes in the region of Himachal and Ladakh.
www.royalenfield.com
About Eicher Motors Limited:
Eicher Motors Limited, incorporated in 1982, is the flagship company of the Eicher Group in India and a leading player in the Indian automobile industry. Its 50-50 joint venture with the Volvo group, VE Commercial Vehicles Limited, is involved in business activities ranging from design, manufacturing and marketing of reliable, fuel-efficient commercial vehicles of high quality and modern technology to manufacturing engineering components and providing engineering design solutions. Eicher Motor’s two-wheeler division manufactures and markets Royal Enfield motorcycles.
http://www.eicherworld.com

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Re: Royal Enfield to set up 2nd plant near Chennai by 2013
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2011, 03:20:48 PM »
Bodes well for a better supply of the B5 in the future.I couldn't help but chuckle at the assertion that "Royal Enfield has been a pioneer of powerfull 4-stroke technology".
Sorry guy's. :o :o :o :o

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Re: Royal Enfield to set up 2nd plant near Chennai by 2013
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2011, 03:49:52 PM »
Let's hope the new plant will allow RE to fully cast off all the electrical gremlins.
A Royal Enfield owner's cup is always half full.

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Re: Royal Enfield to set up 2nd plant near Chennai by 2013
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2011, 04:12:12 PM »
It is all relative. I am glad you noticed that however. I will remove it before I send the release out to US sources

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Re: Royal Enfield to set up 2nd plant near Chennai by 2013
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2011, 06:13:57 PM »
"exported to over 30 countries across the world including the USA, Japan, UK, several European countries and the Middle East. "

Lol... once again Canada has been relegated to the "...and the rest" category, just like poor old Mary Ann and the Professor on early Gilligan's Island shows.

I hope to some day tour the manufacturing facilities in India, but need to find that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
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میں صرف اپنی موٹر سائیکل پر سوار کرنا چاہتے ہیں

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Re: Royal Enfield to set up 2nd plant near Chennai by 2013
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2011, 07:38:16 PM »
Good news! I can stand if RE is blowing their own trumpet, as long as they´re go on improving the product.
So that´s the factory where the cafe racer shall be build, and maybe the twin aswell in the distant future. I´m looking forward to it!

What a world. The electrons in this news release are not even dry.
:D ;D ;)


"exported to over 30 countries across the world including the USA, Japan, UK, several European countries and the Middle East. "
Lol... once again Canada has been relegated to the "...and the rest" category, just like poor old Mary Ann and the Professor on early Gilligan's Island shows.

"Sight"....yeah, Germany is a RE-restcountry, too. Given the fact that I see a fellow RE-rider once a month, that´s right  ;D
« Last Edit: July 12, 2011, 07:42:05 PM by Maturin »
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Re: Royal Enfield to set up 2nd plant near Chennai by 2013
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2011, 08:02:53 PM »
Bodes well for a better supply of the B5 in the future.I couldn't help but chuckle at the assertion that "Royal Enfield has been a pioneer of powerfull 4-stroke technology".
Sorry guy's. :o :o :o :o

It's the technology that's powerful, not the engines ;)

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Re: Royal Enfield to set up 2nd plant near Chennai by 2013
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2011, 09:03:03 PM »
The full sentence is -

"Royal Enfield has been a pioneer of powerful four stroke technololgy in India since 1955."

The statement implies that, IN INDIA Royal Enfield has been a pioneer. Perhaps a bit of a background could help. When India got independence from British in 1947, there was practically no technology, no industry. In the next few years, very few companies started making things. In those early years, Royal Enfield made the biggest and most powerful motorcycle in India. For the next several decades, Japanese companies gradually came and started to make smaller engine motorcycles 100cc, 150cc, 250cc as compared to more powerful 350cc of RE.  

Four stroke is just type of engine of RE as compared to two stroke engines.
 
So for me, there is nothing incongruous in the statement  ;) !
« Last Edit: July 12, 2011, 10:06:45 PM by singhg5 »
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Re: Royal Enfield to set up 2nd plant near Chennai by 2013
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2011, 09:42:02 PM »
I did add Canada to a prominent place in the slightly revised news release going out to US press. Can't take a chance with our neighbors to the north, they might invade someday.

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Re: Royal Enfield to set up 2nd plant near Chennai by 2013
« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2011, 10:52:42 PM »
no fear of that Kevin, we like it up here just fine
besides we've been there done that... ;D
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Re: Royal Enfield to set up 2nd plant near Chennai by 2013
« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2011, 01:03:08 AM »
no fear of that Kevin, we like it up here just fine
besides we've been there done that... ;D


LMAO  ;D Brilliantly put !
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Re: Royal Enfield to set up 2nd plant near Chennai by 2013
« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2011, 04:45:42 AM »
In those early years, Royal Enfield made the biggest and most powerful motorcycle in India.

I think it's still the biggest most powerful bike made in India, no?

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Re: Royal Enfield to set up 2nd plant near Chennai by 2013
« Reply #14 on: July 13, 2011, 05:10:02 AM »
The Harley 883 probably beats it a little on power and I think the ones sold in India are also assembled there (if that counts?).
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