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Royal Enfield rolls out first bike from Oragadam plant

Royal Enfield, the premium motorcycle maker and part of the Eicher Motors Group, on Tuesday rolled out its first bike from its second manufacturing facility in the country at Oragadam near here.

The company has invested Rs 150 crore for first phase of the facility spread on a 50 acre land, situated 45 km from here. Its first facility is located at Thiruvottiyur near Chennai, which is spread over 10 acres.

After rolling out the first motorcycle from the plant, Eicher Motors managing director and CEO Siddhartha Lal told reporters that the first commercial production commenced from Tuesday.

‘...The plant was in trial production for few months. We have completed the construction of the plant in a record time of 11 months...,’ he said.

Stating that the plant would initially produce 1.50 lakh motorcycles, he said the capacity will be ramped up to 1.75 lakh motorcycles towards the end of this year.

Terming this facility’s inauguration as a ‘nucleus of our global ambitions’, in second phase, the company plans to produce 2.50 lakh motorcycles in 2014, he said, adding, it produced 1.13 lakh units last year.
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