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Chennai based Ashok Leyland shifts gear to enter neighboring Andhra Pradesh

As part of its expansion project the Chennai based Ashok Leyland, a flagship company of the Hinduja Group,  commenced commercial production of buses at its new plant located in  Mallavalli Industrial Park near Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh  on february 19th.

 We wish to inform you that the commercial production of the buses at the plant set up in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, commenced on February 19, 2021,” the  company said in a communication sent to the National stock exchange. The Management of the company informed the exchange about starting the commercial production of buses at the plant near Vijayawada. “Pursuant to Regulation 30 (disclosure of events or information) - Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015

The plant has the capacity to produce 4,800 buses a year

The plant has the capacity to produce 4,800 buses a year and the company plans to ramp up the production gradually as per the demand in the market.  The bus plant, spread across  75 acres of land in Mallavalli Industrial Park in Krishna district. The facility also has an electric vehicle development centre comprising a futuristic conveyor line, pilot assembly line and prototype development and a skill development centre.

The plant in the State is a green facility

The plant in the State is a green facility, with rooftop solar panels, LED lighting, battery-operated vehicles for in-plant movement, positive water balance and zero discharge.
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