Tata Steel, a part of the Tata Group of Companies wants to supply body panels for the latest car, the Tata Nano. Nano is ready to hit the roads in two months times, so the Tata steel has requested for more involvement in the Nano project.
Tata Steel is already manufacturing hydroform tubes for Nano and has a dedicated production line for this purpose. The hydroform tubes under a special process and are used as engine cradle inside Nano car. The exclusive hydroform tubes have contributed to reduce Nano weight. The division already has the capacity to upgrade production as Nano production hits the fully operational button.
Tata Steel now plans to offer more services for Nano. Speaking about it to media persons, Mr. Anand Sen, Vice President, flat products, Tata Steel said “We want to support Nano project by providing body panel apart from the existing supply of products.”
The Advanced Cold rolling mill of Tata Steel in Jamshedpur already supplies parts to leading car manufacturers like Maruti Suzuki. Tata Steel wants to provide their advanced technology for Nano cars too.