Tata Motors is targeting 200 Nanos daily from its Sanand factory close to Ahmedabad by March 2010. The company has asked local suppliers to supply components that would support production of 200 cars a day. The company plans test production of 50–60 cars per day from January. Presently, it is working on trial runs of Nano engines.
While the plant will be ready in the last quarter of this year, production is likely to begin by August next year. Tata Motors plans to roll out 72,000 to 80,000 cars from Sanand in the next financial year. The plant will have an annual capacity of 350,000 units.
The company currently produces Nano from its Pantnagar facility in Uttarakhand. And 100-120 Nanos are being assembled every day, the engines produced in Pune.
Production at Pantnagar would continue even as the plant at Sanand starts its function. Tata Motors has an order-book of around 200,000 Nanos. The Nano was delivered from July this year and has delivered 7,500 vehicles so far.
Tata Motors was supposed to complete delivering Nano to 100,000 customers by the last quarter of 2010 and for 55,000 others within two years from the date of allotment. The Nano has a value of Rs 10,000–25,000 in the used car market.