Tata Marcopolo Motors Ltd.’s bus manufacturing facility at Dharwad, in Karnataka, has started production. A 51:49 joint venture between Tata Motors and the Brazil-based Marcopolo, Tata Marcopolo Motors Ltd. has been set up at an investment of around Rs 200 crore. The Dharwad plant has started with an initial capacity of 15,000 units per annum, and this will be increased to 30,000 units per year in phases.
A wide range of buses will be produced at Tata Marcopolo’s plant, including the ‘Starbus’ and ‘Globus’ ranges. The plant will produce 16-54 seater standard buses, 18- and 45-seater luxury buses and low-floor city buses.