Spread over 500 acres, it will have an initial capacity of 2 million units per year in the Phase 1 alone.
Ola has announced that construction on its 2-wheeler factory has commenced and that the first phase of production is expected to begin in the next few months.
In December 2020, the company had signed a Rs. 2,400 crore MoU with the Tamil Nadu government. An estimated more than 10 million man-hours have been planned to bring the factory up in record time.
Once complete, the 2-wheeler mega-factory will be the world’s largest. Spread over 500 acres, it will have an initial capacity of 2 million units per year in the Phase 1 alone.
It will become the global manufacturing hub for Ola’s range of electric scooters and 2-wheelers and besides India, it will serve international markets including Europe, UK, Latin America, Asia Pacific, Australia and New Zealand.
The factory is expected to create 10,000 jobs. It will incorporate Industry 4.0 principles, and will be powered by Ola’s own proprietary AI Engine and tech stack that will be integrated into all its systems. The factory is also expected to be the country’s most automated, with about 5,000 robots and automated guided vehicles.
The company will ensure the conservation of the green belt in the area by preserving and transplanting the trees on site. It plans to have a large forest area within the site and reuse the excavated soil and rocks within the factory.
Ola plans to launch its range of electric scooters in the coming months.
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