A new integrated manufacturing facility was opened at Chakan, Pune on Thursday by end-to- end mobility solutions provider Omega Seiki Mobility OSM.
The unit will have a production capacity of 6000 electric three-wheelers per annum, with an investment of $25 million, according to the firm. It said the firm would ramp up the manufacturing capacity to 30000 units in the next three years.
OSM is developing and manufacturing its Cargo Electric Vehicles Range: Rage Rage Rapid, Rage Frost and Rage Swap and Electric Passenger Vehicle Stream at the Pune facility.
The new EV manufacturing unit in Chakan is spread over 50,000 sq. The company will employ 250 plus employees. The Pune plant is the fourth manufacturing unit of the company, with the other three located in IMT Faridabad.
The opening of our fourth manufacturing facility marks another important milestone for Omega Seiki Mobility commitment to growing our business in India, according to Uday Narang, founder and chairman of the new manufacturing unit in Pune. He said that the facility will have a global distribution network, which should leapfrog the firm into a market-leading position in EVs in India and overseas.
We have an order book of 50,000 plus cargo electric three wheelers. This facility is set up to meet the growing demand of the market. Narang said that the Pune facility will help us expand our operations in the West of India. Our Hub and Spoke Model is used by Omega Seiki Mobility as the cost of transportation is very high. Narang said we will be launching four more manufacturing facilities in the next 2 years.
OSM stated that part of its commitment is to reduce the carbon footprint by reducing the waste and emissions associated with the manufacturing process. The new OSM manufacturing unit in Pune will have automated manufacturing systems for logistics and material handling, fabrication and painting, assembly and quality assurance.
The company said these systems have been designed to keep in mind green and sustainable manufacturing processes while ensuring the best worker ergonomics and maximum process efficiency.