Words: Shubham Choukse
Royal Enfield has begun operations at their third manufacturing facility, situated in Vallam Vadagal near Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The plant is spread across a 50-acre plot bought by Royal Enfield in October 2014. It will contribute to the annual capacity by 3 lakh units per annum taking the total production number to 8.25 lakh per annum in fiscal 2017-18.
Royal Enfield’s sales have shown a compound growth of over 55% in the past six years and the demand is still high with long waiting periods. In fiscal 2017-18, the company plans to invest Rs 800 crore, largely towards capacity expansion at Vallam Vadagal, new products and platforms, and its technical centre in Leicester, UK and Chennai, India.