Ather Energy is Hosur; Opened 2nd manufacturing unit in Tamil Nadu. | So Good News
- The manufacturing facility will help the company expand production capacity to 420,000 units per annum. It will be a significant jump from its current capacity of 120,000 units.
- New factory opened with Industry 4.0 to deliver world-class quality scooters.
Ather Energy, a Bengaluru-based electric scooter maker, recently launched a new venture in Tamil Nadu, Tamil Nadu. A second manufacturing facility was opened at Hosur. To better meet the demand for its flagship scooters, the Ather 450X and 450 Plus brand will be able to increase its production capacity to 420,000 units annually with the help of 300,000 sq.ft.
A new 300,000-square-foot manufacturing facility for Ather has two components; It has two components, one for automotive assembly and the other for battery production. There will be five assembly lines for battery units and two lines for vehicle assembly. It will be able to assemble 420,000 units in the factory to accommodate its demand for scooters. In line with the government’s “Aatmanirbhar Bharat”, the modern factories will help develop the country’s domestic manufacturing sector. Hosur is an ideal location for manufacturing because of the developed regional ecosystem and most of Ather Energy’s suppliers are from Tamil Nadu and Karnataka states.
Said Swapnil Jain, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Ather Energy. “Industry 4.0 brings together data from test and simulation, process (Industry 4.0) and the dield (connected vehicle) to deliver world-class quality electric scooters. With a strong focus on manufacturing excellence, we have increased our time by 10X and work content by 4X. On our commitment to vehicle safety, we have “We have class-leading testing standards not only for our scooters on the vehicle but also for the software side. Currently, each scooter goes through over 1500 rigorous tests to ensure its reliability and safety.”
Ather Energy is said to be advancing to lead the country’s EV revolution. The factory complies with all relevant manufacturing requirements while keeping in mind the sustainability of its manufacturing processes. There is no water or waste produced by the plant. Using an internal STP, the treated water is distributed to the plantation for washing. The plant also has all-electric equipment on assembly lines and test units for energy recovery.
By entering new areas, Ather Energy aims to boost its retail business. In March 2023, The business expects to have 150 experience centers in 100 locations. To provide a well-rounded experience to the rider community; It has made significant investments in infrastructure for charging. The company has recently reached the milestone of installing 500 fast charging stations across the country and by the end of 2023, it wants to add 1400 Ather Grids to help grow the EV sector and ease the transition to EVs.
Ather Energy recently announced the installation of Ather Grid, the 580th public fast charging point across 56 cities in India.