NEW ASHOK LEYLAND BUS PLANT IN ANDHRA PRADESH
Mr. Dheeraj G. Hinduja, Chairman, Ashok Leyland, said, “The Hinduja Group is proud that its flagship Ashok Leyland has chosen the vibrant state of Andhra Pradesh for its latest plant. Ashok Leyland has been at the forefront of mass mobility in the country. With this new plant, we are preparing ourselves for the future.”
Part of the fast upcoming manufacturing hub in Krishna District of Andhra Pradesh and located 40 kms from Vijayawada, the Ashok Leyland plant will be spread over 75 acres and will include latest technologies to deliver quality standards of the brand. The plant once completed will be able to produce 4800 buses per annum, and will also have a state-of-the-art learning centre and an advanced service training centre. The setting up of this plant will help increase the skill level of the employable workforce in the state of Andhra Pradesh and will have the potential to employ over 5,000 employees. While it will have the capability to make the entire range of buses of Ashok Leyland brand, the facility will also include an electric vehicle development centre comprising of a futuristic conveyor line, pilot assembly line and prototype development. It will be a complete green facility, with rooftop solar panels, LED lighting, battery operated vehicles for in-plant movement, positive water balance and zero discharge.