GWM signs an MoU with Maharashtra government

GWM signs an MoU with Maharashtra government
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GWM announced the signing of an MoU with the Maharashtra government in presence of the honourable Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Uddhav Thackeray and Sun Weidong, Chinese Ambassador to India. The MoU officially announced the investment in the automotive manufacturing facility in Talegaon, Maharashtra. The plant will be equipped with the latest in technology and along with the R&D centre in Bengaluru will generate employment for over 3000 people in a phased manner.

The signing-in ceremony was done via a virtual meeting between James Yang – President, & Parker Shi – Managing Director, of Indian subsidiary of GWM, along with Sun Weidong – Chinese Ambassador and Honorable Minister of Industries, Govt. of Maharashtra, Subhash Desai in the presence of Honorable Chief Minister, officially announcing investment in Talegaon for a fully modernised manufacturing facility.

Commenting on this commemorative feat, Parker Shi, said, “We would like to thank the Maharashtra government for extending full support and helping us foster a long and mutually beneficial cooperation that hopefully will turn out to be a great business proposition for both. This would be a highly automated plant in Talegaon with advanced robotics technology integrated in many of the production processes. Overall we are committed to $1 billion of investment in India in a phased manner, which is directed towards manufacturing world-class intelligent & premium products, R&D centre, building supply chain and providing jobs to over 3000 people in a phased manner.”

Strategically located in Talegaon Industrial Park, Maharashtra, it covers an area of around 300 acres and is close to the expressway. It is about 45 kilometres from Pune city and about 100 kilometres from Mumbai Port. Recently in January this year, GWM had signed an agreement to acquire this plant from GM. The factory has facilities like logistics distribution center, training centre, project management building, administrative office building and public facilities centre.