To expand its production capacity owing to the growing demand for its motorcycles worldwide, Royal Enfield started production at its second manufacturing facility at Oragadam in Tamil Nadu, in April 2013. Royal Enfield's new state of the art manufacturing facility at Oragadam equip ped the 115 year old motorcycle brand for its next level of global growth and achieve the highest level of quality and productivity. Royal Enfield sold over 5,00,000 motorcycles in 2015 -16 , and the Oragadam plant has been instrumental in achieving this scale and quality standards.
Spread over 50 acres, the Oragadam plant will contribute significantly in Royal Enfield achieving its planned production of 6,75,000 motorcycles in 2016-17.
Built in a record time of 11 months, the Oragadam plant has helped the iconic brand up its production scale in many ways such as: cost optimization through low cost automation automation, new CED paint shop, a robotic painting system and powder coating system, ergonomically sound new vehicle assembly line and torque controlled tools with feedback device that allows production of one motorcycle a minute, retooling of parts to achieve exact accuracy and finish, and a modern and strong IT infrastructure that works as a sturdy backbone to the production process in the plant.
A 1.4 kilometer test track within the factory premises allows for the motorcycles to be thoroughly tested before they are dispatched for customers. The latest facility also retains some of its processes such as the legendary pin-striping done through craftsmen, who lend that special human touch to each motorcycle.
The plant has a modern green design with a responsible construction, to ensure sustainable manufacturing operations, featuring initiatives like reduction of effluent generation at source, zero liquid discharge system of treatment, and conserving resources like electricity, water and fuel, to name a few. Its design reflects a well-organized work space with equipment and utilities that warrant effective use of natural elements such as diffused lighting, natural air flow inside plant, and 25% of wooded area.
The latest facility also retains some of its processes such as the legendary pin-striping done through craftsmen, who lend that special human touch to each motorcycle.