Automobile Industries in Chennai
30% of India's Automobiles and 35% of India's Automobile components are manufactured from Chennai. Because of Automobile Industries Chennai is famously called as "Detroit of Asia" .
Major Automobile Industries in Chennai
The Heavy Vehicles Factory
The Heavy Vehicles Factory is popularly called as HVF and it is situated in Avadi. HVF was started in the year of 1965 by the Indian Government. HVF Produces military related vehicles.
Ashok Leyland in Chennai
Ashok Leyland was started in the year of 1948 as Ashok Motors and later in the year of 1955 it is renamed as Ashok Leyland because of equity participation by British Leyland. It has plant in Ennore(Chennai), Hosur, Alwar and Bhandra.
Buses, Trucks, emergency and military vehicles are the products of Ashok Leyland.
Ashok Leyland - Nissan JV in Chennai
Ashok Leyland and Nissan has formed a Joint Venture at Pillaipakkam which is 40km away from Chennai. Two-tonne truck and 1.25-tonne diesel trucks are the products of this company.
BMW automobile in Chennai
BMW is a German Automobile company and it has good recognition in India. BMW started its plant in Chennai in the year of 2007 for manufacturing the Cars for Indian Market. BMW 3 Series and BMW 5 Series are manufacturing in Chennai plant.
Caparo automobile in Chennai
Caparo plant is located in Sriperumbudur, Chennai. Fasteners, Forgings, Castings, CRW/EDW Tubes, Fabrication and Stampings are the products of Caparo.
Daimler automobile in Chennai
Daimler is a German Car Company and it is situated plant in Oragadam, Chennai.
Ford Motors automobile company in Chennai
Ford Motors is an American Company and started in Chennai in Collaboration with Mahindra & Mahindra during the year of 1995. Escort was the first Model produced by Ford in India. Now it produces Ikon, Fiesta, Endeavour and Figo.
Hindustan Motors automobile company in Chennai
Hindustan Motors was started in the year of 1942 and it has a plant in Tiruvallur. Ambassador is the famous product from Hindustan Motors.
Hyundai automobile company in Chennai
Hyundai is a South Korean Company and started its plant in Sriperumbudur, Chennai during the year of 1996. Santro and i10 are the few products from Hyundai.
Mitsubishi Motors automobile company in Chennai
Mitsubishi motors is a Japan based company and started its plant in Chennai during the year of 1998 in collaboration with Hindustan Motors. Lancer, Lancer Cedia is the products of Mitsubishi.
Nissan automobile company in Chennai
Nissan is a Japan based company and entered in India during the year of 2005 at Oragadam, Chennai. Micra is the product of Nissan.
Renault automobile company in Chennai
Renault is French based company and entered in India during the year of 2007 in collaboration with Mahendra. It has plant in Oragadam, Chennai.
Royal Enfield automobile company in Chennai
Royal Enfield has a plant in Chennai and it is the producer of Bullets and Thunderbird.
Some other important Automobile Industries in Chennai
Bharat Forge, The TVS Group (TVS), ZDPL—YAPP Automotive, Bavina Industries — launched India's first-ever four-door electric car, Avalon Technologies, TI Cycles of India, Caterpillar, India Pistons, Wheels India, Federal-Mogul, Sundaram Clayton, Brakes India, Rane Madras, Takata, SEW-Eurodrive India, Machino, Sundaram Hydraulics, GKN Driveline, Modine Thermal Systems,JKM Daerim, Ennore Foundries, Naza, BorgWarner Thermal Systems, Iochpe Maxion — Brazilian auto and railway equipment firm, Wabco-TVS, Delphi-TVS, NK Minda, Dea-rim Automotive Enterprises, Hidromas.