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UK NRI Swraj Paul to build body structure of Tata Nano

New Delhi, Feb. 09, 2008
Khem Singh

UK NRI, Mr Swraj Paul's Caparo Group at a new facility in Singur to build body structure of the new lakh Tata Nano car. Tata will manufacture 40% of assemblies in house and Caparo Group will supply 60 per from a new facility in Singur, adjacent to the Tata Nano manufacturing plant in West Bengal.

Caparo Group CEO Angad Paul said:

  • The body technology is relatively conventional, but the manufacturing technology is the result of very sophisticated analysis to ensure high-quality, low-cost production.
  • We completed this extremely quickly to meet our customer’s deadline, with start of production just six months after the contract was confirmed.
  • We have installed a new semi-automated production line with zero fault forward quality control systems.

Caparo India country head Sunil Pahilajani said, “We have been delivering to plants in India at zero ppm for three years and quality at this level is a tremendous complement to our people.”

UK NRI Swraj Paul to set up Rs 120-crore facility for Nano cheapest car

New Delhi, Jan. 22, 2008
Khem Singh

UK NRI, Mr Swraj Paul's Caparo Group, a key vendor for Tata Motors' Nano project, is setting up a Rs 120-crore facility at Singur to supply sheet metal and vehicle frames for the world's cheapest car.

Considering the fact that Nano was the world's cheapest car, Mr Paul said if there was no profit, he “would not go into a project.” While there was always a battle of margins with customers, “as a CEO, I have to increase the companies' sales 10-fold and enhance margins.”

He said while the Tatas had initial plan to make 2,50,000 cars a year, they may ramp up the capacity to go up to a million. “This car can sell in seven figures in India alone.”







  • About 50 plant sites in the UK, India, north America, Spain and Poland.
  • Turnover of 1.5 billion dollar.
  • Interest is in the manufacture of steel, automotive and engineering products, hotels, film distribution