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TVS Motor Company now produces 17 percent of BMW bikes worldwide

The company has produced over 72,000 items of BMW 310cc bikes until June 2020, in line with TVS Motor’s annual report for 2019-20.

 

TVS Motor Company, the flagship car entity of the $8.5 billion TVS Group, has turn into a serious partner-producer for German automaker BMW, with its Hosur plant in Tamil Nadu manufacturing round 17% of BMW bikes worldwide. BMW Motorrad, the motorbike division of BMW, had tied up with TVS Motor Company in 2013 to collectively develop new bikes below 500 cc for the worldwide market and to promote particular person derivatives of autos by means of their very own distribution channels within the home market. The main goal of the partnership was to focus on mid-capacity bike consumers.

Following a current go to to TVS Motor’s Hosur plant, German Consul General, Chennai, Karin Stoll stated round 17% of BMW bikes worldwide are produced on the Hosur facility. “Never seen so many 2-wheelers in my life, the results of yet another amazing Indo-German technology manufacturing partnership,” she tweeted on December 10. The design and growth of the BMW bikes had been primarily achieved by BMW, whereas the duty of producing them was within the arms of TVS. The company has produced over 72,000 items of BMW 310cc bikes until June 2020, in line with TVS Motor’s annual report for 2019-20.

TVS Motor had began exporting 310cc BMW bikes from Hosur in 2017 and the ability caters to almost 100 international locations. It had began manufacturing of BMW-badged merchandise in 2016. In the primary quarter of calendar 12 months 2020, BMW Motorrad India has stored up its tempo within the premium motorbike phase, with 1,024 bikes delivered to clients. The momentum for BMW Motorrad was primarily pushed by the massively widespread BMW G310 R and the BMW G310 GS bikes, which commanded a share of over 80% within the yearly gross sales. For TVS Motor, Apache RR 310 primarily based on the BMW platform is one of its best-selling merchandise.

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