Hyundai Motor completes GM’s Talegaon plant acquisition

    Hyundai commits Rs 6,000 crore investment in Maharashtra; signs MoU with state government.

    Published On Jan 19, 2024 01:10:00 PM

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    Uday Samant, Minister of Industries, Gov of Maharashtra; Un Soo Kim, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India

    Uday Samant, Minister of Industries, Gov. of Maharashtra with Un Soo Kim, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India.

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    Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) has completed the acquisition and assignment of identified assets at General Motors India’s Talegaon plant in Pune, Maharashtra. The acquisition has been completed after the fulfilment of certain conditions and receipt of regulatory approvals from relevant government authorities and stakeholders.

    1. Hyundai commits Rs 6,000 to Maharashtra
    2. Operations to start in 2025
    3. Talegaon plant annual capacity is 1.3 lakh units

    An MoU was signed between Hyundai Motor India and the Maharashtra government in the presence of State Minister of Industries Uday Samant and Un Soo Kim, MD and CEO of Hyundai Motor India Ltd, in Davos on January 18. The company has committed to invest Rs 6,000 crore in Maharashtra.

    Speaking on the acquisition, Un Soo Kim said, “The Talegaon manufacturing plant will play the role of a catalyst in achieving HMIL’s 1 million annual production capacity milestone… Our manufacturing operations are scheduled to begin in Talegaon, Maharashtra in the year 2025.”

    General Motors Talegaon plant
    The Talegaon plant under General Motors (archival footage).

    Talegaon plant has an annual production capacity of 1,30,000 units, and Hyundai Motor India plans to expand the capacity to achieve its strategic goal in the market. HMIL intends to make phased investments to upgrade the existing infrastructure and manufacturing equipment at the Talegaon plant.

    Amid the Bombay High Court’s decision to dismiss writ petitions filed by the General Motors Employees Union against the closure application of the plant, Maharashtra Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis announced Hyundai Motor India’s plans to invest in Talegaon – indicating that legal battle may not hold back this deal.

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