Ather inaugurates its second EV manufacturing facility in Hosur
Speaking on the launch of the new plant, Swapnil Jain, Co-Founder and CTO, Ather Energy said, "Rapid scale up is susceptible to quality issues and delivering safe and reliable products to our customers is our biggest priority while creating a vision for the plant. With deep investments and innovation done on processes and machines, this plant will help us to further strengthen our leadership in delivering quality vehicles"
Ather's new manufacturing facility houses two units - one dedicated to battery production and the other for vehicle assembly. The battery unit will have five assembly lines, while the vehicle assembly will have two assembly lines.
Speaking on the new facility, Swapnil said, "With our latest manufacturing facility at Hosur, Ather has set new benchmarks in quality at scale through manufacturing innovation in the EV industry. The new facility has been enabled with Industry 4.0 bringing together data from Testing & Simulation, Process (Industry 4.0), Field (connected vehicle) to deliver electric scooters with world class quality".
Ather Energy is planning to strengthen its retail operations by expanding to new markets. The company plans to expand to around 150 Experience Centers in 100 cities by March 2023. It has also invested heavily in the charging infrastructure to provide a holistic experience to the rider community.
Recently, the company achieved the milestone of installing 500 fast-charging stations across the country, and plans to install 1400 Ather Grids by the end of FY23 to support the growth of the EV industry and facilitate a hassle-free transition to EVs.