Hyva to make tippers for Tata Motors in Jharkhand

Jamshedpur, May 22 | Updated: May 23 2007, 05:30am hrs
Hyva (India) Pvt Ltd, a fully owned subsidiary of M/s Hyva Holding BV of the Netherlands and the largest tipping system manufacturer & supplier in the world, will start producing tippers at its first manufacturing base here in eastern India from June onwards.

To begin with, Hyva India's Jamshedpur unit will manufacture 600 units a month of the LPK2516 (6/4) variant tipper and reach the 1,200-unit-a-month output figure by March 2008.

All the tippers would be for Tata Motors.

While the chassis will be of Tata Motors, the tipper body and the hydraulic system will be supplied by Hyva.

Tata Motors sells tippers in the market under the Hyva brand.

Speaking to FE here recently, Hyva Inida's local head Srinivas Prabhu had said the company will not use the 'Hyva' label on its tippers any more, and the tipper variant that it will produce in Jamshedpur would be known as Tata LPK2516 (6/4).

Hyva makes at least 20-25 different tipper variants of various capacities for the auto major. So far, the company's manufacturing bases at Bangalore and Navi Mumbai were supplying to Tata Motors. Hyva's new manufacturing base here would thus not only be nearer to Tata Motors' own assembly line, it would also be close to the eastern market.

Hyva India has plans to add some more tipper variants here from 2008-09. Located on 2.5 acres in the Adityapur industrial area, the tipper maker is investing Rs 6 crore in the new unit during the current financial year and plans to put another Rs 4 to 5 crore in the next fiscal when it would have additional manufacturing capacity in place. Hyva India also supplies to Volvo India Ltd, Ashok Leyland, Eicher Motors, among others.