The amazing success story of Gujarat's auto industry

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Success story

The automobile sector in Gujarat is valued at around 3 billion US dollars. More than 8 lakh vehicles are exported annually.

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From Zero to Vast industry

This remarkable transformation in the last two decades is a testament to the state's dedication to industrial growth and innovation.

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Vibrant Gujarat

The evolution of the automobile sector in Gujarat is associated with the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit (VGGS) in 2003, launched by then Chief Minister Narendra Modi.

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Plant at Sanand

The state's journey to becoming an automative hub began in 2009 with the establishment of Tata Motors' manufacturing plant in Sanand.

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In 2011, Ford Motors invested Rs 5,000 crore in the Sanand plant. It created 3,000 jobs in one fell swoop.

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Gujarat's automobile success stories include Suzuki Motors' Rs 14,784 crore mega unit in 2014, which created 9,100 jobs.

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Japanese Industrial Park

Gujarat's collaboration with Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) led to the birth of the Japanese Industrial Park, India's first plug-and-play park. 

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GM India

In 2017, GM India's Halo plant was acquired by Chinese auto brand MG Motors with an initial investment of Rs 2000 cr and a production capacity of 80,000 units per annum.

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Mandal Becharaji Special Investment Region

The MBSIR, with an investment of $3 billion, is an important auto manufacturing hub in the state, hosting several leading companies. 

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International Automobile Centre of Excellence

The iACE stands tall as a testament to the collaboration between the Government of Gujarat and Maruti Suzuki India Limited.

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Gujarat has become a major exporter of automobiles and auto components, exporting more than 8 lakh vehicles in FY 2020-21.

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New Vibrant Gujarat Summit

The 10th edition of this summit will be held in January 2024. This summit will further cement Gujarat's position in the automobile sector.

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