Pune-based bike manufacturer has three plant across the country Chakan, Aurangabad and Pantnagar. Among these three Chakan plant is the most important. The entire range of Pulsar along with Avenger, KTM 200 Duke, 390 and Kawasaki bikes are manufactured here at Chakan Plant. Now workers at the Chakan plant have gone on strike reducing production at the plant.
The Bajaj’s Chakan plant has a production capacity of 3000 bikes. Now only 30% of the workers are doing their duties in the plant and the production has been seriously affected. Now the plant produces only 1200-1300 bikes/per day. Thus, the company has taken the decision to shift the Pulsar production to the Aurangabad plant.
This is the important step taken by Bajaj Auto to meet the market requirements. Production shifting will be carried out by the end of this month. It is necessary that the plant remains function as apart from Bajaj bikes, the KTM line is a huge draw here. With the recent launch of KTM 390 Duke, the streetbike has made an impression, and giving 250cc bikes a run for their money with their competitive price strategy. Bajaj Auto will want to ride this momentum without anything getting in the way.
Source – Business-Standard.com