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Hindustan Motors

  Hindustan Motors

Hindustan Motors Limited (HML), India's pioneering automobile manufacturing company and Flagship Company of the C.K. Birla Group was established just before Indian independence, in 1942 by Mr. B.M. Birla of the industrious Birla family. Commencing operations in a small assembly plant in Port Okha near Gujarat, the manufacturing facilities later moved to Uttarpara, West Bengal in 1948, where it began the production of - the Ambassador.

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Hindustan Motors Limited over the years has equipped itself with state-of-the-art facilities for the production of passenger cars, trucks and multi utility vehicles.

Besides passenger cars (Ambassador, Grand, and Avigo), Multi Utility Vehicles (Trekker, Porter, and Pushpak) and the RTV, Hindustan Motors also manufactures passenger cars in the mid size premium segment (Mitsubishi Lancer, Lancer Select, and Lancer Cedia) and has brought in Sports Utility Vehicle (Mitsubishi Pajero) into the Indian market in collaboration with Mitsubishi Motors, Japan.

Contributing significantly to the Indian Automotive industry for over five decades, Hindustan Motors Limited's manufacturing facilities are situated in the states of Madhya Pradesh, Tamilnadu and West Bengal. Hindustan Motors Limited functions with a commitment to core values such as quality, safety, and environmental care, combined with customer-oriented total solutions.

The Plants

Tiruvallur (Chennai)
Exclusive state-of-the art plant dedicated to the manufacture of Mitsubishi Lancer cars in technical collaboration with Mitsubishi Motors, Japan. View Details

Uttarpara (Kolkata)
The Automobile division at Uttarpara, West Bengal near Kolkata, is engaged in the manufacture of Passenger Cars- Ambassadors, Contessa and Multi Utility Vehicles -Trekker, Porter and Pushpak. View Site

Pithampur (Indore)
The Pithampur plant houses the Road Trusted Vehicle division, manufacturing the "RTV" brand of multi utility vehicles, in technical collaboration with OKA Motor Company, Australia.


1942 - Hindustan Motors Limited was incorporated at Port Okha in Gujarat as a small assembly plant for passenger cars.

1948 - Hindustan Motors Limited shifted its activities to Uttarpara in West Bengal and set up facilities for manufacture of cars and trucks.

1971 - Hindustan Motors Limited further diversified its activities by setting up an Earthmoving Equipment Division at Tiruvallur, near Chennai, Tamil Nadu for the manufacture of Earthmoving equipments such as dumpers, front-end loaders, crawler tractors and so on.

1985 - Hindustan Motors Limited commenced a Power Products Division at Hosur, Karnataka for manufacture of heavy duty transmission required for Earth moving Equipments.

1986 - The Commercial Vehicle Division for the manufacture of Heavy Commercial Vehicles at Vadodara, Gujarat was commenced. Due to increase in project cost and material cost arising out of adverse exchange fluctuation, the project was abandoned. The company sold a part of the assets of this division to General Motors India Limited, for manufacture of "Opel Astra" range of passenger cars in the premium segment.

1987 - Hindustan Motors Limited commenced production of petrol engines and transmissions at Pithampur, Madhya Pradesh, in collaboration with Isuzu Motor Company, Japan.

1996 - Hindustan Motors Limited modernized, upgraded and expanded its three existing divisions Earthmoving Equipment Division, Power Plant Division and the Uttarpara Plant.

1997 - Hindustan Motors Limited began the production of the Road Trusted Vehicle.

1998 - Commenced the Mitsubishi Lancer Car project.

2001 - The Earthmoving Equipment Division plant was sold off to Caterpillar, USA.

2002 - Launch of the Mitsubishi Pajero (in collaboration with Mitsubishi Motors, Japan), in India.

2004 - Components Business ( PUP-Pithampur and PPD Hosur ) transferred to AVTEC a company jointly held by HM, Actis and CK Birla Group.

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