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