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Tata Motors unit pioneers Indian-built industrial robots

Low costs seen delivering big savings to domestic manufacturers

TAL Manufacturing Solutions' robot at a launch event in Mumbai on April 11.

MUMBAI -- Tata Motors subsidiary TAL Manufacturing Solutions has begun selling what it calls the nation's first homegrown industrial robot in a key step for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "Make in India" initiative.

The TAL Brabo is said to have helped manufacturers boost productivity 15-30% in trials. At 500,000 rupees to 700,000 rupees ($7,730 to $10,800), it costs 30-40% less than offerings from abroad.

The price, combined with quick customer service should problems arise, will let manufacturers keep maintenance and other operation costs far lower than with foreign robots, according to TAL Chairman R.S. Thakur.

The Brabo comes in versions for 2kg and 10kg payloads. It can assemble parts as well as load and unload other machines, for example. TAL hopes to sell its robots mainly to small and midsize businesses in a broad range of sectors, including automobiles and electronics.

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