Royal Enfield to invest Rs 550-600 crore in FY22-23, VECV another Rs 550-500 cr, Auto News, ET Auto

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 Royal Enfield which is focussing big on international markets is working on electric vehicles but will take a lot more time for its EVs to debut in the market.
Royal Enfield which is focussing big on international markets is working on electric vehicles but will take a lot more time for its EVs to debut in the market.

Chennai: Royal Enfield and Volvo Eicher Commercial Vehicles (VECV) will together invest around Rs 1,000-1,100 crore in FY22-23. The total amount will include around Rs 550-600 crore spend by Royal Enfield and another Rs 500-550 crore by VECV said top executives of the company.

The spend will be on products and variants as well as capacity balancing for Royal Enfield, while VECV will spend most of it on migrating to the OBD2 in April 2023.

Royal Enfield which started CKD operations in Thailand and Colombia in FY21-22 (in addition to Argentina which was already a CKD market) saw a 108% YoY growth in international sales with 7% market share in mid-size motorcycles in Europe, 5% in Americas and 7% in the APAC region said Siddhartha Lal, MD, Eicher Motors.

Royal Enfield which is focussing big on international markets is working on electric vehicles but will take a lot more time for its EVs to debut in the market. “The engineering work is on but we have a super long product cycle and right now the non-commuter EV segment is a few years out,” said Lal.

In Q4FY22, Eicher Motors recorded its highest ever total revenue from operations at Rs 3,193 crore and profit after tax at Rs 610 crore. For FY21-22 Eicher Motors recorded its highest ever total revenue from operations at Rs 10,298 crore and PAT at Rs 1,677 crore. The company declared a final dividend of Rs 21 per share for FY 2021-22, implying a payout sum of Rs 574 crore.

The company has elevated B Govindarajan as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Royal Enfield. Govind has spent more than 23 years across Royal Enfield and Eicher Motors. He has been the Executive Director of Royal Enfield since August 2021, and was Chief Operating Officer of the company since 2013.

Eicher branded trucks and buses recorded sales of 4,766 units in the domestic market last month as against 1,555 units in the year-ago period, a growth of 206.5% it added.