Royal Enfield, a mid-size motorcycle segment ( 250cc -750cc) manufacturer , today announced that it will commence local assembly of motorcycles in Argentina in partnership with Grupo Simpa, Royal Enfield’s local distributor in the country since 2018. This will be the first time in Royal Enfield’s modern history that motorcycles will be assembled and produced outside the company’s manufacturing facilities in Chennai.
The local assembly unit in Argentina will be based at Grupo Simpa’s facility located in Campana, Buenos Aires. To begin with, the plant will locally assemble three motorcycle models – the Royal Enfield Himalayan, the Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650 – starting this month.
Argentina is among the biggest mid-size motorcycle markets in Latin America. Royal Enfield set up retail operations in Argentina in March 2018, with its first store in Vicente Lopez, Buenos Aires. Since then the company has expanded its retail network in the market and now has 5 exclusive stores in Argentina.
Overall, Royal Enfield has 31 exclusive stores and 40 other retail touchpoints in all of Latin American countries.