Isuzu Expects to Open 50000 Production Units in Andhra Pradesh in 3 years
Dated: April 28, 2016
Isuzu Motors India expects to achieve production level of 50,000 units per annum in next three years as it opened its manufacturing plant in Andra Pradesh. Apart from the new plant inaugurated in India, Isuzu already has manufacturing operation in Japan, Thailand and the USA. The Japanese automaker rolled out its India-made D-Max V-Cross pick-up from the newly-launched facility.
"We will be exporting out of India in the future as this plant will be a key manufacturing hub for our global operations", said Masanori Katayama, president, Isuzu Motors. Isuzu has invested Rs. 3,000 crore in this plant. Some of IMI's suppliers have signed a MoU with the Govt. of Andhra Pradesh for setting up their manufacturing plant in the region. At around the same time in 2013, Isuzu had started local assembly of the MU-7 and the D-Max at Hindustan Motors' plant in Chennai which will continue.
Isuzu Motors India has tied up with 120 suppliers, including tier-I and II suppliers, to supply auto components for vehicles. Current production capacity stands at 50,000 units, and can be scaled up to 120,000 units.
The bookings for the new Isuzu vehicles will open soon. Ltd. The event also had the roll out of the first Made in India Isuzu D-MAX V-Cross SUV from the assembly line.