Isuzu Opens AP Plant, Aims for Output of 50k Units a Year
Isuzu Motors India expects to achieve production level of 50,000 units per annum in the next three years as it opened its manufacturing plant here on Wednesday. The Japanese automaker rolled out its Indiamade D-Max V-Cross pick-up from the newlylaunched facility here. The facility was inaugurated by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu. Isuzu Motors India Managing Director Naohiro Yamaguchi said that initial production capacity of the plant is 50,000 units per annum and can be scaled up to 1,20,000 units eventually. “In the current market we cannot aim that 50,000 figure. In the next two to three years we have to open up new markets. We hope that we can reach 50,000 mark in the next three years. We cannot exactly say when we are going to reach 1,20,000 units. We are still in the start-up phase,” Yamaguchi told reporters here. With its existing operations in the US, Japan and Thailand, this plant in India is expected to provide a manufacturing leg-up to Isuzu globally.