Isuzu Opens AP Plant, Aims for Out­put of 50k Units a Year

The Economic Times - - Brands: Creating Desire -

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.

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