Chennai / Tirupati , 06, February 2015
Isuzu Motors India Private Limited, a subsidiary of Isuzu Motors, Japan, one of the world’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturers and a leader in pick-up trucks, concluded the 2nd 5 day training for ITI trainers on the best practices in automobile engineering and technology. The first training session was conducted in ITI Tirupati last year where Isuzu Motors India inculcated the trainers of the institute on various aspects of vehicle engineering and technology.
Isuzu Motors India which is setting-up its manufacturing facility at SriCity in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh, held its first training session at ITI Tirupati where the company donated a Chassis model, an Engine and Transmission for training. This year, the company has planned to conduct three training sessions, the first being in Chennai and the remaining planned in Tirupati. The trainers who attended the training were chosen by the Regional Director of Chittoor district in order create employment and impart knowledge for the deserving, in the region.
Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Mashide Izawa, Vice President, After Sales, Isuzu Motors India, said, “With a growing automobile industry and increase in advanced technologies, there is a need for highly skilled manpower. This training is expected to enhance skills of technical personnel that would help the industry. We at Isuzu Motors India, are excited and proud to impart training on best practices in the automobile industry. Isuzu is known for its manufacturing prowess and we intend to strengthen our commitment to India with more such activities.”
Isuzu Motors Limited, Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan is a global manufacturer of light, medium and heavy commercial vehicles, utility vehicles and diesel engines. With operations in 25 countries, selling more than 100 countries worldwide, the company is a leader in pickups and pickup based derivatives in many markets. The company manufactures and sells close to 6 lakh units annually across the world.
Isuzu Motors India Private Limited, a subsidiary of Isuzu Motors Limited, Japan was established in August 2012 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Headquartered in Chennai, Isuzu currently has a contract manufacturing agreement with Hindustan Motors (HML) under which HML is assembling CKD kits of Isuzu’s Sports Utility Vehicle MU-7 and pick-up truck D-Max, at its Thiruvallur, Chennai plant.
Isuzu began civil works on its proposed manufacturing plant site in SriCity, TADA, Chitoor District, Andhra Pradesh. The company had acquired 107 Acres of land in 2013 after signing a MoU with the Andhra Pradesh State Government in order to start automobile manufacturing operation in India. This new facility is likely to commence commercial operations by early 2016, with the initial production capacity at 50,000 units/ year. Isuzu will scale up the production capacity to 120,000 units/ year, with the accumulated investment of Rs. 3,000 Crore, and is expected to generate 2000 – 3000 jobs. The company has plans to open 60 dealership outlets across the country by 2016 and aims to have 160 by 2020.
Isuzu Motors India plans to achieve 100% percent localization within three years of commencing production in 2016. It is an exemplary showcase of Isuzu’s long term commitment to the Indian market.