Tirupati / Nellore, 12, June 2015
To beat the soaring summer heat, Isuzu Motors India Private Limited, a subsidiary of Isuzu Motors, Japan, distributed drinking water bottles to the general public in Tirupati and Nellore. The temperature has been on the rise across the country and the common people have been put to much hardship. Isuzu Motors India volunteered to provide them some respite by offering water bottles in the town for a period of 5 days from June 1st to June 5th.
An average of 1000 units of drinking water bottles were served per day which helped people beat the heat in the locations. ISUZU D-MAX pick-up truck and a MU-7 SUV were used in service to serve the water bottles at major junctions in Tirupati and Nellore all five days. Over 5000 bottles of water were distributed as part of Isuzu’s social responsibility initiative.
Speaking about the activity, Mr. Shigeru Wakabayashi, Deputy Managing Director, Isuzu Motors India, said, “In line with ISUZU’s community approach, we believe that we should support the society in any way we can. The heat wave has been severe across the country and common people have been put to much hardship. To alleviate the problem, we thought of distributing water in Tirupati and Nellore. Although this is a small step, we do hope we have helped in providing comfort to some people in the time of need.”
Isuzu Motors India, founded in the year 2012, is setting up its manufacturing facility in Sri City, Andhra Pradesh. Since its inception in India, Isuzu Motors India has been involved in various social engagement activities such as offering 5 Isuzu D-MAX pick-up trucks to Greater Vishakapatnam Municipal Corporation to support disaster relief management in the area, post the devastation by cyclone Hudhud. The company has been conducting automobile training in the area of manufacturing, after-sales and automobile technology for students and trainers of the Industrial Training Institute (ITI), Tirupati, help the youth in the region to gain knowledge and also generate opportunities for employment.
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 in more than 100 countries worldwide, the company is a leader in pickups and pickup based derivatives in many markets. The company manufactures and sells over 6 lakh units annually across the world.
Isuzu Motors India Private Limited (IMI), 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, in January 2014. 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 localisation within three years of commencing production in 2016. It is an exemplary showcase of Isuzu’s long term commitment to the Indian market.