26 April, 2022, Chennai: Isuzu Motors India (IMI), a subsidiary of Isuzu Motors Limited, Japan, has announced key changes in the top management.
Mr. Wataru Nakano, General Manager, LCV Business Dept., at Isuzu Motors, Japan takes over from Mr. Tsuguo Fukumura, as the President and Managing Director of Isuzu Motors India (IMI). Mr. Wataru Nakano, who was responsible for the LCV Business Dept. at Isuzu Motors, Japan brings his rich global experience of over 30 years in the areas of international sales operations and business strategy to India. His vast experience will add to accelerating Isuzu’s growth in the domestic and export markets.
Mr. Toru Kishimoto, General Manager, Isuzu Oceania, Europe & Americas Dept., Mitsubishi Corporation, Japan, succeeds Mr. Ken Takashima as Deputy Managing Director of Isuzu Motors India (IMI). Mr. Toru Kishimoto has an experience of over three decades across global markets. He comes with a rich experience in distribution and marketing of ISUZU products in Europe, Thailand and key emerging markets. He is also familiar with the Indian market in his earlier role at IMI, as Vice President leading the Sales and Marketing function.
Mr. Rajesh Mittal, Sr. Vice President, from UD Trucks Corp., Japan joins the top management team as President of Isuzu Engineering Business Centre India (IEBCI) and as Deputy President at Isuzu Motors India (IMI). Mr. Rajesh Mittal brings 37 years of technical, business and operations experience predominantly in the commercial vehicles industry, across global markets. He was heading Logistics at UD Trucks Corp., Japan prior to this assignment. He has played vital roles in the automotive technology domain and supply chain logistics also.
The changes in the management are as per the business plan of the company.
About Isuzu Motors India Pvt. Ltd.
Isuzu Motors India Private Limited (IMI), a subsidiary of Isuzu Motors Limited, Japan, was established in August 2012. Headquartered in Chennai, the company sells the popular ISUZU D-MAX V-Cross – India’s First Lifestyle and Adventure Pick-up, the Hi-Lander – All-rounder Pick-up and the ISUZU mu-X, premium 7-seater SUV in the personal vehicle segment and variants of ISUZU D-MAX pick-ups – S-CAB and Regular Cab, for the commercial segment. ISUZU vehicles are known for their reliability and performance around the world. Renowned the world-over, ISUZU vehicles are gaining huge significance in the Indian market as well, thanks to the ‘value proposition’ they offer.
Isuzu Motors India manufactures these products at its modern manufacturing plant in Sri City, spread over an area of 107 acres in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The company began its manufacturing operations in April 2016, with strong focus on quality and commitment to Indian market. In February 2020, Isuzu Motors India commenced the start of its Phase-II operations with the inauguration of the state-of-the-art Press Shop facility and engine assembly plant. An ISO 9001:2015 certified company, Isuzu Motors India is committed to providing products and services of the highest level of quality to ensure customer delight.
The company has dedicated dealer touch-points, conveniently located in 49 locations across the country. The company also operates a Lifestyle Brand Showroom with a Café at Nariman Point, Mumbai. For more information on the company, and its products/services. www.isuzu.in