15 things to know about Isuzu Motors’ new manufacturing plant inaugurated by CBN today

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1. CBN today inaugurated Isuzu Motors’ manufacturing plant in Sri City, Nellore and drove the first India made D-Max pickup model out of the assembly line in the presence of Ambassador of Japan to India Kenji Hiramatsu and Isuzu Motors President Masanori Katayama

2. D-Max V-Cross is India’s first adventure utility vehicle

3. CBN was able to attract the Japanese motor giant with a slew of mega investment incentives which included exemption of road tax to the company vehicles

4. The new plant will cater to requirements of the growing Indian market, and will serve as a key manufacturing hub for Isuzu’s global operations

5. Isuzu has committed an investment of Rs 3,000 crore for the project

6. The initial production capacity of the plant is 50,000 units per annum which will be scaled up to 1,20,000 units

7. More than 2000 jobs will be created through this initiative

8. The new generation of Isuzu D-Max pick-ups will be manufactured at the plant, with 70 per cent localisation at the start of production, which will be stepped up

9. Isuzu will also consider export of vehicles manufactured at this facility at a suitable time in future

10. Isuze spent 4 years studying the Indian market so it could build vehicles that cater to the needs of the burgeoning economy

11. The bookings for the Isuzu branded vehicles will soon start followed by deliveries across India

12. Eight component suppliers of Isuzu Motors will set up their operations at Sri City

13. This state-of-the-art manufacturing plant will follow Isuzu global manufacturing standards and Isuzu Manufacturing Management (IMM) practices

14. Sri City has attracted 120 companies of which 80 are operational now

15. 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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