Leading manufacturer of pick up vehicles in India, Isuzu
Motors India Private Limited has concluded the 2nd five-day training for ITI
trainers on the best practices in automobile engineering and technology in
Chennai (Tamil Nadu). 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.
In a press release, 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.”
Japan based Isuzu Motors is a global manufacturer of light,
medium and heavy commercial vehicles, utility vehicles and diesel engines.
Isuzu Motors India Private Limited is a subsidiary of Isuzu Motors Limited and
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.
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.
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