Keeping in line with the
business plans of the company, Isuzu Motors Limited, Japan, has incorporated a new
company – Isuzu Engineering Business Centre India Private Limited (IEBCI) in
India that will be responsible for R&D and sourcing related activities.
IEBCI will primarily focus on enhancing efficiency and quality levels of Isuzu
Motors India’s (IMI) products, enabling the company to achieve 70pc
localisation at Start of Production (SoP) and 100pc localisation in the future.
IEBCI will also serve as the specialized hub for sourcing parts for Isuzu’s global operations.
Naohiro Yamaguchi, Managing
Director of Isuzu Motors India will also assume the role of Director, IEBCI
with immediate effect.
IEBCI will support IMI to
achieve 100pc localisation and will ensure adherence to stringent quality
standards in sourcing parts and components for the company. The formation of
IEBCI will also help Isuzu in Research & Development activities to be able
to cater to the specific need of the Indian customers and also achieve greater
efficiency levels in the overall operations of the company in India.
Speaking about the new
company, Naohiro Yamaguchi said, “It is part of our continuous effort to offer
the Indian customers, products that are driven by “value and quality”. It is
indeed a key milestone Isuzu has achieved, since the start of its operations in
India in 2012. With the new IMI manufacturing plant to go on stream at SriCity,
early next year, IEBCI will allow us to keep tremendous focus on supplier
quality, material costs and R&D activities. This will also help both the
companies to attain an organic growth by leveraging their strengths,
especially, when IMI is at the crucial juncture of its full-fledged operations
in India. IEBCI will ably support the global operations of Isuzu by sourcing
parts, thanks to the efficient supplier base that India has over many other
Isuzu Motors India started its
operations in India in August 2012. The company currently sells the Isuzu D-Max
range of pick-up trucks and MU-7 SUV in India through its exclusive dealer
network spread across 27 locations, as of today.
Source: Isuzu Motors India