India Yamaha Motor achieves 10-million production milestone
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India Yamaha Motor (IYM) Pvt Ltd., the Japanese two-wheeler manufacturer announced the production achievement of 10-million units in India. IYM achieved this feat since it began its operations in India in 1985. IYM’s three manufacturing facilities at Surajpur, Faridabad and Chennai jointly contributed to the overall production achievement of the company till date. The 10 millionth product rolled out at this ceremony was Yamaha’s best-selling motorcycle model FZS-FI Version 3.0 from its Chennai factory. The event witnessed the presence of senior management members from Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd., Japan, Yamaha Motor India Group of Companies, Mitsui & Co. Ltd., Vendor park companies, employees and employee representatives.
On this occasion, the company achieved another major accomplishment of producing 5 million units alone in the last seven years between 2012 & 2019. The scooter models in this period contributed to 44 percent of the overall production with ‘Fascino’ being the major contributor. Out of the 10 Million units produced till date, 80 percent units were manufactured at the North Location which is the Surajpur & Faridabad facility and 20 percent units were manufactured at the South location which is the Chennai facility. Also, the motorcycle models contributed to 77.88 lakh units whereas the scooter models contributed to 22.12 lakh units.
“The journey for Yamaha has been quite exciting all these years. We have received a phenomenal response from our customers from across the country. This landmark achievement is a testimony of our growing popularity and demand for our products which are exciting, stylish and sporty. This would not have been possible without the support of our employees, dealer partners, suppliers and vendors. They have played a key role and have extended their support throughout in line with the company’s business direction to achieve this important milestone. Going forward, we will continue to excite our customers and empower their lives through world-class products and services”, said Motofumi Shitara, Chairman, Yamaha Motor India Group of Companies.