NEW DELHI : Isuzu Motors India Private Limited, a subsidiary of Isuzu Motors, Japan, one of the world’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturers, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of Andhra Pradesh to facilitate investment by its suppliers in the state of Andhra Pradesh under the Automobile and Auto Component policy 2015 – 20.
Takashi Kikuchi, Managing Director, Isuzu Motors India signed a MoU with the state government in the presence of N. Chandrababu Naidu, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, key dignitaries of the state and key officials from various auto component companies.
Isuzu began construction of its proposed manufacturing plant site in Sri City, Chitoor District, Andhra Pradesh, in June 2014. 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 and is expected to generate 2000 – 3000 jobs.
At the launch of Industrial Mission programme at Vishakapatnam, 7 auto component companies nominated by Isuzu Motors India, have signed a MoU with the state government. As per the policy, the auto component companies will receive various incentives and concessions from the state government for promoting automotive manufacturing in Andhra Pradesh. These auto component companies will explore possibilities of appropriate investments in the state in order to cater to the future requirements of the OEMs who will set up their manufacturing facilities in the region.
Speaking at the occasion, Takashi Kikuchi, Managing Director, Isuzu Motors India, said “We are extremely pleased with the developments and we believe the policy for Automobile and Auto Components 2015-20 will immensely benefit the automobile sector, going forward. While Automobile and Auto Component manufacturers will benefit from the advantages laid out by the policy, it will also attract substantive and qualitative investment into the state. The policy is a win-win situation for investors and the state”
Isuzu is also in the process of tying-up with various component manufacturers across India towards its goal of achieving 100 per cent localisation for its products to be manufactured from its upcoming plant in Sri City.