India Yamaha Motor, the Japanese two-wheeler manufacturer, announced that it has achieved the 10 million-unit production milestone in India. The company has achieved this feat after about 34 years, having begun its operations in India in 1985.
The two-wheeler maker says that its three manufacturing facilities in Surajpur, Faridabad and Chennai have jointly contributed to the overall production achievement of the company. The 10 millionth product rolled out at this ceremony was Yamaha’s bestselling motorcycle model FZS-FI Version 3.0 from its Chennai factory. The event was attended by senior management members from Yamaha Motor Co, Japan; Yamaha Motor India Group of Companies; Mitsui & Co; vendor park companies, employees and employee representatives.
In addition, India Yamaha Motor says it also achieved another major accomplishment of producing five million units alone in the last seven years, between 2012 and 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 (Surajpur and Faridabad facility) and 20 percent units were manufactured at the Chennai facility. The motorcycle models contributed the lion's share of 77.88 lakh units, whereas the scooter models contributed to 22.12 lakh units.
Motofumi Shitara, chairman, Yamaha Motor India Group of Companies, said, “The journey for Yamaha has been quite exciting all these years. 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."