India Yamaha Motors' third plant goes on stream outside Chennai - IAB Report

10/09/2015 - 11:41 | ,  ,  ,   | Karthik H

Its initial capacity is 450,000 units.

India Yamaha Motors has announced that its third manufacturing facility in the country is now on stream. The new plant, located in Vallam Vadagal outside Chennai, has an initial capacity of 450,000 units.

India Yamaha Motors Chennai plant bird's eye view official
When the facility achieves its maximum capacity of 1.8 million units in 2018, it would have employed close to 3,900 people.

Initially, the plant will produce the recently unveiled Yamaha Saluto and the company's lineup of scooters, which includes the Fascino, Alpha, Ray, and Ray-Z. Around 2,000 people will be employed to begin with and this number is likely to go up to 3,900 by 2018, of which 40 percent will be women.

Yamaha Fascino Launch at Mumbai Left side
Apart from the Yamaha Fascino scooter, pictured here, the company will also produce the recently launched Yamaha Saluto motorcycle.

Situated in a site that spans 177 acres, the facility covers 109 acres, with the remaining 68 acres set up for the company's suppliers. The total investment for the plant of INR 1,500 crore will happen in phases over the next three years. During the same period, the initial capacity of 450,000 units per annum is planned to quadruple to 1.8 million units, taking the company's overall production capacity in the country to 2.5 million units.

India Yamaha Motors Chennai plant exterior official
The company's third manufacturing facility in the country comes at a time when sale of scooters has seen a steady rise over the last year.

The vendor park, which will house the suppliers, will see an investment of around INR 1,000 crore and will employ close to 3,000 people. The facility as such is a zero-water discharge plant and has the capacity for solar panel installation in the future.

India Yamaha Motors third manufacturing plant - Press Release

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