|India Yamaha Motor achieves Production milestone of 10 Million units|
Yamaha Motors has achieved a production milestone of 10 million units in India since it began its operations in the country in 1985. Yesterday, the company has announced the same, rolling out its 10 millionth product which was nothing but Yamaha's best-selling FZS-FI Version 3.0 bike model. The bike was rolled out from the company's Chennai plant. This major production achievement of Yamaha have been jointly contributed by the company's three manufacturing plants in India located at Surajpur, Faridabad and Chennai.
Out of the 10 million units, nearly half of the count around 5 million units have been produced in the last seven years alone between 2012 and 2019. Also, 80 percent of the total units were manufactured at the Surajpur & Faridabad facilities and 20 percent units were manufactured at the South location which is the Chennai facility. The motorcycle models contributed to 77.88 lakh units whereas the scooter models contributed to 22.12 lakh units.
Commenting on the achievement ceremony, Mr. Motofumi Shitara, Chairman, Yamaha Motor India, said “The journey for Yamaha has been quite exciting all these years. We have received 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”.
In its journey from the year 1985 to 2019, Yamaha India witnessed several landmark moments in production. The first major milestone was achieved in 1999 when the Surajpur factory hits 1 Million Unit Production Milestone. Then in 2012, thirteen years later, the 5 Million Unit Production Milestone was achieved at the same factory. Another key breakthrough was achieved in 2016 when IYM reached the One Million Production Milestone for its scooters in India since the launch of its first scooter model Ray in 2012. Now, after 7 years, the company has successfully achieved the 10 Million units Production mark with the support of its new production facility at Chennai.