first_imgIsuzu Motors India (IMI) has started local manufacturing operations through a tie-up with 120 suppliers to supply auto-components for vehicles manufactured in the country.The localisation level will continue to increase in future. A few key suppliers of IMI have also signed an MoU with the Andhra Pradesh government for setting up of manufacturing plants in the region.In the meantime, Isuzu will also explore the opportunities to export components to other markets.The Isuzu D-Max pickups will be manufactured at this plant under high quality standards, in-line with Isuzus well acclaimed Isuzu Manufacturing Management practices, the companys Chairman Hiroyasu Miura said.”We have found Indian suppliers capable of meeting Isuzus global quality standards and we will follow a high localisation strategy for the manufacturing operations in India. Isuzu, for last 4 years is studying the Indian market, understanding customers requirements and establishing its sales and service network,” Miura said.The bookings for the new generation Isuzu vehicles will start soon followed by deliveries at all dealerships across the country, the statement added. PTI GDK GK SRK ABIlast_img

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