India Yamaha Motor Pvt. Ltd. (IYM), the leading two wheeler manufacturer, today inaugurated its third manufacturing facility at the industrial park in Vallam Vadagal situated at the outskirts of Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The plant was inaugurated during the opening ceremony of the Global Investors Meet 2015 by the Hon’ble Chief Minister, J Jayalalithaa in the presence of Mr. Hiroaki Fujita, Chairman, India Yamaha Motor Pvt. Ltd. The new factory will be the first in the Yamaha Motor group to have a vendor park in its vicinity. Spread across 177 acres, the new facility covers an area of 109 acres for IYM and 68 acres for vendor partners.


To begin with, Yamaha will produce the new 125cc Saluto motorcycle and scooters including new Fascino, Alpha, Ray & Ray Z at the new plant, which will have an initial annual capacity of 450,000 units. The plant employs more than 2,000 people currently and will have 3,900 employees by 2018, out of which about 40% will be women workers.


The new Chennai Factory is the first in the Yamaha Motor group which has a “Vendor Park” in its nearby vicinity. The vendor park has 9 vendors who plan to invest Rs. 1,000 crores and will employ around 3,000 people by 2018. The facility will bring together the production operations of main external parts suppliers, thus enabling complete synchronization of external supplier parts production as well. This system will reduce losses in the areas of production management and distribution to extremely low levels in the overall engineering and manufacturing process, and make the new production base a highly-efficient and profitable plant.

This Chennai plant is an energy-recycling factory that is friendly to people and the global environment. The plant incorporates state-of-the-art infrastructure and advanced technologies for Zero-water discharge and recycle/ reuse of waste water and maximum use of sunlight. The building is compatible to solar power system installation. All common utilities are located in the centre to minimise distribution loss & centralized management.


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