Isuzu Motors Limited, Japan, has opened Isuzu Engineering Business Centre India Private Limited (IEBCI) in India. This is a new company that will be responsible for R&D and Sourcing related activities.
The incorporation of this new company is in line with the manufacturer's business plans. IEBCI will primarily focus on enhancing efficiency and quality levels of Isuzu Motors India’s (IMI) products. This will enable the company to achieve 70 per cent localisation at Start of Production (SoP) and 100 per cent localisation in the future.
IEBCI will also serve as the specialised hub for sourcing parts for Isuzu’s global operations. It will also ensure adherence to stringent quality standards in sourcing parts and components for the company.
Naohiro Yamaguchi, Director, IEBCI said, “It is part of our continuous effort to offer the Indian customers, products that are driven by 'value and quality'. It is indeed a key milestone Isuzu has achieved, since the start of its operations in India in 2012. With the new IMI manufacturing plant to go on stream at SriCity, early next year, IEBCI will allow us to keep tremendous focus on supplier quality, material costs and R&D activities. This will also help both the companies to attain an organic growth by leveraging their strengths, especially, when IMI is at the crucial juncture of its full-fledged operations in India. IEBCI will ably support the global operations of Isuzu by sourcing parts, thanks to the efficient supplier base that India has over many other countries.”