India Yamaha Motor has achieved the production milestone of 10 million units in India since it began operations in 1985. The company has three manufacturing facilities at Surajpur, Faridabad and Chennai. The 10 millionth product was FZS-FI Version 3.0 from its Chennai factory. The event witnessed the presence of senior management members from Yamaha Motor, Japan, Yamaha Motor India Group of Companies, Mitsui & Co. Ltd., Vendor park companies, employees and employee representatives.
The company achieved another major accomplishment of producing five million units alone in the last seven years between 2012-2019. The scooter models in this period contributed to 44 percent of the overall production with ‘Fascino’ being the major contributor. Out of the 10 million units produced till date, 80 percent units were manufactured at the North Location which is the Surajpur and Faridabad facility 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.
“The journey for Yamaha has been quite exciting all these years. We have received a 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”, said Motofumi Shitara, Chairman, Yamaha Motor India Group of Companies.
The first major milestone was achieved in 1999 when the Surajpur factory hit the one million Unit Production Milestone. In 2012, the five million Unit Production Milestone was achieved. The company reached the one million Production Milestone for its scooters in India since the launch of its first scooter model Ray in 2012.