Yamaha India achieves milestone two-wheeler production figure

Chennai, May 15: It took 34 years for Japanese brand Yamaha to hit the 10-million-unit-mark in India. The company, which has just hit that production figure, started operations in 1985.
Yamaha’s three manufacturing facilities — in Surajpur, Faridabad and Chennai — jointly contributed to the overall production of the company, and 10 millionth product rolled out at this ceremony was Yamaha’s best-selling motorcycle model FZS-FI Version 3.0 from its Chennai factory.
The company clocked five million units alone in the last seven years between 2012 and 2019. The scooter models in this period contributed to 44% of the overall production with Fascino being the major contributor.
Out of the 10 million units produced till date, 80% units were manufactured in the north locations –Surajpur and Faridabad — and 20% units were manufactured in the south location, which is the Chennai facility.
Also, the motorcycle models contributed to 77.88 lakh units whereas the scooter models contributed to 22.12 lakh units.
In its journey from the year 1985 to 2019, the company witnessed several landmark moments in production. The first major milestone was achieved in 1999 when the Surajpur factory hit the one-million-unit production milestone.
Thirteen years later in 2012, the five-million-unit production milestone was achieved in the same factory.
Another key breakthrough was achieved in 2016 when Yamaha reached the one-million-unit production milestone for its scooters in India since the launch of its first scooter model Ray in 2012.
The Chennai factory has played a key role in the overall production strategy since its establishment in 2015. With a production capacity of 4.5 lakh units in 2015 to nine lakh units in 2019, the Chennai factory is leading the way for Yamaha in terms of meeting the production targets of the company every year.
In the last five years, the Chennai factory together with Surajpur and Faridabad factories met their production targets from 7.40 lakh units in 2014 to 10.2 lakh units in 2018.