New industrial engine plant in India

Published 7/3 at 12:34

Yanmar has announced plans to establish a manufacturing plant in Chennai, India to produce industrial diesel engines.

Yanmar Engine Manufacturing India Pvt. Ltd. will operate the plant from 2020 from the Origins industrial park in north Chennai, manufacturing industrial diesel engines with an estimated annual production of 80,000 units. 

“With today’s announcement of this, our first manufacturing facility in India, Yanmar has taken its investment in the country to the next level and demonstrated our long term commitment to the sub-continent,” said Yanmar Engine Manufacturing India project head, Hajime Hirai. “We expect that this plant will fuel Yanmar’s future growth and directly contribute up to 400 quality jobs to the community.”

The choice of site reflects the high skill levels of the Chennai workforce, a developed component supply chain, and robust infrastructure including port and rail facilities. “This new facility will manufacture high quality engines utilising the latest Japanese production technologies,” said Yanmar’s Varun Khanna. “These quality engines will allow us meet the growing demand of Indian and overseas markets.”

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