NEW DELHI: Yamaha Motor Research & Development India Pvt. Ltd.(YMRI) today announced the establishment of its second R&D Centre in India.
The new centre is located in the premises of India Yamaha Motor’s plant in Kanchipuram district, Tamilnadu. The new centre has been established to ensure optimum utilization of resources at both the locations and focus towards the enhancement of the capability and the capacity.An investment of Rs.66 crore has been made to setup the center and it is part of the Rs.1,500 crore investment that Yamaha has already committed to ‘Make in India’ by 2018.The company’s longterm plan is to develop products which fit the Indian & Global customer requirements.
Yasuo Ishihara, Managing Director, YMRI, said, “The objective of the new Centre is to develop models for India and eventually, the Global market. The Chennai Centre shall be the second main pillar for YMRI.”
The YMRI is the fifth overseas R&D headquarters for Yamaha Motor Group following Italy, Taiwan, China and Thailand.