Yamaha’s second R&D centre opens in Tamil Nadu
Snapshot: Yamaha has also made a test track which will simulate everyday Indian road conditions and will help making future products safer and reliable.
Yamaha Motor India, recently inaugurated its second research and development centre in India. The new research facility is located inside Yamaha’s Kanchipuram factory in Tamil Nadu and has been built with an investment of over Rs 66 crore. Yamaha is looking to take the product testing to the next level with the help of the new R&D facility which will validate and carry prototype testing. Yamaha has also made a test track which will simulate everyday Indian road conditions and will help making future products safer and reliable. Yamaha Motor India has committed to invest a sum of Rs 1,500 crore by 2018 as a part of Yamaha’s Make-in-India initiative and the new R&D centre is a part of the same. The company also introduced the Saluto RX in the market to gain more traction in the commuter segment.
“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. By collaboration with the current development power in Surajpur centre, we aim to strengthen more of the cost reduction and attractive product development in the Chennai centre. The key role of this India Integrated Development Centre is to develop optimised specifications for the Indian market," said Yasuo Ishihara, managing director, Yamaha Motor Research & Development India.
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