Isuzu is trying hard to make a big in the country, but that doesn't stop them from supporting the communities during crisis. As a part of Isuzu's Global Outreach program, the company has donated five D-Max pickup trucks to the Andhra Pradesh Government, to assist local communities in crisis. Handed over to Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, N Chandrababu Naidu, the vehicles will be used by the Greater Vishakapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC), to perform activities related to disaster relief.
This is not the first time, Isizu has taken such social initiatives, as in another activity, they donated a vehicle training kit to ITI, Tirupati and a three-day training course for the ITI staff. Additionally, under the guidance of Japanese trainers, the staff was were provided with advanced automobile knowledge. The aim of the activity was to utilize home grown talent.
Speaking at the event, Takashi Kikuchi, Managing Director, Isuzu Motors India, said, "Isuzu has always placed its corporate social responsibility as a top priority in areas of environmental preservation, educational promotion and livelihood assistance. Whether it was Flooding in Australia (2011), the Earthquake in Japan (2011) or Typhoon Yolanda in Philippines (2013), Isuzu has been among the first to reach out and help the local community in terms of manpower support or material requirements."
Mr. Naidu, CM, Andhra, said, "It is heartening to see Corporates reaching out to support us during these difficult times. Isuzu is the first Automobile manufacturer to set up their manufacturing plant in AP and they are also the first corporate house to donate vehicles which will be used for relief efforts. I sincerely appreciate and encourage all responsible corporate citizens to come forward in rebuilding Vishakapatnam."
The coastal city of Vishakapatnam, recently suffered a massive disaster after a Cyclone hit the shores few weeks back. The people were in dire need of some Government support, and Isuzu helped the Government for the cause.