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Japan’s Isuzu is discussing with Ulyanovsk authorities the possibilities of establishing a bus assembly facility in the industrial park opened on the site of Ulyanovsk Automobile Plant, Prime Minister of the Government of Yaroslavl Region Alexander Smekalin has told the journalists today.

21 December 2016

Isuzu (Japan) intends to double its production of trucks in Russia, Fabrice Gorlier, Director General of ISUZU RUS, said. “Now we produce about 2,500 trucks a year, in 1,5-2 years we expect to double this figure” (the quotation is given by TASS).

Now, on the territory of UAZ, Isuzu manufactures trucks with gross weight of 5-18 tons. They are sold in Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan, in 2017 Azerbaijan will be added to these countries, and the share of exports will reach 5%, the representative of Isuzu told Vedomosti. Car localization rate exceeds 30%, and “it is even higher for vehicles with optional equipment”. The company intends to further increase the localization rate.

At the end of 2016, the product range will be widened and we will start producing heavy trucks. “This is an important new segment and a big market,” Gorlier noted. The possibility of local assembly of Isuzu D-Max pickup trucks, which are now imported to Russia, is also not excluded. “In case of [their] successful launching, we will set up production,” the representative of Isuzu told Vedomosti.

12 August 2016
40.7 mln
Ulyanovsk Region

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Isuzu Motors Limited


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Isuzu Motors Limited is a Japanese car company, one of the world's leading manufacturers of trucks, buses and diesel engines.

The company’s history began in 1916 when the industrial group Tokyo Ishikawajima Shipbuilding and Engineering Co. Ltd. which started to manufacture licensed cars was founded. Trucks assembly started at the company's plant in 1918.

In 1936 the company produced the first diesel engine in Japan, and today it became a leader in developing new technologies for this type of engines. Today, ISUZU vehicles are available in more than 130 countries around the world, and their diesel engines can be found on assembly lines of many leading car manufacturers.

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