Join Date: Mar 2008
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New Kawasaki motorcycle plant in Brazil
Tokyo, October 8, 2009 — Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced today that operations have started up at a new motorcycle production plant at its Brazilian subsidiary, Kawasaki Motores do Brasil Ltda. (KMB). The plant’s launch was celebrated with a special ceremony on October 7.
Built in Manaus, Amazonas with a total investment of some 17 million reals*, the new plant boasts a site area of approximately 13,000 m2 and an annual production capacity of 25,000 units. The plant will start with producing the Z750 and Ninja 250R sportbikes before eventually expanding production to include other models.
KMB began selling imported motorcycles in October 2008. The launch of local production operations is expected to bring the sales volume up to 7,000 units for 2010.
Kawasaki is continually working to deliver products and services that drive customer satisfaction and enhance the Kawasaki brand.
Overview of Kawasaki Motores do Brasil Ltda.
Location: Manaus, Amazonas, Federative Republic of Brazil
Representative: Hiroshi Ito
Capital: 8.2 million reals* (wholly invested by Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.)
Description of business: Import, production, sales and after-sales services for motorcycles, ATVs and personal watercraft (PWC)
Production capacity: 25,000 units/year
Number of employees: 81 (as of September 30, 2009)