Press Release

March 5, 2018

ISUZU Established a new factory to produce
light-duty truck engines within its Tochigi Plant

ISUZU MOTORS LIMITED(headquartered in Shinagawa Tokyo and headed by Masanori Katayama, President and Representative Director, hereinafter called "Isuzu") has established a new factory to produce a new series of diesel engines for light-duty trucks. The location is on the premises of its Tochigi Plant. Production of the new diesel engine series has already started.

To be produced at this new factory is a new series of diesel engines conforming to the 2016 exhaust emission standard. They will be mounted on the light-duty truck model, "ELF" for the Japan market. The Tochigi Plant has been the base to produce heavy-duty and mid-duty truck engines. With the new factory added, it is now capable of producing light-duty truck engines also. The light-duty truck engines for overseas markets is produced at the Fujisawa Plant continuously.

At the new "smart" engine factory, thorough quality control is implemented using IoT and the so-called cell production system (to group multiple processes) is adopted to improve productivity. In addition, some new methods and systems, including the examples below, have been introduced to realize a clean factory friendly to people and environment.

  • System to collect debris scattered from the machining line to reduce smell and dirt.
  • Barrier-free floor to reduce workload
  • All lights in the factory use LEDs.

ISUZU MOTORS LIMITED will continue to produce high-quality products to support customers.

ISUZU MOTORS LIMITED Tochigi Plant Building No. 3

New Factory

(1)Name ISUZU MOTORS LIMITED Tochigi Plant Building No. 3
(2)Location On the premises of Tochigi Plant
(3)Products Engines for light-duty truck model, "ELF" for Japan market (meeting The 2016 exhaust emission standard)
(4)Total floor area Approx. 62,500 m2

Outline of Tochigi Plant

(1)Name ISUZU MOTORS LIMITED Tochigi Plant
(2)Location 2691 Hakuchu, Ohira-machi, Tochigi-shi, Tochigi, 329-4424 Japan
(3)Business activities Production of engines and components
(4)No. of employees 1,136 people
(5)Land area Approximately 1,120,500 m2
(6)Building area Approximately 186,000 m2