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.
Outline of Tochigi Plant