KTM Asia Motorcycle Manufacturing, Inc. (KAMMI), a joint venture between Austrian motorcycle maker KTM AG and Adventure Cycle Philippines, Inc. (owned by AC Industrial Technology Holdings, Inc., a member of the Ayala group of companies), recently inaugurated its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility at the Laguna Tecnopark in Sta. Rosa, Laguna.
Locally producing such models as the 200 DUKE, 390 DUKE, RC 200, and RC 390, the said facility is set to initially churn out 6,000 units, with the goal of sending 10,000 bikes out of its assembly line on a yearly basis.
Best part is that with this facility now operating on full swing, KAMMI is eying on producing KTM motorcycles not just for the local market, but also for China and other neighboring ASEAN countries as well. This, in turn, will help boost the economy, provide work opportunities for Filipinos, and promote world-class Filipino craftsmanship.
“This investment is part of our belief that manufacturing should be a key driver of our country’s inclusive growth going forward. It provides jobs, supply chain opportunities, and helps put the country in the map as a center for innovation and industrialization,” said KAMMI President and COO Dino Santos as he highlights the positive effects of setting up a KTM manufacturing plant in the Philippines.
On the other hand, AC Industrial Technology Holdings, Inc. CEO Art Tan shared that the Ayala group’s dibs in motorcycle assembly goes in line with his business firm’s manufacturing portfolio.
The KTM manufacturing plant’s inauguration was attended by groups from the local government of Sta. Rosa Laguna, representatives from KAMMI and KTM AG, as well as from the motoring media. They were all taken on a guided tour around the facility, and were briefed on how each bike is made from start to finish. According to one of the officials, the facility is able to produce around 23 to 28 units per day, with 1 bike taking an average of less than 3 hours to assemble.
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