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Chennai Gets First India-Japan Manufacturing Center by Yamaha

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A Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative by India Yamaha Motor (IYM) opened its first Japan-India Institute of Manufacturing (JIM) in Chennai. The first Technical Training Institute opened under JIM was named as Yamaha Motor NTTF raining Center (YNTC), which aims to train future shop floor leaders with the Japanese style of manufacturing and working methods.

JIM is a collaboration between the Japanese and Indian Governments along with Japanese companies to create a pool of skilled manpower for manufacturing units in India. JIM was established from a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) signed in Tokyo on November 11, 2016 between Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry(METI), Government of Japan and Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), Government of India, for a “Manufacturing Skill Transfer Promotion Program”, an IYM release said.

Under this initiative, Japanese Endowed Courses (JEC) will also be introduced in existing engineering colleges to train 30,000 Japanese standard shop floor leaders and engineers over the next ten years.
The inauguration ceremony was held at the IYM’s Chennai factory in the presence of Mr Riuji Kawashima, Deputy Managing Director, IYM, Mr Kenichiro Toyofuku, Japan Plus, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India.

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