As a part of Isuzu’s Global outreach program to help support local communities during crisis, company's Indian arm donated 5 D-MAX pickup trucks to the Government of Andhra Pradesh.
The donated vehicles will be used by Greater Vishakapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) to support disaster relief management in the area. The keys were handed over by Mr. Takashi Kikuchi, Managing Director, Isuzu Motors India to Shri. N Chandrababu Naidu, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, at the Collectorate of Vishakapatnam.
While receiving the keys to the D-MAX, Shri. N Chandrababu Naidu said, “It is heartening to see Corporates reaching out to support us during these difficult times. Isuzu is the first Automobile manufacturer to set-up their manufacturing plant in AP and they are also the first corporate house to donate vehicles which will be used for relief efforts. I sincerely appreciate and encourage all responsible corporate citizens to come forward in rebuilding Vishakapatnam”
This is not the first time when Isuzu have done something like this, last year, Isuzu donated a vehicle training kit to ITI, Tirupati and also helped organize a 3-day training course through Japanese trainers. This was to provide advanced automobile knowledge transfer to ITI staff, with the objective of developing a talented manpower pool locally.
Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Takashi Kikuchi, Managing Director, Isuzu Motors India said, “Isuzu has always placed its corporate social responsibility as a top priority in areas of environmental preservation, educational promotion and livelihood assistance. Whether it was Flooding in Australia (2011), the Earthquake in Japan (2011) or Typhoon Yolanda in Philippines (2013), Isuzu has been among the first to reach out and help the local community in terms of manpower support or material requirements.”
Source : CarDekho