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    Thumbs up Yamaha to invest $150million in Pakistan

    This is the latest and confirmed news. I heard the news on GEO and also came across this LINK

    I see it as a prologue to an entirely new era in "motor biking" in Pakistan. For the first time Yamaha will locally manufacture bike from 125 to 150cc range, plus the bikes will be featured with EFi technology.

    Lets hope they bring something according to the desires of the biker's community.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SyedMoazzam View Post
    Hope they launch the famous YZF R15 version 2.0
    If so then i will be the first one to buy that beauty
    That's old news bro
    Yamaha guys packed up
    They opened up a plant in India
    John Abraham ambassador
    There u go

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    so finally something good to hear for technology, it, and forigen investment.
    FXXB and EJ8 on its way............

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    New entrants to bike industry: Ministry reminds FBR to issue SRO on duty incentives | Business Recorder


    New entrants to bike industry: Ministry reminds FBR to issue SRO on duty incentives




    October 20, 2013
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    <saqib></saqib>Yamaha to invest $150million in Pakistan - br blackThe Ministry of Industries and Production issued a reminder notice to the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on October 1 to issue an SRO providing duty incentives to new entrants in motorcycle industry. Sources said as soon as the SRO is issued by FBR an agreement with Yamaha Motorcycle would be signed paving way for $150 million investment.

    The Economic Co-ordination Committee ECC) of the Cabinet meeting chaired by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on October 2, 2013 was informed that the last hurdle in the way of proposed investment by Yamaha would be removed when FBR issues the SRO. The minimum investment for new entrants in motorcycle manufacturing industry was fixed at $100 million subject to the condition that the investor brings in new technology and achieve localisation plan approved by the ECC.

    A meeting of the ECC held on September 7, 2013 approved M/s Yamaha Motorcycle Industries as qualified under the new entrant policy for motorcycle industry with new technology on the recommendation of the Engineering Development Board (EDB) as well as a committee headed by Secretary Industries and representatives of Board of Investment and Commerce. Sources said the new entrants in motorcycle industry would be allowed incentives to import those CKD units which are also produced locally at 10 percent duty in any form for a period of five years. The additional customs duty would not be imposed on sub-components and components imported in any kit.

    The concessions would be withdrawn on the parts localised by new entrants each year in accordance with the approved localisation plan. The new entrants'' policy envisages achieving localisation level of minimum 25 percent at the start of commercial production and would be required to achieve 85 percent by the end of five years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nabilM View Post

    New entrants to bike industry: Ministry reminds FBR to issue SRO on duty incentives | Business Recorder


    New entrants to bike industry: Ministry reminds FBR to issue SRO on duty incentives




    October 20, 2013
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    <saqib></saqib>Yamaha to invest $150million in Pakistan - br blackThe Ministry of Industries and Production issued a reminder notice to the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on October 1 to issue an SRO providing duty incentives to new entrants in motorcycle industry. Sources said as soon as the SRO is issued by FBR an agreement with Yamaha Motorcycle would be signed paving way for $150 million investment.

    The Economic Co-ordination Committee ECC) of the Cabinet meeting chaired by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on October 2, 2013 was informed that the last hurdle in the way of proposed investment by Yamaha would be removed when FBR issues the SRO. The minimum investment for new entrants in motorcycle manufacturing industry was fixed at $100 million subject to the condition that the investor brings in new technology and achieve localisation plan approved by the ECC.

    A meeting of the ECC held on September 7, 2013 approved M/s Yamaha Motorcycle Industries as qualified under the new entrant policy for motorcycle industry with new technology on the recommendation of the Engineering Development Board (EDB) as well as a committee headed by Secretary Industries and representatives of Board of Investment and Commerce. Sources said the new entrants in motorcycle industry would be allowed incentives to import those CKD units which are also produced locally at 10 percent duty in any form for a period of five years. The additional customs duty would not be imposed on sub-components and components imported in any kit.

    The concessions would be withdrawn on the parts localised by new entrants each year in accordance with the approved localisation plan. The new entrants'' policy envisages achieving localisation level of minimum 25 percent at the start of commercial production and would be required to achieve 85 percent by the end of five years.

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    Damn those FBR guys, why the hell are they delaying my beloved yamaha

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    Yamaha to set up motorcycle plant: deal signed | Business Recorder

    http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-3-209732-Yamaha-to-invest-$150mn

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    Quote Originally Posted by 18mentos18 View Post
    Yamaha to set up motorcycle plant: deal signed | Business Recorder

    http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-3-209732-Yamaha-to-invest-$150mn



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    TOKYO: Yamaha signed an agreement with the government of Pakistan on Wednesday to invest $150 million in Pakistan, said Yamaha officials.

    Federal Secretary Industries Shafqat Naghmi and Managing Director Yamaha Pakistan Eto signed the agreement at the Board of Investment office in Islamabad, said the officials.

    The officials said the development would bring in huge investment into the country?s manufacturing sector. They said after the permission from the government of Pakistan the company would start the construction of the Yamaha factory in the National Investment Park in Karachi.

    On the occasion, Chairman Board of Investment Muhammad Zubair announced the government has granted permission to Yamaha to establish motorcycle plant in Karachi and the company would invest $150 million during the next five years and start operation by December 2014.

    Zubair said the investment would encourage other famous brands to invest in various other economic sectors as the country offers more lucrative business opportunities as compared to other regional countries. Yamaha officials said the motorcycle plant would have the system to develop electronic fuel injection engine, automatic transmission, and water cool and environment-friendly exhaust system meeting the European standards.

    The factory would manufacture state of the art motorcycles with less fuel consumption of Rs10 per 30-minute drive covering the distance of 40 to 50 kilometers.

    The plant will not only meet the local demand, but also enable the country to export motorcycles to central Asian states.
    hoping for the best for Pakistan n Pakistani bikers

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    New entrant policy for motorcycles industry: No additional custom duty to be charged


    New entrant policy for motorcycles industry: No additional custom duty to be charged


    Wednesday, 23 October 2013 10:46
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    Yamaha to invest $150million in Pakistan - fbrRECORDER REPORT
    ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) will not charge the additional customs-duty on sub-components and components, imported in any kit form by a new entrant assembler or manufacturer of motorcycles in Pakistan.
    In this regard, the FBR has issued SRO.939(I)/2013 and SRO.940(I)2013 here on Tuesday to notify duty concessions for the manufacturers of motorcycles in line with the new entrant policy for motorcycles manufacturing industry applying new technology.
    Through these notifications, the FBR has amended SRO 656(1)/2006, dated June 22, 2006 and SRO 693(I)/2006, dated July 1, 2006.
    According to SRO 939(I)/2013, in line with the new entrant policy for motorcycle manufacturing industry with new technology notified by Ministry of Industries and Production vide Notification No. 4-1/2013/LED-II-(Vol-III), dated the 26th September, 2013, the additional customs-duty leviable under this notification shall not be charged on sub-components and components, imported in any kit form by a new entrant assembler or manufacturer, for assembly or manufacturing of motorcycles classified under Pakistan Customs Tariff (PCT) heading 87.11 specified for a period of five years from the start of assembly or manufacturing with new technology. This is subject to the fulfillment of certain conditions.
    Firstly, the new entrant assembler or manufacturer shall achieve the annual localisation or indigenisation targets / levels in accordance with the localisation, plan spreading over a maximum period of five years, duly approved by Ministry of Industries and Production.
    Secondly, the additional customs-duty shall be levied on the sub-components and components which become localised/ indigenised by the new entrant assembler or manufacturer, in accordance with the said localisation plan.
    Thirdly, the new entrant shall abide by all the terms and conditions laid down in separate notifications issued by the Ministry of Industries and FBR for assembly or manufacturing of motorcycles and the expressions ?new technology? and ?new entrant? shall bear the same meaning as declared or notified by the Ministry of Industries and Production in respect of Motorcycle Manufacturing Industry.?
    Under SRO 940(I)/2013, in line with the new entrant policy for motorcycle manufacturing industry with new technology notified by Ministry of Industries and Production vide notification No. 4-1/2013/LED- II(Vol-III), dated September 26, 2013, the incentive of importing CKD kit in any form @ 10% customs-duty imported by the new entrant for assembly or manufacturing of motorcycles shall be withdrawn on components localised by the new entrant each year in accordance with the approved localisation plan. The expressions ?new entrant? and ?new technology? shall bear the same meaning as declared or notified by the Ministry of Industries and Production in respect of motorcycle manufacturing industry.



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    Default Fuel Consumption?

    The factory would manufacture state of the art motorcycles with less fuel consumption of Rs10 per 30-minute drive covering the distance of 40 to 50 kilometers.
    Friends, I can't believe, if above statement is correct. What do you say?

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    Only time will reveal...

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    Yahoo time to start saving cash

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    Default Bumping this thread with some good news Bikers!

    Yamaha will set up or not ,It will only tell by time !

    Here we can expect something from honda now


    Atlas Honda to Invest $200 Million to intoroduce new bikes!


    We?ve been time and again contacted by Honda Atlas to correct the names; Honda Atlas makes cars and Atlas Honda makes bikes, so that thing out of the way, Atlas Honda will invest 200 million US $ in Pakistan to introduce new technologically advanced motorcycles.The new investment plan was revealed in a letter to the Engineering And Development Board (EDB) by the Chairman of Atlas Honda just after our new Finance Minister, Ishaq Dar took the matter in his own hand and cleared all the barriers in front of Yamaha Motorcycle?s investment in Pakistan which had been problems for atleast five years.The investment will formally be announced later this year by the company and hopefully, we will finally get rid of the 40 years old design CD70 and CG125 and pave way for new motorcycles which India and others have received but not Pakistan.
    So far, only the letter made aware of the investment plans to introduce ?higher models of motorcycle? and ?products with new technology?, but the company hasn?t revealed about what motorcycles it may have in plan to be introduced under the new plan.


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    Quote Originally Posted by r1 View Post
    Don't know about Yamaha that whether their plant would going to be establish or not because uptil now they have not fixed any place for their plant.
    On other side 2 of the units of Atlas Honda are already working in Karachi and Sheikhupur. They have to only import and launch the bikes. Maybe they would only import the engines and would be making the rest of the parts here at local plant.
    Then those bikes will not be of the same quality as their international clones
    Abhi bi to aisa he ho rha hay engine imported aur baqi sab kuch fazool Pakistani kachra
    No checks on quality control whatsoever by Honda Japan
    I think after an investment of even 500million dollars, AHL will remain the same old AHL
    They will never change never

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    Quote Originally Posted by SyedMoazzam View Post
    Then those bikes will not be of the same quality as their international clones
    Abhi bi to aisa he ho rha hay engine imported aur baqi sab kuch fazool Pakistani kachra
    No checks on quality control whatsoever by Honda Japan
    I think after an investment of even 500million dollars, AHL will remain the same old AHL
    They will never change never
    Yar atleast they are taking some initiative..Localisation with tone down the retail price..Lets hope for the best
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    Quote Originally Posted by devilskreed View Post
    Yar atleast they are taking some initiative..Localisation with tone down the retail price..Lets hope for the best
    yes you are right brother
    They should start by introducing/manufacturing at least CBR150

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    Quote Originally Posted by r1 View Post
    Don't know about Yamaha that whether their plant would going to be establish or not because uptil now they have not fixed any place for their plant.
    On other side 2 of the units of Atlas Honda are already working in Karachi and Sheikhupur. They have to only import and launch the bikes. Maybe they would only import the engines and would be making the rest of the parts here at local plant.
    i think the place For set up is at BIN QASIM
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    Quote Originally Posted by RX115 View Post
    i think the place For set up is at BIN QASIM
    Yamaha's plant or Honda's new plant?

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    Yar fbr nay nay to yehe instruction di hay k Yamaha will have to start production from Dec, 14
    Ab daikhtay hay kia hota hay
    Achay ki hi umeed hay

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    jnab ye news tu kafi purani ho gai ha.geo pe kamran khan k program me suni thi

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    Quote Originally Posted by SyedMoazzam View Post
    Yamaha's plant or Honda's new plant?
    its yamaha thread bro
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    kiu k un se oper wali comapny atlas jo un k sath ha
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    Atlas Honda investment plans



    December 10, 2013
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    <saqib></saqib>Yamaha to invest $150million in Pakistan - br blackAtlas Honda Limited has announced plant expansion plans in a bid to capture the growing demand for two-wheeler in the region. The expansion plans have come at a time of increasing competition for the Japanese assembler by imported Chinese motorcycles and the re-entry of Yamaha in the game.

    According to news reports, Honda Atlas Group plans to invest $200 million, which will involve expansion of production capacity for its motorcycle manufacturing facilities by 250,000 units. Currently, total production capacity stands at 750,000 units per annum, with nearly 90 percent of production taking place at the Sheikhapura manufacturing facility.

    Talking to BR Research, sources at Atlas Honda acknowledged that the company’s market share has eroded in recent years due to the influx of cheaper Chinese manufactured brands. However, they insisted that the use of Japanese technology and superior product quality confers an unmatched advantaged on Honda products, allowing the company to maintain its position as a market leader with 47 percent share.

    That said, AHL has seen its Japanese advantage threatened in recent months; in a bid to attract foreign investment, the Federal Government announced a deal with Yamaha Motor Company for a $150 million investment in two-wheeler manufacturing segment under a protective tariff regime.

    Under the new entrant policy for motorcycle manufacturing, Yamaha will be exempted from customs duty of 32.5 percent paid by existing players on import of automotive parts for a period of five years, giving it a cost advantage over other players, potentially threatening Honda’s market share.

    Moreover, the growing purchasing power of the burgeoning youth segment in the country has added to the demand for more powerful bikes with improved technology. Local assemblers have failed to keep up with the evolving demand in the past, and Yamaha’s re-entry with new technology could deal a fatal blow to Honda’s long standing position.

    On the flip side, local demand for the two- and three-wheeler segment has stagnated at around 825,000 in the recent past, with Honda operating its existing facilities at a maximum of 80 percent capacity utilization, recording production of 635,000 units against full capacity of 750,000 units in FY13. Given the saturated local market, questions have been raised about the need for expansion.

    Company sources assert that the expansion is needed to cater to the growing regional demand and reach export markets beyond Afghanistan and Bangladesh. However, misgivings abound among critics who speculate that the investment announcement may be an attempt to discourage Yamaha and other new entrants from entering a market already saturated by well entrenched existing players.

    A financial industry analyst reminded BR Research of the time when local car assemblers stepped up production to counter the Malaysian manufacturer Proton, which ended up wrapping its production as a result.

    That said the dynamics of two-wheeler and passenger automobile segments are not exactly the same. Just like the rest of the economy, the auto sector is in dire need of new investment. Hence, one should hope that space is provided for successful accommodation of investment by both players such that Pakistani manufacturers can one day become globally competitive.




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