KTM announces new ASEAN Production Plant in Philippines

A joint-partnership between Adventure Cycles Philippines Inc. together with KTM AG has announced a new production plant to be opened in the Philippines.

This new plant will be the main centre focusing on assembling four of KTM’s street models; the KTM 200 Duke and 390 Duke together with the KTM RC 200 and RC 390.

The said plant will cater to an annual production of 10,000 lines off its assembly lines to supply the region with KTM’s small capacity models as far as China.

As part of their long term plant to further strengthen the brand’s name in the Asian region, Adventure Cycles Philippines Inc. together with KTM AG has come up with a new joint-venture endeavour with plans to build a new assembly plant. The said plant will cater to an annual production of 10,000 lines off its assembly lines.

This new plant will be the main centre focusing on assembling four of KTM’s street models; the KTM 200 Duke and 390 Duke together with the KTM RC 200 and RC 390. With a brand new site coupled with state of the art assembling technologies, the plant is said to be able to pump out 6,000 units in the initial year to help supply the mass demand of KTM’s small capacity street models.

Chief Strategy Officer of KTM AG, Mr Hubert Trunkenpolz stated that “It seems like a frequent message from us but the opening of this new plant at Laguna and in the Philippines is another fantastic example of how we are managing to take the KTM brand to new corners of the world and touch fresh markets and riders; it’s a really exciting time of progression for the company. We want to thank the efforts of KTM Asia Motorcycle Manufacturing Inc. for this latest chapter in our story and it is important for us that we have the right – and best – presence in a part of the world where the motorcycle is such a prominent feature of everyday life. We’re very keen to see how the facility will develop.”

Dino Santos, President and COO of KTM Asia Motorcycle Manufacturing Inc., talked about the plant’s opening and the impact for Filipinos and the Philippine economy. “This investment is part of our belief that manufacturing should be a key driver of our country’s growth going forward. It provides jobs, supply chain opportunities, and helps put the country in the map as a centre for innovation and industrialization.”

Looks like the KTM brand is getting stronger than ever especially with this new plant being able to supply big demands in the region including China who are all “Ready to Race”.

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