There’s some good news for fans of Yamaha’s top-selling 155cc scooters, the Nmax and Aerox. Yamaha Motor Philippines, Inc. (YMPH) is now assembling both models at its 23-hectare facility at the Lima Technology Center in Malvar, Batangas.
To accommodate manufacture of the two models, YMPH embarked on an expansion project starting in 2019. It has finally been completed and YMPH has finally begun manufacturing.
The newly built facility covers 20,000 square meters with an additional capacity of 300,000 units annually, up from its previous capacity of 150,000 units annually. The expansion was made to accommodate Yamaha’s 155cc models. The new assembly line features sustainable, environmental-friendly manufacturing techniques, coupled with state of the art technologies. Furthermore, the expansion is also capable of accommodating a few more assembly lines should YMPH decide to assemble more models.
Currently, the new assembly line is capable of producing 550 units a day. While the Nmax and Aerox are currently assembled from imported CKD kits, it’s very possible to source some parts locally and possibly lower the price.
In 2008, YMPH permanently moved to its facilities in Batangas which has a larger with an initial starting capacity of 150,000 units annually.
If you’re in line for a new Aerox or Nmax, be patient. Your unit just might be made by a fellow kabayan.