Austrian manufacturer KTM is expanding into Asia after opening a factory in the Philippines which the firm hopes will build 10,000 units a year.
The new factory will build four models, the 200 Duke, 390 Duke, RC200 and RC390 for the region, starting with 6,000 units in the first year. The new factory will be able to meet demands within the Philippines, and also be able to supply KTMs to neighbouring countries such as China.
“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,” said KTM AG CSO Hubert Trunkenpolz. “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.”
As part of KTM's expansion in the region they also plan on having 30 dealers by the end of 2017.
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