Ducati, Italian motorcycle manufacturer is planning to set up a manufacturing unit near Delhi. The company is looking for a 100 acres land to set up a manufacturing unit in Greater Noida. According to the reports of Times of India, senior officials of the Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority (GNIDA) on November 11 has already met Representatives of the Ducati Company and the chief executive officer (CEO), GNIDA Deepak Agarwal has talked about the expense and availability of land in Greater Noida. He said: “We are hopeful that the company will invest in Greater Noida. On their next visit, which is expected soon, we will also show them the land.”
Ducati India currently imports its entire motorcycle range from Thailand facility as Completely Built Units (CBU). Ducati’s interest in Greater Noida has some reasons. Greater Noida’s advantages in terms of connectivity, accessibility are the key factors for the company’s interest in that place. If everything goes according to the plans then Ducati will join other premium motorcycle manufacturers like Harley-Davidson, Triumph, KTM, Aprilia, Benelli and Kawasaki which have plants in India.
Arunvir Singh, the CEO, Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) said “They are exploring the area for setting up a cluster for several mobile handset manufacturing companies from Singapore,” he adds that they had a detailed meeting and is talking about the cost of the lands.
The main factor for which the brand is so eager for a new hub is the tax reduction that will help Ducati to sell its motorcycles more affordable in India. Ducati India is currently selling Scrambler 803cc versions (Icon, Urban Enduro, Full Throttle, Classic), which is the most popular 400cc Sixty2 version is currently not on sale due to difficulties in pricing it profitable way. With the local production, Scrambler Sixty2 may finally come to Indian land.