Honda is the world’s largest manufacturer of two Wheelers and has been since it started production in 1955.At its peak in 1982, Honda manufactured almost three million motorcycles annually.
The ‘Wings’ arrived in India as Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI ), a 100% subsidiary of Honda Motor Company Ltd., Japan ,in 1999. Since its establishment in 1999 at Manesar, District Gurgaon, Haryana, Honda has lived up to its reputation of offering the highest quality at the most reasonable price. Despite being one of the youngest players in the Indian two-wheelers market, Honda has become the largest two wheeler manufacturer as well as the second largest two-wheelers company in India.
Honda is also the fastest growing company in country today. With a host of facilities under its wings, the first factory of HMSI is spread over 52 acres including a covered area of about 100,000 sq. meters in Manesar, District Gurgaon, Haryana with an annual capacity of 1.65 million units. To meet the ever increasing demands of the products, Honda has started operations of its second plant in Tapukara, District Alwar, Rajasthan. Expanding to full operations , Honda production capacity has jumped 30% year on year to 2.8 million per annum in FY 12- 13.
Honda’s third plant at Narsapura Industrial Area near Bengaluru, Karnataka is equipped to manufacture 1.2 million units. Utilizing production technologies refined at Manesar & Tapukara plants as starting point, the 3rd plant is employed with state-of-the-art manufacturing, automation and environment friendly technologies to deliver quality products.
On October 16 2014, Honda announced the “World’s largest only scooter plant” at Vithalapur Gujarat. Fourth plant will become operational by end of 2015 with annual capacity of 1.2 million units. The new plant will employ approximately 3000 people within first 2 years of commercial production and will entail INR 1,100 crores investment.
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