inauguration of the 4th assembly line at the Karnataka plant of Honda
Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI), India is now the biggest production base
of Honda worldwide. The new 4th line of 0.6 million annual capacity at Honda’s
Narsapura plant has started commercial production.
expansion, the Karnataka plant is now Honda’s biggest plant worldwide with 2.4
million units annual production capacity. In the process, India also becomes
No. 1 production base of Honda worldwide. HMSI’s total capacity from 4 plants has
now increased from 5.8 million to 6.4 million units in FY’2017-18.
Honda and its
allied suppliers have invested over Rs. 5,400 crore in Karnataka. HMSI has cumulatively
invested over Rs 2,600 crore directly at its 3rd plant. The 26 suppliers of the
company have invested an additional Rs 2,800 crore and set up ancillary plants in
Karnataka. At the HMSI plant in Karnataka, the company has provided direct and indirect
employment to 22,000 people in state.
has provided 7,000 direct employment at
its new 4th assembly line. Another 15,000 indirect employment opportunities have
been ushered in by the Honda’s suppliers. On the environmental front Honda’s
3rd plant is the company’s first plant with 100% rain-water harvesting and Solar
power system. The plant has a state-of-the-art paint booth and an automatic air
balancing system (World First in Honda’s 2wheeler operations)
the line inauguration at Honda’s third plant in Karnataka were Shinji Aoyama,
Chief Officer - Asia and Oceania Regional Operations, Honda Motor Co., Ltd.), Minoru
Kato (President & CEO – Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd) and
senior management officials from Honda.
Honda 2Wheeler India total annual
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