Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd., the 100pc
subsidiary of Honda Motor Company, Japan has announced that it will expand the
annual production capacity of its 3rd two-wheeler production plant located at
Narsapura area in the southern state of Karnataka near Bengaluru. It started
operations in June 2013 with an annual production capacity of 1.8 million
The company will be additionally investing approximately Rs
580 crore (5.8 billion) and build a new production line within the existing
plant site. The new production line will add 600,000 units and increase the
total annual production capacity of Honda’s 3rd plant at Narsapura to 2.4
million units before the end of 2016.
Combined with the additional capacity of upcoming 4th plant in
Vithalapur, Gujarat which is scheduled to become operational in the first half
of 2016, this expansion will increase HMSI’s overall annual production capacity
to 6.4 million units.
HMSI combined Annual production capacity
1.2M units *
2.4M units *
* Planned future production capacity
Keita Muramatsu, President & CEO, Honda Motorcycle &
Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. said, “Honda is strengthening its ‘Make in India’
resolve through steady and strategic investments with a long term objective of
creating 39pc additional capacity within 3.5 years. We are planning to increase
the number of associates in the plant by approximately 1,900. This investment
will provide new opportunities for expansion of brand Honda in the largest
two-wheeler market of the world.”
The list of models produced by HMSI currently includes Activa, Activa i, Aviator, Activa 125, Dio,
(all scooters) Dream Neo, Dream Yuga, CD110, CB Twister, CBF Stunner, CB Shine,
CB Unicorn 160, CB Trigger, CBR150R and CBR250R (all
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