Honda Motorcycle & Scooter
India Pvt. Ltd. has inaugurated the 2nd assembly line of its fourth
manufacturing plant at Vithalapur (Mandal taluk, Ahmedabad district) in the
western state of Gujarat.
Adding an additional 6 lakh units
annual production capacity, the 4th plant’s total capacity has now reached 1.2
million units annually. The second assembly line inaugurated on June 29, 2016 is
an exclusive scooter assembly line and will produce India’s largest selling
This expansion increases
HMSI’s total annual production capacity to 5.8 million units, including 1.6
million units at first plant (Haryana), 1.2 million units at second plant
(Rajasthan), 1.8 million units at third plant (Karnataka) and another 1.2
million units at the fourth plant (Gujarat).
Elaborating on this milestone,
Keita Muramatsu, President & CEO - Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India
Pvt. Ltd. said, “India is not only the World’s No. 1 two-wheeler market but is
also going to be the No. 1 contributor to Honda global 2Wheeler sales for the
first time in this fiscal year 2016-17. Scooterization, a trend seen earlier in
developed markets of the world, is firmly driving the Indian 2Wheeler momentum
today. The scooter segment is growing at 30% compared to 15% growth of
Adding on this occasion,
Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing- Honda
Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. said “Today, Honda is leading the
Scooterization of India with a 58% market share. The new 2nd assembly line
addition further supports Honda in cementing its undisputed leadership in
scooter segment. Ending the 17 year old monopoly of motorcycle, Honda’s iconic
automatic scooter Activa is now the new India’s largest selling 2Wheeler in
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