Honda Inaugurates a New Two Wheeler Plant in Karnataka


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Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI), Honda's wholly-owned two-wheeler production and sales subsidiary in India, today laid the foundation stone for its third two-wheeler production plant in the country at Narsapur, in Karnataka.

Spread across 3,50,000 square metres, the plant at Narsapur Industrial Area, 52 km away from Bangalore, will be operational by the first half of 2013, with an annual production capacity of 1.2 million units in the first phase through an investment of Rs 1,350 crore, HMSI President and CEO Keita Muramatsu told reporters here.

"Subsequently, the capacity will be enhanced to 1.80 million vehicles per annum and will provide employment opportunities to 3,000 people," he said.

Utilising production technologies refined at the Manesar and Tapukara plants as a starting point, HMSI will strive to improve process ergonomics and employ more advanced automation and other measures to reduce the burden on associates at the Narsapur plant, Muramatsu said.

Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India lays foundation stone for third plant - The Economic Times
 
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well this is good info..hope activa will now have lesser waiting periods!! [glasses]
 
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HMSI crosses 10 million sales landmark

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) has crossed the landmark sales number of 10 million units. The milestone comes in 11 years of operation. The manufacturer had crossed 1 million sales in five years; the last million sales came in a record five months. In June 2012, HMSI notched 55.30 percent growth with sales of 226,864 units, as compared to 146,073 units in June 2011.

Commenting on the landmark, Keita Muramatsu, president and CEO, HMSI (pictured), said: “This milestone re-affirms the deep trust of customers for Brand Honda. Going ahead, Honda will intensify its efforts to rapidly expand its production and network, introducing advanced Indian-centric products across all motorcycle and scooter segments.”

Y S Guleria, vice-president, sales & marketing, HMSI, added: “Achieving the 10 million customer mark has both humbled and inspired us. We thank our valued customers and reaffirm that Honda will continue to provide high- quality India-specific products and benchmark services backed with increased production capability”

HMSI opened its India innings on December 14, 1999 and its first production facility at Manesar, Haryana started operations in 2001. From operating its two production facilities at Manesar and Tapukara in Rajasthan to rapidly moving towards construction of its upcoming third facility at Narsapuram, Karnataka, Honda aims to reach an annual production capacity of 4 million units by 2013. The manufacturer currently produces motorcycles like the 109cc CB Twister, 124.6cc CB Shine, 124.7cc CBF Stunner, 149cc CB Unicorn and the recently launched 109cc Dream Yuga commuter. It also rolls out scooters like the 109cc Activa, Aviator and Dio.

The company has also rapidly expanded its network. In the current fiscal it plans to add 500 new touch-points and augment its India network to 2,000 touch-points.

HMSI has been notching good sales in recent times. For the current fiscal, it has sold 647,235 units, comprising 280,064 motorcycles and 367,171 scooters.
 
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The Japanese two-wheeler major Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) has been open about its ambitions of reaching the top slot in the Indian two-wheeler market where its erstwhile partner of 26 years Hero MotoCorp sits prettily now. It has been reported that with about 14 per cent market share in two-wheeler segment, HMSI has now set a target to sell 27.5 lakh bikes and scooters in current fiscal against 21 lakh units sold in last fiscal.
It was reported that the company has stated that it would expand its network by opening 500 dealers and sub-dealers in tier-II and tier-III cities as company is eyeing 30 per cent growth in sales in current fiscal. HMSI’s Vice-President (Sales & Marketing), Y S Guleria was quoted as saying "We will be adding 500 new dealers, sub-dealers in current fiscal which will take our network's total strength of 2,000. The main focus will be on expanding base in tier-II and tier-III cities."

According to reports, buoyed by increasing demand for two wheelers, HMSI is also coming up with a new plant in Karnataka which will have installed capacity of 12 lakh units per annum. "This new unit is expected to start operations in April 2013," Guleria said. HMSI is already having two plants in Haryana and Rajasthan with combined capacity of 28 lakh units annually, it was mentioned in the reports.
 

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Honda has now inaugurated its new two wheeler plant in Bangalore, Karnataka.
Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI), the 2nd largest 2Wheeler company in India inaugurated its most advanced and latest third 2Wheeler production plant at Narsapura Area, District Kolar (Karnataka) today.

Present at the inauguration ceremony were Hon’ble Union Minister of State for Medium & Small Scale Industry, Govt of India – Mr. Muniyappa, Mr. Yoshiyuki Matsumoto Managing Officer, Honda Motor Co. and Representative of Development, Purchasing & Manufacturing, Asia Oceania Region, Mr. Keita Muramatsu (President & CEO – Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd) and Mr. Yadvinder Singh Guleria (Vice President – Sales & Marketing, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd).

In order to realize Honda’s vision to provide good products with speed and affordability, the third plant enables HMSI to more efficiently serve the vast scooter and motorcycle market of India together with the existing Manesar and Tapukara plants in northern India. Spread across 96 acres, Honda’s third 2Wheeler plant in Narsapura (Karnataka) is situated at Narsapura Industrial Area, which is around 52km from Bangalore. The new plant employs approximately 4,500 associates and entails a total investment of Rs. 1350 crores.

Starting operations from this June, Honda’s new plant shall have 12 lac units production capacity in Phase I. Aiming at market leadership, Honda also announced additional increase of 6 lac units capacity in Phase 2 of this plant taking its annual capacity to 18 lac units by end of this fiscal year. With its three plants, Honda will significantly increase its cumulative annual production capacity by 64% in just one fiscal.

To co-exist and harmonize with local society, the 3rd factory infrastructure has been designed under Honda’s concept of “Joy to the Next Generation” and it proactively reduces energy consumption during production. As a “Green Factory” concept, Honda is successful in meeting over 30% of its annual water demand by internal rain harvesting system. This is also Honda’s most environmentally responsible plant which has Zero Liquid discharge. In addition to water saving system, Honda has employed more advanced machining automation, high speed transfer line, robotic welding and painting of frame parts to making this manufacturing facility a benchmark in the 2 wheeler industry.

Speaking on the occasion Yoshiyuki Matsumoto Managing Officer, Honda Motor Co. and Representative of Development, Purchasing & Manufacturing, Asia Oceania Region said, “In the current fiscal year 2014, Honda’s global 2 wheeler sales growth is expected to increase more than the previous years and headed to new heights by its operations in India. There is no doubt that India is one of the most important markets for Honda’s overall business. Today we establish a new milestone with the inauguration of our 3rd manufacturing facility in India in the state of Karnataka. Out of the total 4500 new positions at this facility, nearly 90% are being offered to the local youth.”

Elaborating on HMSI plans, Mr. Keita Muramatsu – President & CEO, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. said, “We are thankful to the Government of Karnataka for providing Honda an opportunity to invest and expand the Brand in the State. With the inauguration of our 3rd plant which is 2,200 km from the two existing plants in North region, Honda aims to deliver high quality and advanced 2Wheeler products of low CO2 emissions to the customers faster in the South region. The expanded production capacity will be further supported by aggressive growth in network to 2500 outlets and rapid new product introduction as we aim for market leadership.”

Giving a perspective on significance of this expansion near Bengaluru in South region, Mr. Yadvinder Singh Guleria (Vice president – Sales & Marketing, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. Said ” We shall start the mass production of Dream Yuga in this plant from June, which is targeted to cater 100-110 cc motorcycle segment contributing almost half of the total 1.4 crore 2wheelers sold in India. Moreover, our million selling Activa scooter will be produced on the 2nd line. We are also proud to share that Honda occupies No. 1 position in Bengaluru which has the highest market demand for 2Wheelers among all cities in India.
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The addition of this plant will surely put pressure on the likes of Hero and Bajaj as Honda now will move very aggressively.
 
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