Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) inaugurated its new production plant in Karnataka today. Situated in the Narasapura Industrial area, 52kms from Bangalore, the new plant targets to meet increasing demand for Honda 2-wheelers in the country. The new plant is the third for Honda in India, the other two being located in Manesar, Uttar Pradesh, and Tapukara, Rajasthan
The new factory’s infrastructure has been designed under Honda’s “Green Factory” concept, and it proactively reduces energy consumption during production and meets over 30% of its annual water demand by internal rain harvesting system, thereby earning the reputation of being Honda’s most environmentally responsible plant with Zero Liquid discharge. In addition to the water saving system, Honda has employed more advanced machining automation, high speed transfer line, robotic welding and painting of frame parts, making this one of the most advanced two-wheeler manufacturing facilities in the country.
Elaborating on HMSI plans, Mr. Keita Muramatsu – President & CEO, HMSI, said, “With the inauguration of our 3rd plant, Honda aims to deliver high quality and advanced two-wheeler products 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.”
The new plant is expected to be operational by June this year. Initial production capacity in the new plant will be to the tune of 12 lac units in the 1st Phase, and will increase to 18 lac units by the end of the current fiscal year. The Dream Yuga and the Activa will the first products that will be rolled out from the new facility in the 1st Phase.
Honda Dream Yuga
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