Honda Motorcycle starts production at Karnataka plan

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) today rolled out first batch of its largest selling automatic scooter, Activa, from its third plant at Narsapura, near Bangalore. With this ramp up, Honda has started production in the second line at the third plant.

Earlier in June the Narasapura plant started production of Honda’s 110cc mass motorcycle Dream Yuga at the first line. In Phase 1, the third plant has 1.2 million units per annum production capacity, the company said in a statement.

Aiming at a market leadership, an additional increase of 6,00,000 units will be added in the plant, which will take its annual capacity of third plant to 1.8 million units by end of this fiscal.

With this, Honda will increase its cumulative annual production capacity by 64% in just one fiscal from 2.8 million units in FY ’13 to 4.6 million units in FY ’14.
 
Keita Muramatsu, President & CEO, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. said, “With Activa’s proven legacy of reliability and advanced features we have succeeded in selling 8 million units of Activa till date. It’s a happy moment for us as our new plant in Karnataka has begun rolling out our most popular selling scooter Activa from the 2nd line.”