Strengthening their ‘Make in India’ resolve, Honda Motorcycle and Scooters India has announced their intent to expand the annual production capacity of their 3rd two-wheeler production plant. Pumping in fresh investment worth INR 585 crore in the facility located at Narsapura, Karnataka, it would result in an additional capacity of 6 lac units, once operational before the end of 2016.
The plant in Karnataka started operations in June 2013 with an annual production capacity of 1.8 million units. With this additional investment, 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 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.
Elaborating on this milestone and their commitment towards the largest two-wheeler market in the world, Mr. Keita Muramatsu, President & CEO also announced that the company has plans to increase the number of associates in the plant by approximately 1,900.