Honda Cars India Limited (HCIL) does not want its customers to wait for long durations to receive their vehicles. So, the company has decided to shift the entire production of the new City to its Tapukara plant Rajasthan. Honda has decided that there will be no production of the Honda City in the month of August 2014. The production of Honda City will resume in first week of September 2014.
This measure is taken to make sure that there is a sufficient production capacity for the newly launched mid-size MPV, the Honda Mobilio at the Greater Noida plant. The 450 acre Tapukara plant has an installed capacity of 120,000 units per annum and is currently running on single shift. The plant is currently producing the Honda Amaze since February 2014 when the assembly operations began.
Expressing his views on this development, Jnaneswar Sen, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Sales Honda Cars India said, “The shift of City production to Tapukara will ensure better availability and timely deliveries of Honda City and the newly launched Mobilio. We have received an overwhelming response to both the City and the Mobilio, and it is necessary to maximise production at both the plants for the benefit of the customer.”
The 4th generation Honda City has helped the company to gain a considerable market share. The cumulatively sales of Honda City for January – July 2014 period stood at 53,605 units.
The Tapukara facility is an integrated manufacturing unit including all functions of forging, press shop, powertrain shop, weld shop, paint shop, plastic moulding, engine assembly, frame assembly and engine testing facility.
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