Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt Ltd. (HMSI), today announced its plans to build a second motorcycle production plant to meet increasing demand in the rapidly growing motorcycle market in India.
HMSI is in the process of acquiring approximately 240,000 square meters of land within the Tapukara Industrial Area in Rajasthan, which is approximately 40kms from the existing plant. The new plant is scheduled to become operational in the latter half of 2011 with annual production capacity of 600,000 units. Further, HMSI is expanding annual production capacity of its existing plant from the current 1.25 million units to 1.55 million units by the end of this month, with a further expansion to 1.6 million units scheduled for next year. This means that HMSI’s total annual production capacity will be 2.2 million units when the second plant becomes operational. The new plant will employ approximately 2,000 associates at initial stage of full capacity. An investment of Rs. 4.7 Billion (Approx) will be infused in this project.