Popular manufacturer Honda Siel Cars India Ltd. (HSIL) recently stated that it’s Greater Noida manufacturing facility has resumed normal production with two shift operations commencing from today. It may be noted that owing to the Thai floods, the production at the plant was under severe production constraints since November 2011.
“We are delighted to announce that we have resumed two shift operation from today. We will have production of 370 cars per day from today and from next week it will ramp up to 440 units per day. We are confident to achieve peak production output in March 2012. We are thankful to our valued customers for their patience and understanding during these challenging times. Honda has been carefully monitoring the part supply process and have taken all the necessary recovery actions to normalize production situation with critical components now being sourced from Japan & China.Our top priority at the moment is to reduce the backlog and closely work with our dealers to ensure prompt deliveries. We are hopeful to clear most of the current Brio bookings within March 2012 and deliver cars to these waiting customers. We will also be launching a comprehensive communication campaign to communicate the Brio availability and increase activities at dealerships to enhance touch and feel experience with the car.” Honda Siel Cars India Senior Vice-President (Marketing & Sales) Jnaneswar Sen said.
Honda produced 1500 units of City midsize sedan in January. The production of Honda Brio will be resumed in mid February 2012. Least popular of the trio, the production of the Jazz will be resumed in March. This all simply means that unusually high waiting period for the Brio hatchback is soon going to be a thing of the past.