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Old 29th September 2011, 19:44   #1
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- Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) has laid the foundation stone of its upcoming 3rd two-wheeler production plant in India.

- Spread across 350,000 square meters, the third plant is situated at Narsapura Industrial Area of Karnataka, which is approximately 52 km from Bangalore, and is scheduled to become operational in the first half of 2013 with an annual production capacity of 1.2 million units.

- The new plant will employ approximately 3,000 associates at initial stage of full capacity and will entail total investment of approximately Rs 10 billion.

- This capacity expansion plan will increase HMSI’s total annual production capacity to 4 million units, including 1.6 million units at the first plant at Manesar (Haryana), 1.2 million units at the second plant at Tapukara (Rajasthan) and 1.2 million units at the third plant planned at Bengaluru.

- HMSI’s sales for 2010 sales were approximately 1.526 million units (up 40% from 2009).
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Hopefully, this will also help in some parts for the new CBR!
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Looking at the projected production capacity, it a safe guess that this plant will be manufacturing a mass commuter bike. A ~ 100cc commuter bike to compete the likes of Splendor/Passion & others is being rumoured for long.

May be it will also be utilised to cater to the long queue for their bread and butter Activa & Dio models.
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Thank goodness!!.. Recently my friend walked into a Honda showroom to book a Unicorn.

Guess what?. In KTC Honda, Kalpetta, the waiting period for a Unicorn is 18 Months!!!...

Hopefully, by this development, it will be reduced to sane limits.
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Thankfully with the new plant coming in the Southern part of India the backlog of Honda products in a way will be reduced easing the northern plant which was otherwise burdened with a heavy production targets.

Will Honda now start instroducing newer models in the scooter segments too?
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Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI), inaugurated its most advanced and newest 2 wheeler production plant at Narsapura Area, Kolar District in Karnataka today. Honda’s brand new 2 wheeler plant (its third in India) has seen an investment of Rs 1350 crores and is spread across 96 acres. It is located about 52 Km from Bangalore. The new plant will employ approximately 4,500 associates (3,000 in the initial stage of full capacity).

The new plant begins operations from next month and Phase 1 will see a production capacity of 12 Lakh units. An additional capacity to the tune of 6 Lakh units will be built up in Phase 2 by the end of FY14. Honda's existing 2 wheeler plants are located at Manesar and Tapukara in northern India. The new plant will allow Honda to better service the South Indian market; Honda occupies No. 1 position in Bangalore which has the highest demand for 2 wheelers in India.

Honda's new factory is built under a 'Green Factory' concept and meets more than 30% of its annual water requirement from an internal rain harvesting system. This is also Honda’s most environmentally responsible plant with zero liquid discharge.

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HMSI's sales for the month of April 2013 grew by 30.54% and stood at 2,59,560 units. Total sales around the same period last year were 1,98,831 units. It's motorcycle sales increased to 1,23,240 units in April 2013, compared to 81,427 units sold the same time last year (an increase of 51.35%). Scooter sales stood at 1,36,320 units in April 2013, an increase of 16.11% over the same month last year.

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Officially inaugurated at last. This plant is located a few kms away from my native village. Its something that I am quite proud of. They were already manufacturing test parts, panels and components like silencers, frames etc and now I think complete production will start. The plant has proven to be an employment generator for the dry region of Kolar, where many people were suffering from poverty due to lack of irrigation and crop failures. Now all of them are proud to say they work for Honda. Five people from my village that I know are now contract workers there. However, they are not directly involved in production activities and are in charge of DG sets, and other civil works. Hope I will get a chance to visit the plant sometime soon! Overall, from what I have seen of the region, it was a good thing this plant was set up, as from the employment point of view, this factory seems to be a gift to many people.

However, thinking from another angle, was this plant really necessary? Firstly, Honda has tough or very tough competition these days when it comes to scooters. It is in the field of bikes that they seem to show growth. Given these conditions, wouldn't expanding capacity at either of the previously existing plants be a better idea rather than setting up a whole new plant? Sorry if my thought is wrong, as I have no clue about economy. Generally looking into the matter this is what I felt. The only problem they now seem to have is excess demand leading to waiting. This again is reducing as we are able to get Activas and Dios off the shelf from recent times(at least here in Bangalore), for which we had to wait for a long time a year ago. With newer products like the Ray, Wego, Access, Swish getting popular, demand will definitely decrease. Guess they will now bank upon Bikes rather than Scooters.

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According to the report in todays edition of Deccan Herald, this plant will start off with the Dream Yuga and Activa productions only for now.
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Honda 2wheelers inaugurates its 4th plant in India; to generate 9000 jobs
AHMEDABAD: Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) today inaugurated its fourth manufacturing plant at Vithalapur (Mandal taluk, Ahmedabad district, Gujarat) in India. Honda has claimed that the factory has come up in a record time of 13 months.

Honda 2Wheelers has invested a total of Rs 1,100 crore directly at its 4th plant and will create 3,000 direct and 6,000 indirect jobs.

"Gujarat is an extremely productive market for Honda. We have a market share of 62% of the scooter segment here," said Keita Muramatsu - President & CEO, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India. "As we gear up to take up this challenge of meeting the customer demand, Gujarat is an ideal home and a springboard to achieve greater heights."

In this plant, Honda 2wheelers will be manufacturing 1.2 million unit at this fourth plant. This will increase the overall production to 58 lakh units by 2016 end. This is also the world's largest scooter-only plant.

Spread over 250 acres, Honda's Fourth plant operations are scheduled in two phases. The first production line of 6 lac units' annual production will soon be followed by the 2nd Line of additional 6 lac units' annual production in the middle of 2016.
http://auto.economictimes.indiatimes...-jobs/51026175
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