Honda begins production from its Tapukara plant, Rajasthan

Honda Cars India Limited (HCIL) has started the production of cars from its Tapukara Plant in Rajasthan. The Honda Amaze is the first car to roll out from this new facility. The event was attended by Ms. Vasundhara Raje, Honourable Chief Minister, Government of Rajasthan and Mr. Yasuhisa Kawamura, Minister & Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Japan in India along with other Senior officials from the Govt. of Rajasthan, Honda senior management and their business partners.

This HCIL plant is spread over an area of 450 acres and 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. With a cumulative investment of Rs. 3526 crores, Tapukara plant currently employs about more than 3200 associates.

The Tapukara plant is the 2nd plant of HCIL which started its phase 1 operations in September 2008 with Press Shop and Power Train Unit for engine components. With the start of production of cars in the 2nd plant, HCIL’s total installed production capacity has been increased to 240,000 units / annum in India (Additional 1,20,000 units / annum). During the current fiscal year 2013-14, HCIL crossed the 1 lakh unit sales for the first time in a financial year by selling 101,370 units in Apr '13 - Jan '14 period registering a growth of 78% over same period last year.

HCIL now has two manufacturing facilities; one at Greater Noida, U.P and the other at Tapukara, Rajasthan. Honda's current line-up includes the Brio, Amaze, City and CR-V. The company has a sales and distribution network of 162 facilities in 103 cities.

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