Honda Cars India crosses 2 Million-unit cumulative production milestone in India
Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL), today announced that the company has reached the 2 Million-unit milestone in cumulative production of Honda cars in India. The company’s premium sedan Honda City formally rolled out of the assembly line at its state of the art manufacturing plant in Tapukara – Rajasthan, making it the 2 Millionth Honda car made in India. The milestone event was attended by senior leadership from Honda’s Regional Office including Mr. Hiroshi Tokutake, Executive Vice President, Asian Honda Motor Co., Ltd. and Mr. Katsuhiro Kaneda, Director, Asian Honda Motor Co., Ltd. along with the HCIL management team.
HCIL began production operations in Dec 1997 with a focus on offering premium and world class products for its customers in India. The 2 Million milestone also reiterates Honda’s commitment towards the “Make in India” vision of Govt. of India.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Takuya Tsumura, President & CEO, Honda Cars India Ltd, said, “The historic milestone of 2 Million Production roll out in India is a testimony to Honda’s commitment to the ‘Make in India’ initiative for the last 25 years. We express our sincere gratitude to all our customers, dealer partners and supplier partners for their confidence in us and making Honda a very loved and trusted brand in the country. Our state-of-the-art manufacturing operations in India are equipped to manufacture automobiles and components of global quality standards for supply to both domestic and export markets. We remain committed to providing all our customers with the most advanced, cutting-edge technology products for a premium and worry-free ownership experience, which add value to their daily lives. At Honda, our corporate goal is to be a company that society wants to exist. In this spirit, we believe that our efforts also benefit the socio economic development of the region and local community” .
Honda’s models, over the years, have always showcased the company’s global DNA, best tailored to meet the needs and requirements of Indian customers. The company’s product lineup includes premium sedan Honda City e-HEV, Honda City, family sedan Honda Amaze, premium hatchback Honda Jazz and the sporty Honda WR-V. HCIL not only build automobiles in India to meet the needs of customers here. India also serves as a key export base for Honda – for both completed vehicles and components. The company currently exports made in India Honda City and Honda Amaze to 16 markets across the globe. The company has cumulatively invested over Rs 10,000 crore since setting up its operations in India.
Honda Cars India’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Tapukara, Distt. Alwar, Rajasthan, is spread across 450 acres and has a production capacity of 180,000 vehicles per year. The facility is an integrated manufacturing unit including all functions of Forging, Press Shop, Powertrain shop, Weld shop, Paint shop, Plastic Molding, Engine assembly, Frame assembly and Engine Testing facility. This plant is the culmination of the best manufacturing know-how and practices gathered from Honda’s global operations. It employs optimum automation, latest equipment and best layout for achieving high quality, best ergonomics, improved operational efficiency and safety. The plant is highly focused on conservation of the environment and efficient use of energy & other natural resources. Honda Cars India values customer experience and strives to provide the finest services to every customer from its 330 dealership facilities spread over 242 cities in India.