Honda Motors are going full steam ahead in expansion operations in India. Honda Cars India Limited (HCIL) will be hiring about 1,000 persons by the end of the next financial year as they commence second production shift at the Tapukara facility. Sales increase is also being planned with a target of 50 percent increase in sales to 2 lakh units by 2014-15 fiscal end.
As on date, HCIL has a total strength of 9,000 employees which include both direct and indirect employees at the company’s two facilities in Greater Noida and Tapukara. All new employment will be centred around the Tapukara plant which currently has a work force of 3,000 employees.
Honda rolls out 60,000 units per year in one shift, from the 450 acre Tapukara plant which has installed capacity of 1.2 lakh units in two shifts. This capacity will be augmented in the coming two to three years as the company expects sales to reach the 3 lakh mark by 2016-17.
HCIL also looks forward to launch of their seven seater multi purpose vehicle Mobilio in July. This MPV will be offered in both petrol and diesel engine options, while the new generation Jazz premium hatchback is also slated for launch in the current financial year. Honda Cars has invested an amount of INR 3,526 crores in the Tapukara plant from where engine and other components make their to countries such as South East Asia, UK and Latin America.
Source Economic Times via PTI