In their bid to meet growing demand of their customers in India, Honda Two Wheeler today inaugurated their 4th world class state of the art manufacturing plant.
Located near Vithalapur in Mandal taluka, Ahmedabad district, Gujarat, the plant is built at a direct investment of INR 1,100 crore and has created over 3,000 job opportunities, plus another 6,000 job opportunities have been created via their linked suppliers. In all, together with suppliers and ancillaries, Honda Two Wheelers claim to have invested INR 2,200 crore in Gujarat and brought in 9,000 new job opportunities in the state.
Honda claims that their latest green factory was built in a record 13 months. Promoting PM Narendra Modi’s Make in India campaign, the new plant has a production capacity of 12 lakh units annually via two production lines. This new plant will only produce automatic scooters.
The first production line started commercial production today. This line will produce 6 lakh units annually. The second line will start production by mid-2016, which will add another 6 lakh units to the plant’s annual capacity. This means, by 2016 end, Honda Two Wheeler India’s annual production capacity will touch 58 lakh units, 26% higher than last year.
After this, Honda plans to open a plant in North East.
The inauguration event of this new plant, which is also the world’s largest scooter manufacturing plant, was attended by Shrimati Anandiben Patel, Chief Minister of Gujarat. A local newspaper also reports that Honda Two Wheelers donated the first Activa produced at the plant to the CM.