HMSI has rolled out the first batch of Honda Activa (India’s Largest Selling Automatic Scooter) from its Narsapura Plant, District Kolar (Karnataka). Honda has started production in the second line at the third plant (Narsapura). In the earlier part of June 2013, the company’s third plant started production of Honda’s 110cc mass motorcycle Dream Yuga at the first line. In Phase I, the 3rd plant produces 12 lakh units and aiming to increase an additional 6 lakh units, which will make Honda’s third plant production capacity to 18 lakh units by the end of this fiscal year. This will increase Honda’s production capacity this fiscal from 28 lakh units (FY 13) to 46 lakh (FY 14).
Mr. Keita Muramatsu, President & CEO, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. said,” With Activa’s proven legacy of reliability and advanced features we have succeeded in selling 8 million units of Activa till date. It’s a happy moment for us as our new plant in Karnataka has begun rolling out our most popular selling scooter Activa from the 2nd line. As we continue to expand, we will emphasise on important issues like road safety and sensitise people on safe riding. Also, It is an honor to be rated by ‘Fortune India’ as one of the most admirable automotive brand in the country and most admirable 2-wheeler brand among others in India. Honda will intensify its efforts to rapidly expand production, network and continue to achieve many more million smiles by introducing more advanced product offerings to realise our Dreams for India.”
Honda continues to follow its “People Come First” philosophy, and promote Safety as an integral part of its business activities. Since 1970 till today, Road Safety Promotion has been one of Honda's top priorities worldwide (36 countries). Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India has adopted Traffic Training Park in Delhi at Roshanara Bagh, setting up another landmark in road safety promotion. Honda’s Lifetime Safety Education in association with Delhi Traffic Police will daily engage all age groups starting from as young as 5 years to adults with a special focus on new and female riders. Theoretical sessions and riding trainer, will aid young people above 13 years of age to experience over 100 possible dangers on road. This is Honda’s second such association within 6 months of adopting the Jaipur Traffic Training Park. In 2013, Fortune India has recognised Honda as the one of the ‘Most Admired Company in the Indian Auto industry’. Interestingly, Honda is the only two-wheeler auto company to make it to be Top 5 auto companies list for 2013.