Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) recently breached a significant milestone. 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 the manufacturing plant in Tapukara, Rajasthan. Thus making it the 2 Millionth Honda car to be made in India.
Honda’s Story In India
HCIL began production operations in Dec 1997 with the aim of offering premium and world-class products for its customers in India. The 2 Million milestone also speaks of Honda’s commitment towards the “Make in India” vision of Govt. of India. The historic milestone of a 2-Million production rolled in India is a testimony to Honda’s stand and support of the ‘Make in India’ initiative for the last 25 years. Honda mentioned that its state-of-the-art manufacturing operations in India get all the latest equipment. Thus, they have the capability to manufacture automobiles and components of global quality standards for supply to both domestic and export markets.
Honda further asserted that they remain committed to providing the best to the customers. This includes the most advanced, cutting-edge technology products for a premium and worry-free ownership experience. At Honda, their corporate goal is to be a company that society wants to exist. Keeping up with this spirit, Honda’s efforts also benefit the socio-economic development of the region and the local community.
Honda India’s Current Lineup Of Products
Honda’s models, over the years, have always proved the company’s global DNA. They are best tailored to meet the needs and requirements of Indian customers. The company’s current product lineup includes Honda City e-HEV, Honda City, Honda Amaze, Honda Jazz, and the sporty Honda WR-V. India also serves as a key export base for the company. This includes both completed vehicles and components. As of today, the company. Currently, Honda exports made-in-India Honda City and Honda Amaze to 16 markets across the globe. Over time, the company has cumulatively invested over Rs 10,000 crore since setting up its operations in India.
Honda India’s Manufacturing Facility
The Honda Cars’ manufacturing facility in Tapukara, district Alwar, Rajasthan, has a total area of 450 acres. The production capacity stands at 180,000 vehicles per year. The facility is an integrated manufacturing unit that includes all functions of Forging, Press Shop, Powertrain shop, Weld shop, Paint shop, Plastic Molding, Engine assembly, Frame assembly, and Engine Testing facility. Honda Cars India is pretty much present across the length and breadth of the country. Its dealership and service network spans 330 dealership facilities spread over 242 cities in India.
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