Honda has become the only two-wheeler manufacturer in India to cross the 35 million production mark within 17 years. The company came to life in 2001 and took 11 years to cross the initial 10 million.
Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Private Limited have crossed 35 million production milestone in India. The company is a subsidiary of the Honda Motor Company, Japan. This achievement makes the automaker the only two-wheeler brand in India to achieve this in a matter of just 17 years.
The company started its operation in India during the year 2001. The automaker took 11 years to reach its initial 10 million production mark. It took just five and a half years for the company to clock the remaining 25 million. The company states that it gains a new customer every five seconds. The 35th Million vehicle to roll out of automaker’s Tapukara plant is the Activa 4G.
The automaker’s manufacturing facility in India is not only the country’s largest production facility but also for the world. Last year, the automaker produced approximately 14.8 million units of motorcycles worldwide. India’s share in this stood at 31 percent. This has made India the largest production hub for the automaker globally. The automaker sells 95 percent of the vehicles it produces in India itself.
Mr Minoru Kato – President & CEO, Honda 2Wheelers India said, “Thanks to great support from customers in both India and 68 countries across the world, Honda 2Wheelers India is celebrating our 35 millionth two-wheeler landmark today. Taking forward this love and trust, we at Honda are committed to provide quality products and experiences that make customers’ lives more enjoyable.”
Mr Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Senior Vice President – Sales & Marketing, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. said, “Since the very start in 2001, Honda 2Wheelers India has led with its challenging spirit. Our first model, a scooter (Activa) activated the slowing scooter market with its advanced features and fresh design and is now leading India’s scooterization as No. 1 selling two-wheeler of India. Delighting 35 million customers with 24 products Honda 2wheelers is now reaching closer to them through a network of over 5,700 authorised touch-points. India’s Love for Honda’s 2wheelers is Growing and we are set to meet the future expectations of our customers.”
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