Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India is getting increasingly committed to the Indian market. They recently inaugurated their New Technical Center at the Manesar production facility. In addition, Honda Research & Development India (HRID) has shifted to the HMSI Manesar facility and Mr. Takanobu Ito – President & CEO, Honda Motor Company, Japan – shared Honda’s Vision 2020, which is “to provide good products to our customers with Speed, Affordability and Low CO2 emissions.” He also expressed Honda’s vision to develop India as the ‘Center of Global 2Wheeler operations’. The new Technical Center is a step forward in developing India’s contribution to global operations of Honda. With this, Honda aims to produce not only 2Wheelers of highest quality with Honda’s latest technologies, but using the materials and the parts procured in India, for domestic as well as export markets.
Mr. Keita Muramatsu – President & CEO, HMSI said ”The New Technical Center shall Standardize, Optimize & Synergize our ‘Globalized’ approach in India with Honda’s cutting edge R&D capabilities across the globe and a deep understanding of local environment to give Mobility to a billion Indians at a faster pace.”
Honda has also set a new record, growing 49% and becoming the fastest growing two-wheeler company in India for 18 straight months. Their domestic share has increased from 13% in April this year to 19% at the end of September.