Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI), the only Honda in Indian 2Wheeler industry is the 100% subsidiary of Honda Motor Company Ltd., Japan, started its Indian operations at Manesar (District Gurgaon, Haryana) in May 2001. Despite being one of the youngest players in the Indian two-wheelers market, Honda’s consistency of providing high quality products and services has won the hearts of over 48 million happy Indian customers and catapulted HMSI to become India’s 2nd largest two-wheeler company today.
The journey started with its first model ‘Activa’ in 2001 which gave a new life to scooter segment and stays strong India’s favourite scooter even 20 years on. And today, Honda provides pure Joy of Riding to customers through its diverse portfolio of two-wheelers going up to 1800cc. From the trusted 110cc motorcycle for daily commuting, to an array of scooters that merge the best of technology with convenience; from fun-to-ride dynamic sports models to iconic global legends for discerning enthusiasts… Honda is led by its challenging spirit to enrich the lives of its customers with innovative, technology enriched two-wheelers.
Committed to Make in India, first production facility at Manesar (Haryana) started operations in 2001. A decade later in 2011, Honda expanded to its 2nd plant at Tapukara (Dist. Alwar, Rajasthan) with 1.2 million units’ annual production capacity. In 2013, came the 3rd plant at Narsapura, in the Southern state of Karnataka; with 1.8-million-unit annual capacity. Continuing to rapidly expand to meet customer demand, Honda 2Wheelers India started operations of its new 4th manufacturing facility – Honda’s scooter-only plant in Vithalapur (Gujarat) in FY’2015-16. This was followed by new capacity infusion at its Karnataka plant in FY’2017-18, taking Honda 2Wheeler India’s combined capacity to 6.4 million units annually.
Parallely, matching its pace with The Power of Dreams of billion Indians, Honda has rapidly expanded its sales and service network. Today, Honda 2wheelers India is reaching closer to its customers and serving them through its 6,200+ customer touchpoints across India.
In its 20 years’ journey, Honda 2Wheelers India has won nearly 200 prestigious recognitions for its benchmark products, technology, manufacturing excellence, in addition to multiple laurels like Most Trusted Two-Wheeler Brand etc.
More than business, as a responsible corporate, road Safety is Honda’s top priority globally. In India too, Honda has educated over 36 lac individuals of all age groups on safety riding with special focus on women & kids through its 14 Traffic Training parks & 4 Safety Driving Education Centres across India.
Gravity Die-Casting & Low Pressure Die Casting
Gravity die-casting & low pressure die casting Sections are for manufacturing critical engine parts.
Weld Shop has spot welding, seam welding and MIG welding machines to weld various sheet metal parts to form the basic frame and other scooter panels.
Paint Shop Robot
Paint Shop has a conveyor system, which is unique amongst all Honda Factories in the world. The conveyor car carrying the parts is rotated and dipped so as to enable good paint adhesion, high gloss and superior paint finish. Robots are used in painting for improved paint finish.
Engine Assembly is done in an enclosed air pressurized area to protect the engine from dirt and dust. Each of the engines is then inspected for various parameters.
Frame Assembly is done at the slat conveyor. After the Frame Assembly line is the roller tester to check the final scooter quality before handing over to dispatch.
To ensure product quality, each vehicle is being inspected for Function, Noise, Electrical, Fit & Finish as per Honda Quality Standards.