Japanese motorcar major Honda can invest Rs 1,775 crore this year to expand two-wheeler production capability and to facilitate the launch of latest models in India.
The company’s totally owned subsidiary, Honda motorbike and Scooter India (HMSI) plans to introduce 15 new merchandise this year, out of that seven are fresh models.
“In 2015-16 India will be the second largest contributor to Honda’s international sales accounting for twenty fifth. Presently Indonesia is on the number one list, however considering the means Indian two-wheeler market is anticipated to grow, we have a tendency to could also be ready to be number one,” HMSI President and chief operating officer Keita Muramatsu told reporters.
In 2014-15, HMSI sold 44.5 lakh units and is eyeing to sell 47 lakh units during this fiscal. Currently, it’s facing capability constraint the least bit of its three plants in Manesar (Haryana), Tapukara (Rajasthan) and Narsapura in Karnataka that are running at full capability.
While the Gujarat plant is expected to be operational during this fiscal, the extra capability at the province plant are prepared by the end of 2016 to require the company’s overall production capability to 64 lakh units annually.
The total for the fiscal year, including investment capacity expansion and launch of new models is of 1,775 crore.