Honda’s third manufacturing unit to be ready in 2013

June 20th, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS  

Kolkata, June 20 (IANS) Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India’s third manufacturing unit - in Bangalore - is expected to be ready in 2013, a top company official said Wednesday.

“The 1.2 million capacity unit is coming up in the city’s Narsapuram area,” Yadvinder Singh Guleria, the company’s vice president and operating head-sales and marketing, told reporters here.

The company’s two manufacturing units in Manesar (Haryana) and Alwar (Rajasthan) have a total production capacity of 2.8 million units.

Guleria said the company’s technical centre and research and development wing in Manesar was expected to be operational by October.

“The centre will cut down testing time for new models that we now send to Japan and Thailand,” he said.

Honda Motorcycle, a 100 percent subsidiary of Japan’s Honda Motor Corp. Ltd., now manufactures three scooter models and eight motorcycle models at its units.

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