Honda Activa starts rolling off the Narsapura plant in Karnataka
Nithyanandh K, As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I'm, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!
The Honda Activa is unarguably the king of the Indian scooter segment. The unisex scooter has always had a long waiting period and Honda had to find a long-term fix for it. Today, that permanent solution has arrived.
Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. had inaugurated its third plant at Narsapura, some 50km away from Bengaluru, Karnataka in May. The new facility started off with the production of the Honda Dream Yuga and from last week the Activa has started rolling off its dedicated assembly line.
The new production venue not only reduces the waiting period of the popular scooter but also has a strategic advantage in terms of logistics. The produce from the Narsapura will cater mainly to South Indian states.
The plant has an annual production capacity of 12 lakh units in phase 1. In phase 2 which will be implemented by the end of this fiscal year, another 6 lakhs units would be added to take HMSI’s total annual capacity to 46 lakhs.
Commenting on the development, Mr. Keita Muramatsu, President & CEO, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. said –
It’s a happy moment for us as our new plant in Karnataka has begun rolling out our most popular selling scooter Activa from the 2nd line.
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