Honda Cars India close to finalizing new plant in Gujarat – Report
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Will have a capacity of about 125,000 units.
According to a report on the Economic Times, Honda Cars India is close to finalizing a new plant in Vithalapur, around 80 km from Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Within the next three to four weeks, the car maker would sign a State Support Agreement with the Gujarat government, industries commissioner Mamta Varma told the publication.
Initially, Honda would invest INR 2,200-2,500 Crores in this facility, though the final investment is expected to touch INR 4,000 Crores. The plant is expected to have an annual production volume of 100,000 to 125,000 units per annum.
Honda Cars India currently operates two plants – in Greater Noida and Tapukara – with combined annual capacity of 240,000 units. In March this year, the Japanese car maker announced an investment of INR 380 Crores in its Tapukara plant to increase production capacity from 120,000 units to 180,000 units per annum by mid-2016.
The new Jazz, which will be launched on July, 8, 2015 will roll out from the Tapukara plant, Honda Cars India confirmed. The Tapukara plant also manufactures the City mid-size sedan and the Amaze compact sedan.
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[Source – Economic Times]