December 16th 2004. Hero Honda in India, which is a joint production and sales venture with Honda Motor, is celebrating its 20th anniversary. 2004 is also the year in which Hero has achieved the cumulative production milestone of 10 million units. To mark this significant moment in the company's history, Honda Motor President and CEO Takeo Fukui and Hero Honda Chairman Brijmohan Lall Munjal joined more than 2,000 Hero Honda associates and business partners at a ceremony at Hero's Gurgaon Plant.

Hero Honda was established in 1984 and commenced production in 1985, and its operations focus primarily on small-capacity motorcycles. Annual production in 2003 reached a peak of 1.85 million units, which has already been surpassed this year - with a year-to-date total of 2.26 million units.

Takeo Fukui said: "I would like to express my sincere appreciation to our distributors, customers, associates and partners who supported this achievement."