HONDA TO OPEN FOURTH MOTORCYCLE FACTORY IN INDONESIA
March 13

Astra Honda Motor, Honda's joint venture company in Indonesia, is to build a fourth production plant  with a production capacity of 1,100,000 scooter units per annum.

The annual production capacity of AHJ will rise to 5,300,000 units in total. The new plant, at Bukit Indah Industrial Park about 70 kilometers east from central of Jakarta, is planned to start production in the autumn of 2013.

The motorcycle market of Indonesia is the world's third largest next to China and India, and expanding demand is expected on the back of the steady economic progress in recent years. The total market of motorcycle in 2011 reached 8.01 million units, an increase of 109% compared with 2010. Total market is expected to grow to 8.7 million units in 2012 and AHJ is planning to sell around 4.8 million units, up from 4.27 million units in 2011.