May 28 2013.

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI), the second largest motorcycle company in India inaugurated its most advanced and latest third motorcycle production plant at Narsapura Area, District Kolar (Karnataka) today.

In order to realize Honda's vision to provide good products with speed and affordability, the third plant enables HMSI to more efficiently serve the vast scooter and motorcycle market of India together with the existing Manesar and Tapukara plants in northern India.

Spread across 96 acres, Honda's third motorcycle plant in Narsapura (Karnataka) is situated at Narsapura Industrial Area, which is around 52km from Bangalore. The new plant employs approximately 4,500 associates and entails a total investment of Rs. 1350 crores.

Starting operations from this June, Honda's new plant will have a 1,200,000 unit production capacity in Phase I. Aiming at market leadership, Honda also announced an additional increase of 600,000 units capacity in Phase 2 of this plant, taking its annual capacity to 1,800,000 units by end of this fiscal year. With its three plants, Honda will significantly increase its cumulative annual production capacity by 64% in just one fiscal year.