Honda Siel Cars India, leading manufacturer of premium cars in India,
inaugurated its new production facility at Greater Noida, with an
enhanced capacity of 100,000 vehicles per annum.
The new facility, with a host of world-class manufacturing techniques
and technological advancements, was inaugurated by T. Oyama, President
& CEO, Asian Honda Motors Co, in the presence of a galaxy of senior
Honda officials, stake holders and Honda partners.
With the completion of this enhancement of production capacity at the
Greater Noida facility, HSCI has increased its capacity from 50,000
units to 100,000 units per annum. The capacity expansion was
necessitated due to the excellent performance of all the Honda models –
Honda City, Honda Civic and Honda Accord.
Apart from doubling the capacity, several advanced manufacturing
techniques and robots have been used in the plant to enhance quality
and accuracy of operations. The Weld Shop now has 27 Robots and the new
Paint Shop has 12 Robots to apply the finishing top-coat to the
vehicles. This automation will speed up the manufacturing process and
also increase efficiency on the line.
The new, ergonomic layout of the assembly line and other work areas ensures a stress-free environment for associates.
To strengthen safety on the shop floor, HSCI has installed
sophisticated sensors for the safety of its associates. Countermeasures
automatically get activated if there is a safety breach anywhere in the
The new and enhanced facility is in line with Honda’s latest global
plants with great emphasis on environment protection and safety. This
facility will promote greenery through plantations; have better water
recycling and waste management allowing sustainable development of the
With this investment, HSCI has invested a total of Rs 1,620 crore at
the Greater Noida manufacturing facility since its establishment in
Speaking on the occasion, M. Takedagawa, President and CEO, HSCI, said,
“As we expand our presence in India, we are conscious of our commitment
to the environment. Apart from setting up the mandatory infrastructure
for water recycling and waste management, we have also set ourselves
very stiff CO2
emission and waste reduction targets for our plant. Innovative use of
solar power and recycled water will ensure conservation of scarce
natural resources such as water and power.”
Elaborating on the company’s future plans, Takedagawa said, “Having
completed the capacity expansion to 100,000 units annually, we are also
gearing up to start operations of our second plant in Rajasthan by
The enhancement of HSCI manufacturing facility also includes expansion
of the covered area in the plant, from 1,07,000 sq. m. to 1,31,794 sq
The Greater Noida plant has a total land area of over 600,000 sq m (150
acres). The plant currently produces Honda City, Honda Civic and Honda
Accord models, with an indigenization level of 79%, 72% and 34%
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