Honda to invest Rs 2500 Crore to expand Rajasthan Plant

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Old 03-Apr-2013
Honda to invest Rs 2500 Crore to expand Rajasthan Plant

Honda Cars India has announced that it will invest Rs 2500 Crore in its Tapukara plant to build a new assembly line for cars. The expansion is expected to be completed by 2014 and will include the capacity to produce 120, 000 cars a year, a diesel engine component production line and a forging plant.
The new assembly line and forging plant are scheduled to be ready by 2014 and are expected to generate fresh employment of 2200 people at the start of production. Combined with the capacity of the new plant, HCIL’s total installed production capacity will be increased to 240,000 units per annum in 2014.
The Tapukara production facility will be an integrated manufacturing plant including all functions of forging, press shop, powertrain shop, weld shop, paint shop, plastic moulding, engine assembly, frame assembly and engine testing facility.

The new diesel engine component production line with a work force of 265 employees has just begun the mass production of the critical engine components for the i-DTEC engine. It is manufacturing the cylinder head, cylinder block, crankshaft, connecting rod, clutch case and transmission assembly which are supplied to Greater Noida plant where the Amaze sedan is being manufactured. In addition to fulfilling domestic market needs, it will also export components to the European market.
The Japanese automaker has also appointed Mr Yoshiyuki Matsumoto, managing officer, Honda Motor Company as ‘Representative of Development, Purchasing and Production in Asia & Oceania Region’. He will be based out of India and will control all Asia & Oceania Region.

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