Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India, Private Limited (HMSI) is the Indian arm of Honda Motor Company headquartered in Japan. HMSI is based in Manesar, Gurgaon and has been present in the Indian two-wheeler market since 1999. Honda is credited with revolutionising the scooter segment in our ountry. It was the Honda Activa that gave the automatic scooter a new lease of life and it was lapped up by Indian buyers owing to its ease of use.
Another popular model from the stables of the Japanese two-wheeler manufacturer was the Unicorn 150cc motorcycle. After its split with Hero, it has focussed its attention more in our two-wheeler market. Apart from expanding the Activa family, it introduced the Dream series of commuter motorcycles. The addition of new products helped propel HMSI to the number two position with respect to sales.
Currently Honda sells close to 4.4 million units in Indian and contributes 25 per cent of its global sales signifying the importance of our market. It plans to overtake Hero MotoCorp within the next two years and become the country’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer by 2017. It currently has three manufacturing facilities at Haryana, Rajasthan and Karnataka. The fourth manufacturing unit will be exclusively for scooters and will come up in Gujarat and be operational by end of 2015.Read MoreRead Less