Honda In India
Honda Siel Cars India Ltd., (HSCI) was incorporated in December 1995 as a joint venture between Honda Motor Co. Ltd., Japan and Siel Limited, a Siddharth Shriram Group company, with a commitment to providing Honda’s latest passenger car models and technologies, to the Indian customers. The Honda City, its first offering introduced in 1997, revolutionized the Indian passenger car market and has ever since been recognized as an engineering marvel in the Indian automobile industry. The success of City as well as all its other models has led HSCI to become the leading premium car manufacturer in India. The total investment made by the company in India till date is Rs. 1620 crores, further investment of RS. 1000 crore is planned and being currently invested for the coming second plant in Rajasthan. The company has a capacity of manufacturing 100,000 cars.
Showcase Manufacturing Facility [pic]
HSCI’s state-of-the-art manufacturing unit was set up in 1997 at Greater Noida, U.P with an investment of Rs. 450 crore. The green-field project is spread across 150 acres of land (over 6,00,000 sq. m.).
The initial installed capacity of the plant was 30,000 cars per annum, which was thereafter increased to 50,000 cars on a two-shift basis. The capacity has further been enhanced to 1,00,000 units annually in February 2008 . The capacity expansion was necessitated by the excellent performance of all the Honda models, particularly the growing demand for City in India. Several modifications were done by the company with the objective of offering higher quality products to its customers, faster and quicker. The expansion process also included expansion of the covered area in the plant, from 1,07,000 sq. m. to 1,31,794 sq. m.
HSCI currently produces the All New City, Civic and Accord models in India and the premium SUV, CR-V is sold as a fully imported unit from Japan.
The company operates under the stringent standards of ISO 9001 for quality management...