Honda exports have doubled in the last five years… Honda Dio scooter leads the exports in numbers…
Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) have announced their achievement of exporting more than 30 Lakh (3 Million) units, further strengthening their export footprint. They have achieved such a feat in their 21st year of operation, starting their export operation in 2001.
The company started their exports back in 2001 with Activa scooter being the first of their offerings to be exported. It took them next 15 years to reach the milestone of exporting 15 Lakh (1.5 Million) units, reaching the mark in 2016. Yet, it took them just 5 years to add the other 15 Lakh exports.
Speaking on this milestone achievement, Mr. Yadvinder Singh Guleria (Director – Sales & Marketing, HMSI) said –
“In the last two decades, Honda has delighted more than 30 lac two-wheeler customers through exports. Led by Dio Scooter, we are expanding our export portfolio including both scooters & motorcycles. To establish high quality and efficiency, matching global standard, HMSI raised a dedicated Overseas Business vertical in 2020.”
The company further shared that, in 2020 they established a new Overseas Business Expansion business vertical along with expanding their global exports footprint to developed markets like United States, Japan and Europe among others. Additionally, HMSI also commenced the manufacturing of global engines from their fourth manufacturing unit at Vithalapur, Gujarat.
Sharing his thoughts on the occasion, Mr. Atsushi Ogata (Managing Director, President & CEO, HMSI) said –
“Such milestones are a shining testimony of HMSI’s sustained efforts in expanding Honda’s footprint in global exports. Last year we flagged off our global engine production line at Vithalapur plant in Gujarat, thus strengthening our export capabilities further. As we make further inroads into developed markets, our reinstated focus on exports expansion takes HMSI one step closer to become a ‘Manufacturing Hub for the World’.”