Honda halts manufacturing at Noida facility; discontinues Civic, CR-V


New Delhi, December 23

Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) on Wednesday formally announced closure of manufacturing operations at its Greater Noida facility in Uttar Pradesh.

The automaker said the decision to cease production at the plant, which came up in 1997, has been taken as part of realignment of manufacturing operations with the goal of improving business efficiency.

Consolidating manufacturing operations

  • The company has decided to consolidate the manufacturing operations for vehicles and components at its Tapukara plant in Rajasthan with immediate effect
  • All head office functions, India R&D centre and spare parts operations (including warehouse) for automobile, two-wheeler and power product business would, however, continue to operate from Greater Noida

With the closure of Greater Noida facility, HCIL has also discontinued CR-V and Civic models in the country. Both the models were being manufactured at the plant.

“To maintain sustainability of operations by leveraging production and supply chain efficiencies, the company has decided to consolidate the manufacturing operations for vehicles and components at its Tapukara plant in Rajasthan with immediate effect for all domestic sales and exports”, HCIL said.

All head office functions, India R&D centre and spare parts operations (including warehouse) for automobile, two-wheeler and power product business would however continue to operate from Greater Noida location, it added.

“Despite an uptick in sales in the past three months, the current market conditions remain unpredictable for the industry at large. The impact of Covid has pressed us to strengthen our constitution, and to achieve the same, HCIL has decided to consolidate its manufacturing operations by making the Tapukara plant a unified manufacturing base,” HCIL president and CEO Gaku Nakanishi said.

“India is an extremely important market in Honda’s global strategy and HCIL is committed to bring its latest and advanced technology models, including electrified vehicles, in future,” Nakanishi noted. — PTI



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