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Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd (HMSI) is a fully owned subsidiary of Honda Motor Company Limited, Japan. Honda is the world's largest manufacturer of two wheelers. Set up in 1999, it was the fourth Honda automotive venture in India, after Hero Honda, Kinetic Honda Motor Ltd and Honda Siel Cars India Limited. Headquarters of the company are located at Gurgaon in Haryana state of India. In December 2002, HMSI got ISO 14001 certification.
About the Company
Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd was founded on August 20, 1999 at Manesar near Gurgaon in Haryana. The foundation stone for the Honda factory was laid on December 14, 1999 and the factory was completed in January 2001.
The company initially ventured into scooters as its joint venture agreement with the Hero Group precluded its entry into the motorcycle segment for five years. The company set benchmarks in the Indian scooter industry with the launch of its gearless scooter Honda Activa. Honda Dio, launched after it, was a slightly upgraded and trendier version of Activa. Honda Eterno was another addition to the repertoire of Honda scooters. First bike launched by HMSI was Honda Unicorn. It was followed by Honda Shine. All the products launched by HMSI were runaway hits in the market.
HMSI factory at Manesar is built on 52 acres of land. Its initial production capacity was 100,000 scooters per year, which has now been upgraded to 6,00,000 scooters. The bike production capacity is 10,00,000 per annum. Initial investment behind the factory was Rs. 215 crores and has now grown to 800 crores.
Honda Activa is an easy to ride two wheeler with good pick-up and high reliability. Thanks to its user-friendly features, it has been quite successful in India. The vehicle has the option of kick and self-start, and one can choose according to one’s preferences.
Honda Dio, manufactured and assembled in India by Honda's HMSI subsidiary, is India's first motoscooter introduced in 2001. With attractive body color and appealing structure, Dio makes its presence felt on the road.
Honda Eterno ensures steady and smooth ride in any road condition. The scooter has good pick up and accelerates fast. The vehicle offers complete pleasure of riding, thanks to its features like comfortable riding position, spacious foot board, handle position etc.
Equipped with a host of advanced technologies, Honda Shine offers impressive performance. Having some really phenomenal features, Shine is a value for money. State-of-the-art technological inputs make it a dream machine.
The bike is fantastic both in performance as well as aesthetic value. It is a perfect fusion of sporty and macho design. With features like swift acceleration, superior mileage, international styling, riding comfort and convenience, the bike has made some benchmarks in Indian automotive industry.