Honda Motorcycle & Scooter inaugurated its New Technical Center at Manesar production facility. Honda has shared its Vision to develop India as the ‘Center of Global 2Wheeler operations’ and this one of its initiative as the Indian market is going to a play a very important role its global operations
The new Technical Center is a step forward in developing India’s contribution to global operations of Honda. With this, Honda aims to produce not only 2Wheelers of highest quality with Honda’s latest technologies but using the material and the parts procured in India, for Domestic as well as export markets.
To facilitate closer coordination and synergy of operations in an efficient manner, Honda Research and Development India (HRID) – a 100% subsidiary of Honda R&D, Japan is shifting its entire 2Wheeler operations in India to the New Technical Center.
Recently, Mr. Takanobu Ito – President & CEO, Honda Motor Company, Japan shared Honda’s Vision 2020 which is “to provide good products to our customers with Speed, Affordability and Low CO2 emissions.”
The new Technical Center at Manesar will have the mandate to approach all R&D operations with Simplicity, Concentration, Speed and Communication:
With Simplicity, Honda will utilize the local sourcing and production infrastructure with innovation to the maximum extent to create products that directly respond to the needs of local customers in India.
With Concentration, Honda will work towards reducing input costs by controlling cost of mass production parts yet maintaining highest quality on sourcing from its auto component suppliers.
With Speed, Honda will accelerate introduction of new models while successfully reducing the new model development time gap.
Communication and close coordination between Sales, Engineering, Purchase, Quality and R&D under one roof will lead to greater synergy and increased efficiency of operations.
Speaking on this landmark development, Mr. Keita Muramatsu – President & CEO, HMSI said ”The New Technical Center shall Standardize, Optimize & Synergize our ‘Glocalized’ approach in India with Honda’s cutting edge R&D capabilities across the globe and a deep understanding of local environment to give Mobility to a billion Indians at a faster pace.”
Speaking on how the New Technical Center will value add for Indian customers, Mr. Yadvinder S Guleria-Vice President, Sales & Marketing, HMSI said “The New technical Center is the latest step in Honda’s customer centric approach. With our approach of Operating in the present with an eye on the Future, this will lead to faster introduction of new models with greater India specific technology and designing resulting in highest quality products yet at affordable prices.”