Honda Motorcycle and Scooters India have announced that the company has achieved the milestone of crossing 40 million sales mark. It took the brand 18 years to accomplish this feat, shortest for any two wheeler manufacturer in India.
Honda started their two wheeler production back in 2001 with the Activa scooter, which is also the largest selling two wheeler in the country. It took Honda 11 years to breach the 10 million mark after which the company had itself as a household name in India, as a result, the company witnessed immense growth in sales. Another 10 million customers were added in just the next 3 years while the last 20 million were added in the last 4 years.
Commenting on the historic achievement, Mr. Minoru Kato, President & CEO - Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. said, “We are honored by the love and trust that 40 million customers have bestowed on brand Honda in such a short time. Since the very start, Honda is led by a challenging spirit bringing Joy to millions of customers with high quality innovative products.” while Mr. Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Senior Vice President - Sales & Marketing, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. said, “Honda 2Wheelers India is proud to power every flight on wings for more than 40 million two-wheeler riders. With an extensive range of scooters & motorcycles, rapidly expanding network, adding customer friendly services, Honda is all set to further delight its customers in pursuit of their dreams.”
In 2011, Honda opted out from its partnership with Hero MotoCorp. After which Honda focused on expanding at a very large scale in India, today they are recognized as the country's largest two wheeler manufacturer and one of the largest exporter as well.