Honda reaches 400 million sales globally
KUALA LUMPUR: Honda recently achieved a massive milestone at its 70th anniversary of motorcycle production, i.e., hitting 400 million unit milestone in terms of global motorcycle manufacturing.
Ever since its beginning with the introduction of Dream D-type, back in 1949, the company reached its first 100 million production mark in 1997 while the 200-million mark was achieved in 2008.
Honda announced its 300 million-unit milestone in 2014 while, back in 2018, the automaker exceeded an annual production of 20 million units for the first time in its history.
Found in 1948, the company began mass-production of motorcycles at its first overseas production facility in Belgium in 1963. Currently, Honda expanded its product range globally with wide motorcycles on offer, from 50cc commuters to 1,800cc models, at 35 facilities in 21 countries.
Moreover, commenting on the milestone, Takahiro Hachigo, Chief Executive Officer, Honda Motor Co., Ltd. said, “For 70 years, Honda has provided to customers worldwide motorcycles that make life easier and enjoyable. As a result, we have achieved our 400 million-unit milestone.
I am grateful to all of our customers, and everyone involved in development, manufacturing, sales and service of our products. We will continue to do our best to provide attractive products that meet the needs and dreams of our customers worldwide.”
Currently, the Japanese two-wheeler brand is all set to roll out the BS-VI compliant products along with their upcoming 2020 CBR1000RR-R Fireblade, the CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP, CRF1100L Africa Twin and the CB1000R.
Moreover, they also plan to construct a development and production structure to meet the rising demand for their motorcycles. For their vision of the future, the brand is all set to serve people worldwide with the “joy of expanding their life’s potential” for their 2030 vision.
With their fundamental principle of producing locally where there is demand, the Japanese company enjoys strong support from customers in the Asia region and worldwide.
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