Hero Honda to set up manufacturing facility in Karnataka

     India’s largest two wheeler manufacturer Hero Honda will setting up a manufacturing facility in Karnataka. The plant will be situated on the outskirts of Dharwad and is likely to employ 1000 skilled workers. It will have a capacity to manufacture 1, 00,000 vehicles per annum. This will be the first plant from Hero Honda in South India.

     The Karnataka State Govt. has allotted 500 acres of land for the company. Dharwad is an upcoming industrial town in Karnataka which also houses the Tata Marcopolo bus manufacturing factory.

     Hero Honda is feeling stiff competition from its competitors, thanks to the Japanese invasion. Its bread and butter 100cc motorbike segment is also being challenged and the company is finding had to maintain its top position in the segment. The company has ambitious plans to increase its sales to 5.6 million units with the launch of 12 new products which includes a 250cc motorcycle in the next 18 months.

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