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Honda’s order backlog reaches 1.4 lakh units

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India yesterday said, its order backlog has touched 1.4 lakh units, due to a go-slow agitation by workers. However, HMSI expects to start clearing it with a third assembly line at its Manesar plant, which became operational since yesterday.

Speaking to the media, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India President and CEO, Shinji Aoyama said, “Early yesterday morning, we started operating the new assembly line, which is the third one in our plant. To begin with, the third line would have a daily production of 300-400 units and we hope to take it to 1,000 units daily after some weeks. We hope to reach full normalcy in production within next 2-3 days. But the current backlog is about 1.4 lakh units with a waiting time of a little over a month

Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India has also stopped taking fresh orders for some of its models, as the  go slow policy by majority of its 5500 workers and labor unrest at its spare parts vendors have cut its production capacity by half and this has lead to a order backlog of 1.4lakh vehicles.

Honda has also lost Rs. 300 crores since August, when the labor dispute first began.

3 Comments

  1. by the time honda has finished with its backlog then another issue will come out. well first and formost the news is that they will be bringing there new model at the end of 2010.

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  3. they have not lost single penny.They would have collected 100 percent advance from dealers against all the orders.They pay vendors after 90 days of supply of components.Its ballant lie from soichiro group that Honda has lost money due to strike .Its the dealers and vendors would have suffered and Soichiro has been enjoying cockroach fry at Tokyo

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