Honda announced that its Vietnam subsidiary Honda Vietnam had surpassed 20,000,000 motorcycles produced.
A commemorative ceremony for the motorcycle plant in Vietnam’s Hanam Province was held with Honda Vietnam president Minoru Kato, operating officer in charge of motorcycle production Toshiyuki Shimabara, chief operating officer of Asia operations Noriaki Abe, and government officials. The 20,000,000th model to roll off the line was an Air Blade.
Honda Vietnam was founded in 1996 to produce and sell motorcycles in Vietnam. It began production in December, 1997. By July, 2008, it had built a total of 5,000,000 motorcycles. It had climbed to 100,000,000 by September, 2011, and 150,000,000 by March, 2014. Now, two and a half years later, the total has reached 200,000,000. Since its founding 20 years ago it has grown Honda’s motorcycle business in Vietnam and expanded its operations to three motorcycle production facilities and various other facilities such as its parts center.
(Translated by Greg Scott)