Rumor: Honda stops production at the Greater Noida plant

Honda is said to have stopped production at the Greater Noida plant after more than 2 decades.

Last year, it was reported that Honda was planning to close one of its manufacturing plants in India as part of a restructuring plan. It is now reported that the automaker has stopped production at its Greater Noida plant and is moving the entire production line to the Tapukara plant.

The production lines at the Honda plant in Greater Noida have gone quiet after more than two decades. Until last month, the plant produced City, CR-V and Civic. Not a single unit is said to have been assembled at the Greater Noida facility in December. The facility will continue to house the corporate office and research and development department.

Honda has reportedly announced a Voluntary Retirement Program (VRS) for its permanent employees who take care of manufacturing at the Greater Noida plant, effective January 28, 2020. This also suggests the company’s plans to stop the production. However, Honda has not officially confirmed these reports.

The Greater Noida plant had an annual production capacity of 30,000 units which was subsequently increased to 1,00,000 units. The Tapukara plant in Rajasthan has a capacity of 1,80,000 units.