Honda India Power Products (HIPP), a leading manufacturer of power products in India, successfully crossed the 5 million units accumulated production milestone in February 2022. HIPP launched its first product, namely its portable generator model EM650, at its Rudrapur factory in 1988. Buoyed by strong demand from the customers, the company soon launched other well-differentiated generator models catering to the varying demands from a vast and well-diversified market. HIPP forayed into the export markets in 1989, and its products were very well received in the competitive overseas markets.
Further, the company entered into the agriculture sector by starting production of Engine range in 1991 followed by Water Pump range in 1992. Farmers across India immensely appreciated the portable, reliable and efficient engines and water pumps meeting their timely irrigation, spraying and mechanisation needs.
In 1995, HIPP established its second manufacturing plant in Puducherry to meet the ever-growing demand. It undertook a major reconsolidation exercise in 2000. It amalgamated its production plants into its present state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Greater Noida, thereby achieving economies of scale while pursuing its mission of ‘Helping people get things done by manufacturing products that have successfully established itself as a benchmark for their performance and quality.
Takahiro Ueda, Chairman & Managing Director, President & CEO, Honda India Power Products, said, “We were able to reach 5 million production units thanks to the support and cooperation of all the people in India and the local society. Our suppliers and partners stood by us and believed in our common vision – delivering continuously even in acute times such as the pandemic, and I am grateful for their efforts all along. Our network of dealers channel partners played an excellent role as our extended arms in providing 3S - Sales, Service, and Spare Parts support, ensuring a delightful experience for our customers all along. HIPP will continue to contribute to India and its society as a company that is expected to exist”.