Honda's Marketing Strategies in India
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The company's scooter models included Activa, Dio and Eterno. Appreciating the efforts of the company, Veeshal Bakshi, an analyst with Financial Express, a leading business daily in India, said, "Honda has stirred the Indian automobile markets in many ways. Its wholly owned subsidiary Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) single handedly revived the two-wheeler scooter market, at a time when even the likes of Bajaj were unable to prevent the slide in scooter sales."3
Honda's first motor cycle, D-type two stroke 98cc, was produced in 1949. In the early fifties, the headquarters of the company was shifted from Hamamatsu to Tokyo and the company got listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. In 1959, the American Honda Motor Company Inc. was established in Los Angeles.
New production units were started in Thailand, UK, Malaysia and cumulative motorcycle production reached 10 mn units by 1968. During the 1970s, HMCL entered the Philippines, Indonesia and Brazil...
3] "Now Time Has Come to Study Other Options," Veeshal Bakshi, Financial Express, October 30, 2004.
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