JAKARTA, INDONESIA – November 23, 2011 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Indonesia, November 23, 2011 – PT Astra Honda Motor (AHJ), the Honda motorcycle production and sales joint venture in Indonesia, declared that it would install its environmentally-responsible, electronically-controlled fuel injection system, PGM-FI* (Programmed Fuel Injection), to all motorcycle models produced in Indonesia by the end of 2013, getting ahead of the new exhaust gas emissions regulation scheduled to take effect in Indonesia in 2013.
PGM-FI uses electronic control to ensure that the optimal amount of fuel is consistently injected, contributing to make exhaust gas emissions cleaner while achieving both excellent, dynamic performance and fuel economy.
As the first step to install PGM-FI to all models, AHJ introduced PGM-FI-equipped versions of the Spacy Helm-In scooter and the Supra X 125 Helm-In cub-type model, both of which have been well received by many Indonesian customers for breaking through offering a built-in helmet storage space. Honda is accelerating the effort to reduce its environmental footprint by providing FI-equipped models at affordable prices to facilitate popularization of FI-equipped models.
Honda began motorcycle production in Indonesia in 1971, and the cumulative production volume reached the 30 million-unit milestone in March of this year. Industry-wide demandin the rapidly growing Indonesian market is forecasted to exceed 8 million units this year, setting a new all-time record. AHJ sales for 2011 is expected to be approximately 4.27 million units, which is approximately a 25% increase compared to 2010 sales of 3.42 million units. Honda will continue fulfilling the diversifying needs of customers by providing products beyond customer expectations with speed, affordability and low CO2 emissions. In addition, Honda will be more proactive in CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) activities in Indonesia especially in the areas of traffic safety and environmental protection.
- * PGM-FI (Programmed Fuel Injection System) is a Honda registered trademark
About PT Astra Honda Motor
|Start of production:||January 2001|
|Head office location:||Jakarta, Indonesia|
|Capital investment:||185 billion Rupiah (15.5 billion Japanese Yen, 1 Rupiah = 0.0084 JPY calculation)|
|Capitalization ratio:||50% Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
50% PT Astra International Tbk.
|Representative:||Yusuke Hori, President|
|Business:||Sales and production of motorcycles and components|
|Production capacity:||4.2 million units annually
(1st plant: 1.0 million, 2nd plant: 1.0 million, 3rd plant: 2.2 million units/year)
|Employment:||Approximately 18,000 associates (as of the end of October 2011)|
|Products:||Supra X 125, Revo, Blade, Mega Pro, Tiger,
Vario, Vario Techno, BeAT, CS1, Scoopy, Spacy Helm-In
|Dealerships:||1,690 dealership locations (as of the end of October 2011)|