Honda: 60 years 5 m PTWs produced in Malaysia
Boon Siew Honda Sdn. Bhd. (BSH), a manufacturer and distributor of Honda motorcycles in Malaysia, has celebrated a historical milestone with 60 years of Honda’s motorcycle business in Malaysia, and 5 million units produced in Penang.
Honda’s motorcycle business in Malaysia began in 1957 with the establishment of the first motorcycle showroom by Boon Siew Sdn. Bhd. at Pitt Street, Penang, with fifty units of 4-stroke Honda Cub.
In 1969, local production of Honda motorcycles commenced through a technical collaboration. In 2008, Oriental Holdings Berhad and Honda Motor Co., Ltd. formed a joint venture company, Boon Siew Honda Sdn. Bhd., to strengthen Honda motorcycle production and sales in Malaysia. In 2013, Boon Siew Honda began manufacturing at its new plant in Batu Kawan to cater for the increasing demand of Honda motorcycles in Malaysia.
Production had reached 1 million units by 1986, 3 million by 2007, and Honda has now made more than 5 million PTWs in Malaysia.