• Short Summary

    JAPAN'S LEADING MOTORCYCLE PRODUCER IS NOW COMPETING DIRECTLY AGAINST EUROPEAN COMMON MARKET RIVALS.MR.SOICHIRO HONDA, PRESIDENT?

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    JAPAN'S LEADING MOTORCYCLE PRODUCER IS NOW COMPETING DIRECTLY AGAINST EUROPEAN COMMON MARKET RIVALS.MR.SOICHIRO HONDA, PRESIDENT AND FOUNDER OF THE FAMOUS HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) OPENED AN ASSEMBLY PLANT AT ALOST, BELGIUM.

    MORE THAN 10,000 50 C.C.MOPEDS WILL BE PRODUCED EACH MONTH.THEY ARE BEING ASSEMBLED UNDER SPECIAL LICENCE FROM THE BELGIAN GOVERNMENT AND AIMED AT THE VAST CONSUMER POPULATION IN BRITAIN AND EUROPE.

    THE FACTORY EMPLOYS 200 BELGIANS, ALL TRAINED BY JAPANESE MECHANICS.IT COVERS 4,800 SQUARE METRES AND THERE IS PLENTY OF SURROUNDING SPACE FOR EXPANSION.

    THE HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.WAS FOUNDED 14 YEARS AGO.IT HAS GONE FROM SUCCESS TO SUCCESS AND TODAY ITS CAPITAL IS WORTH MORE THAN GBP8 MILLION.SOME 5,500 PEOPLE ARE EMPLOYED IN BUILDING MACHINES BOTH FOR PLEASURE AND RACING.THE FIRM HAS SCORED OUTSTANDING VICTORIES IN WORLD RACING CLASSICS, SUCH AS THE ISLE OF MAN TOURIST TROPHY (T.T.) EVENTS.HONDA ALSO PRODUCES CARS AND VANS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD3B1GM5575P0DN0PCUNK4GLMO
    Media URN:
    VLVAD3B1GM5575P0DN0PCUNK4GLMO
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/09/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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