There were 819,556 motorcycles and three wheelers manufactured locally in the fiscal year 2012-13, which is 9,020 units less than the previous financial year.
The Honda was by far the largest manufacturer, producing 81 percent of all the motorcycles, it manufactured 636,420 units, followed by DYL Motorcycles who produced 56,223 units (7 percent).
Habib was third, it produced 24,294 motorcycles
Hero was fourth, it produced 24,294 motorcycles
Suzuki was fifth, it produced 20,178 motorcycles
Ravi was sixth, it produced 17,935 motorcycles
Qingqi was seventh, it produced 3,622 motorcycles
Sohrab was eigth, it produced 2,608 motorcycles

The combined total share of local companies such as Habib, Hero, Ravi and Sohrab, was 8 percent, the combined total production of these companies stood at 65,303 units.

There were three manufacturers of three wheelers in the country, producing a total of 37,810 units in 2012-13. The Chinese company “Qingqi” manufactured 24,785 units (66 percent) and was the leading manufacturer. The local company Sazgar was in second place, it produced 10,244 units (27 percent). Sohrab was in third place, it produced 2,608 units (7 percent).
(31 Jul.13)

 

The Senior Executive Officer of Yamaha Motors Pakistan, confirmed that the company is to go ahead with the $150 million investment to produce motorbikes in Pakistan, both for domestic and export purposes.
He stated that the company would start production of motorcycles with engine capacity of 100cc and above from 2015. He further stated that the company has already submitted the application for registration to Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) and 18 months after getting approved from the SECP, the company would start its production.
He said that initially YMPK will produce 40,000 units, which will be gradually increased and after five years the production would reach 400,000 units per year. The company would have its own factory and office spread over 50 acres at Bin Qasim Industrial Park Karachi. The Yamaha Company intends to have high ration of localization in manufacturing starting from 25 per cent since the first day of commercial production, up to 85 per cent in five years.
He said the investment will create nearly 2000 job opportunities directly and 25,000 indirectly. The motorcycles will be fuel efficient and would have new technology with Euro-II & Euro-III compliance, which were are not yet manufactured in Pakistan.
The annual production of motorcycles in Pakistan, is around 1.8m but almost all are for the domestic market, a very small percentage is exported.
It is worth mentioning here that the above motorcycle plan was originally proposed by Yamaha in 2009 with the production starting in 2011. However in 2012, it was reported that the company may abandon the whole project, after the Pakistan Government refused to extend the new entrant incentives demanded by Yamaha.
(25 Mar.13)

 

The Yamaha Motorcycle Company may shelve its plan to invest $150.0 million in setting up a new motorcycle assembly plant in Pakistan, after the Prime Minister of Pakistan, the Board of Investment (BoI), the Ministry of Commerce and Planning Commission, have decided not to extend the new entrant incentives which the Yamaha was asking for.
(29 Oct.12)

According to Pakistan Automotive Manufacturers Assocaition (PAMA), 828,576 motorcycles and three wheelers were manufactured in the country in 2011-12, as compared to 838,665 in the previous year.
Similarly, 829,893 motorcycles and three wheelers were sold in Pakistan in 2011-12, as compared to 835,455 the previous year.
The fiscal year 2010-11 stands out as a record year when largest volume of motorcycles were manufactured (838,665 units) and sold (835,455 units) in the country.
Honda was in the lead, for both manufacture of motorcycles (588,106 units) and sales (587,866 units).
Yamaha was second largest motorcycle manufacturer with 85,913 units manufactured and 86,000 units sold.
The Pakistani company “Hero” was third, it manufactured 38,834 motorcycles and sold 38,928.
The Chinese company Qingqi was fourth, with its combined production of three wheelers and motorcycles of 26,058 units and 26,136 units sold.
Habib, a Pakistani firm, was fifth, with 25,356 motorcycles produced and 25,399 sold.
Ravi, another Pakistani firm was sixth with 22,308 motorcycles manufactured and 22,121 sold.
Suzuki was seventh with 21,389 motorcycles produced and 22,694 units sold.
Sazgar was eighth with 16,326 three wheelers manufactured and 16,473 sold.
Sohrab was ninth with 3,221 motorcycles and 1,063 three wheelers produced. It sold 3,101 motorcycles and 1,175 three wheelers.
(8 Oct.12)

 

In accordance with the data shown on the website of Pakistan Automotive Manufacturer’s Association (pama), there were a total of 798,581 motorcycles manufactured in Pakistan during the fiscal year fiscal year 2010-11, of which 796,735 were sold. The Japanese manufacturer (Honda, Yamaha and Suzuki) produced 705,881 units, which is a staggering 88 percent of the total. Honda was the top manufacturer with 570,777 units, followed by Yamaha with 114,845 units and Suzuki with 20,259 units.
The local manufacturers (Sohrab, Hero, Ravi and Habib) produced a total of 96,120 units, which is a 12 percent of the total. The market share of all the manufacturers is similar to the production percentage.
From the local manufacturers, Hero, Ravi and Habib enjoyed an increase in manufacture and sales of their motorcycles, whilst Sohrab’s share in both manufacture and sales almost halved in fiscal year 2010-11.

The production of three wheelers in fiscal year 2010-11, increased to 19,870 units from 16,970 units the previous year.

(2 Aug.11)

 

According to Pakistan Automotive Manufacturers Association (PAMA), a record 1.8 million motorcycles were manufactured in the country in 2010
(18 Jan.11)

The motorcycle sales for the fiscal year 2009/10 recorded a staggering increase of 53% over the previous year, the sales for the year 2009/10 were 1.30 million units as against 85,000 units for the previous year.
The Honda motorcycles was the top selling brand in 2009/10 recording sales of 483,151 units, this is an increase of 38% over the previous year when Honda’s sales stood at 349,892 units. Honda now has 37% of the market share.
The sale of Yamaha bikes recorded a mind boggling 82% increase over the previous year, to 120,953 units in the year 2009/10 from 66,496 units in the previous year. Yamaha now enjoys 9% of the market share.
The Suzuki bike sales in the year 2009/10 were 17,437 units, an increase of 14% from the previous year’s sales of 15,326 units.
Pakistani brands Hero and Ravi each sold more units than Suzuki.
Hero increased their sales by 82% over the previous year, selling 36,166 units in 2009/10 as against 19,818 units the previous year.
Ravi bikes sold 23,304 units in 2009/10 whilst in 2008/09 their sales were 18,457 units, an increase of 26%.
(2 Aug. 10)

Yamaha of Japan has submitted proposals to the Board of Investment in Pakistan, to set up a motorcycle manufacturing plant in Pakistan with an investment of $150 million. The plant would be located in National Industrial Park at Bin Qasim, Karachi and would ultimately provide employment to about 25,000 people.
In the first Phase the plant would become operational by mid 2011 and the aim is to assemble approximately 22,000 motorcycles by 2012, after which it would manufacture motorcycles using locally produced components. In the final phase which will start in 2017, the company would start manufacturing motorcycle engines in Pakistan. Yamaha intends to make Pakistan a base for export of motorcycles to neighbouring Asian and African countries.
(25 Oct. 09)

A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between HFK Engineering of Pakistan and Piaggio the Italian Auto giant, to produce the 125cc Euro-II motorbike in Pakistan. In accordance with the agreement HFK would be the sole distributor, assemble-cum-manufacturer of the Piaggio motorbikes in Pakistan. The first product Ravi Piaggio 125 would be launched on 14 August this year.
(19 July 08)

Pakistan has started to export motorbikes to Bangladesh, with over 7,000 exported to date. Export to Afghanistan are also due to start soon.

(23 Feb. 07)

A new motorcycle assembly unit started production in July 2006, in Sheikhupura, Lahore. The Honda of Japan and Atlas Group of Pakistan have established the new unit to increase the production of the Japanese Honda motobike. With an investment of Rs.1.8 billion, it will increase the annual capacity of Atlas Honda Ltd from 400,000 to 500,000 units.

In April 2006, the Government gave permission to six firms to set up plants for assembly/manufacture of motorcycles in Pakistan. Once these units are established it would bring the number of motorcycle manufacture/assembly units to 46. The new companies are: Buraq Motor Corporation (Lahore), Ghani Automobiles (Lahore), Master Engineering Corporation (Lahore), Moon Traders (Karachi), Specialised Motorcycles (Karachi) and Stahlco Automobiles (Lahore).
Buraq Motor Corporation will be launching Buraq 100cc; Ghani will launch Gi-70cc; Master Engineering will launch LD-70cc & LD-100cc; Moon Traders will launch Moon Star 70cc; Specialised Motorcycles will launch Hunter HR-70cc and Stahlco will launch the Stahlco 70cc.
(20August 06)

A new motorcycle unit started production in July 2006, in Sheikhupura, Lahore. It is joint venture between Honda of Japan and Atlas Group of Pakistan. With an investment of
Rs.1.8 billion, it will increase the annual capacity of Atlas Honda Ltd from 400,000 to 500,000 units.

In April 2006, the Government gave permission to six firms to set up plants for assembly/manufacture of motorcycles in Pakistan. Once these units are established it would bring the number of motorcycle manufacture/assembly units to 46. The new companies are: Buraq Motor Corporation (Lahore), Ghani Automobiles (Lahore), Master Engineering Corporation (Lahore), Moon Traders (Karachi), Specialised Motorcycles (Karachi) and Stahlco Automobiles (Lahore).
Buraq Motor Corporation will be launching Buraq 100cc; Ghani will launch Gi-70cc; Master Engineering will launch LD-70cc & LD-100cc; Moon Traders will launch Moon Star 70cc; Specialised Motorcycles will launch Hunter HR-70cc and Stahlco will launch the Stahlco 70cc.
(1 July 06)

Following the issue of licenses in December 2005, to five new companies to manufacture/assemble motorbikes, the Government has approved licenses to a further six companies to manufacture/assemble motorcycles. The six new companies are: Buraq Motor Corporation (Lahore), Ghani Autotmobiles (Lahore), Master Engineering Corporation (Lahore), Moon Traders (Karachi), Specialised Motorcycles (Karachi) and Stahlco Automobiles (Lahore).
(1 May. 06)

The Government of Pakistan has recently granted permission to a further five companies to assemble and manufacture motorcycles.
This brings the total number of companies assembling/ manufacturing motorcycles in the country to 40.
(10 Dec. 05)

The Indigenisation Committee of Engineering Development Board has decided to fix a uniform level of 85% deletion in motorcycle industry.
(10 Sept. 05)

The AB Engineering (Pvt) Ltd which manufactures parts for Toyota, Suzuki and Honda has launched its own model of 70CC motorcycle called “Laser”. The laser has 82% locally manufactured parts.
The company also have plans to launch 125 and 250CC models.
(29 May. 05)

The Engineering Development Board has issued licenses to five new companies to assemble Chinese motorcycles in Pakistan. The motorcycles shall be of 70CC horsepower and 90% of the parts shall be manufactured in Pakistan. The assembly plants shall be established in Hub Karachi, Lahore and Hydrabad.


The first ever motorcycle exhibition will be held in Karachi on 9 & 10 March. It is anticipated that motor cycle manufacturers, assemblers, dealers etc. will take part in the exhibition.
There are currently 22 motorcycle manufacturing plants operating in the Country, of which 19 are producing Chinese motorcycles and 3 are producing Japanese motorcycles. There were 500,000 motorcycle cycles produced last year.
(26 Feb.05)

An international Motorcycle and Scooters fair “Intermot Munchen” was held in Munich, Germany from 15 to 19 September, in which more than 50 exhibitors from Pakistan took part.
(Oct.04)

For the year 2003/04, the deletion levels achieved in Motorcycles was between 84 to 88%, in Cars it was between 59 to 70% and in Tractors it was between 47 to 83%.

The number of motor bikes assembled/ manufactured locally in year 2003/04 was 301,407, the number for year 2002/03 was 161,863, which is an increase of 86%. The country has the installed capacity of 640,000 units per year. Whilst the number of motorbikes produced is highest for any year so far, it still means that the motorbkie industry is working at 50% of its capacity.

(July 04)

The HinoPak Motors Ltd, which was established in 1985 and is now the largest truck manufacturer of commercial vehicles, has now introduced the first locally assembled compressed natural gas buses and two models of Hino 500 series trucks.
(25.03.04)

Since 2002, Pakistan’s auto industry has enjoyed a non-bound status from WTO, this status is due to end in 2005. The government of Pakistan made an application last October to extend this beyond 2005.
What it means that if a country considers a particular sector of industry needs protection from international competition, the country may apply to WTO for a non-bound status, if granted the rules of WTO do not apply for a certain period of time.
And guess what! Our friends in Washington have objected to Pakistan’s application. What is even more surprising that the government of Pakistan was surprised and shocked by this objection.
Will the Government of Pakistan ever realise who its real friends are, and has anyone pointed out to our friends in Washington that applying tariff on steel imports after the 9/11 was not exactly in the spirit of WTO.
(Feb2004)

 

The cabinet of the Government of Pakistan, on 11 February 2004, approved to reduce the import duties on completely knocked down (CKD) and completely built up (CBU) cars of 800cc engine capacity. The reduction in import duty will become effective before June this year.
It is worth remembering that the government has been asking the auto industry for some time now, to reduce the prices of small cars and the industry has bee resisting. This government decision, would hopefully have the desired result.

Suzuki have introduced two new models of motorbikes,110cc - 4 stroke Suzuki Sprinter which claims to do 73km per litre and 100cc - 2 stroke Suzuki Bullet.
(15.03.04)

The number of Motorcycles manufactured / assembled for the year June 2002/2003 was 130,625 which is also a record. The target for the year 2003/2004 is 150,000. The content of locally produced components was 85%.

Whilst the motorbike manufacturers have reduced their prices by 10,000 Rupees, the car manufacturers are refusing to do so, this is despite the fact that the car manufacturing and sales sector has, over the past 12 months, enjoyed an outstanding increase in the sales of cars.
(08.07.03)

Fateh Motors, who manufacture Hero motorcycles, have signed an agreement with Askari Bank Ltd, to avail the Hero motorbike available to the general public. Fateh Motors claim that the Hero motor bike is the best in quality and cheapest in price.
(13.06.03)

In order to meet the requirements of WTO, the government may in the next budget, reduce import duty on motorbike components, as well as completely built units, this combined with import of cheaper motorbikes from China, could reduce the prices of motorbikes in the country, by as much as Rs10,000.
(28.05.03)

Super Asia Motorcycle (Pvt) Ltd, a newly formed company of Gujaranwala based Super Asia Group of Industries, is going to produce a new 70CC motorcycle, which at 35,000 Rupees, it is claimed, would be the cheapest motorcycle in Pakistan. The proposed motorcycle will have 85% locally produced parts. The output would initially be 35,000 units per annum which would be increased gradually. The company intends to introduce this product in the domestic market within the next few months and hopes it will also be available for export to other countries.
(28.04.03)

Pak Jin Hao, a Pakistani business concern has entered into a joint venture with a Chinese company Jin Hao Industries, to establish a motorcycle production plant in Pakistan.
(26.04.03)

The Government of Pakistan has stated that the content of locally produced parts for motorcycles assembled in the country should be 83%.
(24.04.03)

The Motorcycle manufacture/assembly has 85% locally produced parts.