Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. commenced the manufacturing of global
engines from its 4th factory at Vithalapur (Ahmedabad district), Gujarat.
Powering its 250cc (& above) category two-wheelers, the dedicated engine
line is set to serve the global demand like Thailand, US, Canada, Europe,
Japan, Australia, and Gulf nations among others.
total of 50,000 engine units are scheduled for production in its first year and
the capacity will be further scaled up as per market demand. With an investment
of over Rs 135 crore, the company will manufacture midsize fun model engines
from its Gujarat Plant for both Domestic and International markets.
Ogata, Managing Director, President & CEO, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter
India Pvt. Ltd. said, “As demand for mobility rises globally, Honda envisions
further expansion of its exports foot print across the world. With the
introduction of BSVI norms in India, we are a step closer to achieve this
vision. Building products which are at par with global standards of
manufacturing, this new expansion will allow HMSI to develop production
capabilities to strengthen our direction of make in India, for the world.”
more details from the inaugural ceremony, Ichiro Shimokawa, Chief Production
Officer & Director , Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. said,
“With the global engine line-off today, HMSI will take its current exports
capacity to new heights both in terms of markets as well as global quality
standards. As part of this expansion, we are introducing special processes
across various manufacturing stages like machining, engine assembly and
advanced storage systems. Building the capability from ground up, best-in-class
technology along with highly skilled manpower will ensure top quality
standards. Starting off with close to 50,000 engine units in the first year,
our aim is to further scale up as per market demand.”
Setting new quality
standards with world-class technology
the introduction of automotive safety, emission and performance standards, the
new line will ensure seamless integration of Honda’s export capability with
that of the global auto industry. Encompassing all key aspects of engine
production and assembly, the new infrastructure will address the challenges of
current day with the help of best practices and standardized technologies for
the future which will include:
Machining Process: ‘Superfinishing by
Lapping process, Digital quality management system for seamless accuracy,
e-Daily Work Management System(e-DWM) for 100% Traceability of Parts &
Engine Assembly Process:
Precision-based laser marking for Engine, 100% Torque Recording, & Advanced
Firing bench for Engine testing, along with Vertical Carousels based advanced
part storage system for optimized space utilization& 100% Part
Best in class technology: 100% database
record system of all critical quality parameters, Multi-level inspections (for
zero defect outflow), Smart connected machines (with latest inspection
technologies) coupled with special focus on associate skill development for
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