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Honda 2Wheelers India begins global engine production from Gujarat factory

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. has announced that the company has commenced the manufacturing of global engines from its fourth factory at Vithalapur (Ahmedabad district), Gujarat. The Japanese brand has announced that the factory will produce 250cc and above category two-wheeler engines. The engine line is set to serve the Global demand in markets such as Thailand, the US, Canada, Europe, Japan, Australia, and Gulf nations, among others.

Midsize Fun Models

Honda has revealed that 50,000 engine units are scheduled for production in its first year. As per market demand, Honda will further scale up the production capacity as per the market demand. The brand has revealed that the Midsize Fun model engines from the Gujarat Plant will cater to both Domestic and International markets. The company has invested more than INR 135 Crores for the production of the quarter-litre and above engines.

World-Class Technology

The new production facility will be setting new quality standards and also employing world-class technology. The brand revealed that it will the new line will seamlessly integrate Honda’s export capability with that of the global auto industry. The new production unit will integrate a new machining process which will integrate the ‘Superfinishing by Lapping process.’ The brand will also offer a Digital quality management system for seamless accuracy. e-Daily Work Management System(e-DWM) for 100% Traceability of Parts & Processes.

The engine assembly process features a precision-based laser marking for the engine. The process comes with 100% Torque Recording, & an Advanced Firing bench for Engine testing. The assembly plant also features a Vertical Carousel based advanced part storage system. This optimizes space utilization & 100% Part Traceability.

The engine assembly plant also features a 100% database record system. The plant features critical quality parameters and multi-level inspections for zero-defect outflow. The engine plant also comes with smart connected machines with the latest inspection technologies. The plant also comes with a special focus on associate skill development for increased efficiencies.

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