New CKD engine assembly line inaugurated

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Gurugram, 18April 2024:Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India(HMSI), one of the country’s leadingtwo-wheeler manufacturers, proudly announced a significant milestone in its journey.The company hasinaugurated a new state-of-the-artengine assembly line at itsGlobal Resource Factory in Manesar,Gurugram (Haryana), with focus on CKD (Completely Knocked Down)exports.

This milestone marks a significant leap forward in HMSI’s commitment to innovation, efficiency, and global excellence. The new assembly line boasts a capacity of manufacturing600 engines per day. It is equipped to produce engines for modelsranging from 110cc to 300cc, catering to diverse needs and preferences of customers across the globe.

HMSI’sGlobal Resource Factory in Manesar holds a special place in the company’s legacy. Established in 2001 with ‘Activa’ being the first mass production model, it was Honda’s firsttwo-wheeler manufacturing facility in the country. Over the years, it has evolved into a vital export hub, contributing significantly to India’s position as a key player in the global automotive landscape. Currently, HMSI exports to 58 markets spanning Europe, Central & Latin America, Middle East, South-East Asia, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and SAARC nations.

Speaking on the occasion,Mr. Tsutsumu Otani, Managing Director, President & CEO, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India, said, “We are happy to introduce a new engine assembly line for CKD exports at our Global Resource Factory in Manesar. It is a testament to our relentless pursuit ofdriving technological advancements in the industry. With this step, HMSI aims to boost its export capabilities, reaching new heights in market expansion and adherence to global quality standards.”

Key features of the new CKD Engine Assembly Line:

  • Quality Themes: Utilizing DC tools for critical torquing, Vision camera inspection system andcomplete Traceability of parts &processes. There is also a dedicated exhaust collection line and an acoustic chamber to inspect engine sound.
  • Automation Technologies: The new CKD engine assembly line gets a flywheel assembly automation system for tightening & torquing. There is also automatic piston parts verification system and small parts interlocking unit that ensures error-free processes.

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