Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) has reached a notable milestone by inaugurating a cutting-edge engine assembly line at its Global Resource Factory in Manesar, Gurugram (Haryana), emphasizing CKD (Completely Knocked Down) exports.

This achievement underscores HMSI’s dedication to innovation, efficiency, and global standards. The new assembly line has the capability to produce 600 engines daily, catering to models from 110cc to 300cc and meeting diverse global customer preferences.

The Global Resource Factory in Manesar has been integral to HMSI’s history. Launched in 2001 with the ‘Activa’ as its first mass-produced model, it was Honda‘s maiden two-wheeler manufacturing unit in India. It has since transformed into a crucial export center, bolstering India’s stature in the global automotive industry. Presently, HMSI exports to 58 markets, including Europe, Central & Latin America, Middle East, South-East Asia, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and SAARC countries.

HMSI Manesar CKD Engine Assembly Line inauguration
HMSI Manesar CKD Engine Assembly Line inauguration

Mr. Tsutsumu Otani, Managing Director, President & CEO, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India, commented, “We’re pleased to unveil a new CKD engine assembly line for exports at our Global Resource Factory in Manesar. This reflects our unwavering commitment to advancing industry technology. With this initiative, HMSI aims to enhance its export capacity, achieving new milestones in market expansion and upholding global quality benchmarks.”

Key highlights of the new CKD Engine Assembly Line include

· Quality Initiatives: Adoption of DC tools for precise torquing, a Vision camera inspection system, and comprehensive traceability of parts & processes. Additionally, there’s a dedicated exhaust collection line and an acoustic chamber for engine sound evaluations.

· Automation Innovations: The CKD engine assembly line features a flywheel assembly automation system for tightening & torquing, an automatic piston parts verification system, and a small parts interlocking unit to ensure flawless operations.


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