HMSI opens new technical center in Manesar, India

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd., or HMSI, has opened a new technical center which combines an integrated system of DEBQ, or design, engineering, BOP/Purchasing and Quality, under one roof.

Spread over 10,000 square meters in HMSI Manesar facility, the New Technical Center engages 200 engineers from Honda R&D India (HRID) and HMSI associates.

Honda's New Technical Center houses the Wind Tunnel facility which simulates air flow situation to monitor aerodynamics and its effect on models to develop fuel efficient two-wheelers. The facility's engineering and styling design also incorporates equipment like chassis dynamo, bench dynamo, layout machines, SEM microscope etc, the company said.

Honda has also launched the new Honda Eco technology across Activa, Aviator & Dio. The new Honda Eco Technology boosts fuel efficiency of Honda's automatic scooters by 11%, resulting in a Mileage of 60 kilometer/liter (Mileage based on internal Honda test ride mode that is close to actual city riding conditions), the company added.

Yadvinder Guleria, vice president - Sales & Marketing, HMSI said, "From activating the automatic scooter segment with entry of Activa in 2001 to fortifying its market leadership for over a decade and giving Joy to 7 million plus families, Honda has yet again changed the rules of automatic scooter segment in India. The revolutionary Honda Eco Technology in Honda's automatic scooters deliver a new benchmarked mileage of 60 km/l enhancing customer benefit."