Honda Siel Cars India, a joint venture between Japanese auto giant Honda and India-based Siel Group, will start export of engine parts to Japan beginning October this year.
The company plans to export 54,000 sets of crank-shafts and connecting rods from its plant at Tapukara in Rajasthan to the Honda Motor company in Japan over the next six months, its president and CEO Masahiro Takedagawa said.
"From October, we will be exporting engine components to Japan, which will be manufactured at our Tapukara plant. Currently, we are making these products for the hatchback Jazz for the Indian market," Takedagawa said on the sidelines of the launch of a new version of its sedan 'Civic' model.
HSCI's Tapukara plant, spread over an area of 450 acres, has a state-of-the-art crank-shaft line and a robotised cranking machine for the manufacture of connecting rods.
HSCI said the new version of its sedan 'Civic' is available in three variants priced between Rs11.8 lakh and Rs14.13 lakh ex-showroom Delhi (See: Honda Siel launches an all new Civic).
Honda Japan is facing capacity constraints for its supply chain following increase in the sale of small cars in Japan and hence the order for HSCI, he said.
"It is a testimony of the quality of products manufactured in India," Takedagawa added.