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Hero Motors opens a new transmission facility in Thailand to become a complete system supplier, providing Powertrain solutions for ICEs and EVs

Hero Motors opens a new transmission facility in Thailand to become a complete system supplier, providing Powertrain solutions for ICEs and EVs

The inauguration of the new transmission facility of Hero Motors Thai, a new milestone in  Hero Motors. Journey took place on 19th Jan 2023. The event was presided over by  Mr. Pankaj Munjal, Chairman of Hero Motors Company (HMC) Group, chief guest  Mr Andreas Schuster-Woldern, VP Purchasing and Supplier Network from BMW and in  presence of senior executives from Thailand Government, customers and strategic partners. 

Hero Motors Thai is a part of the Global footprint Expansion Journey and upscaling plans to  become a complete assembly supplier, providing Powertrain solutions for ICE and Electric  vehicles. 

“This state of art manufacturing facility is a part of our strategic step to localize Powertrain  solutions in ASEAN Region to cater to domestic as well as Global market” said Mr. Amit Gupta,  CEO of Hero Motors. He added, “E-Mobility is the future of Automotive industry and ASEAN  will play a crucial role by being a Global Automotive Manufacturing Hub. Currently, ASEAN is  the fourth-largest exporting region in the world, approaching 4+ Millions of vehicles  manufactured annually. We are looking forward to serving better, our existing customers in  the region and benefit from the growing automotive market in ASEAN.”. 

Mr. Andreas Schuster-Wolden, Vice President Purchasing and Supplier Network from BMW, remarked, “Hero Motors has been a long-time supplier partner for us. We are excited for Hero  Motors as they expand their manufacturing footprint with this facility. Considering the  proximity and their track record in meeting the high quality & delivery standards, we believe  this facility will take our partnership to next level”. 

Mr. David Hancock, CEO & President of Enviolo remarked, “we are procuring half of million of  CVT hubs from Hero Motors. They honored their commitments through uninterrupted  supplies even during pandemic period”. 

Mr. Chandra Shekhar Mittal, COO of Gears and Transmission business division in Hero Motors  commented, “With growing business from our global customers and year-on year additions 

in capacities to our operations footprint in India, we took a strategic step to expand our  footprint in ASEAN and today, despite pandemic related challenges, we managed to execute  the setup of the facility as per plan”. Hero Motors Thai plant is a world-class facility situated strategically at the Asia industrial  Estate, the Largest Industrial Estate near Suvarnabhumi airport and will start production in  Q1 2023 with a capacity of 25,000 gearboxes and 1.2 million individual gears components  annually, expandable to almost 3 times. This facility is equipped with best-in-class machines  and technology with semi-automated assembly lines, inhouse soft and hard machining of  gears, heat treatment facilities with End-of-Line testing of Powertrain systems, EDU and  Engine requirements in a phased manner. With Hewland expertise, this facility will be  offering “build-to-print”, “design-to-cost” and “custom-made” Powertrain solutions to OEMs.

About Hero Motors 

Hero Motors is part of the HMC Group (www.hmcworld.co.in), a diversified conglomerate  with interests in automotive components, e-mobility, cycles, real estate and premium retail.  The HMC Group has a $1.2bn asset base and employs over 7,500 people across the globe  within cycle giant Hero Cycles, auto parts manufacturing companies ZF Hero Chassis  Systems Pvt. Ltd and Munjal Kiriu Industries Pvt. Ltd., hospitality arm Munjal Hospitality, and  luxury home décor products company Oma Living. 

Hero Motors Ltd. (www.heromotors.com) is into auto components and has majority of its  business for export with iconic customers in Europe and North America. Hero Motors has  three divisions which includes 

• Transmission: Products include Transmissions, Gears and related components. Has ~85%  business in the EU, US & ASEAN with manufacturing locations in India (Hero Motors  Limited), UK (Hewland Engineering) and ASEAN (Hero Motors Thai) 

• Bike Power Train – Products CVTs for E bike, motors in HYM drive systems and complete  EDU system in Hero EDU Systems. It is currently entirely an export focused business with  manufacturing based out of India. The next phase will involve setting up a facility in Europe 

• Alloys & Metallics – Major operations are in India for domestic customers. HM has recently  set up a state-of-the-art facility for alloy products and is working with customers in the EU  for their EV chassis requirements.

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