Honeywell Turbocharges The Honda Amaze
- Honeywell turbocharger used in the 1.5L i-DTEC diesel engine powering Honda
- Turbodiesel technology developed by Honeywell's Pune based operations
NEW DELHI, May 20, 2013
NEW DELHI, May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Honeywell (NYSE: HON) Turbo
Technologies, a global leader in automotive turbocharger development, has
designed and built the turbocharger for the Honda Amaze, the most
fuel-efficient car in India at 25.8 km per litre.
The wastegate-type turbocharger supplied by Honeywell is used in the 1.5L
i-DTEC diesel engine powering the highly anticipated Honda Amaze, Honda's
first compact sedan in India and the first with a diesel engine.
"Honeywell is proud to be the turbocharger technology partner and supplier for
the Honda Amaze. The base technology of this turbo is completely developed out
of India, as we are committed to using our global leadership position to
develop turbos specifically for the Indian market," said David Paja, vice
president and general manager, China and India, for Honeywell Transportation
Systems. "Our innovative technologies help our customers deliver best-in-class
products like the Honda Amaze, offering fuel economy and reduced emissions
without sacrificing performance."
A turbocharger uses exhaust gas otherwise wasted out the tailpipe to drive a
turbine which in turn operates a compressor feeding increased volumes of fresh
air into the engine. This improves the engine combustion process reducing
emissions and improving fuel economy while delivering the torque and
horsepower customers are looking for in a vehicle.
Turbocharging continues to grow in India given the need for an integrated
technology approach for controlling vehicle emissions, in conjunction with
more environmentally-friendly technologies aimed at evolving fuel quality
"Turbochargers offer a combination of fuel-savings and performance at an
affordable price compared to other technologies, making them an attractive
option for all vehicle types from subcompact cars, full-size luxury sedans to
pick-up trucks and everything in between," added Nitin Kulkarni, vice
president, Customer Management, Honeywell Turbo Technologies.
Honeywell currently supplies its turbochargers to many local and global OEMs
present in India. Its India plant also serves as an export hub for customers
spread throughout the globe. Honeywell turbos help global engine platforms
achieve EU4, EU5 and EU6 emission standards.
Milind Godbole, managing director for Honeywell Turbo Technologies India,
said, "We established our manufacturing facility in Pune in 2005, and have
expanded operations to include product development and testing activities for
both global and local automotive applications at its technology center in
Bangalore. Today, India also serves as Honeywell's global platform development
center for small- and medium-sized turbocharger applications, a rapidly
growing part of the Indian automotive industry."
Honeywell (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and
manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and
services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry;
turbochargers; and performance materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J.,
Honeywell's shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock
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About Honeywell India
Honeywell is a Fortune 100 company (www.honeywell.com) that develops and
manufactures technologies to address some of the world's toughest challenges
linked to global macrotrends such as energy efficiency, clean energy
generation, safety and security, globalization and customer productivity. Each
of the company's four businesses – Aerospace, Automation and Control
Solutions, Performance Materials and Technologies, and Transportation Systems
– has a significant presence in India. Honeywell's India commitment is evident
in five state-of-the-art manufacturing and engineering operations for its
automation, turbocharger, and refining businesses, and five global centers of
excellence for technology development and innovation. Honeywell employs more
than 13,000 people across 50 locations including Delhi, Pune, Bangalore,
Hyderabad, Chennai, Gurgaon and Madurai. For more news and information on
Honeywell, please visit www.honeywellnow.com.
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