Honda Automoveis do Brasil Ltda. Opens New R&D Center in Sumare, Brazil
Mar 6 14
Honda Automoveis do Brasil Ltda. has opened its new R&D center in Sumare, Sao Paulo. With investments of BRL 100 million, the unit aims to enable the development of models that meet the specific demands of the Brazilian market, in addition to increase the localization levels of components and technologies. The space begins operations with approximately 300 employees who will work in the Engineering, Purchasing and R&D departments. Since 2008, when it began producing engines in Brazil, the company already had laboratories for engine tests in Sumare. In this expansion, a new laboratory was built and equipped with two chassis dynamometers and pollutants emissions system. The equipment will contribute to the development of components, engines and transmission systems, besides conducting durability test, emissions and consumption measurement. Other structures and technologies, such as the system of dimensional measurement, which contributes to the development of items for the exterior and interior of the vehicle, and the laboratory of materials, which allows validation of raw materials and local components, make the new unit one of the main Honda's R&D Centers outside Japan /US. The new unit is aligned with the global strategy to promote simultaneous development in the various regions of the world to provide global products with local differentials. As it has already happened with Civic 2.0 FlexOne, Fit Twist and City Sport, new models that are coming to the Brazilian market soon, as the new Fit and City, besides the compact SUV, will have even more adjustments in powertrain, suspension and new technologies for the local market developed by the new Center.
Honda Automóveis do Brasil Ltda to Build New Automobile Production
Sep 13 13
Honda Automoveis do Brasil Ltda. announced plans to build a new automobile production plant with annual production capacity of 120,000 units. The new plant is scheduled to become operational in 2015.