– Announces the Export of a New Backpack Sprayer to Global Markets
BANGKOK, 25 August 2014 —— Asian Honda Motor Co., Ltd., the regional headquarters of Honda in Asia & Oceania, announced that Thai Honda Manufacturing Co., Ltd, a Honda motorcycle, power product, and component manufacturer in Thailand, today reached a cumulative production total of 25 million units of power products. In addition, Honda is planning to export a new backpack sprayer, the first power product model fully researched and developed by Honda R&D Southeast Asia Co., Ltd., to customers worldwide this year.
Established in 1965 as Honda’s first production facility in Thailand, Thai Honda Manufacturing Co., Ltd. began producing power products in 1987. The company marked the milestone of cumulative production of 25 million units today, only two years after achieving the 20 million unit milestone in July 2012. A ceremony to commemorate the occasion was held at the plant, which is located in Bangkok.
Currently, Thai Honda produces a variety of high-quality power products such as general-purpose engines, water pumps, and brush cutters for customers in over 80 countries worldwide including Thailand, Japan, countries in Europe and North America, and elsewhere. Honda’s power products are used for a wide range of purposes such as agriculture, civil engineering, and for household needs and recreation. The most famous product is the small and lightweight GX engine series, which complies with CARB (California Air Resources Board) Tier III regulations, the most stringent emission regulation in the USA. Annual production capacity for power products is now approximately three million units.
Moving towards the next milestone, Honda will start exporting the new backpack sprayer models WJR4025T and WJR2525T, the first power products in Thailand fully developed by Honda R&D Southeast Asia Co., Ltd. and produced by Thai Honda, to the global market including Southeast Asian countries, India and Latin America countries.
First premiered in Thailand in May 2014, the new backpack sprayer is powered by a durable, environmentally-friendly and fuel efficient Mini 4-stroke engine. It offers high-quality features and a special design, with highlights including an ergonomic back pad design and a slim tank shape to provide comfort; a durable belt, holder and pump for longer hours of work; a longer spray distance from the high-quality pump and nozzle; and Honda’s original nozzle holder for security. Global sales will begin in October 2014.
About Thai Honda Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Representative: Shunichi Eguchi, President
Capital Investment: THBaht 150 million
Capitalisation Ratio: 83% Honda group companies
Business: Production of motorcycles, power products, and components
Start of Production: Motorcycles: May 1967, Power products: February 1987
Production Capacity: 1.7 million motorcycles per year
3.0 million power products per year
Employment: Approximately 8,100 associates
Production models: Motorcycles: PCX, CBR250, CBR300, CBR500, CBR650, MSX, Wave (110,125) Scoopy,
Click125, and others
Power products: GX engine series, Brush Cutters, Backpack Sprayers, and Water Pumps
About Honda in Thailand
Honda commenced operations in Thailand in 1964, starting with our motorcycle business, followed by power products and automobile business. Over the past 50 years, with the warm welcome and trust of Thai customers, Honda’s operations have expanded to other areas ranging from research and development to manufacturing, sales, and after-sales service. To express our gratitude, Honda in Thailand is committed to providing excellent quality, eco-friendly, yet affordable products that offer the greatest satisfaction to our Thai customers. We strive to create new value for society with an aim to be a company that people want to exist.
Specifications for the new Honda WJR4025T and WJR2525T Backpack Sprayers
* Dimensions without Hose and Nozzle. WJR4025T WJR2525T
Dimension Length (mm) 400 390
Width (mm) 415 415
Height (mm) 695 695
Dry Machine weight (kg) 12.5 12
Tank capacity (litres) 25 25
Engine weight (kg) 3.8 3.3
Pump weight (kg) 2.7 2.6
Reference (kg) 38.2 36.7
(Including chemicals & water)
Engine type GX35T 4-Stroke GX25T 4-Stroke
Engine volume (CC) 35 cc 25 cc
Output (KW) 1.0 KW 0.7 KW
Pump type Plunger type Plunger type
Pump pressure (Mpa) 4.0 2.5
Amount of water absorption 8.7 L/min (7000 rpm) 6.9 L/min (7000 rpm)
[Source : Honda]