Royal Enfield Opens New CKD Facility in Brazil

Royal Enfield strengthens commitment to Americas region with the inauguration of new CKD facility, the third motorcycle assembly unit in South America and fourth across the world. Milwaukee, WI (Friday, December 9, 2022) – Royal Enfield, the global leader in the midsize (250cc – 750cc) motorcycling segment, today began a new chapter on its journey in the Americas region, and specifically in Brazil, with the commencement of operations of its new CKD (complete knock down) assembly facility. This is a significant step forward in Royal Enfield’s plans in LatAm, and reiterates the brand’s commitment to the region, as Brazil is a strong market for Royal Enfield. Located in Manaus, capital of Amazonas state, the new facility is the fourth Royal Enfield CKD assembly unit across the world—after Thailand, Colombia and Argentina—in addition to its state-of-the-art manufacturing and ancillary facilities located in India. With an assembly capacity of more than 15,000 units per year, the local assembly unit in Manaus is a modern facility that will cater to growing demand in the country. The facility will engage in local assembly of the entire lineup of Royal Enfield motorcycles, including the Classic 350, the Meteor 350, the Himalayan, and the 650 twin motorcycles, Continental GT and the INT. With this setup, Royal Enfield can now ensure seamless and quicker delivery timelines for motorcycles in Brazil. Speaking at the inauguration of the new facility, Royal Enfield CEO, B Govindarajan, said, “Royal Enfield has been working extensively to grow the middleweight motorcycling segment globally. With markets like the Americas region, Europe and the Asia-Pacific growing significantly, it has been our strategic intent to be closer to these markets and grow the business. We commenced on this journey a couple of years ago and have set up strategic assembly facilities in Thailand, and in Argentina and […]

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After Argentina, Indian Motorcycle Maker Royal Enfield To Set Up Assembly Unit In Thailand

by Swarajya Staff from Expanding its overseas operations, Indian motorcycle maker Royal Enfield is setting up an assembling plant in Thailand, reports Nikkei Asian Review. This would mark Royal Enfield’s second plant out of India, as it recently operationalised its first overseas factory in Argentina. The company aims to utilise the upcoming Thai plant as a hub to export to other nations in the ASEAN, including motorcycle-intensive markets like Indonesia and Vietnam. It should be noted that Thailand is Southeast Asia’s largest automobile manufacturer, and houses factories of some noted and global motorcycle majors like Honda, Yamaha and Harley-Davidson. The Royal Enfield factory in Thailand’s Chachoengsao province will be using at least 40 per cent of local parts while importing the rest from India. The facility is expected to start operations in April 2021. It should be noted that Royal Enfield has witnessed its 2019 year-on-year sales in Thailand more than double. It already has 36 showrooms in Thailand and is planning to expand with showrooms in Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia in the coming years.

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Over 60 new cars and motorcycles unveiled at Motor Expo 2019 in Thailand

Over 60 new cars and motorcycles are presented at the Thailand International Motor Expo 2019, which opened on Friday. The event is traditionally held at Impact Exhibition Center in Bangkok and will last until December 10, TASS reported. It is expected that for over 12 days the exhibition will be visited by 1.6 million people who will spend about 56 billion baht ($ 1.85 billion) on booking 50 thousand cars and nine thousand motorcycles. Thirty four automobile manufacturers and 26 motorcycle manufacturers from nine countries of the world brought their new products. This year, the exhibition presents new models of the Porsche Cayenne Coupe and Volvo V60, some of these cars were previously exhibited in other countries. The show marked the beginning of upcoming sales in Thailand of Bentley Bentayga, BMW X3 M and Mazda 2. Also this year, new and updated BMW X4 M, Ford Everest Sport, Ford Ranger FX4, Honda City, Honda Civic Hatchback, Hyundai Veloster , Mazda CX-8, MINI Clubman John Cooper Works, Mitsubishi Attrage, Mitsubishi Mirage, Mitsubishi Triton Athlete, Nissan Almera and Toyota Yaris ATIV. Special attention was paid to the new version of the Nissan GT-R to released on the occasion of the 50th anniversary. As for other vehicles, Aprilia RSV4 1100, Benelli Imperiale 400 and six BMW models were launched at the exhibition. A thematic exhibition of children’s drawings was organized in neighboring pavilions. Specialists teach them the basics of driving, as well as talk about behavior on city roads. A show is also organized from a vintage car club in Thailand. There is a special training ground next door, where potential buyers of cars with a built-in driver assistance function can familiarize themselves with their capabilities. Many of the vehicles presented at the exhibition can be taken for a test drive. A trade-in

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