Industrial Visit to Hero MotoCorp Ltd, Gurgaon
15th September, 2017
SAE India Student Chapter, Dronacharya College of Engineering, Gurgaon organized an industrial visit to Hero Motocorp Ltd. Gurgaon Plant on 15th September 2017. 50 students from 2nd year of Mechanical Engineering along with faculty members Mr. Poshan Lal Sahu and Ms. Priyanka Singh visited the company.
The main objective of the visit was to give an opportunity to students to have a practical knowledge about the main operations done in each shop, usage and handling of raw materials.
Hero MotoCorp Ltd. (Formerly Hero Honda Motors Ltd.) is the world's largest manufacturer of two - wheelers, based in India. Hero Motocorp Ltd has five manufacturing plants in India. At the Gurgaon Plant, Hero Motocorp Ltd. manufactures 7,000 bikes per day (i.e. 18 sec/bike).
The team from Dronacharya was welcomed by Mr. Arun Sharma, Manager (HR). Students were leaded to presentation room where the brief description about the company was given in slide presentation by Mr. Sunil Khurana (AGM). It was an hour presentation in which he covered briefly the whole journey of the company starting from its foundation then after he described its products, R&D department, plant layout, upcoming models and its present scenario in the global market.
Mr. Sanjay Singh (representative to manufacturing plant) guided the students and briefed them on Frame Manufacturing Shop, Petrol Tank manufacturing, Crank Case manufacturing, Engine Assembly, Motor Cycle Assembly and Testing etc during the visit. Students observed how the infrastructure, the main operations done in each shop, raw materials used and their handling etc. While going around crank case manufacturing students were shown the automatic NC machines androbots working. In the assembly shop students learned how the overhead and ground level conveyors used to move the body and fitment for continuous production was explained to students. They also understood how the product quality is controlled.
The visit was useful for the entire team as they got a practical and industrial exposure. They got exposure to advanced technologies such as CNCs and automation as well as conventional technologies.