Mazda Sollers will start SkyActiv-G engine deliveries to Japan

Mazda Sollers will start SkyActiv-G engine deliveries to Japan


RusAutoNewsCom.- Mazda Sollers will launch the serial production of Mazda SkyActiv-G engines in Vladivostok and start the shipment of production to Japan, supplying Mazda Motor Corporation, as announced by Sollers press office.

The investment project in Mazda engine production will be implemented at Tor Nadezhdinskaya, the project capacity of which is 50,000 engines per year. The facility is specialised in the production of the Euro-5 standard, 4-cylinder petrol engines. Research and development on equipment and test production was carried out by Russian and Japanese engineers in the facility during the last few months, as a preparation for serial production. A detailed quality control process has been conducted on the engines by a specialist team from Mazda Sollers and engineers from Mazda Motor Corporation.

The pilot batches of engines have been subject to specialised checks in Japan, in addition to several compulsory tests on the line. Some of the engines have been tested to complete wear of their life cycle. All engines form the pilot batch have successfully passed the tests and approved as completely compatible with the international quality standards of Mazda. The transition to serial production has taken place on time, in accordance with the project schedule. Mazda SkyActiv-G engines are amongst the best in the world in terms of capacity and economy, thanks to the achievements of Mazda engineers through the usage of advanced technologies in the field of engine cycle change.

100% of the manufactured engines will be exported to Japan to the automobile plants of Mazda, as of the beginning of serial production.

As stated by the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sollers Vadim Shvetsov previously: “The uniqueness of the project lies in the fact that the production of Mazda engines has become the first high-tech project in the Far East region of Russia, completely integrating into the global value chain of a large international manufacturer. This is a big breakthrough in terms of the recognition of competencies, investment attractiveness and production competitiveness of our site in the Far East”.

The production line of Mazda SkyActiv-G engines is a modern engineering design with a set of advanced technological equipment: robotic stands and auto-guided vehicles. Systems such as: Poka-yoke, Tool Position System and lamp picking system – each one preventing any possibility of operator error during line picking, connection making in engine design, as well as performing other operations provided for by the technological process – have been installed on the line, in order to standardise the implementation of manual operations.

The equipment will check all operations performed by the engine and stop the process and display information about the error, in the event of a disruption of the sequence of at least one operation or deviation of at least one parameter from the standard. Modern stands of dynamic tests have also been installed on the line, on which extreme modes of engine operations are simulated on various loads.

As one may remember, the new plant of the Mazda Sollers joint venture will manufacture 2 litre, 4-cylinder Mazda SkyActiv-G petrol engines, which comply with Euro-5 ecological standards. The maximum capacity of the engines is 150 hp at 6000 rpm and the fuel consumption is 6.0 litre per 100 km.