Sonalika International Tractors Ltd. has established World’s No.1 integrated tractor manufacturing plant in Hoshiarpur, Punjab with a production capacity of 3 lakh tractors annually. The plant is widely spread across many acres and has 10 different manufacturing units which produces heavy duty tractor range of Sonalika. The quality of the output is because of the highly professional and skilled manpower, with their core as most effectiveness. Thus the manufacturing plant provides a complete solution to “Total Customer Satisfaction.”
Research and development center
Sonalika is equipped with an Research & Development Department which has more than 300 specialist engineers and most updated technology to provide customized solutions to our customers.
The main thrust of the R&D function is to accelerate innovation and maximize the value of each product designed to provide economic benefit to customers at large. The highly skilled and experienced man-power develop products ranging from 20-120HP catering to both domestic and international markets.
The R&D department has an in-house testing facility for all the parts to ensure 100% quality. Equipped with the most updated technology it provides solutions by creating a real-time situation to understand the problem. And, then taking into account other factors like the terrain and geography in which it is used, the product is redesigned to suit the customer’s specific needs. Further, the R&D department works in coordination with the production department to ensure smooth transition of technology from design department to assembly line production.
The R&D setup is recognized by Govt. of India, Ministry of Science and Technology Department of Scientific and Industrial Research. The company has also set up new innovation center (R&D) in NCR region to meet the growing demand of advanced tractors. The Ultra modern R&D facilities is capable of Designing, Developing and Testing components & is equipped with the following designing & analyzing facilities.
- Ideas Nx Software
- Product Design Package + Surfacing Set
- Power Mill 3-Axis CAM software
- Ideas to UG Software
- Auto CAD
- CAE Software for Analysis of Design
- Team Center module being used in management techniques
PROTO SHOP FACILITIES
The designs thus produced are actually manufactured in the Proto Shop which is equipped with the following:-
- Horizontal Machining Centre HMC-500m
- Vertical Machining Centre VMC-600m
- Transmission Test beds
- Testing Rigs
- MGR Test Track
- Endurance Test Rigs for Engine
- Field Testing
Heavy Machinery Plant
In Heavy Machine Shop all major components of Tractors are machined. These are
- Crank Case
- Differential Housing
- Gear Box Housing
- Ideas to UG Software
- Clutch Housing
- Trumpet Housing
This infrastructure is equipped with the advanced CNC Machining Centers, Special Purpose and General Purpose Machines. All the components are thoroughly checked and inspected for its geometrical accuracy on the imported 3D Coordinate Measuring Machine. This ensures that any component that goes into tractor is a “Zero Defect”, long-lasting and a heavy duty component.
Automated Engine Plant
Our Engine Assembly line uses the best available technology to ensure that these “Power Houses” of tractors deliver the most when they are needed the most. The state-of-the-art assembly line for engines is one of the best lines fitted with high quality automated slat conveyor system having various safeties and DC Multi Nut Runner systems on the different stages which ensures consistent and zero defect production.
The stamping facility is equipped with Ultra modern presses from internationally renowned suppliers. This facility delivers all types of sheet metal components i.e. Skin Panels, Inner panels, Floor Panels, Pillars, Reinforcements, Cross Members, Oil Pans, Fuel tanks, etc.
Robotic PT CED Paint Shop
To achieve the rollout of 1 tractor every 2 minutes, Sonalika ITL has installed a modern robotic paint facility with six robots working on an automated line, using the finest corrosion-resistant industrial paint.
CED Dip tank capacity of 70,000 ltrs assures uniform paint film thickness and creates eco-friendly paint ( Low VOC & Lead-Free) with a higher degree of paint utilization.
Transmission Assembly Plant
International Tractors Ltd. has tractor assembly line equipped with capacity of 3 lac tractors per year with a roll out time of around 2 minutes. The plant has in-house facilities for producing transmission hydraulic components and engines. To further enhance the quality of tractors, gears, shafts and other important components are manufactured in-house and are tested on high-end testing facilities.
Robotic Gear Shop
Having world-class manufacturing facilities to deliver best quality of transmission gears, shafts & assemblies for automobile and tractor applications. The facility delivers all types of gears & shafts like Main Shafts, Lay shafts, Input Shafts, Synchromesh Gears, Gears with Dog Teeth, Shifter Sleeves, Synchro Hubs & Cones.
DYE Development Plant
Light Machine Shop is where we manufacture sophisticated control valves for high pressure (200 Bar) tractor applications with hardened (60HRC) Bush and Spools for prolonged service life. This infrastructure have capabilities to design, develop, and manufacture complete hydraulic assemblies for tractor applications of lifting capacity upto 3000 Kgs and flow rates upto 45 LPM.
Components Manufactures in Light Machine Shop
- Control Valve
- Composite Valve
- Feathering Valve
- Relief Valve
- Release Valve
- Hardened Alloy Steel Bush & Spool Assemblies.
Export Tractor Manufacturing Plant
This plant is fully equipped to manufacturing tractors as per international norms and fulfills the need of farmers globally in over 100 countries by providing customized solutions to farmers. Sonalika tractors are sold in the name of Solis in international markets and successfully has catered the needs of farmers globally.
New Final Assembly Plant
The Final Assembly Plant is where a tractor is rolled out every 2 minutes. Once the tractor is rolled out it has to go through various test to reach the end user.