New Honda Museum Opens in Ohio
Early in automobile history, Ohio cities were hubs for vehicle innovation and technology. Honda is continuing the state’s tradition of celebrating the history of the automobile with the upcoming opening of the Honda Heritage Center in Marysville.
“The new Honda Heritage Center is a collection of Honda dreams in the form of products that are responsible for millions of customer relationships,” said Takuji Yamada, chief operating officer of Honda’s North American regional operations. “The great variety of products on display – including powersports, power equipment and automobiles, as well as aviation and robotics – together with the major milestones highlighted, tell the stories of Honda associates in Ohio and from throughout North America.”
The new museum, which will open to the public in January, showcases Honda’s motorcycles, automobiles and power equipment alongside displays featuring significant milestones in the history of Honda in North America, including a focus on the role of Honda’s operations in Ohio. In addition, the space honors groundbreaking new Honda technologies such as a replica of the humanoid robot ASIMO and the HondaJet, which will begin customer deliveries in 2015.
In addition to the Honda museum, the building is home to a new Technical Development Center, which is focused on advancing the skills of Honda engineers, equipment service technicians, and production associates involved in auto production at the company’s plants throughout North America.