Honda Builds 30 Millionth Vehicle in America
On September 15, Honda celebrated a milestone- production of their 30 millionth automobile in the the Americas.
Honda started auto production in North America in Marysville, Ohio, on Nov. 1, 1982. Currently the company has eight plants in Mexico, the United States and Canada. Last year, more than 97 percent of the Honda and Acura automobiles sold in the U.S. were produced in North America.
“The production of 30 million automobiles in North America is the result of the support we have received from our customers and the communities that serve as a strong foundation of our operations in North America,” said Takuji Yamada, president of Honda North America, Inc. “This is an incredible achievement by Team Honda – including the tremendous dedication and teamwork of our associates, past and present, together with our suppliers, dealers and business partners – all focused on creating joy for our customers.”
Honda was the first Japanese automaker to begin production of automobiles in the U.S. and North America.
Honda’s current automotive manufacturing operations produce 11 different models, including five passenger cars and six light trucks, and have the capacity to produce 1.92 million automobiles each year.