90% of Honda and Acura vehicles sold in the U.S. in 2012 were manufactured in North America, the highest percentage of any international automaker.
Honda of South Carolina is Recognized for its Commitment to Safety
Honda of South Carolina Mfg., Inc. (HSC) is among America's safest companies, according to EHS Today, a publication that promotes environmental, health and safety in the workplace. HSC was among 16 companies that received the award for 2013, which was presented recently during a safety conference in Atlanta, GA. Honda's press release has more.
From Start to Finish - How Accords are Built
Have you ever wondered how a car comes together? Honda's auto production plant in Marysville, Ohio, welcomes you inside to find out how a Honda Accord goes from rolls of steel to a shiny new vehicle ready to provide a fun-driving experience. In between, you get a chance to see how thousands of Ohioans make it happen every day. Production of the all-new Honda Accord marks 30 years of auto production in the U.S., read Honda's press release for more.
Honda Marks 30 Years of U.S. Manufacturing
On Nov. 1, 1982, the first U.S.-built Honda Accord rolled off the manufacturing line in Marysville, Ohio. Now, more than 17 million vehicles later, Honda is commemorating its 30th anniversary of U.S. auto operations. Honda became the first Japanese automaker to produce automobiles in America in 1982, and has grown to employ more than 26,000 associates with nine major manufacturing plants. The 30th anniversary commemoration kicked off with the production start of the all-new 2013 Honda Accord at the Marysville Auto Plant. For more information, read Honda's press release.
Honda products are produced using domestic and globally sourced parts.
Honda's 1 Millionth U.S. Export
Twenty-five years after the first U.S.-made Honda automobile was exported to overseas markets, associates at the company's Marysville Auto Plant marked production of the 1 millionth Honda automobile to be exported from the U.S.
The export milestone, a silver 2013 Honda Accord EX-L Sedan, that rolled off the assembly line in Marysville, Ohio, embarks on a more than 8,000-mile journey across the United States to Port Hueneme in Southern California, and then across the Pacific Ocean to Seoul, South Korea.
Honda currently exports automobiles to more than 40 countries (Honda does not include shipments from the U.S. to Canada as exports), with total exports expected to reach nearly 100,000 Honda and Acura vehicles from the U.S. in 2012.
MANUFACTURED IN AMERICA
- Honda's total U.S. capital investment reached $14 billion in 2012.
- Honda has maintained a local auto production rate of 75 percent or higher for the past 15 years.
- Honda has exported more than one million automobiles from the U.S. since 1987.
- Jobs in manufacturing represent 79 percent of Honda's direct U.S. employment.
- 85 percent of U.S.—produced Honda general purpose engines are sold to U.S.-based manufacturers and are used in a variety of their products.
- Honda Aircraft Company has invested more than $100 million into its production facility in Greensboro, N.C. for HondaJet, a new advanced light jet. This facility is part of the 83-acre campus Honda Aircraft Company world headquarters.
- Honda Aero, Inc. invested more than $38 million into its aircraft engine production facility in Burlington, N.C. to supply the engines for HondaJet.
- Honda was the first Japanese automaker to build engines (1985) and transmissions (1989) in the U.S. and the first to export U.S.-built cars to overseas markets (Accord 1987).
Honda and Acura products are built using domestic and globally sourced parts.
Honda’s nine manufacturing plants
in America help create stable
manufacturing employment and
support tens of thousands of jobs
through Honda’s U.S. suppliers.
Capital Investment in Manufacturing Through 2012
2012 U.S. Production
Honda created a flexible manufacturing
system that enables the company to quickly
and efficiently move production of products
from one plant to another and to build
multiple products on the same line. By
staying flexible, Honda’s manufacturing
plants can adjust to market demand while
maximizing capacity, which helps to provide
a stable production base for associates,
dealers, and suppliers in America.