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94% of Honda and Acura vehicles sold in the U.S. in 2013 were manufactured in North America, the highest percentage of any international automaker.

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  • What Makes a Honda Is Who Makes a Honda: Annie's Story

    Annie uses her aerospace engineering background to help understand how the air outside a vehicle impacts the noise inside. She loves being able to positively affect people's lives by paying attention to the little details that make a big difference. Her work as a guardian ad litem for Court Appointed Special Advocates allows her to take this passion into the community as well. Annie is who makes a Honda.

  • What Makes a Honda Is Who Makes a Honda: Tina's Story

    Fifteen years ago, Tina was one of the first associates to join Honda of South Carolina. Today, she is the production coordinator for the Honda Pioneer side-by-side. Tina also volunteers her time to her family's medical transportation business. Through her outstanding leadership and dedication to giving back to the community, Tina is what makes a Honda.

  • What Makes a Honda Is Who Makes a Honda: Eddie's Story

    Eddie works on an assembly line at Honda Manufacturing of Alabama. His focus, organization and respect for his teammates help him excel both at Honda and as acting captain of Hollins Volunteer Fire & Rescue. He not only helps keep our roads safer to drive, he helps make his community a safer place to live. 

    Eddie is what makes a Honda. 

    *Honda vehicles are manufactured using domestic and globally sourced parts.

  • 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.  

Data Points

MANUFACTURED IN AMERICA

  • Honda's total U.S. capital investment reached $15.3 billion in 2013.
  • Honda has produced 20 million vehicles in America over 32 years of U.S. manufacturing.
  • 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.
  • In 2013, Honda exported more vehicles from the U.S. than in it imported from Japan.
  • Jobs in manufacturing represent 73 percent of Honda's direct U.S. employment.
  • Honda Aircraft Company has invested $124 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. has invested $40 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 2013

Local Auto
Production Rate


2013 U.S. Production

 

Thinking Smart

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.

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