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Honda opens a new factory engines in Ontario

Efficient manufacturing facility recycles aluminum engines            

Honda of Canada Mfg.. (HCM) today officially opened its new ultramodern factory engines (representing an investment worth $ 154 million). This new facility will produce 200,000 fuel-efficient 4-cylinder engines annually for Civic model in response to the growing demand in the North American market of vehicles with a fuel consumption very low. The new HCM plant was constructed in order to protect the environment and aims for a total elimination of waste to landfill, as is the case in the two assembly plants HCM. Energy efficiency has been improved by 30 percent if one compares this facility has a factory equivalent scale with older technologies. According to the same comparison, emissions of CO (2) are also reduced by about 15 percent.            

Engines produced by the factories will Alliston 100 percent from recycled aluminum from a large part of southern Ontario. The latter is provided by a related company has Honda, MAPCAN. It is situated near the factory and directly provide the molten aluminum will be used to mold and assemble cylinder heads and engine blocks to produce 4-cylinder 1.8-liter engines. More than 250 guests attended the opening of the factory including: Premier Dalton McGuinty; Japan's ambassador to Canada, Tsuneo Nishida; the President of Honda Motor Satoshi Aoki; the Minister of Industry Canada, Jim Prentice; New Tecumseth Mayor Mike MacEachern; the president and general manager of Honda Canada, Manabu Nishimae and president of HCM, Ko Katayama.            

"I am very proud to represent today Honda world scale while we extend our partnership with Canadians," stated the President of Honda Motor, Satoshi Aoki. "This strong relationship began 22 years ago in 1986 when we manufactured 526 Honda Accord. Today we assemble 390,000 vehicles a year and have recently reached 4.8 million units produced here has Alliston. again we strengthen our commitment thanks to this new investment represents our factory engines. " "I want to thank Honda for the confidence it has always scope in respect of highly qualified Ontario labor," stated Premier Dalton McGuinty. "We continue to work with industry to support high-quality jobs for Ontario families, to attract more investment and stay competitive in the global economy."            

The new engine assembly plant with an area of ​​28,826 square meters will provide 200,000 4-cylinder engines each year for the Honda Civic; by mid-2009, it is expected that the production reaches 800 engines per day. This plant will employ approximately 340 associates when running at full capacity, next year. The first Honda of Canada Mfg.. began production in 1986. The second factory was opened in 1998 and the construction of the factory was newly opened engine debuted in spring 2007. The company manufactures currently in its second factory Honda Civic sedan 4 doors, the Honda Ridgeline pickup truck and the Acura MDX. The first plant HCM manufactures the Honda Civic (sedan and cut) and the compact luxury sedan Acura CSX.

Honda is a world leader in the manufacture of engines for automobiles, motorcycles and mechanical products. Honda owns 135 factories in 28 countries and has over 23 million customers per year.

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