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Open a Honda car factory in Mexico

Honda de Mexico, SA de CV, (HDM), the business of manufacture and sale of Honda in Mexico, today announced that it will build a manufacturing plant economic subcompact vehicles intended to Mexican markets and North -American. Honda will invest about 800 million U.S. dollars in this plant whose operations are expected to start in 2014.

The plant is expected to employ 3,200 associates and has a maximum capacity of 200,000 units will occupy an area of ​​5.66 million square meters in Guanajuato, a suburb of Celaya, approximately 340 km to the east of the two plants already existing HDM El Salto, Jalisco, which manufactures automobiles, motorcycles and auto parts.

The new Honda plant will apply the same advanced manufacturing systems and highly efficient Honda to manufacture vehicles and engines. Thanks to the increased use of parts and materials locally produced and a local supply of parts, the new plant will provide customers with products of high quality at affordable price.

This plant will be the eighth Honda automobile in North America and its 10th assembly line. It will inflate in capital expenditures of Honda in North America to nearly 21 billion U.S. dollars. Honda employs more than 33,000 associates in North America. The production operations that relate to the automotive include two auto plants and an auto engine plant in Canada, four auto plants, two plants manufacturing automotive engines and two manufacturing plants in the United gearboxes States as well as the auto El Salto plant.

The new plant in Mexico will increase the capacity of Honda automobile production in North America 1.63 million units was 1.83 million units in 2014. In 2010, more than 94 percent of Honda and Acura vehicles and light trucks sold in Canada were manufactured in North America as it was the case for 87 percent of vehicles sold in the United States.

"With a growing demand for economical vehicle, the Honda plant will have better meet the needs of customers in North America who are looking for this type of vehicle" Tetsuo Iwamura stated sir, president of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Chief Main operations for Honda North America.

"This new facility will consolidate the business affairs of Honda in North America by allowing it to respond more flexibly from the same area to changing market conditions. "

In North America, Honda produces general models like the Civic, Accord and CR-V even intended as light trucks to a region particularly as Odyssey and Pilot. The smallest automobile currently produced by Honda in North America is the compact Honda Civic manufactured in Honda assembly plants in Ontario and Indiana.

In addition to the new car plant in Mexico, Honda recently unveiled its plans to increase its production has several of its plants in Canada and the United States:

The factory Honda one of Canada manufactures the Civic Sedan, Civic cutting, cutting the Civic Si and Civic Si sedan return in September has operations in two shifts. In May, the plant includes its two shifts into one to face a supply problem to pieces as a result of the earthquake in Japan.

In the United States, the Honda plant in Greensburg, Indiana, which makes the Civic sedan and the Civic Natural Gas vehicle, will add a second shift in October of this year.

The auto plant in Marysville, Ohio, that manufactures the Accord sedans and cuts Agreement even the Acura TL, introduce new production has two shifts on its chain number 1 at the end of 2011, returning to the the first time since January 2009 has two full production shifts.

Honda is committed significant way to reduce the environmental impact of its plant in Mexico. The plant will employ methods HDM peak emission reduction and its power consumption with the goal of becoming a plant has "no set discharge." Honda already owns 10 factories with no formatting discharge in North America, four others, including two existing plants in Mexico, working with virtually no set discharge.

In addition, each of the major Honda plants in North America complies with international environmental standards ISO 14001 except the new auto plant in Indiana currently working to obtain this certification.

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