North America Manufacturing -- North American Manufacturing Facilities

8/29/2006 4:21:00 AM

Region Facility / Location Models Produced Began Production Plant Size Annual Capacity Employees Investment
United States . Honda of America Mfg., Inc,
Marysville Auto
Marysville, Ohio
Accord Sedan
Accord Coupe
Acura TL
Acura RDX
Nov. 1982 3.9 million sq. ft. 440,000 vehicles 5,300 $3.3 billion
The Marysville Auto Plant marked its 20th anniversary in 2002 by undertaking a major innovation to implement Honda's flexible New Manufacturing System. The plant increased its flexibility and efficiency by introducing the new system's re-teachable welding robots and standardized assembly processes -- zoned by vehicle functions -- all introduced without stopping production. One of the most integrated auto plants in North America, it houses stamping, weld, paint, plastic injection molding and assembly under one roof.
Honda of America Mfg., Inc.
East Liberty Auto Plant

East Liberty, Ohio
Civic Sedan
Civic Coupe
Civic GX (NGV)
CR-V (Fall 2006)
Dec. 1989 1.9 million sq. ft. 240,000 vehicles 2,500 $966 million
The East Liberty Auto Plant has achieved several technological "firsts" in the U.S. auto industry --- the first to use laser welding for mass production and the first to implement low-emission, water-borne paint technology. In 2000, the East Liberty plant was the first Honda plant in North America to innovate Honda's flexible New Manufacturing System, which includes flexible welding robots and standardized assembly processes zoned by vehicle functions. The plant also uses an adjustable "general assembly truck" to move car bodies down the assembly line, rather than a chain conveyor, for a better working environment. Utilizing its flexibility, the plant produces cars and light trucks on the same assembly line.
Honda of America Mfg., Inc.
Anna Engine Plant
Anna, Ohio
4-cylinder engines for
Accord, Civic and Element
V6 engines for Accord, Acura TL, Acura MDX, Pilot and Ridgeline
V6 engines for GM
Brake Components, Driveshafts
July 1985 1.6 million sq. ft. 1,150,000 engines 2,800 $1.3 billion
Honda's first U.S. engine plant produces auto engines, disc and drum brakes, auto engine blocks, cylinder heads, crankshafts, cylinder sleeves, driveshafts and other major parts. With annual capacity of over 1 million auto engines, the Anna plant is Honda's largest auto engine facility in the world, producing L-4 and V-6 engines for North American-built Honda and Acura autos. It also exports major engine components to Honda plants in other countries.
Honda of America Mfg., Inc,
Marysville Motorcycle Plant
Marysville, Ohio
Gold Wing 1800
Valkyrie Rune
VTX 1300/1800
Shadow 1100
1.3-liter/1.8-liter V twin engines (VTX)
1.8-liter 6 cylinder engines (Gold Wing & Rune)
Sept. 1979 260,000 sq. ft. 75,000 motorcycles
75,000 engines
600 $165 million
Honda's first U.S. production facility, the Marysville Motorcycle Plant remains the only facility in the world to produce Honda's top-of-the-line touring motorcycle - the Gold Wing - and the industry's most powerful V-twin cruiser - the VTX1800. The plant has produced more than 2 million motorcycles and ATVs, with its products exported to 43 countries, including Japan. The flexible plant added motorcycle engine assembly in January 2000.
Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, LLC
Lincoln, Alabama
V-6 engines
Nov. 2001 3.1 million sq. ft. 300,000 vehicles
300,000 engines
4,500 $1.27 billion
The Lincoln plant is the newest of Honda's North American automobile plants, opening six months ahead of schedule in November 2001 to meet market demand. Producing Honda Odyssey minivans, Pilot sport utility vehicles and V-6 engines, the plant adopts Honda's New Manufacturing System technologies for both vehicle and engine production to realize more efficient and flexible manufacturing. Frame and engine assembly takes place under the same roof in a synchronous manner, reducing engine inventory. The plant started production at its second assembly line in the spring of 2004.
Honda Power Equipment Mfg., Inc.
Swepsonville, North Carolina
General purpose engines
Walk-behind lawn mowers
Snow blower
String trimmers
Water pumps
Aug. 1984 252,000 sq. ft. 380,000 mowers
2,000,000 engines
580 $188 million
Honda Power Equipment Mfg., Inc. (HPE) now has a production capacity of 2 million multi-purpose power equipment engines at its Swepsonville, NC factory. In June 2000, HPE began producing GC/V160 series engines for use not only in Honda lawn mowers assembled at the same plant, but also for sale to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) for use in a range of equipment, including water pumps, pressure washers and generators. HPE expanded its production capacity to 2 million engines annually in the fall of 2005.
Honda of South Carolina Mfg., Inc.
Timmonsville, South Carolina
Four Trax Recon
Four Trax Foreman
Four Trax Rancher
Four Trax Rincon
Four Trax Rubicon
Sportrax 400EX/250EX
AquaTrax F-12/12X
AquaTrax R-12/12X
July 1998 433,000 sq. ft.(ATV plant)
88,000 sq. ft.(PWC plant)
280,000 ATVs and engines 100 PWCs daily 1,650 $200 million
The Timmonsville plant began production of the Four Trax ATV line in 1998, becoming the second plant for Honda ATVs in North America. In fall 2000, engine assembly operations were added to the plant. Overall ATV capacity was expanded to 280,000 units in fall 2004. In December 2002, the plant started producing four-stroke engine personal watercraft (PWC).
Honda Transmission Mfg. of America, Inc.
Russells Point, Ohio
Automatic Transmissions July 1996 600,000 sq. ft. 1,000,000 units 900 $300 million
US Dollars
The plant opened in 1996 solely focused on the production of automatic transmissions, which requires high level of precision manufacturing technologies, for North American-built models. Previously, the Anna Engine Plant had produced automatic transmissions since 1989. Expanding to produce high precision gears, starting in 2006.
Canada Honda of Canada Mfg
Alliston Auto Plant

Alliston, Ontario
Civic Sedan
Civic Coupe/Si
Acura MDX
Nov. 1986 2.1 million sq. ft. 390,000 vehicles 4,300 $2.0 billion
Canadian dollars
The first Japanese automaker to produce cars in Canada, Honda's Alliston auto plant includes major in-house production operations, including stamping, welding, painting and assembly. Line 1, which began mass production in 1986, builds the Honda Civic sedan and the Acura 1.7, a model produced exclusively for the Canadian market. Line 2, which began mass production in fall 1998, builds the Acura MDX, Honda Pilot and the Honda Ridgeline, which was added in January 2005. All engines are sourced from Honda's U.S. operations. In May 2006, Honda announced plans to construct a new engine plant on a site neighboring the Alliston Auto Plant. The $140 million engine plant will produce 4-cylinder engines starting in 2008, with employment of 340 associates.
Mexico Honda de Mexico S.A. de C.V.
Mexican Motorcycle / Parts Plant
El Salto, Estado de Jalisco
Automobile parts
March 1988 222,000 sq. ft. 30,000 motorcycles
520,000 stamped parts
500,000 bumpers
550 $103 million
US Dollars
The Jalisco Plant produces complete motorcycles and replacement parts for Honda cars and motorcycles. The motorcycles include models produced exclusively for sale in Mexico and models sold in Mexico and exported to the U.S. The replacement parts include stamped metal parts and bumpers for previous model year Honda vehicles. The plant also produces current Accord parts for mass production.
Honda de Mexico S.A. de C.V.
Mexican Automobile Plant
El Salto, Estado de Jalisco
Accord Sedan Nov. 1995 257,000 sq. ft. 30,000 vehicles 850 $49 million
US Dollars
Honda produces Accord Sedans primarily for the Mexican market using L-4 engines assembled at the Jalisco Plant and V-6 engines from Honda's Anna Engine Plant in Ohio. In 2001, the Jalisco Plant has replaced the Marysville Auto plant in Ohio as the sole source of the Accord for the Brazilian market as a part of Honda's Global Product Supply Network.
United States Honda Precision Parts of Georgia, LLC
Tallapoosa, GA
Automatic Transmissions 2006
300,000 units 400 $100 million
US Dollars
The plant opened in 2006, solely focused on the assembly of automatic transmissions for North American-built models - initilally the Honda Odyssey and Pilot built at Honda Manufacturing of Alabama. The plant is already expanding its capabilities, adding the casing and machining of transmission cases to the initial assembly operations, which will increase employment to 440 associates, expand the plant size from the initial 100,000 square feet to 350,000 square feet and increase investment from $100 million to $150 million.
Indiana Automobile Plant (2008)
Decatur County, IN
Vehicles 2008
200,000 units 2,000 $550 million
US Dollars

Note: Each plant uses domestic and globally-sourced parts.