Boast, build, and sell: Honda of America Mfg. (HAM) makes
vehicles said to be as unconventional as their plants. Its
three Ohio plants produce Honda automobiles and
engines. The company's Marysville Auto Plant assembles the
Acura TL and the Accord coupe and sedan. Its eco-designed East
Liberty plant produces the Honda CR-V and Accord Crosstour.
Together, HAM's two assembly plants have annual capacity of 680,000
vehicles, which are sold primarily in North America. In
addition the company's Anna engine plant (AEP) produces four- and
six-cylinder engines and related parts. Marysville is Honda's first
plant in the US while AEP is its largest engine plant worldwide.
HAM is building an Accura plant in Raymond, Ohio.
The company's engines, transmissions, and other components are
distributed to Honda plants throughout North America, including
assembly facilities in Ohio, Indiana, and Canada. Other Honda of
America operations include a research and development center,
as well as an engineering facility. It is building the $70
million, 184,000 square-foot Performance Manufacturing Center in
Raymond, Ohio to begin mass production of the Accura NSX sportscar
The Marysville Plant boasts production of more than 10 million
vehicles. It is the first plant outside of Japan to reach this
milestone. Honda's plants continue to evolve, increasing
their manufacturing efficiency and flexibility, as well as
reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
The company has plants in Marysville, Anna, and East Liberty,
Ohio and ships parts and components to other Honda factories in
Indiana and Canada.
Parent company Honda has been investing heavily in North
American manufacturing. It has spent nearly $700 million in recent
years upgrading and expanding its US production base. It spent $500
million at Anna in 2013 upgrading the plant to produce Honda's
Earth Dreams Technology powertrains, engines, transmissions, and
other parts. Earth Dreams Technology is Honda's term for next
generation high efficiency, low emission vehicles. Honda spent $150
million expanding production at East Liberty and $23 million in
Marysville to increase overall hybrid production by adding the
Accura Hybrid Sedan to the line.
These investments, along with the new $70 million Accura NSX
plant being built in Raymond, are all part of Honda's plant to have
HAM take on more global manufacturing duties and become an exporter
of cars by the end of 2014. It also expects a 70% increase in HAM's
export of auto parts in 2014 to Honda plants in South America,
Europe, and Asia.
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