September 8, 2006

Four-millionth Honda built in Canada

Toronto, Ontario – The four-millionth Honda produced in Canada, a red 2006 Civic sedan, rolled off the assembly line at the company’s facility in Alliston, Ontario. The ceremony was attended by Takeo Fukui, President and CEO of Honda Motor Company Inc., who was visiting the plant from Tokyo to commemorate the start of production of the 2007 Acura MDX.

Honda has been manufacturing in Canada for 20 years. In May, the company announced that the Alliston complex would further expand with the addition of an engine assembly plant. Starting in 2008, the plant will be able to produce 200,000 vehicle engines each year, and will employ 340 workers.

The Alliston facility began production in 1986, building the Honda Accord; in 1988, it switched to producing the Civic, and in 1998, a second line was added to build the Odyssey minivan. Honda’s total capital investment to date in Canada is $2.15 billion.

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