December 17, 2007

Honda builds one-millionth vehicle in Thailand

Bangkok, Thailand – Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co. Ltd. has announced the production of the one-millionth car at its manufacturing facility in Ayutthaya. The company, Thailand’s second-largest manufacturer and exporter of passenger cars, made its first Honda vehicle in 1984. The milestone vehicle is a 2008 Accord.

“This accomplishment of one million total cumulative production in Thailand is not only a testimony of consumers’ trust in the Honda brand, but also a strong vote of confidence in our people, technology and design innovations,” said company president Kenji Otaka.

In July 2007, the company announced that it will build a second facility adjacent to the existing one, which will increase its production capacity from 120,000 to 240,000 units when it is completed in late 2008. The new Honda plant will incorporate clean production technologies, making it one of the cleanest auto manufacturing facilities in the world.

Honda vehicles and auto parts made in Thailand are exported to 14 countries for CKD (completely knocked down, or components and parts needed to build a complete car) and to over 30 countries as fully-built exports.

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