April 5, 2007

Honda to build Civic and trucks on same flexible assembly line at Ontario facility

Toronto, Ontario – Honda Canada has announced it has added production of the Civic sedan to Plant 2 at the Honda of Canada Manufacturing facility in Alliston, Ontario to meet market demand. The Civic sedan will now also be produced on the same line as the Honda Ridgeline pickup truck and Acura MDX SUV.

“This opportunity allows us to take advantage of our flexible production system, a resource that allows us to efficiently meet the demands of our customers and dealers,” says Jim Miller, executive vice president, Honda Canada Inc.

The company will now be able to increase production capacity by up to 60,000 vehicles on an annual basis. The company’s Plant 2 has produced only light truck models since opening in the fall of 1998; Plant 1 currently builds Honda civic sedans and coupes, and the Acura CSX sedan. The facility produces 390,000 per year.

Honda is also adding a third manufacturing facility in Ontario that will produce up to 200,000 four-cylinder engines in 2008, adding 340 new jobs.

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