July 10, 2002
Honda to expand its Alliston, Ontario plant
Toronto, Ontario – Honda of Canada Mfg. (HCM) announced that it will invest a further $32 million at its facilities in Alliston, Ontario, to increase annual production capacity from 360,000 to 390,000 units by the spring, 2003.
The number one assembly line at HCM will increase production capacity to 195,000 units by early 2003. It produces the Civic sedan and the Acura EL, an exclusive model for the Canadian market. HCM’s number two assembly line will increase production capacity to 195,000 units by the spring, 2003. It produces the Honda Odyssey, the recently-launched Honda Pilot, and the Acura MDX.
“This enhanced investment in Canada signifies, once again, our commitment to Canada. It will also help us meet increasing demand for our cars and light trucks”, said Shigeru Takagi, President and CEO of Honda Canada Inc. “Today’s announcement to further increase our capacity to 390,000 units is just one more step in our growth and our commitment to satisfying the needs of our Canadian customers and dealers”, said Takagi.
Honda Canada exports Canadian made vehicles to the United States and Japan plus 10 other countries.
In a related announcement, Honda also said it will establish a second assembly line at Honda’s newest facility in Alabama, which has a production capacity of 150,000 units, by 2004.