Honda Canada Inc. announced it reached two significant milestones with the production of Honda of Canada Mfg.’s (HCM) nine-millionth vehicle at the company’s manufacturing facility in Ontario and the sale of the company’s five-millionth vehicle across the country.
The nine million vehicles built reflects the cumulative output of Honda’s two auto plants in Ontario, and the five million vehicles sold represents cumulative sales of Honda and Acura automotive brands in Canada.
Honda’s manufacturing plant built its first vehicle in Canada in 1986 and since that time, the company has added a second vehicle production facility, as well as an engine manufacturing plant. In 2014, Honda invested $857 million in innovative technologies and processes to modernize its manufacturing capabilities in preparation for production as the global lead plant for the tenth generation Honda Civic. Today, Honda’s investment in Canadian manufacturing facilities has grown to more than $4.2 billion.
“These milestones not only showcase the success of our products, but the dedication, capability and collaboration of our Honda associates and dealerships across the country,” said Dave Gardner, president and CEO, Honda Canada Inc. “We are very proud of how we’ve grown, how we’ve invested in Canada and the fact that so many Canadians are part of the Honda family. I want to express my sincere thanks to everyone who has contributed to our success and I’m looking forward to our bright future here in Canada.”