Honda marks 30 million vehicle production milestone in the U.S.

After 40 years of manufacturing automobiles in the U.S., Honda marked the 30 million vehicle production milestone at the company’s auto manufacturing facilities in Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, and Ohio Thursday.

Honda began production of the Honda Accord at the Marysville Auto Plant (MAP) in Ohio on November 1, 1982, the first Japanese automaker to produce cars in the U.S. Since that time, Honda has invested $16 billion in Honda manufacturing facilities in the U.S. that support auto production and, in 2022, over two-thirds of all Honda and Acura vehicles sold in America were made in the U.S.

“We recently celebrated 40 years of manufacturing autos in the U.S. and reaching this 30 million milestone is the direct result of our associates, past and present, who made this significant achievement possible,” said Bob Schwyn, senior vice president of Honda Development & Manufacturing of America, LLC. “This accomplishment reflects the commitment of Honda associates to serve our customers, who spur our creativity to make the high-quality products we know they will love.”

Twelve Honda and Acura cars and light trucks, including hybrid versions of the Honda Accord and CR-V, are currently produced at the company’s five auto plants in Alabama, Indiana, and Ohio. The engines, transmissions, and two-motor hybrid systems that power these vehicles are produced in Ohio, Alabama, and Georgia. Honda employs almost 17,000 associates at the eight production facilities that contribute to the annual production capacity of 1.3 million vehicles.

Looking toward the electrified future, Honda recently announced two major investments to establish an “EV Hub” in Ohio, including $700 million to re-tool several of its existing auto and powertrain plants for the production of electric vehicles and a $3.5 billion joint investment with LG Energy Solution (LGES) to establish a joint venture battery facility in Ohio.

The $700 million investment will transform Honda’s Marysville Auto Plant (MAP), East Liberty Auto Plant (ELP), and Anna Engine Plant (AEP) for the electrified future, including the creation of over 300 new jobs. These Honda facilities, along with the new EV battery plant, will serve as a new EV hub in Ohio and play a key role in developing the company’s knowledge and expertise in EV production that will be shared across Honda’s North American auto production network in the coming years. More information can be found here.

Honda also recently announced plans to produce fuel-cell electric vehicles at the company’s Performance Manufacturing Center in Ohio. More information can be found here.

As part of its goal to achieve carbon neutrality for all products and corporate activities by 2050, Honda announced a vision to make battery-electric and fuel-cell electric vehicles represent 100% of its vehicle sales by 2040 in North America.

Honda Auto Manufacturing Plants in the U.S.

The following is a look at each Honda auto production facility in the U.S.:

Plant

Production Started

Models Produced

Investment

Employment

Annual Capacity

Alabama Auto Plant

2001

Honda Odyssey, Passport, Pilot, Ridgeline, and Engines

$3 billion

4,500

340,000 vehicles
340,000 engines

Anna Engine Plant (Ohio)

1985

Engines

$2.8 billion

2,300

1,180,000
engines

East Liberty Auto Plant (Ohio)

1989

Honda CR-V and CR-V hybrid and Acura RDX and MDX

$1.9 billion

2,500

240,000

Indiana Auto Plant

2008

Honda Civic Hatchback and CR-V

$1.3 billion

2,500

250,000

Marysville Auto Plant (Ohio)

1982

Honda Accord, Accord hybrid Acura TLX and Type S, and Integra

$5.4 billion

3,500

440,000

Performance Manufacturing Center (Ohio)

2016

Acura TLX Type S PMC Edition

$70 million

100

Build-to-Order

Transmission Plant Georgia

2006

Transmissions

$475 million

400

375,000
automatic
transmissions

Transmission Plant Ohio

1996

Transmissions and two-motor hybrid unit

$1 billion

1,000

1 million
transmissions
198,000 hybrid power systems

4 comments
  1. IKE N DEANNA RAREY
    IKE N DEANNA RAREY
    January 20, 2023 at 12:33 pm

    Thank you for following Mr. Honda’a dream.

    Reply
  2. Honda sucks
    Honda sucks
    January 20, 2023 at 4:52 pm

    How many people haven’t got paid? How many people are getting let go from positions that shouldn’t be let go from? They think they are just the best out there when in fact they really aren’t! Everyone that works there is miserable you can tell

    Reply
  3. Honda
    Honda
    January 20, 2023 at 4:53 pm

    How many people haven’t got paid? How many people are getting let go from positions that shouldn’t be let go from? They think they are just the best out there when in fact they really aren’t! Everyone that works there is miserable you can tell

    Reply
    • Ed
      Ed
      January 20, 2023 at 10:51 pm

      The payroll problem was by all accounts a unique situation, while inexcusable and definitely harmful to many it will eventually be made right. Easy to ask open-ended questions implying wrongdoing when you have no evidence. I know many current and retired employees who are certainly not miserable. The number of people who have reached retirement hardly supports your notion that they are uniformly miserable.

      Reply

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