Honda has announced that it is investing $40 million to increase the annual production capacity by 50,000 units at its Indiana plant, which brings the annual total to 250,000 vehicles.
Honda has announced that it is investing $40 million to increase the annual production capacity by 50,000 units at its Indiana plant, which brings the annual total to 250,000 vehicles. The increased production will start early next year and Honda expects to hire 300 new production associates at the plant.
Early next year Honda’s Indiana plant will add production of the Civic Hybrid, which currently also produces the Acura ILX hybrid. “Our team in Indiana has successfully managed many challenges in its first four years, including the launch of three all-new models and the expansion of our production capacity is a result of their efforts,” said Senior Vice President Bob Nelson. “We are excited about these new opportunities for our plant, because it shows that the customer is embracing the products we make here in Indiana.”
“Increasing production in Indiana will provide us with increased flexibility to adjust model mix at our other plants in North America,” Nelson said, noting that Civic models also are manufactured at Honda of Canada Mfg., in Alliston, Ontario, which is producing the popular CR-V. “All of our plants build multiple models on the same lines, so our ability to adjust between models and among plants allows us to optimize use of our production capacity.”