Honda recently celebrated the 20 Millionth Automobile in the U.S., an honor with deep roots here in the Buckeye State.
Honda has been building cars in the United States and Ohio since 1982, when the first Honda Accord rolled off the assembly line at the Marysville Auto Plant in Marysville, Ohio.
“We are deeply aware that our ability to reach this milestone results from the trust that 20 million customers have placed in our products, and we appreciate their support over the past three decades,” said Hidenobu Iwata, president and CEO of Honda of America Mfg. and head of Honda’s North American manufacturing. “We also value the commitment made by tens of thousands of associates at Honda and our hundreds of suppliers in the U.S. who build products of the highest quality for our customers.”
Lucky number 20 million was a Honda Accord, which also happened to be the 10 millionth Honda Accord built in Marysville. When Honda arrived in Ohio in 1982, it was the first Japanese Auto Plant to produce vehicles in the United States.
And Honda has only grown from there. A second Ohio plant was built in East Liberty, Ohio, and Manufacturing Plants were built in Alabama and Indiana. In the U.S., a wide range of Honda and Acura automobiles, automobile engines and transmissions, Honda all-terrain vehicles, and power equipment products such as lawn mowers, mini-tillers and general purpose engines, using domestic and globally sourced parts.
Over the past three years, Honda has invested approximately $1.6 billion in its U.S. auto plants to expand production and implement new technologies in products and manufacturing systems.
As one of Ohio’s oldest Honda dealers, Waikem has stood side-by-side as Honda brings jobs and recognition back to the state. We’re so proud to be partners with Honda, and we want you to see why the state is so proud of Honda.