Honda to spend $355 million to upgrade its plants in Ohio

Article by Christian A., on August 26, 2011

Honda Motor Co. hopes to improve productivity and to improve the fuel economy of the models that were designed and assembled in North America. And to do that, it will spend $355 million to upgrade its plants in Ohio where it opened its first U.S. wind tunnel.

Ron Lietzke, spokesman for the company's assembly unit, said that the projects in Ohio include $166 million of improvements to the East Liberty plant and a $64 million stamping press at its Marysville facility.

Lietzke said that Honda wouldn't divulge the cost of its wind tunnel or the added projects in its engineering center in Raymond. He said, “The driver of the projects is to improve all our characteristics.”

He also didn’t say if the changes are expected to result to higher output. Honda’s facilities are getting renovations in preparation of a plan to resume normal operations in North America after it suffered delays and shortages as the result of the disaster in Japan.

Industrywide deliveries increased by 11% but its U.S. sales dropped 2.6% this year through July and its market share decreased from 10.6% to 9.3%.

Honda’s data shoed that the production at Honda's auto-assembly plants in the U.S., Canada and Mexico fell by 26% to 559,981 from January to July from 754,807 units the previous year.

Topics: honda, investment

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Login or Create new account to add a comment!

Recommended

Cadillac’s CT6 full-size prestige-luxury sedan is still somewhat new. It has been offered to the global auto market for two model years – 2016 and 2017. But for those who...
by - February 19, 2017
In many industries, it is the rivalries that make things exciting. In basketball for example, there is the well-known rivalry between the Los Angeles Lakers against the Boston Celtics. For...
by - February 19, 2017
Now on sale in several major markets around the world including Europe, the BMW 5 Series (G30) heralds the arrival of the new seventh generation and represents a whole new...
by - February 19, 2017
Just recently, it was speculated that a new Porsche Cayman GT4 RS is coming. There is no official confirmation yet from the German sports car maker, but the arrival of...
by - February 18, 2017
Will there be a BMW M4 CS? Apparently, there is a Club Sport version of the BMWM4 after it was sighted in California doing a shoot for a new commercial...
by - February 18, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries