Honda Begins Production at New Automobile Production Plant in Yo

Honda Begins Production at New Automobile Production Plant in Yorii 
Tokyo, July 9, 2013 - (JCN Newswire) -  Honda Motor Co., Ltd. began production
at its Saitama Factory's Yorii Plant, a newly constructed automobile
production plant located in Yorii-machi, Osato-gun, Saitama, Japan. 
Designed under the concept of "producing the world's eco-friendliest
products at the world's friendliest plant," this people-friendly and
environmentally-responsible Yorii Plant becomes the world's top class
energy saving plant through the adoption of Honda's most advanced
production technologies and establishment of a highly efficient production
system. The plant features an advanced and highly efficient production line,
including a painting process shortened through the adoption of highly
functional painting technology. 
Production at the Yorii Plant will include the Freed minivan and the all-new
Fit that is scheduled to go on sale in Japan this September. The planned annual
production capacity of the plant is 250,000 units. 
With the start of production at Yorii Plant today, all three production plants
of Honda's Saitama Factory are now in operation, including Ogawa Plant for
engine production and Sayama Plant capable for production of a broad mix of
models with small lot sizes. 
As a global leading plant, Yorii Plant will be responsible for leading
Honda's automobile production around the world, while Honda continues to
take on new challenges to provide good products to its customers with speed,
affordability and low CO2 emissions. 
About Yorii Plant, Saitama Factory 
Location: Yorii-machi, Osato-gun, Saitama, Japan
Lot size: Approximately 950,000 m2 (including 280,000 m2 of nature
conservation areas)
Production capacity: 250,000 units annually (at full-capacity production)
Employment: Approximately 2,000 associates 
About Honda 
Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (TSE:7267/NYSE:HMC/LSE:HNDA.L) is one of the leading
manufacturers of automobiles and power products and the largest manufacture of
motorcycles in the world. Honda has always sought to provide genuine
satisfaction to people worldwide. The result is more than 120 manufacturing
facilities in 30 countries worldwide, producing a wide range of products,
including motorcycles, ATVs, generators, marine engines, lawn and garden
equipment and automobiles that bring the company into contact with over 19
million customers annually. For more information, please visit 
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