Honda Denies Report on Boosting North America Capacity 40%
The Journal reported earlier today that Honda will shift a major share of its manufacturing to North America over the next two years because Japan-made cars had become too expensive to ship overseas due to the gains in the yen, citing Tetsuo Iwamura, Honda’s top executive in North America.
Iwamura “didn’t say 40 percent increase at all,” Tomoko Uchida, a spokeswoman for the Tokyo-based carmaker, said today.
“We stand by the story,” Bethany Sherman, a spokeswoman for the Journal, said.
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