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August 29, 2015 6:25 AM ET

Household Durables

Company Overview of Honda Power Equipment Mfg., Inc.

Company Overview

Honda Power Equipment Mfg., Inc. manufactures lawn mowers and general purpose series engines used in equipment, including water pumps, pressure washers and generators. The company was founded in 1984 and is based in Swepsonville, North Carolina. Honda Power Equipment Mfg., Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

3721 N.C.

Highway 119

Swepsonville, NC 27359

United States

Founded in 1984

Phone:

336-578-5300

Fax:

336-229-0768

Key Executives for Honda Power Equipment Mfg., Inc.

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Honda Power Equipment Mfg., Inc. Key Developments

Honda Power Equipment Mfg., Inc. Introduces HSS Series Snow Blowers

Honda Power Equipment Mfg., Inc. announced that the company introduced its all-new HSS Series of premium snow blowers for North American and European markets. Designed with an emphasis on quality, reliability, and ease of use, the new HSS724A, HSS928A and HSS1332A two-stage models deliver superior performance and enhanced control and handling for both residential and commercial users. The all-new HSS Series products are being manufactured domestically at Honda Power Equipment Mfg., Inc. (HPE) in Swepsonville, NC, using domestic and globally sourced parts, allowing for increased flexibility to meet customer demand. Honda R&D Americas, Inc. in North Carolina and Honda R&D Co. Ltd., in Japan collaborated to design and develop the all-new HSS snow blowers, integrating a host of innovative design elements that contribute to simplicity of operation, superior snow removal and exceptional quality ‘all with a central focus on performance that delivers. Ten all-new U.S. HSS snow blower models, each equipped with dramatic enhancements, are replacing the existing HS Series snow blower model counterparts. Key features include: Finger Tip Steering Control 'conveniently located hand lever controls allows for easy maneuvering, and disengagement of transmission for easy movement when not powered (all models); Hydrostatic Transmission (HST) 'far superior than traditional disk drive; provides single-lever variable speed control when operating in forward or reverse (all models); Joystick Electric Chute Control 'single joystick control (4-directions) provides precision control of chute rotation and discharge angle; directly powered by the engine's power coil; no battery required (all models); DC Electric Start 'no extension cord necessary; easy starting with the on-board battery, which is automatically charged by the engine (all electric start models); Blower Diameter Increased 'for increased snow removal speed and discharge distance; HSS724A increased from 252 to 300 mm (11.8 inches) over previous model; HSS928A increased from 300 to 340 mm (13.4 inches) over previous model; HSS1332A increased from 300 to 340 mm (13.4 inches) over previous model; Chamfered Scraper Bar 'design allows for edge of scraper to hit snow and ice patches flush and evenly for improved snow clearing to the pavement (all models); LED Headlight 'integrated into cover for improved night visibility; brighter, long lasting, and never burns out (all models); Auger Height Lever 'adjustable gas strut to raise/lower and position the entire auger housing precisely, providing prefect ground clearance over gravel or non-smooth surfaces. (all track models); Wheel Diameter increased to 14 diameter with directional tread for more ground contact and improved traction (all wheel models); Oil Drain location 'improved for easier access (all models); Offset Blower Shear Bolt 'unique design that provides for quick replacement and protects both auger and blower from damage (all models); Auger Protection System 'protects the shear bolts (HSS1332 models only); Hour Meter monitors hours of operation (HSS1332 models only); Precision Deflector Chute 'double-articulated deflector improves distance accuracy control (HSS1332AATD model only); Impeller Shield 'optimized to more efficiently direct snow into the blower (all models); Reversible Skid Shoes 'increased durability, offering twice the wear surface (all models); 3-Year Commercial and Residential Warranty (all HSS models).

Honda Power Equipment Mfg. Celebrates 30 Years of Production with New $8.5 Million Capital Investment

Honda Power Equipment Mfg., Inc. marked the 30th anniversary of operations at its Swepsonville facility by announcing a new $8.5 million investment in plant operations to innovate production processes and add new products. Among other changes, the plant will add a new line for the production of two-stage snow blowers and prepare for the addition of Honda generators to its already diverse production lineup. The 375,000 square-foot facility, which houses both Honda power equipment production and R&D operations, has long served as a major producer of Honda power equipment products for worldwide distribution, with the capacity to produce upwards of two million premium-quality Honda power equipment products each year.

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