June 9, 2016

Honda Advances in Celaya

Following the opening of its operations in El Salto, Jalisco 19 years ago, Honda has inaugurated a new plant in the city of Celaya, Guanajuato. With an initial investment of $800 million, Honda begins production of the Honda Fit. It is expected that the new plant will produce 200,000 vehicles and engines annually. The plant has not yet reached full capacity, but when it reaches the 200,000 unit figure, Honda North America will produce 95% of the vehicles it sells in the United States. Honda has projected that it will employ 3,200 people at its new plant, using the most advanced technology available in the world, similar to its innovative plant in Yori, Japan, which began operations in 2013. Also, Honda invested $470 million in another plant located in Celaya, which began operations in 2015 and has the capacity to produce 350,000 units per year. This new plant will provide Honda with the capacity in Mexico to supply its plants throughout North America. It is expected to employ 1,500 workers. Together with its facilities in Jalisco and other offices conducting administrative functions, Honda will soon have 7,187 employees in Mexico